𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞?
The psychology of a good hair day:
Most of us accept that yes, looks matter. How we feel influences how we look and vice versa.
• 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, the Romans and the Greeks show that elaborate wigs were a sign of class and wealth. Your hair was like a crown. Look at Cleopatra or Samson.
• 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, we see good hair as a sign of good health. Luscious thick hair is associated with sensuality. Likewise, thinning hair is associated with aging and loss of health.
• 𝐀𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, hair frames the face and is considered most important in first impressions. Statistically, hair is among the top 3 features people notice on first encounters.
• 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐄𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐦, our sense of attractiveness is strongly connected to confidence and positive self esteem.
• 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐠𝐞𝐬, as people get older, they experiences a lot of losses. Loss in strength, flexibility, height, & cognition. Although hair loss, thinning & greying are natural experiences for aging, there are ways to combat this that make people feel more in control and confident.
So why does a good hair day matter? For all those answers above. With all the unknowns surrounding us, [especially right now], it’s nice to know how a good hair day can make us feel good at 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘢𝘨𝘦.
-some information from Vivian Diller, PhD, psychologist in NYC.