How To Prevent Headphone Hair (Tips & Tricks)

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Headphones are one of the most used devices by the most percentage of people all around the world. For example, I, personally use headphones even at work, sometimes to get in touch with my favorite music and sometimes to be a little bit alone and have some fun time without the background noise that may surround me in an office.

Everything is going great until my hair looks awful and I have to go out after work! I bet that there are a lot of people like me that hate it when their hair, the style that they give to it, gets totally destroyed by using headphones. That’s basically the reason why you somehow found yourself here.

In this article, I will be totally concentrated on headphones hair! What is it? Are there any ways to prevent headphones hair? You can stick until the end in order to see the answers to those questions, and why not find out more?

Without further ado, let us go directly to the main point and find out more on how to avoid headphone hair!

What is Headphone Hair & When Does It Happen

We all know how cool headphones are and how cool they make us look. Especially those modern and new headphones that have those amazing headphone bands. 

Anyways, the headbands, even though most of them are super comfortable, they do a “bad” thing to our hair, which is called headphone hair. 

Headphone hair is called the dent that is created on your hair, in the place where you have the headphone band. See, super basic! 

Answering the question of when does headphone hair happen, the answer is again a simple one. Headphone hair occurs when the headphones, the headband more exactly, are worn for long periods of time during the day. It adds a little bit of pressure to the hair and basically, the hair has a print of the headband. 

While we are here, I would like to tell you guys that I also wrote an article regarding “Can Headphones Dent Your Head?“. Go and check it out so that you can find out more information. (Spoiling, no it can’t dent your head but it sure will give you dented hair)

How to Prevent Headphone Hair?

Preventing something that may cause “damage” to you is the best thing to deal with it, and headphone hair is no exception. In case you don’t want headphone hair to happen to you, there are some ways how you can prevent it.

If you wear headphones with long hair, chances are high for you to get headphones hair.

Cut Your Hair

Cutting your hair super short is the best thing that one can do in order to prevent the headphone hair that may occur. This way, the headphones’ band won’t be in direct contact with your hair. It is known as the most effective and simplest way of preventing headphone hair.

Wear Hats

In case you don’t want to cut your hair, which is your personal opinion and decision, you can wear hats! I repeat this one is also a very basic and simple action that you can do, but considering the fact that some people can’t wear hats or hate them in a way, let’s move along to the other thing to do.

So yeah, instead of wearing headphones, try wearing a hat, ha(the risk of hat hair, has just developed)

Styling Gel

Styling your head is known as the most used way to prevent headphone hair. Most people say that braided hair is one of the greatest things that one can do so that they don’t get angry when it comes to headphone hair.

Having wet hair, will most likely result in headphone hair, at least it did happen to me.

Use the Headband in Another Way

All headphones (besides in-ear ones) have headbands and basically, it is the fault of the headband that headphone hair occurs. However, a headband is also something that many people use in order to style their hair, so what you can do here is to use the headband normally. Don’t put the headband across your head, instead, move the hair back and use it as we all do with normal headbands.

Use In-Ear Headphones at a Time

I mentioned above in a way that in-ear headphones don’t have headbands and that’s super basic information because it is known already. However, if you are a fan of over-ear or on-ear headphones and own those types of headphones, doesn’t mean that you should only use them. Try to use in-ear headphones so that the period that you use the headphones with a headband can in a way be shortened.

How to Fix Headphone Hair Once It Happened?

Even though a little bit funny, in the video below, you can see how headphone hair looks. 

Right now, after you saw what that hair looks like, let me tell you some of the simplest ways to fix it. Those things are as follows:

Use Water and a Brush/ Spray Bottle

Spraying some water on the place where you have headphone hair is one of the easiest ways to fix it. That’s why, if you are in an environment where you can do so, you can easily use the water and brush your hair strongly enough so that the hair can go in its place.

Use Hair Gel

Once you see that the water isn’t doing a good job, you can move on to hair gel. As you may know, with hair gel you can make your hair’s shape however you want.

At this point, I would like to mention something else. If you consider using the headphones again, you should know that the hair gel can be attached to the headband and that is not a good thing.

Straighten The Hair/Hair Straightener

Nothing says straight hair more than a straightening iron! You can sue it any way you want, and you can easily move around the place of your head where you have headphone hair. It is as well one of the most used tools in order to styling hair in general.

If you have curly hair, I am very but very sorry.

Final Words

Coming to the end of this article, you can notice that all the things that I mentioned are very basic and simple. That can mean only one thing: fixing headphone hair is quite easy but still, it needs some research.

However, I hope that this article will help you in case you search for more information regarding headphone hair and some ways to prevent and fix it.


Further Reading

Ladies, figuring out how to hear headphones with long hair can be troublesome. Read the article for some tips. I’ve got one of the comfiest headphones from Sony the MDR V6 and MDR 7506 headphones. Using headphones for long hours for video editing is hard, say goodbye to discomfort. 


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