Admittedly, spontaneously lopping off my hair isn’t a new concept to me. I spent 2010-2014 growing out a botched, impulsive cut. Sometimes it feels great; other times I’ve regretted it. From a psychological perspective, though, isn’t impulsive behavior usually frowned upon? I asked Appio. “If you haven’t looked at the needs you may have that are creating these urges, it’s likely you’ll continue to re-experience a cycle of having strong urges, feeling the buildup of tension or excess energy, and releasing that tension by acting on your urge,” she said.