That post-pandemic long hair style could be hurting your health in ways you don’t realise. Getting a haircut entails more than just looking presentable. It can help you stay healthy, keep your hair healthy, and keep your mind in check all at the same time. Here are three good reasons to see your hairstylist today and get those long locks trimmed.
Hair Trims are Beneficial to Hair Health
Haircuts encourage healthy hair development and prevent the spread of split ends through the strands by eliminating damaged hairs. This ensures long-term hair health while reducing the need for costly shampoos and conditioners. Hair should be trimmed once every four months to ensure optimal hair health.
Long Hair Has the Potential to Make You Sick
Your long hair may be making you sick more frequently than your short-haired counterparts. This is due to the fact that each individual hair strand has a far larger surface area than a patch of skin the size of a hair. In fact, compared to the rest of the body, 30 centimetres of hair growth can equal up to five times more surface area. With increasing surface area, viruses, pollutants, and germs have more locations to settle. And, given that hair is frequently found around people’s mouths, it’s no wonder that it can work as a home-grown mop for attracting disease-carrying droplets.
According to one study, 90 percent of food poisoning germs persisted in hair one hour after exposure. Any hair that comes into contact with the body can spread viruses. Bacteria and pollutants (such as cigarette smoke) can also make long hair smell, especially if it isn’t washed frequently. This means skipping regular cuts can quickly turn you into a sneezing, coughing, stinky mess.
Mental Health Benefits from a Haircut
Our hair has a strong relationship with our emotional well-being. Cutting one’s hair (especially when going through a severe life transition like a breakup) has been demonstrated to provide a sense of control and emotional release in studies. Changing one’s hairstyle can also be a useful technique for redefining or solidifying one’s identity.
Even a basic haircut might help with mental wellness. Leaving a salon with a new haircut always boosts oxytocin levels because, like a massage or chiropractic appointment, it is a kind of self-care.
Want to improve your mental health without changing your hairstyle drastically? Visit The Joint Chiropractic today to benefit from chiropractic manipulation’s mood-boosting effects. Sessions are inexpensive without insurance and are available on a walk-in basis exclusively. So, following your next hair trim, swing by Rajasthan Beauty Salon to amp up the impact of your hair self-love.
Hope it helps!