Do you have it! You love your natural hair. It’s beautiful and luscious. Your ringlets are absolutely irresistible at times. You’ve even had to check a few strangers who tried to cop a feel. But after several years of being natural, you are starting to realize how the hand-in- hair-habit has totally stunted your should-of-been waist-length growth! Sometimes at the end of the day, you even notice small ends of your hair ALL over your top. You say, HMMM… This has got to stop!
What is the Hand-in-Hair-Habit?
If you’re addicted to playing with your hair and can’t stop twirling and twiddling your curls, face it! You have fallen victim to the hand-in-hair-habit. You do it subconsciously. You do it when you are thinking about something, waiting in traffic, or maybe you do it when you are trying to make a difficult decision. Instead of biting nails or tapping a pen, Naturalistas who have the hand-in-hair-habit have contracted a serious issue that causes severe breakage by weakening the ends of the hair.
Cures for Hand-in-Hair-Habit:
There are several ways to break the hand-in-hair-habit so you can finally reach the length you desperately dream of.
1. Protective Styles.
Wigs, two-strand twists, and braids are all great ways to keep your fingers out of your hair. Be sure to keep your roots oiled and hair moisturized so that there’s no breakage along the way.
2. Head Wraps
Headwraps are very easy to do and are great at keeping the hand in hair habit at a distance. A quick search on youtube will help you learn how to work the wraps!
3. Prayer (Real Talk)
Sometimes we need to look a little deeper into why we do the things we do, especially when it comes to bad habits we can’t shake. Prayer, positive affirmations, and gentle reminders are great ways to break the chains of hand in hair habit.
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