Do you engage in negative self-talk about your hair? Negative hair talk can be, such as:
- I always have a bad hair day
- My hair is very thin
- I’m losing so much hair
- I’m going bald
- My scalp is always itchy
It’s time to stop being your own worst enemy and avoid speaking such unfavorable words for your hair. Negative self-talk can increase your stress level and adversely affect your body (and your hair is no exception).
The mind and body are inextricably linked, and every thought can have a huge impact on our physiology. Research shows that staying optimistic strengthens our immune system, and our body’s ability to handle stress. Apparently, people who stay positive don’t fall ill as much, and have a better health overall.
Unfortunately nobody is born with a ‘stay positive’ degree. However, we can easily train ourselves to be optimistic, and even the most pessimist people can turn positive by practice. When we say positive statements about our bodies, we are rewiring our minds with more healthy thought patterns, and this will translate into better health.
The same logic applies to our hair. Whenever you find yourself falling into a pattern of unhelpful hair bashing, consciously substitute your revised, more realistic and affirmative self-talk. Positive hair affirmations will help you care for your hair better, relax your scalp, improve the health of your hair, and prevent hair loss.
You can create hair affirmations such as:
- My hair is healthy and growing fast
- My hair cells are strong and rejuvenating
- I take good care of my hair
- My scalp is healthy
- My hair cell are producing my natural hair color
Remember that affirmations take some time to manifest. It is not going to be as simple as reciting the hair mantra, and your hair will be transformed into luxuriant and silky tresses. To see any noticeable change, you will have to repeat them many times in a day for at least a month. For the affirmations to work faster, visualize yourself receiving what you desire. And bid goodbye to many years of bad hair days. At the beginning, it will feel like a lot of effort, but once the momentum picks up you will be surprised by how quickly you see the results.
For hair affirmation to be effective they must always be written or said in present tense. For example, instead of saying “I will take care of my scalp and hair” you must say ” I take good care of my scalp and hair”. There is one more important consideration when making your own hair affirmation: the affirmation should be realistic and believable, and that would create a more positive response. For instance, exceedingly high goals such as “my hair is growing 5 inches every month” or an extremely curly hair person saying “I have straight hair” may be subconsciously rejected by your mind and therefore it will have no impact, and you’ll just revert back to your original pattern.
Begin by setting small goals like – “I have soft hair”. Practice saying this for 5 to 10 minutes in a day. Repeat in your head and/or out aloud. You can remind yourself to say these affirmations whenever you are combing your hair or stroking it or massaging it. Send it love and speak with love and care. And please Refrain from saying anything harsh to your hair, even if you may be tempted to do so.
Along with your affirmations take necessary action to achieve soft hair. It’s about being conscious not only of your thought process, but also how you treat your hair during the day. So if you want soft hair you will avoid using excess chemical on your hair, use natural cleanser, and conditioning hair mask regularly. When you practice these affirmation you will achieve greater results with less effort. Moreover taking care of your hair won’t feel like a tedious chore, rather you will do it happily and well.
Being positive is not some voodoo magic, but you are getting connected with your intuitive self which lies sitting dormant. Make affirmations part of your daily life, and not just limited to hair. By learning to think more positively, while being realistic, you are setting way for beautiful and happy life.
As the Buddha said “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
So what is your hair affirmation?