We all go through periods of time when we’re not getting as much attention as we’d like, but that doesn’t mean that you should head straight for the scissors! If you’re currently finding it hard to not cut your hair because no one has given you any compliments recently, then keep reading below for how to resist the urge to cut your hair when you’re not getting enough attention.
Take deep breaths.
When we think about impulsively cutting our hair, it’s usually because we’re feeling stressed and/or a little attention deprived. However, taking a few deep breaths should get you right back to normal! Remember to inhale through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven, and then exhale for a count of eight, and with each cycle just think about being at peace with the current length of your hair. Please, please just try it, before it’s too late.
Think about the future.
Do you really need a haircut? When you see yourself in the future, are you truly happy with an asymmetrical bob that you cut yourself in your own bathroom at 2 a.m.? After you think about the future, you can finally live in the moment, and that moment shouldn’t include you thinking about cutting five inches off of your hair.
Give yourself some attention (without cutting your hair).
Self-care is super crucial for keeping your hair the same as it is now. Do you really need outside validation? Instead, try running yourself a bubble bath, doing a face mask, or giving yourself something that you’ve wanted for a while. Just whatever you do, do NOT cut your hair.
Try getting a tattoo or piercing instead!
This is a perfect way to get more attention without cutting any inches off of your hair! Getting a tattoo or piercing might be expensive, but getting a lot of compliments without cutting your hair is basically priceless! We still advise against this, but you can do it as a last resort if you’re desperately starved for attention.
So if you’re finding it hard to resist cutting your hair because of your recent attention drought, try following the steps above to save yourself from instant haircut regret. Cutting your hair is not the answer, but maybe getting a piercing or a tattoo is!