More than Splitting Hair(s)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I've noticed among the ladies I follow that have lost significant amounts of weight (50, 100, 150 lbs or more) that their hair often lengthens and lightens as the weight comes off. This is not always the case, and I'm certainly not saying long hair is necessarily more attractive- everyone has preferences and can look awesome with differing do's. But the transition to long and blonde is something I see quite often... and I have a theory as to why this is so. Having healthy, long, color-treated hair takes patience, time. It often requires budgeting and consistent maintenance.

Weight loss is no different. I think as we take better care of ourselves we learn that we are worth the time it takes to look and FEEL a certain way. Flowing locks are just a symbol of the inner transformation. We begin to say, "I am beautiful, I am worth the time and energy it takes to look and feel this good."

Someday I hope to put the short auburn look behind me...
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    I noticed that many times when people lose weight they make drastic changes to their hair too. Maybe it has something to do with leaving the "old me" behind and embracing the "new me". Thanks for the post!
    2074 days ago
    Yeah I've noticed the tan thing, too! More active, more sun... Makes sense!

    And shorter and darker is great, too! It's an investment in you! ;D
    2074 days ago
    ha I noticed that too! So what does it mean when I dye my hair dark and cut it shorter?!? O_o uh oh!

    Oh and it seems people get tanner too! hahahaha
    2074 days ago
    I've noticed this as well.... and think I am part of it, lol. I think your theory is correct!!
    2074 days ago
    Cool post ... interesting perspective.
    2074 days ago
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