When it comes to mood swings, I’m probably just a few tantrums behind my obsessive compulsive old cat. I get easily bored or feel hyper-actively awesome and it becomes particularly bad whenever it’s that time of the month. My mood swings led me to discover more things about myself, though. Apparently, aside from being an emotional see-saw sometimes, I also tend to see my hair like a stress ball.
Just a couple of days ago, I had a Skype video call with an old friend and she greeted me with new bright pink highlights on her newly permed hair. But before I even got to ask her about the major hair makeover, she broke the bad news — her five year relationship had just ended a month ago. And the hair? It’s to mark a major milestone in her life.
On my older post “Does Your Hair Stylist Listen To You?” I expressed how appreciative I am of my stylist who’s been quite a hard nut to crack when it comes to my impulsive haircut requests. Because just like my friend, I have a huge tendency to turn to my hair whenever I’m really stumped about something. When I was in high school, I even thought of shaving my head! Thank heavens I didn’t because I’ve got an oddly shaped head.
Age has definitely subdued me, though. Yes, I still turn to my hair sometimes especially when I’m bored but I now go for simple trimming instead of major makeovers that would probably score a 15/100 satisfaction rate once I’m sober.
Now, enough about me, my hyper mood swings and hair catastrophes.
Do you feel like turning to your hair whenever you’re bored with life, depressed, heart-broken? Or when you’ve achieved something so monumental you want to celebrate it with a new do? Share your stories below and let’s laugh at ourselves together!