Well that has probably made a few eyebrows move in terms of what this has to do with a Headway forum ?
I was reading an article where Helen Mirren talks about self confidence and within the article she mentions about her role with L'Oreal as a ambassador. When she toured their Laboratories she came across some impressive research.
What L'Oreal found was that putting older people through a program of health and beauty treatments it promoted a sense of well being and self confidence.
However, what they didn't expect was that after monitoring the people for a while, their physical balance and the way the walk is safer, consequently they had less falls !
Something I had never put together until today that when you see some older more sprightly people in the street they are the ones normally well turned out - some dapper old gent and ladies with styled hair and make up.
One of the things that came to mind, is that post injury many of us retreat into ourselves and don't go out that much and subsequently "don't make the effort" to look good. Which considering, that there is much more to concern us at that time is understandable. Some of us lose self confidence and have a low self image about ourselves - whether its walking, talking, doing things etc,
Whilst having a new hairdo or a facial isn't going to be a magic cure for a head injury it could be interesting to see what changes could happen with a bit of TLC or make over.
By coincidence, I tried growing a beard after Christmas , not a shortage of facial hair, just a profusion of white ones. My wife wasn't happy with me as I looked far too old for her - but then I certainly don't look like a toy boy