Self-care starts with brushing your hair.
Lazy tousled hair waiting for your care.
As a toddler, you didn’t dare.
Believe it could grow without a snare.
Now you have extra hair to spare.
Extend your hair for a stare.
But now you don’t care.
You don’t notice anymore.
Nothing happens overnight.
Remember, the past and hold your hair tight.
So, please brush your hair.
To show you still care.
Start your day with love
Self-care is important. It all starts with your hair. Or bald head if you don’t have hair.
You lather cream on your scalp to let it shine and glean.
Undoubtedly, we all deserve the best version of whatever look, we choose for ourselves.
Self-neglect starts with baby steps
One day, you stop doing your bed. You wear your PJs out.
You eat an extra dose of cholesterol.
Eventually, you look in the mirror and don’t recognize yourself.
Are you still the same person? Or a shell of yourself.
No matter where you are or what you look like, you need to care about yourself.
If you don’t, who will?
Why we forget icky parts of us from the past
Sometimes, we are more put-together. Satisfied with what we see in the mirror.
Forgetting that there was a time, where you wished you had what you have now.
In our dreams and hopes for more, we forget our old battles. Our wins.
So, we take it for granted. Stop working for it. Slowly but surely we start neglecting ourselves.
It’s a crime to pretend you are perfect and forget who you were. Or else, your facade will ruin you.
My hair evolution
One year of not brushing my hair led to the semblance of hamsters and cobwebs in my hair.
Unsurprisingly, I desperately needed a hairdresser. When I finally visited one, almost an entire box of conditioner was needed to brush out my hair.
Why did I do that to myself? Put simply, I was feeling deflated.
I did not want to be seen as a conformer. Or even, part of the world. I was trying my best to keep a distance between myself and humans.
When you stop brushing your hair, it gets harder and harder to brush it the next day.
Suddenly, a 5-minute process feels like it needs a world of effort.
Forgetting, that time when I was a kid, where I was confused why my hair did not grow.
Indeed, I took my hair progress for granted. More specifically, I took myself for granted.
I will never make that mistake again. I want to like and take pride in what I see in the mirror.
So, should you. Hence, let’s focus on the little battles. The tiny details, which make us unique. Care for them. Love them.
Finally, we brush our hair because we care. Also, ironing out the creases in our shirts.
We get up in the morning because we can. Since we have to.
It is our purpose. Without the little nips and tucks – we would never be able to face the world.
Pride in ourselves leads to pride in others. Don’t neglect yourself.
Today matters don’t be lulled into thinking you have all the time in the world.
Why do we live like we are on borrowed time?
My time is ticking. So, is yours. Let’s do more than just exist.
Is your hair cooperating with you today? Mine’s not.