Does Your Hair Color Change with Your Mood?

Fellow Students of Life,

Does your hair color change with your mood? For example, one minute you’re blonde and sunny, and the other you’re jet black and gloomy. Perhaps, you become a fiery red head with eyes to match. Maybe you become golden brown and down-to-earth. Whatever the case is your hair can become stressed and fall out! If you don’t want that to happen, take a breath and center yourself.

Many people suffer from mood swings which can be caused by medications, certain times of the month (women), fatigue, too much responsibility, overworking, or plain old stress. Follow the steps below to get a handle on your mood swings and keep your hair color from changing every month.

How to get a handle on mood swings

1. Take time for yourself. There’s no ‘ifs, ands, or buts about it; you need time for you! Get a massage, new haircut/style, Reiki treatment, or whatever it is that will relax you. If you have kids, tell your husband/life partner he’s watching them. If you’re a single parent, ask family, neighbors, and friends to help out.

2. Get moving. Walking and running are great stress relievers. Go to the park or beach and walk the stress away. You could always run around your neighborhood. Whatever you do, get moving.

3. Meditation. I know you’ve heard this one over and over again but it needs to be repeated. Quieting your mind for 15 minutes per day will do wonders for your mind, body, and soul.

4. Journal and self-reflect on your life. Are you overworked and overtired? Are you trying to be everything to everyone? Do you lack support in your life? Here’s an exercise: write down everything you do every day for 30-days. After you’ve completed the exercise, read what you wrote. You may discover you’ve been doing the jobs of 25 people; you’re only one person. Ask for help — you deserve it. Cut out activities that drain your energy. Something has to give, please don’t allow it to be your sanity.

5. Thank your mood swings for sharing. Moods swings are good indicators that you’re out of balance. When you experience mood swings, stop what you’re doing and reflect on what’s going on in your life at the moment. Breathe in and out and let the stress go.

6. Talk to someone. Everyone can use help. Perhaps you’d benefit from speaking to a counselor. Choose one that resonates with you. Together, you can create a plan of action to combat mood swings.

7. Don’t take you or life too seriously. The fact of the matter is we don’t live forever, physically speaking. This may seem kind of morbid but if you stop and look at your life, you may discover you ‘obsess’ over every little detail. Soon, you’ll realize most of it won’t matter in the end. Give yourself a break and ease up. Take the pressure off yourself to ‘make things happen’ in your life. You won’t ever get it done; enjoy the present. Forget about the past and future and give your mind, body, and soul a break.


Do you suffer from mood swings? How do you cope? Share.