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What does your hair say about you? Be true to yourself with natural hair

What does your hair say about you? Be true to yourself with natural hair

Whether you realize it or not, people can tell something about you from your hair. But are they getting the right impression? The last thing you want to do is to have people judge you based on a wrong impression. So how do you fix it?

While changing your hair to make it be more reflective of your personality can help people see the real you, you know deep inside that you’ve always been that person. We’re not suggesting you give up who you are, but simply boost it a little with a style that is custom created for you. 

Who are you?

Before you attempt to get a hairstyle you think is perfect for you, take a few moments to discover who you are. What’s a practical hairstyle for your daily life, and what routine can you stick to?

Do you aspire to be a glamorous celebrity or internet sensation, or would you rather skydive with your buddies, or go on an impromptu backpacking trip through Tanzania? 

Obviously, those aren’t the only two options, and you probably land somewhere in between those two. The interesting thing is, some women opt for hairstyles that are too overworked and glamorous for their daily lives. On the other side, they opt for the ponytail or the messy bun, which are both easy and convenient, but is that a real expression of you?

How people interpret hair

Beyond how your hair makes you feel, there are impressions that hair gives to the world. For instance, some cultures expect women to cover their hair, blondes are seen as less intelligent or even sexually promiscuous, and people to straighten their curly hair and lengthen it. 

It goes on and on, and it’s time to let go of the cultural and social expectations, and let your hair be your truth.

Let your hair be you

You’ve decided it’s time to embrace your hair and come up with a style that suits your life and your personality. You’ve considered what your hair says about you and how people perceive it. 

It’s now time to be brave and let your hair empower you to be who you are. So, how do you start?

Consider you and you alone. While you might like someone else’s hair, it’s all about you. Pick a style that will work with your hair, and that fits with your lifestyle.

Accept your limitations. You may have a dream hairstyle in mind, but you don’t have hair that can pull it off. Or your lifestyle may be too busy for high maintenance hair. Being realistic is important because unrealistic expectations only lead to disappointment.

Look for versatility. Let’s face it, who is really the same person every day of the week, day in and day out? Look for a hairstyle that gives you the ability to be cute and sporty or sexy and glamorous when needed.

Talk to a professional. Find a hair professional who will help you create a look that’s customized to your hair and your lifestyle.

Feed your hair. Start a new haircare regimen that includes a healthy diet and hair-centric vitamins that boost your natural hair health from the inside out.

Focus on healthy, sort of. Having great and healthy hair that naturally gives you a look that flatters is a great goal, and it’s one that most people will have. For others, if you’re honest about expressing your true self with your hair, then it’s not going to be about a healthy haircare routine, it’s going to be about over-processed, bleached, colored hair that’s been a bit tortured. 

Look how you feel. You know that feeling you have when you have a great hair day. It’s time to turn that around and have your incredible feelings and personality make your hair look great.

Final thoughts

Forget the expectations others have, forget following all the trends, give up trying to look like someone else, and let your hair empower your personality. There’s an interesting thing that happens when you embrace your true self, and let others see who you are. From the moment they meet you, they’ll have a positive and honest impression, and you’ll feel more genuine.

To get hair that fits your personality, it’s essential that you accept your hair’s limitations. It’s a symbiotic relationship, and if you treat your hair well, it will reward you with a style that looks and feels fantastic.

At Hair La Vie, we know that your hair is an integral part of how you present yourself to the world and shape your authentic style.

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