Body Language Touching Hair

  • By: Phil Taylor
  • Time to read: 3 min.

Touching one’s hair can be a subconscious way to feel more in control. One might touch their hair when they are feeling insecure, or if they are feeling nervous about something or they may be flirting with you.

The common signs to look out for twirling the hair, flicking the hair, sucking the hair, twirling the hair, playing with the hair for attraction, and running fingers through the hair.

Women typically touch their hair much more often than men, with some estimating up to 20 times per day.

It has been noted that the frequency of this gesture is related to the woman’s sense of self-confidence and security.

Body Language Signs Of Touching The Hair

  • Tossing The Hair
  • Flicking The Hair
  • Sucking A Peace Of The Hair
  • Combing or Brushing The Hair
  • Playing With The Hair
  • Running Fingers Through The Hair
  • Twiggling The Hair
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Body Language Touching Hair Nervous

Body Language Touching Hair Nervous

People who are touching their hair nervously are doing so because they are using self-soothing behaviors to regulate themselves as they become more and more nervous.

In today’s society, it is natural to feel nervous in social situations. From speaking in front of a large crowd to meeting someone new for the first time, these feelings are normal and nothing to be ashamed of.

It’s important to watch out for these signs of nervousness within ourselves, and if you start noticing them you should try to curb the habit. Remember that body language is often a sign of a person’s emotions how we project ourselves to others.

If you start touching your hair when you’re nervous and notice this, try curling your toes instead. This will help focus your mind and get rid of any excess energy.

Body Language Touching Hair While Talking

According to some body language experts, people who touch their hair while talking are usually trying to make themselves look more appealing to the person they are speaking with.

From a single gesture, it’s often hard to tell if someone is self-grooming or flirting with you. Just remember that no one gesture can be taken as the best way of reading intentions – you might have to read other signals in order to make an accurate judgment if this person is into you.

Touching one’s hair in an upward motion or pulling it up whilst talking is a sign that the person is happy and confident, it’s a good sign they are into you but as above we need to analyze in clusters.

Is Touching Hair Flirting With You

This could be seen as a form of flirting, but this is not always the case. For example, it’s natural for someone to touch their hair if they have felt a little underwhelmed or feel out of place or simply trying to get themselves together.

For example, when it’s been raining or windy, most women will want to adjust their hair as it’s the first thing to look out of place.

Why Do I Feel Like Someone Is Touching My Hair

I feel like someone is touching my hair because of the way that I am interpreting what is happening in the world.

I think that we have a tendency to interpret what we see in our environment. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for people to feel like someone is touching their hair when there really isn’t anyone there.


Playing with one’s hair could be a sign of many different things, but the main ones are self-grooming, attention-seeking, or flirting. When thinking about touching hair the contact you can find this in is dating and general iterations.

When a woman plays with her hair to draw a man’s attention to it, hair brushing is a way of showing off her youthful qualities that indicate fertility. Men have been known to flirt by messing up their hair or brushing it out from the eyes.

There is a lot to consider when you see someone touching their hair in conversation. The most important thing to remember is the context you see it in.

If you have liked this post on hair touching you should check out my other blogs on body language and persuasion.