BE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN

By CysterWigs Contributor

We live in a dangerous place. And by “dangerous” I mean ideal. A place where some things, people or situations have been deemed “the only acceptable type’’; a place where there is no room for improvement or diversity. This is a dangerous way to view life or live life because it gives no room for originality.

People who aren’t the “ideal type” are often seen as odd or weird. And when you’re odd or weird, you might be considered an outsider or a freak. It’s sad. If that’s ever happened to you, please know that you’re fine the way you are. If you’re happy with your life and comfortable with who you are, then more power to you! I’m pretty sure you also know that people who are quick to label are usually unhappy about their own lives.

Being comfortable in your own skin means that you’re unapologetic about how you live your life. If you like to wear flip flops year-round, good for you. If you like to keep to yourself, there’s nothing wrong with that. You probably know that already. You’ve also probably heard countless friends or family members call you weird for doing things outside of their norm. It can be tough, but just ignore them and do what makes you happy.

Don’t Shadow Other People’s Lives

It’s okay to be unique. I know sometimes it is advisable to have role models and people we hold in high esteem. It’s okay to be inspired by them, but don’t ever feel like you need to copy their lifestyles and make them your own. To grow as individual you have to experience life on your own terms. But this can’t happen if you’re trying to be someone else.

Seriously, It Doesn’t Matter What They Think

Like I said, it is a dangerous world we live in. But in order to live a life you’ll be proud of, you need to stop caring about what people think of you. No matter the skin type or body type or gender you are, you are special and you matter. It is the first motto you should live by. You’re in charge of your life and letting other people decide everything for you is just going to ruin any chance you have in discovering and embracing yourself.

#GoodVibesOnly

This might be a little bit underrated but it’s true that the things and people who surround us influence our behavior and lifestyle. So surround yourself with people you can trust, people who care about your mental health and people who want to see you grow comfortable and flourish in your own being.

COLORS AND WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT OUR PERSONALITY

By CysterWigs Contributor

It may sound absurd, but color is so much more than crayons, rainbows, nursery rhymes, and candy. Color can actually be pretty scientific and deep. So deep, that it can actually reveal a lot about our personalities.

The ways we perceive colors and respond to them are different. That’s why one woman will gravitate towards the pink, while another woman might prefer black. We all have diverse feelings about color. So how do you know when a particular color influence your choices, switches your mood or even influences your buying decisions?

We have all been there – you chose those shoes in the mall because they were in your favorite color, you were drawn to that restaurant across the street because their sign was in sparkly neon color, you were attracted to that person because of a specific color of their clothes or hair.
These are just examples of how powerful color can be. It’s a very real thing. That’s why art directors and movie directors use color to depict a range of emotions that appeal to human understanding.

Think about the colors that you are naturally drawn to. Want to know what they say about your personality? Here are some possible hidden meanings behind your favorite hues.

BLUE: The color of coolness. It also signifies calmness, and those who love the color blue are often in love with serenity and peace. They are also genuine and they value stability.

RED: Depicts confidence and is a very bold color. It is also associated with love and intimacy. Valentine’s Day, anyone? People who love red are believed to be outspoken and self-aware.

GREEN: Signifies ambition. It’s believed that those who love the color green are often concerned about how they are perceived by others. They are also interested in wealth and security. I guess Kermit was right. It’s not easy being, or loving, green.

WHITE: Can symbolize straightforwardness. It can also reflect innocence. Those who love white love making plans and whatnot. They also like to run the show.

BLACK: Moodiness is the order of the day. It is the leading color for artistic individuals and it can actually represent sensitivity. Introverts are also drawn to black because of its simplicity.

PURPLE: It depicts uniqueness. Those who like purple are said to be unconventional and withdrawn. They do the unusual and don’t conform to norms. Purple can also depict pride.

YELLOW: It depicts optimism. It is rare to find people who admit that yellow is their favorite color. But if you can actually rock a yellow dress without giving it a second thought, you truly are bold and tenacious. Yellow is just an overly bright color and it is believed to depict happiness.

Now, there has not been extensive research done on color psychology. So, these descriptions aren’t set in stone. They might however give you an insight into how brands use colors to persuade you into buying from them, or how colors draw us to certain people or situations.

What colors are you usually drawn to? Let us know in the comments section.

How to Find Support for Hair Loss

By CysterWigs Contributor

Dealing with hair loss can be super isolating, but it doesn’t have to be a journey that you take alone. Many people out there are looking for ways to help manage their hair loss.

Whether it is caused by hormonal changes, stress, medicine, or other factors, please understand that you’re not going through it alone. In 2017, approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffered from hair loss in the United States. What does that mean for you? It means you are in good company. While your lives may be different, you can still learn a great deal from the experiences of others. Below are a few tips to help you find your tribe so you can connect over hair loss—or completely get away from it, if you want to.

Online

The best way to find others is to visit Google. Type in the name of your condition or type of hair loss along with support group and your local area to see if anything pops up

Eg: Female pattern hair loss support group in Texas

Instagram and YouTube are great sources as well. Use hashtags or keywords to seek out people with similar conditions. Pinterest and hair loss-related message boards can also help you find people without having to do so in person. You can also search YouTube for vloggers who talk about hair loss. With YouTube, you can watch videos whenever it suits you in the comfort of your own home. It’s perfect for people who don’t always want to be around other people, but still want some sort of human connection. And don’t forget Facebook. There are a lot of groups on there. If you don’t find one, why not start one for people in your area!

In Person

If you were formally diagnosed with hair loss, ask your doctor if he or she knows about any hair loss support groups, or knows of any other patients who are open and willing to talk to others about their condition. Doctors, dermatologists, trichologists, and hairstylists work with a lot of people who have similar, if not the same conditions. They might be willing to set something up or they might know about events that you can attend.

Meetup and Eventbrite

There is a group for everyone and everything. Even if you decide not to join one focused on hair loss, there are so many others that you may find interesting and they’re usually free or low cost. So, check out local event or group sites like Meetup or Eventbrite to see what’s happening around you.

Last but not least, don’t be afraid to speak out. Even though we might feel isolated, many people have similar trials to bear. Speaking about your experiences can often lead to newly formed friendships, as truly you never know what someone else is experiencing. So, don’t be afraid to share your truth.