How a Haircut Can Help You Find Yourself

I’ve always loved the quote from Coco Chanel, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” These words are absolute truth. We’re not talking about heading to the salon for a trim. We are talking about going bold and how a haircut can help you find yourself.

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I have always experimented with my hair. I’ve gone crazy short and grown it super long (multiple times). It has been almost every color you can think of and a million different styles.

I think this is the product of growing up in an abusive home. When your entire life feels out of control, you grasp at anything you can control. For me, that was my hair and that trait has stuck with me into adulthood.

That’s why I think that changing your look can be a game changer in your life. Before we get to why, let’s talk about ways to change from drastic to color.

 

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Drastic Change

When you feel like you have completely lost yourself, your life feels out of control. One of the quickest and easiest ways to take back that control is to change your look, especially your hair. In situations where you are feeling desperate, go drastic.

Even if you regret the decision later, it’s an impermanent form of change (unlike a tattoo or, more drastic, plastic surgery… eek!). When we feel lost, out of control, or in desperate need of a change we are thinking with our emotions instead of our head. I never recommend doing something permanent to your body when you are in this state of mind.

If you have always had long hair, cut it off. Or, if you keep your hair short then consider extensions. You can even completely change your look and switch up your hair color, too.

Less Drastic Change

The thought of chopping off all of your hair is scary, especially if you’ve sported that style for years. Sometimes you aren’t ready to take such a leap (although I totally recommend it). If that is the case, you can dip your toes in with some less drastic changes such as:

Bangs

 

Change the Style

 

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Color

While I feel like part of rediscovery is being brave enough to try new things, sometimes even the less drastic ideas are too far outside of your comfort zone. In that case, try a color change.

These don’t even have to be permanent. You can try wash out chalks and crayons for an instant (and easily corrected) change. Or try a semi-permanent color that comes out after a few washes.

 

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How Does This Help You Find Yourself

So much of a mom’s look is dictated by exhaustion, lack of time, and routine. When you are bold enough to change your hair, it empowers you to change other areas of your life.

Changing your hair also changes your perception of yourself. When you like the way you look, it gives your confidence, can help you feel more energized, and feel more sociable. All of these lead to big, positive changes in your overall life.

 

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There is a lot of wisdom in the adage, “Change your look, change your life,” and not just from beauty people. Your outward appearance should be a representation of who you are and make you feel good. That’s how a haircut can help you find yourself. When you express who you are outwardly, not just in actions but appearance as well, you find the confidence to dive deep into other areas and make a true change that lasts.

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How to Rediscover Yourself After Marriage and Motherhood Series

  1. Introduction
  2. Why All Moms Need a Journal
  3. Determine Your Why for Self Discovery
  4. Find Your Cheerleaders
  5. DIY Positive Affirmation Cards
  6. Create Your SAHM Hierarchy of Needs
  7. The Hard Truth About Carving Out Me Time
  8. 5 Awesome Podcasts to Inspire Self Discovery
  9. How to Love Yourself First
  10. Stop Reacting to Life and Live Proactive
  11. How to Set and Protect Boundaries as a Mom
  12. How Moms Can Stop Being People Pleasers
  13. Why It’s Okay to Outgrow Relationships
  14. It’s Time to Break-up with Yourself
  15. Create a Mini Mom Oasis for Recharging
  16. Why Moms Should Date Themselves + How to Do It
  17. How to Get Your Free Time Back as a SAHM
  18. Turn Someday into Today
  19. Why You Should Throw Out Your Clothes
  20. Rediscover Your Old Hobbies
  21. How to Find New Hobbies You Love
  22. How to Create a Daily Self Care Routine
  23. Shut Down Your Negative Self Talk
  24. How a Haircut Can Help You Find Yourself
  25. Make a Bucket List You’ll Actually Complete
  26. Unique Alternative Ideas to Help You Find Yourself
  27. Why SAHM Need to Unplug Weekly
  28. 10 Mom Date Ideas You Can Do at Home
  29. 10 Mom Date Ideas to Get Out of the House
  30. Embracing Your Weird as a Mom
  31. How to Practice Mindful Reflection 

 

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