Depression can lead someone to neglect himself and makes even the most basics tasks, like brushing the hair in the morning, seem impossible. When a struggling 16-year-old girl came into an Iowa salon with tangled, matted locks, approached the hairdresser, Kayley Olsson, and asked her to cut all her hair off because she couldn’t “deal with the pain of combing it out” Instead, Olsson worked a record-breaking 2 days and 13 hours to restore both the young lady’s hair and her confidence. However, Kayley decided to fix it out, she worked a record-breaking 2 days and 13 hours to restore both the young lady’s hair and her confidence.
The process was captured and posted on Facebook, but Ms Olsson was careful not to reveal the teenager’s identity. The hairdresser hoped the story would urge parents to take their children’s mental health seriously.
“Don’t just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can’t,” she said.
The post went viral, with more than 75 thousand shares and almost 200 thousand likes. Most importantly, the young girl’s new ‘do was ready just in time for her back-to-school pictures!
On a more serious note, if you’re concerned that someone close to you may be experiencing depression or other mental health issues, their physical appearance may say even more than their words. Lack of personal hygiene and self-care is a serious symptom of chronic depression, and for women and girls, this often includes hair care. It’s amazing how something as simple as a haircut can do so much for a person’s spirit! See the amazing results for yourself below, and find out what people are saying about it.
An Iowa hairstylist recently shared this photo of a young client who came to her salon looking for help
The story behind this tangled mess of hair is now going viral, and for the best reasons
The girl’s hair was completely restored – as was her confidence! Can you recognize her from before?