Should you cancel your upcoming hair appointment?

Dr. Regina Benjamin, an Alabama doctor who was the 18th surgeon general of the United States and founded the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Alabama, says one’s hair and one’s appearance, in general, are not inconsequential to one’s well-being. 

“How you feel about yourself and how you look and your self-esteem is very important to anyone, particularly during a time when we have reason to be depressed, anxious and afraid. A bad hair day only adds to that,” she says. 

Still, she recommends people not keep their hair appointments for the time being.

The economic suffering the pandemic is causing is “going to be really hard, but if it saves your life or the life of someone you love, there’s no price for that,” she says.

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