When I quit teaching, I started making a point to “treat” myself to regular hair salon appointments. I was in a pattern of only getting my hair cut once or twice a year, and covering my grays sporadically with box color.
Those days are gone.
Yes, it costs a ludicrous amount of money, but I have decided that it is worth it to me, right now, in this space of time. Once you decide what you need for self-love and recovery, do it, without hesitation.