My inspiration from this post came when I realized how much i play and fiddle with my hair. I knew this wasn't good for my own hygiene and neither was it good for my hair.
What is Hand-In-Hair Syndrome?
Hand-In-Hair syndrome is the inevitable desire to play, fiddle, or touch your hair. It's when fiddling with our hair becomes a normal habit, and you don't even realize you're doing it.
Yes! playing with your hair may seem like a lot of fun, especially when it's not shedding that much. But it's not good for the health of your hair. Your fingers aren't as innocent as they look. You may be asking How do I know if I've got Hand-In-Hair Syndrome? Well if you identify yourself of any of the following behaviours then You've got it:
- You can't go a day without playing with your hair.
- You redo you hairstyle for no reason
- Fiddling with your hair becomes a part of your subconscious
How do i deal with it?
1. When indoors cover it up:
If you know you'll be staying indoors for the day, keep your hair in a hairnet or wrapped in a satin scarf. When your hair is covered up you're less likely to touch your hair. Just make sure your scarf or net is not too tight around your hairline as this can be deadly for your edges.
2.Do what only can your hands ca do to your hair:
Since you want to have your hands in your hair all the time make sure it's at the right time at for the right reasons. Only touch your hair, when it's time to re-moisturize or fix something that's out of place.
3. Style your hair wisely:
You're less likely to fiddle with your hair if you've got a hairstyle that easily gets messed up when touched. Such as curls, sleek bun, bantu knots, etc.
4. Keep your hair outta your face:
Keep your hair outta your face, you're less likely to touch your hair if it's out of you face. Styles such as fringes/ bangs cause you to touch your hair even more. You'll be trying to keep the fringe in place or smooth it down. A puff is also a good idea but most of us tend to want to fluff it up all the time.