I don't see it so much as a vain thing as a health thing, especially lately. I want to use products that are as natural as possible. Natural is better for me and the environment. You have to remember anything you put on your hair goes on your scalp. And your skin is your largest organ. If you have healthy skin it can protect you better against toxins and so on.
Doing my hair gives me quiet time, not literally, because I usually play music when I'm doing my hair. But mentally. I feel calmer after having done my hair, it's almost therapeutic.
|It doesn't have to look perfect.|
Make sure you don't do your hair in a rush if you are not confident about the style you are pursuing. If you are doing two strand twist and can do them without looking in the mirror constantly then watch a movie when you do them, this will distract you want it won't feel like it's taking too long. If you are doing something like mini twists like I did the other day, do it with breaks in between. I started out doing the front of my hair in the evening. Then a little the next afternoon. And finished it that night. I don't have five hours straight to sit down and do my hair without breaks, most people don't. Find a way to make it work is what I'm saying.
And if you don't consider yourself a patient person then don't go choosing intricate hair styles. Keep it simple! ;)