What Is Hand in Hair Syndrome and How to Combat It?

What Is Hand in Hair Syndrome and How to Combat It?

Good News…It’s Not a Mental Disorder!

Do you have a habit of playing with your hair unconsciously? Do you find yourself touching hair too much? Do you want to combat this hair touching habit? If any of this rings true, you are suffering from HIH – Hand in hair syndrome. In simple words, Hand in hair syndrome is a disorder wherein people can’t keep their hands out of their hair. Either they are constantly touching them, playing with them, twirling them around, simply managing them or performing other acts that overpower their conscious.

While hand in hair syndrome is not a mental disorder, the major issue is that it can lead to split ends, tangles, breakage, single strand knots and more.

Know Your Triggers

Stress, boredom, nervousness and depression are the major reasons that guide your hand to the hair. So, if you are bored do something that occupies both your mind and hands.

Avoid Mindless Tasks

You might find yourself playing with your tresses absent-mindedly when doing mindless activities like watching TV or surfing the internet. While you can’t avoid doing these activities, you can certainly engage yourself in something more engaging to keep your hands away from hair.

Preoccupy Your Hands

The best way to avoid boredom hair fondling is by doing things that require active involvement of both your hands. From typing anything on your laptop to picking your bike and for a short ride, you can do it all.

Try New Hairstyles

Another way to combat hand in hair syndrome is by trying hairstyles that may go wrong with a single touch. I am sure you won’t want to ruin that perfect hairdo that took hours to look that great, right?

Wrap Your Hair in a Bun

Start going out in a bun or ponytail to stop yourself from playing with it. Trust me, this is one of the best ways to fight hand in hair syndrome.

So, if you want to keep the beauty of your tresses intact, follow the above tips to bid goodbye to hand in hair syndrome. It is going to be really hard keeping your hands off the hair in the beginning, but I am sure you will be able to conquer it soon.


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