So what's YOUR BAD hair habit?

MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
In all honesty, I try to do all things right by my hair but I fall short on habits I'm fighting to get rid of...I not too long ago got over being rough when it comes to detangling & handling my hair, I'm much more patient and in order for me to maintain this alone I have to STAY thinking about it while I'm in the process. There are (2) main habits that I'm trying to kick though:confused2:...

1- Snapping/Popping fairy knots...this habit is soooo bad that I'm not even aware half the time that I AM DOING IT. I'm seeking & destroying while at work, on the train etc... it's terrible

2-Peeling/Picking dry scalp scabs...I don't know if anyone else has this problem but I truelly don't know how this happens. I'm currently in a 2 strand twist protective style for a week now. I spritz my hair daily also moisturize my hair and scalp every other day. Just yesterday I noticed 2 dry scalp scabs, don't get me wrong...their not as intense as the scalp scab burns when one gets a perm but...u know what I mean. How is this happening and how do I stop it?...

So what's your BAD hair habit, if you have one?
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  • LolaKinkzLolaKinkz Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    :confused2:...1- Snapping/Popping fairy knots...this habit is soooo bad that I'm not even aware half the time that I AM DOING IT. I'm seeking & destroying while at work, on the train etc... it's terrible

    +1!!!! OMG me too... I'm so bad at this I just need to carry a scissors with me cause LAWD I just pop them mothers off
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    1. Touching my hair excessively.
    2. Styling my hair more than once in a day for NO reason besides playing around and experimenting.
    3. Rough handling when I detangle b/c I'm in a hurry.
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  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    My hair feels really good to me (most of the time), so I'm always "feelin" it. I don't know...I just love the way it feels.
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  • MzmorenazaMzmorenaza Posts: 884Registered Users
    not being gently enough why detangling :angry7:
    touching my hair all the time but I had this issue for as long as I can remember
    wanting it to look perfect all the time I'm learning to live with frizz
    studying on my PJ undergrad degree ) ;)
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  • breathebreathe Posts: 399Registered Users
    Scratching the crown of my scalp with my nails. It's just ASKING for breakage! My scalp gets SO dry there that I really can't help it sometimes. :/
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  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    I used to pop off my fairy knots but last summer I had to cut almost four inches off to even it out so that ended that one.

    Mine is I often forget to wrap my hair at night and I am not gentle with detangling period.
    Hair Type: 3c/4a/4b, fine, normal porosity

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  • DemebearDemebear Posts: 71Registered Users
    Well instead of fairy knots, I looks for strands that have split and then pull it to get rid of the split strand look. I do this when I'm bored and when I'm studying.
    Strand type: coarse
    High Porosity
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  • LanishaLanisha Posts: 467Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Styling my hair more than once in a day for NO reason

    +1000
  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    Constant touching/twirling.
    Twirling my hair is my big nervous habit. Given the past few days, there's been a lot of twirling going on.
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  • AjidahkAjidahk Posts: 1,212Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Popping fairy knots and not sealing my ends daily. I don't pop the knots often, so that's not too bad, but I've been slacking when it comes to sealing my ends. I do it when I think about it which is like twice a week.
    Hair Type: 4a with 3c sections...frizzy,wavy,bushy,curly
  • LolaKinkzLolaKinkz Posts: 1,198Registered Users
    Lanisha wrote: »
    Styling my hair more than once in a day for NO reason
    +1000

    ooo I do this too I use my mid day wkout as the excuse lol
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  • greenandchicgreenandchic Posts: 2,584Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mostly constantly touching my hair. I was in class today and I constantly had my hands in my hair stretching out the curls and twirling them around my fingers. A weaved woman was sitting behind me and told me she couldn't believe how long my hair is. I know its probably annoying that I constantly play with my hair.
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  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,748Registered Users Curl Novice
    Mostly constantly touching my hair. I was in class today and I constantly had my hands in my hair stretching out the curls and twirling them around my fingers. A weaved woman was sitting behind me and told me she couldn't believe how long my hair is. I know its probably annoying that I constantly play with my hair.

    +1 I do it in meetings, traffic, on the train...pratically anywhere I have idle time...not good.

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  • krazy coilskrazy coils Posts: 148Registered Users
    Touching my hair too much which leads to frizz and also snapping off ssk's
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I peel or pick off my psoraisis too and it only makes it worse, but now that's it warmer and I'll be washing daily I won't have an many issues with itching.

    I snip my hair near daily bc I'm obsessed with search and destroy missions. If you ain't curling right, you're gone.


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  • OmegaOmega Posts: 88Registered Users
    Way way way back in the day as a child I used to pull my hair out. There are photos of me as a toddler with half the right side of my head (I'm right-handed) where hair is missing.

    As an adult I've made strides somewhat -- I don't pull out my hair but I play (twirl, stretch) an excessive amount to the point where my scalp aches and I need to take an Excedrin for the soreness. Sad ain't it? :cry:

    I think I do this when I'm bored, confused and stressed -- doing it more and more these days.
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    Always touching my hair. I am so ashamed.....
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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I pop off my fairy knots too lol.

    Also... I comb my hai from root to tip when I detangle... *runs out of thread*

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  • KeenyliciousKeenylicious Posts: 2,320Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Am I the only one who doesn't consider playing in my hait all, thr time a bad thing?

    Posted from my cellular device :)
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  • v1k2a3t4v1k2a3t4 Posts: 89Registered Users
    LOVE this thread :P
    Popping/snapping fairy knots
    Being too rough with my hair
    Playing in my hair
    Ignoring my split ends :(
    +doing stuff which will further exacerbate them like planning highlights :P
    Not moisturising/sealing enough
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    Scratching my scalp
    Playing in my hair
    During high stress my trich is in full effect :sad3:
    Not washing my scalp as often as I should.
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  • MzmorenazaMzmorenaza Posts: 884Registered Users
    Am I the only one who doesn't consider playing in my hait all, thr time a bad thing?

    Posted from my cellular device :)

    I think and hope is ok I twirled my finger on my hair all the time
    studying on my PJ undergrad degree ) ;)
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Mzmorenaza wrote: »
    Am I the only one who doesn't consider playing in my hait all, thr time a bad thing?

    Posted from my cellular device :)

    I think and hope is ok I twirled my finger on my hair all the time

    Constantly pulling/twirling hair weakens the hair strand and can lead to breakage because it's manipulating your hair. (as I just finish boinging a curl)
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  • MzmorenazaMzmorenaza Posts: 884Registered Users
    Mzmorenaza wrote: »
    Am I the only one who doesn't consider playing in my hait all, thr time a bad thing?

    Posted from my cellular device :)

    I think and hope is ok I twirled my finger on my hair all the time

    Constantly pulling/twirling hair weakens the hair strand and can lead to breakage because it's manipulating your hair. (as I just finish boinging a curl)

    Ahhhh man:-/ I'll try to stop
    studying on my PJ undergrad degree ) ;)
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  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    I peel or pick off my psoraisis too and it only makes it worse, but now that's it warmer and I'll be washing daily I won't have an many issues with itching.

    I snip my hair near daily bc I'm obsessed with search and destroy missions. If you ain't curling right, you're gone.



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    ^^^So do I, my hair is now terribly uneven because of this!
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    *Rinse Cond: Herbal Essence HH
    *Deep Cond: Deity America (green tub), CRN Algae Hair Mask
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    *Twisting: Obia Naturals TWB, PBN Cupuacu Butter, Camille Rose
    *Treatment: Henna/Amla/Cassia/Brahmi
    * LCSO Method
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I peel or pick off my psoraisis too and it only makes it worse, but now that's it warmer and I'll be washing daily I won't have an many issues with itching.

    I snip my hair near daily bc I'm obsessed with search and destroy missions. If you ain't curling right, you're gone.



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    ^^^So do I, my hair is now terribly uneven because of this!

    Yeah, sometimes I have to cut what's perfectly fine so my head doesn't end up looking too off.


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  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Being fixated with a section of my hair, pulling the strands so much my scalp hurts . Usually the front, the scalp there is already tender.... bt I still play in it


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  • curlissimacurlissima Posts: 51Registered Users
    i hate wrapping my hair at night and don't sleep on a satin pillowcase.

    i like my hair to be free at night.

    i also don't do any protective styles -- winter or not. just wash and go's :(
  • bklyn_bellebklyn_belle Posts: 423Registered Users
    Twirling and tough brushing. Phew were all human afterall :)

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  • KinkyHairCandyKinkyHairCandy Posts: 59Registered Users
    Popping fairy knots:angry7:, which I hate! I always, always, always..... touch and play in my hair too!!!! Just can't help myself!:oops: Good to know I'm not alone!:laughing6:

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