What does over manipulating your hair mean?
Over manipulating your hair is to style your hair more than once per day constantly. It is nice to have your hair neatly combed and brushed to keep it neat, but by doing this, you over manipulate your hair strands leaving it more exposed to breakage. Thus, it prevents you from retaining hair growth.
A low manipulation style is less about the ends and more about creating a style that requires less touching overall. This can be a pineapple updo, braids, wash and go, puffs, and other styles. Any style that doesn't require you to touch your hair too much is a low manipulation style.
Manipulation is necessary to care for, maintain and style your hair but over manipulation will cause breakage. If your goal is to grow your hair to the longest length possible, you can not over manipulate your strands. Continuing to do so on your natural hair will cause breakage and the sad part is it's avoidable.
If you manipulate your hair often with twist outs or styles that requires a lot of manipulation, every 3-4 months is best to optimize length retention and rid hair of split ends caused by over manipulating.
Excessive hair touching is a repetitive and addictive habit that can be extremely hard to stop and can lead to Trichotillomania - a hair pulling disorder. Many women who's hands are always buried in their hair, typically suffer from very dry ends, oily roots, hair loss and poor overall hair condition.
You'll notice your hair becoming unmanageable, soft, limp, or flat. Any sort of updo will be impossible, as your hair has no natural grip. Over-conditioning thin, fine hair weighs it down and makes it look oily and perhaps stringy.
Dry, weak, overly soft, limp and/or flat curls, no matter how much conditioner you add to it, are usually the first signs that your hair is over conditioned. Over time, hair that is excessively conditioned with moisture-based conditioners becomes porous and starts to develop dryness as a result.
- persistent excessive attention, love, and flattery.
- persistence despite boundaries.
- time pressure (to get you to act)
- incongruence between words and actions.
- you feel guilt, shame, or generally “off” around this person.
Limp or greasy looking hair or hair that looks puffy and undefined are signs of over-conditioning. To help reverse this, wash your hair with shampoo and use much less conditioner or simply just a lighter formula.
Trichophilia, also known as a hair fetish, is when someone feels sexually aroused by or attracted to human hair. This can be any type of human hair, such as chest hair, armpit hair, or pubic hair. However, the most common focus for this attraction seems to be human head hair.