Hair is kind of gross. My roommate Sebby leaves her hair all over the carpet in our apartment. We can literally track it from the bathroom to her bedroom in a line of nasty blonde hair strands. Don’t get me wrong, I shed too. Like this guy:
But with how much hair is messy and gross, I kind of have this problem. No matter what I’m doing, my hand seems to creep up to my head, wrap a strand or two around my fingers, and twirl like the wind.
It’s not only annoying for my hand – which hurts after awhile – but is embarrassing overall. MY HAIR IS NOT THAT AWESOME. Why does my brain subconsciously want to twirl it all the time? I could understand if my hair was like, silky smooth, and great to touch, but it’s super regular hair. I’m not saying I have the worst hair of all time, either. But it looks nothing like the hair on the Garnier Fructis commercials.
While I think hair twirling is cool and harmless activity, people unfortunately associate it with ditziness. Why do they have to be so judgmental? I can’t control the way my fingers feel about my hair. They’re in a committed relationship… or something. And while I have my occasional “ditzy” moment:
Best friend/other roommate Quyen: Becca, how much water did you put in the rice cooker?
While I have my occasional ditzy moment, I am for the most part really aware of what’s going on! I’m actually very organized, despite the time I left every pair of pants I own all around the living room when the drier broke. And when I leave drinks on the table with just enough liquid for one more sip. And that whole “losing track of my school ID everyday only to find it in either a) the bathroom or b) the guts of the couch” thing.
I have it together. I do.
So why does my hair twirling continue to haunt me?
Here’s my explanation. Rather, Google’s explanations:
“For women, twirling or flicking their hair is a favourite flirting gesture.” Haha no.
“Hair twirling may be a comforting action for a child who is tense and anxious, and may become habitual later in life in stressful situations.” Okay, more like it.
“Nervous habits related to ‘hair’ such as twirling or pulling hair, are often linked to the head or the crown chakra. This is about boredom, lack of concentration, consciousness, a desire to open the crown chakra and ‘see’ beyond emotional problems.” DING DING DING.
So there you have it. I am a super enlightened person who is obviously too cool to concentrate and wants to open my chakra. BAM. Awesome.