Hello if you’re new here, I’m Anastasia and I have body-focused repetitive behaviours as well as generalized anxiety.
Need a refresher? Take a look at my 7 Day Trichster Series.
Some quick FYIs:
Trichotillomania– the unwanted urge and unprovoked “habit” of pulling your hair out from eyebrows, head, anywhere really.
Dermatillomania– the urge to pick at your skin.
Cheek Biting– the biting of lips and cheeks.
That’s not why we’re here today however, I’m here to get back into blogging. It’s been over two years and so there’s no time like the present- right?
Since I can remember I’ve hated my hair’s texture. In my view it is not wavy, not curly, just frizzy. As someone who cannot stand varying textures in my hair it drove my trichotillomania up and down the wall. Despite comments and praise when wearing my hair natural I have always HATED it.
Sure, there has been days it has “behaved” and I’ve accepted it’s wild vibes. However, these days of acceptance and self-love have been few and far between. Generally I can handle a few hours with my natural hair flowing before resorting to a pony-tail.
This month I have been changing that view, and letting my hair be itself, or least I’m attempting to.
With some research and an ultimate goal of self acceptance I’ve put down the straightener and picked up new products and Youtube videos. I’ve learned a lot and am happy to report with every passing day my hair is getting healthier and the curls are showing their true gorgeous selves. My acceptance of this new journey is still in the works, some days a bun still is my favourite relief, but everything is a work in progress.
Not sure what else to say today, but I’ll be back sooner than later (I hope). Enjoy the trip down memory lane in the The Cycle.
“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca