The Nontoxic Benefits of a New Haircut

>> Sunday, July 22, 2007

There is nothing like a good haircut to chase the toxic life away, at least for a while.

Getting a new haircut does more for a person than simply cut a few hairs. It leaves a person lighter, both physically and mentally. A new haircut is all about you.

First of all, someone else washes your hair. They massage your scalp. They rinse, running their fingers through your tresses. Then they spread on conditioner, which is different than what you typically use, so it smells really good. Finally, a warm water rinse and you're on to the chair.

The next step is combing and cutting. While the hair falls away, the hair stylist actually asks questions about you. Where do you live? Do you have kids? Once the basics are out of the way, the conversation can go to hair talk, or other girly topics. If you are a guy the conversation can go to other areas you probably don't typically talk about.

Finally, the styling. I recommend you always take the time for a blow-dry and style. I used to rush, convinced the air drying would do my hair good. It probably did, but it does my mind better to allow the time for styling. There is soothing combing and brushing. Then, nice smelling things are sprayed onto your hair.

Once it is all done, you look at yourself and see an improved self. Walking out, you feel a little better about yourself. And guess what? You've actually detoxified yourself in the process.