Have you ever noticed that getting a haircut is akin to the shamanic ritual of cutting cords? Probably not—but it actually might be closer to that than you’d think.

“Your hair is like a diary,” says Andi Scarbrough, a Los Angeles-based hair artist and founder of Crownworks, explaining that it records things like what you’ve eaten and times of stress. “So ritually letting that go can be a profound practice.” It’s true: Recently scientists at West Virginia University found that they can determine things like diet, exercise habits, and even BMI from a single strand. (Whoa.)

“Your hair is like a diary.”

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