By Black Hair Hub | Nov 19, 2019
Hand in hair syndrome is a term coined by the natural hair community. It is when you constantly touch your hands to your hair. It also includes the need to constantly keep brushing your hair.
No, it is not a scientifically recognized disorder but at the same time can have major negative repercussions on your precious tresses.
It can lead to loss of moisture, frizz, weak hair, knots, split ends and eventually damaged hair. Read on to know measures you can take to evade that constant need to touch your hair.
Wrap your hair up in a scarf or a wrap. This way it won’t come in your way and you won’t be tempted to feel it all the time. Always keep your hair well-moisturized with a good leave-in conditioner such as African Pride Moisture Miracle Coconut Oil & Baobab Oil Leave-In Cream. We highly recommend it as it not only hydrates hair but also strengthens it as it is packed with the nutrients of coconut and baobab.
Wearing a protective style can help. You have plenty to choose from – right from braids, cornrows, twists and locs. When your hair is styled into a protective hairstyle, you’ll have to make much more effort to reach it. This way you’ll be subconsciously more aware as to where your hands are and may even consciously put in double the effort to refrain from touching your hair.
Most of us who are ‘hand in hair syndrome’ affected, tend to play, pull and tug on your when idle. For example, try distracting yourself and preoccupy your hands by doodling during a phone call. You could even give yourself a good scalp massage by gently massaging your fingers into your hair using circular motions. This helps tremendously with circulation. If you’re home and don’t really have plans, dip your fingers into some Dr. Miracle’s Feel It Formula Strengthen Daily Grow Oil as it promotes strong, healthy and shiny hair.
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