Every zodiac sign has its flaws. Yes, even Leo, the larger-than-life Queen of the astrological animal kingdom falls short of perfection. As a tactless Sagittarian who has had her foot stuck in her mouth on more than one occasion, we must admit that many of the shortcomings listed under our sign's description are true. And yours likely are too.
While it is pretty near impossible to reprogram our personalities, we can become more aware of the...um...less desirable characteristics that we possess and try to rein them in. Especially when it comes to our helpless hair. It's true. Even our treasured tresses, or marvellous manes in the case of our Leo counterparts, fall victim to our zodiac-driven personality traits.
What horoscope hair sin are you most likely to commit? Let's look at your astrological sign and expose your darkest follicle secrets.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
Fiery Aries, the first sign in the zodiac and darn proud of it, possess many positive traits. You are brave, exude self-assuredness, and always see the glass as half full. You have a tendency to lack patience, however, and have little tolerance for lengthy hair appointments and less than speedy stylists. Let's just say that if there's a dart board in the salon's staff room with a client's picture on the bull's eye, that client was likely born under the sign of the ram.
So what hair sin (other than ticking off your stylist) are you most likely to commit? The Aries girl's penchant for long locks combined with the fact that she is easily bored, often leads to hair twirling. And, while playing with your tresses may look coy and cute, excessively touching your hair can make it tangle, become frizzy, and lead to too much grease.
If you want to avoid a head that resembles a fuzzy butterball, put your hands down. And keep them there.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Have you ever tried to move a bull? It's nearly impossible. That's why it's called "cow tipping" not bull tipping. While the earthy Taurus is the most reliable person you'll ever know, possesses a seemingly endless supply of patience, and rarely strays far from home, their most resounding astrological trait is stubbornness.
Yes, when you dig in your heels, "up" becomes "down," "day" becomes "night," and the sky is any colour but blue. No one is going to tell you you're wrong. And they certainly will not tell you what to do. And you are equally obstinate when it comes to your hair. If your hair is curly, you will want it to be straight. In your opinion, your titian tresses would look much better black. And that cowlick is going to lie down whether it wants to or not.
Your hair is going to do what you want it to do, whether it comes naturally or not, which is not only frustrating for you, but it is also hard on your hair. In your efforts to show your mane who's boss, you have likely employed a myriad of heating tools, chemical treatments, and products as implements of torture. Your tired tresses would love it if you simply embraced their natural qualities and focussed your abundance of tenacity elsewhere.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The Gemini is such a busy beaver that it takes two of you to get everything done, making your celestial symbol of twins highly appropriate. You are witty, possess more than your share of charisma, learn quicker than most, and shower your loved ones with an abundance of affection, but don't ask you which one of your traits you value most. You wouldn't be able to decide. The Gemini is simply incapable of making decisions.
And this lack of decisiveness wreaks havoc on your hair. You have likely test-driven all the styles and nearly every colour in the rainbow. You can almost hear your tortured tresses screaming for you to make up your mind and settle on something.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
There is much to admire about our Cancerian sisters. You are fiercely loyal, you possess a girth of empathy for those around you, and your imagination knows no limits. We mustn't forget, however, that your zodiac symbol is the crab for a reason. If anyone tries to drag you out of your comfort zone, you get more than just a little crabby.
You covet a sense of security and, for most, this translates into an unwillingness to venture far from what Sheldon Cooper refers to as your "spot." This also means you can cling to a hairstyle well past its expiration date. Yes, if you know someone who still sports a 1980s hairspray helmet, the odds are that she was born under the sign of Cancer.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo is aptly represented by the top of the food chain, the lion or, in this case, the lioness. You love to be the centre of attention and are likely annoyed by the fact that you are merely the fifth sign of the zodiac. This huge personality is filled with good cheer and humour, a love for the better things in life, and a sizable amount of creativity. You are also the life of the party.
Ruled by the sun, Leo tends to worship this celestial body a little too much. And your stubborn tendencies often lead you to dismiss warnings about the sun's dangers and the importance of sun protection. As a result, your mane can wind up a parched, frazzled, mess—and not at all befitting a regal lioness.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
If you are a Virgo gal, you love to feel useful, you are extremely pragmatic, you have a gazillion ideas floating around your head all at once, and you are very hardworking—to the point of being called "all work no play." Oh, and you are the poster child for the word "perfectionist."
The astrological fuss pot, Virgo's intense fastidiousness also pertains to your tresses. With eagle-eyed attention to detail and almost unreachably high standards, your hair is usually flawlessly styled and very clean. Too clean, in fact. Yes, this gal's most common horoscope hair sin is over-washing which can leave follicles dry, brittle, and lifeless. And, ironically, shampooing too often can make your hair produce more grease,which we all know will drive this meticulous zodiac sign crazy.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Represented by the image of scales, the Libra girl greatly values fairness and diplomacy—and heads for the hills at the first sign of conflict. You are not a big fan of solitude and are often described as a "social butterfly" striving to be loved by all. And one way you seek this broad adoration is by being an early adopter of trends, including fads of the follicles.
Yes, Libras will sport anything if it's in fashion from rat tails to mullets and pixelations to hair tattoos. If it's hot, you want it—even if it doesn't make you look your best or is impossible to manage.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Don't let the fact that this zodiac sign is represented by a deadly insect mislead you. The Scorpio gal has a great deal to offer. If you were born under this sign, you are extremely resourceful, possess a seemingly unlimited supply of courage, and are extremely passionate about the things that interest you. And you stick with your friends no matter what.
Natural leaders, Scorpios love to take charge—even if this means becoming aggressive, and more than just a little rough. So what happens when your hair isn't cooperating? You assert your dominance in the way that comes naturally to you with a strenuous towel drying, a session of ripping and tearing the knots out, and trapping it in the curling iron just a little too long. Yes, the Scorpio girl unapologetically shows her locks who's boss and views wounded tresses as mere collateral damage.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Hungry for knowledge and new experiences, the Sagittarius girl is hard to tie down. Always the friendliest girl in the crowd, you have been blessed with a killer sense of humour and a generous heart. Just take extra care when speaking as you tend to say the wrong thing, leaving a barrage of shattered egos and bruised feelings in your wake.
You are the shopper that impulse items were designed to attract. Yes, the most spontaneous and impulsive of the zodiac signs, the Sagittarius girl's number one hair sin is making impetuous hair decisions at the blink of an eye declaring, "I feel daring today, so shave it all off" or "I feel a bit blue, so let's dye it navy." Thankfully, the ever-optimistic archer doesn't wallow in hairstyle remorse. Cut it too short? That's what hair extensions are for. After all, it's only hair and you can try something new tomorrow.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
The Capricorn girl is the most responsible and self-disciplined girl in the crowd. Even as a child, you were mature beyond your years. Always minding your "Ps and Qs," this duty-bound astrological sign has always been the teacher's pet and other people's parents are constantly stating "you should be more like her." But don't take your spot on a pedestal just yet as the Capricorn gal is far from perfect. In fact, you are often described as being "beige" because, let's face it, you are a little boring.
And your hairstyle often reflects this. Never one to exhibit flare or flamboyance, this goat girl's style leans more towards ultra conservative–even if that means sporting a do that befits a much more...um...mature woman. Yes, to put it bluntly, the Capricorn girl's most common hair sin is sporting geriatric hair.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
The natural born rebel who seeks to change the world, the Aquarian is a free-spirited humanitarian who possesses quite a few quirks. If you were a cast member on Friends, you'd be a Phoebe. But there is a major pitfall to being highly idealistic as not everyone or everything can live up to your expectations and this includes your hair.
This water-bearing sign regularly asks the impossible of their stylist, demanding exact replicas of hairstyle photos you have brought in. Even at home you place unrealistic expectations on your locks, forcing them to do the unworkable. And this leads to over-processed, stressed out hair that desperately needs some loving.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
If someone is looking for a party, the Pisces girl will definitely know where to find one. A lover of all things artsy and musical, this water sign is filled to the brim with compassion and empathy. And nothing makes you happier than being in the water.
While the Pisces gal may love a soiree or a dip in the salty ocean, your hair does not. Yes, a party lifestyle and excessive exposure to salt or chlorine will take a toll of one's tresses, putting the Pisces mane in constant need of a deep conditioning.
Written by: Kimberley Laws