At some point in every person’s life, our hair reaches that awkward stage. It makes us question whether we should persist with the style we are starting to hate or jump ship and take off in a totally new direction. Here are a few tips for dealing with "the grass is always greener" syndrome.
Dealing with Hair Envy
Put an end to comparisons
It’s important to cultivate a relationship with your hair that includes an unconditional acceptance of whatever may come.
There are a number of ways of to deal with all-consuming hair envy but the first step is to stop comparing your curls, coils or waves with someone else’s.
As soon as you put an end to the comparisons, you can begin to chisel a more precise vision for what you want for yourself based on your personal tastes and preferences, not your insecurities.
Your texture type is unique
One of the most important things to remember on your hair journey whether you're a newbie beginning your transition or a longtime naturalista, is that your hair is unique. Your curl pattern, porosity, density, width, and length are totally unique to you alone. This affects the way your hair reacts to products, styling tools, and haircuts so of course your hair will never look exactly like anyone else's - and that's a great thing!
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Try a new style
Often you'll find that boredom is at the root of your hair envy! Feeling stagnant and uncreative can make even the most confident of curlies feel like their curls and coils have lost their pizazz forever, but hang in there!
One way to shake hair envy is to try out a new look. But before you take the plunge with any permanent change like a cut or color, try changing up your style first. Get a new styling tool or try watching YouTube tutorials for fresh ideas.
Change up your regimen
Beat the hair blues is by changing up your hair regimen. Research and try out a new product or deep treatment. We love testing out new products and not only is it a fun way to spend an evening, but your hair will look all the better for it. Showing your hair a little appreciation and changing your perspective about what makes your hair beautiful will make the biggest difference.
What is your best advice for dealing with hair envy? Tell us some tips that helped you through a rough time!