Whether we admit it or not, hair is VERY important to many women. Each woman’s hair holds much more energy than we are aware of. Some women use their hair as a security blanket that shields and protects them, while others use it as a secret weapon to make a statement or send a strong message to those around them.
I have always been the type to be curious about how our looks define us and especially how hair can shape frame our face in a way that brings out our features in different ways. My brother and mother both make fun of me for the dozens of times that I would seriously ask them ‘Should I go darker or blonder?’. I can still picture my mother’s faces trying not to burst out laughing and my brother rolling his eyes, trying to tell me that he just doesn’t care!
Since I have been thirsty for a hair change for a while quite a long time, I decided to go blonde and I have to admit that I feel like a new person with a refreshed identity.
It sounds so shallow, but I actually did some research about the correlation between women and their hair, which led me to hundreds of articles discussing the ‘hidden’ psychology behind the women who choose to make a dramatic hair change.
And guess what? Apparently, hair change can signify a whole lot of things.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘A woman who changes her hair is about to change her life’, by Coco Chanel? Well, it turns out there is some truth behind this.
The conclusion of most of the articles that I read, argued that the women who cut their hair are actually ‘cutting off’ more than just hair. A girl could be ‘cutting’ herself off from the societal standard of beauty, ‘cutting off’ people’s expectations of her, or ‘cutting off’ safety to find adventure according to Elite Daily. Many writers even argued that women could be ‘cutting out’ toxic relationships out of their lives, with the cutting of their hair. Kind of dramatic huh? I’d like to believe that some women are simply cutting off 25 to 35 minutes of maintenance. 😅
Another article I read, argued that a change to our hair colour tweaks our personality. Scary!
The article explains that when we change our hair colour, we take on the personality stereotype that goes with it. More specifically, it writes: ‘We know if we’ve got dark hair, we’ll be seen as more serious than someone who’s blonde, who’ll score high on sex appeal but not so great on intelligence or friendliness’.
I don’t know if any of the above is true, and unfortunately, there is no heart-breaking life event or shocking reason to explain why I suddenly became blonde. Nevertheless, I think it’s safe to say that when a woman cuts or dyes her hair, she is hoping to shed old skin. I am definitely curious to find out whether my new hair colour will change how others see me and treat me, but most importantly how I feel about myself.
I’ll keep you posted anyway. ♥