This is Why Psychologists Approve of Your Blowout Habit

This is Why Psychologists Approve of Your Blowout Habit
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You know that feeling you get when you leave the salon after a blowout, and suddenly the grass seems greener, the sky seems bluer,  and the problems you had before you walked in have somehow solved themselves? Yeah, there’s science behind that, says N.Y.C. psychologist Vivian Diller. “There’s evidence that when you take time to look after yourself—be it taking a bath, getting a manicure, enjoying a massage—you’re stimulating endorphin-release in the brain, which in turn makes you feel happy, “ says Dr. Diller.

But before you cash in your pennies for an unlimited membership at Drybar, take a moment to consider the indulgences that provide you with the most satisfaction. "Focusing on particular aspects of your own appearance that you find important is a great way to begin to develop beauty rituals that can have the most positive impact for you,” says Dr. Cilona. Translation? If you feel on top of the world after a mani but just meh after a blowout, make great-looking hair your "thing" and focus on that, since you get the most joy after that sort of service. (Better to have one beauty vice with major payoff than several that are so-so.) So, about that Drybar membership...

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