You may have probably already heard of Feng Shui (Wind and Water)? Yes, its the practice of arranging your environment so that energy or “chi” flows through your home or business environment. Its more or less similar to ‘vaastu shastra’ (in concept) and usually applies to home or office settings and building designs.
But did you know that there’s a new trend catching on abroad – getting your tresses Feng Shui’d?
Yes, that’s correct! There are many who are now getting a specific haircut and colour based on Feng Shui to attract better luck and greater success.
How Does it Bring Better Luck?
As per the ancient principles of Feng Shui, all energy falls into any of the five elements – fire, earth, metal, water or wood.
With the right shape and colour, you can keep the elements in harmony. And many now believe that the correct hairdo can boost an individual’s chi (personal energy).
Celebrities Endorsing It
Hollywood stars like Jennifer Aniston, Lady gaga and Charlize Theron have also reportedly tried it.
Will the trend take off here too in Bollywood? We’ll have to wait and watch!
Hollywood celebrity hair stylist, Billy Yamaguchi, is reported to have said that he can identify a person’s energy and customize a haircut, hair colour and makeup to show these elements.
Complement Your Personal Energy
Feng shui practitioners claim if you’re able to match your hair to your own feng shui chart, your tresses will look youthful.
Here’s a chart that will help you find out what will work for you.
- If you have a rectangular-shaped face, which is ‘metal on wood’, do not go for a rounded hair style.
- If you have an oval face cut, go simple and straight and avoid a rounded hair cut.
- If your face is square (stands for metal over earth), you can easily wear a rounded mane.
- Those whose elements falls under fire can go for a shorter length with layers
- If you wear your hair in a braid, it can leave you feeling focused and self-confident
- If you do a side parting or wear your hair in soft curls, it could bring about feelings of romance and light-heartedness.
So basically, what you try to do here is to make your hair style in a way that radiates the harmony of your internal world to onlookers, making you feel confident, relaxed and more beautiful.
Things to Avoid
Its important to have things together that complement each other well. For example, an individual influenced by wood and born in summer, may not have great hair because summer is an element of fire, which has a natural tendency to weaken wood.
So what can you do to improve your hair quality? Wear blue toned clothes! It’ll provide a soothing effect to Fire (summer). Similarly there are other things that you should take care of.
Avoid Plastic Accessories
Wear natural flowers in the hair, not plastic accessories, to increase the ‘energy’ around your tresses.
Red is the preferred hair color
The color red represents fire and is said to stand for love, richness and luxury and so wearing this hue on your hair is said to attract good fortune.
When it comes to Feng Shui, its important to remember the relationships between the five elements in order to nurture your hair and let it grow. Its always better to stick to natural products.