Since childhood, I have hated having my hair cut. Just the thought of it causes me to shiver. A woman who lived with my family had hair longer than the bottom of her back. Watching her comb it every day (as well as my love of princesses) inspired a longing to have flowing hair.
However, I allowed myself to sit in one of the dreaded barber chairs this week for my annual trimming of an inch or two. Doing this is a difficult but important coping skill.
Normally, a coping skill is something that soothes or brightens your spirits. However, there are times when we must use a skill that provides self-care even if we do not like the skill itself. Examples can be eating the right amount, sleeping, exercise, bathing, etc. Cutting your hair might also fall into this category for some people.
Self-care means keeping our body healthy, nourished, strong, and clean. This includes our hair. Thus, whether you like haircuts or not, it is important to have one fairly regularly (at least once a year). In doing so, you are treating your body with respect and care.
These are the reasons why I no longer cry or refuse to have my hair trimmed. Sure, I lose a few inches, but those can grow back again. Maintaining proper hygiene and health is more important than my standards of beauty. This is a simple way to remember that.
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