Is your glass half-full or half-empty? By giving “half-full” as an answer, it already hints about your positive mindset and outlook on life. And that’s a healthy way to live — optimism improves your psychological well-being and stress management skills. It also contributes to better cardiovascular health.
There’s more to being optimistic than smiling brightly and ignoring less-than-pleasant situations, though. The way you present yourself has a huge impact on your positive mindset. For example, something as simple as your hair could affect your overall mood and productivity.
Let’s dive into the ways good hair days could change your disposition.
You’re comfortable enough to focus on your tasks.
When someone’s wearing their lucky jacket or their favorite shoes, they’ll have a noticeable spring in their step. They’re comfortable in what they’re wearing, so they can move around freely. It’s the same thing with your hair. When you’re comfortable with how you styled it, you have one less thing to worry about.
One example would be when you tie your hair up before working out or during particularly warm days. You want your hair away from your face and neck, especially when there’s a possibility of sweating.
There’s also the added factor that you can concentrate better when you tie your hair up. Just be careful not to make it too tight. It might cause ponytail headaches, especially for people prone to migraines.
However, that doesn’t mean that the only way to get comfortable is by tying your hair up.
Generally speaking, feeling comfortable with your hair means not having the constant urge to push it back, twirl it around, move it from one shoulder to another. These things do not only distract you from getting tasks done. They might also be a distraction if you’re meeting other people.
So whether that means tying your hair up or brushing it back, take some time during your day to make sure your hair looks good. The more comfortable you are with the way your hair feels, the less fussy you are about it and the more focused you can be on whatever you need to accomplish.
You’re confident with the way you look.
Good hair days help you focus on what you need to do because you don’t have to be constantly fussing about your hair. Good hair days can also make you feel like you’re in control of every situation you’re facing. On top of that, you gain the confidence to feel like you’re on top of the world.
A simple daily routine like washing your hair with anti-hairfall shampoo, applying wash-out or leave-in conditioner, and a quick blow dry could make your hair feel healthier and look better. As a result, you’re less self-conscious about how you look, especially when you have to meet people.
In a way, taking care of your hair has a similar effect to regularly visiting the gym. You know you’re taking care of your health and physical appearance, and there’s no greater boost to your self-esteem than that.
Pay attention to your hair.
A good hair day fills you with the confidence and positivity needed to face any challenges. It contributes to your mental and emotional well-being, too. So, take proper care of your hair.
Here are some hair-care habits that help keep your hair healthy and manageable:
- Rubbing shampoo directly into the length of your hair could cause damage. Instead, gently massage shampoo into your scalp and let it flow through your hair when you’re rinsing.
- Rubbing your hair with a towel could cause hair breakage and hair fall. So when you’re drying your hair after a shower, simply wrap it up in a towel then let it air dry.
- Choose the right type of brush for your hair type. Use a brush with extra-soft bristles for thin, fine hair. Use a paddle brush for thick, coarse hair — this type of brush is also good for detangling long, straight hair. Use a round brush for wavy hair. Or use a wide-toothed comb for curly hair.
- Avoid pulling your hair back tightly in a bun or in a ponytail. When you need to tie your hair up, tie it loosely. And always use rubber bands or ties that are made specifically for styling hair.
- Give your hair some time to breathe in between bleaching, coloring, perming, straightening, or other hairstyling procedures. Schedule touch-ups every eight weeks or longer.
When you look good, you feel good. Don’t let unruly hair set a negative tone for your day and your disposition. Instead, make little changes in your routine to ensure a good hair day every day.