Most of us have bad hair days when we hate everything about our hair. And though we may fret about our imperfections, they don’t interfere with our daily lives. But people who have hair dysmorphia obsess over the way their hair looks and feels throughout the day. It impacts their lives so much that they sometimes opt for unnecessary hair treatments that may damage their hair. Plagued by ‘the grass is greener on the other side’ complex, they never seem to be satisfied with their hair.
The only way to tackle these ‘flaws’ is by loving your hair in its natural state and by playing to the strengths of your hair type. Trust us, every hair type has its strengths.
Let’s deconstruct some of the most common misconceptions:
1. I’m not satisfied with my hair texture
People with straight hair wish for wavy or curly hair, while those with waves always say their lives would be easier if their hair were curly or straight rather than in-between.
Whatever the texture of your hair, the best thing to do is to embrace it. If you’ve got straight hair, you’ve got the ability to go for a super cute cut like a shag or a bob, which those with curly hair often can’t do. If you have wavy hair, celebrate the fact that you can just get up and go with barely anything to be done. Rock that slept-in look like a boss!
2. My hair is always in a poor condition
People generally get confused between when their hair needs repair and when it needs moisture. If they’ve got a few split ends, they instantly reach for a super-rich shampoo and conditioner which ends up weighing it down and creating a grease problem. This leads to the hair breaking.
All that needs to be done is to clean your locks with a detox shampoo to break down product build-up. Regular trims help in getting rid of dry and split ends, while a clarifying shampoo used once weekly and without conditioner allows you to see your hair in its natural state.
3. I wish my hair was less (or more) thick
People with thick hair feel that their life would be easier if they had silky, fine hair, whereas those who actually have fine hair wish theirs was thick and had loads more volume.
The advantage of having finer hair is that you can carry shorter styles like pixie crops or shags with ease, without having to worry about taming frizz. Those with thicker hair get to enjoy longer cuts without worrying about a lack of fullness or volume.
Celebrating what you have is your route to hair happiness.