The most common thing that ladies keep missing all the time, hairband, works as a dual accessory; you tie your hair with it, and when you let your hair down, they automatically go to your wrist, turning in a thin and colorful bracelet. You will be surprised to know how much harm a small bracelet around your wrists can cause damage beyond your expectation. No, it just doesn’t make you skin turn red occasionally, but also opens a gate for the common bacteria on your skin to enter the body. The rough edges of a hairband can cause abrasion due to rubbing it against your skin.
Why is it so harmful to wear a mere hairband around your wrist? If you develop infection from the abrasion caused by this tiny accessory, it is highly possible that antibiotics wouldn’t fix it for you. There are several incidences where doctors needed to perform surgery on such abscess to drain the fluid.
Here are some safety rules that will keep you away from such issues without sacrificing your beloved hair accessory.1 2
1. Keep It Loose
Your hands and finger might “fall asleep” if they don’t get adequate blood flow.
2. If You Can’t Stick A Finger Under It
If you can’t stick a finger under it, you should take it off.
3. Hairbands With Glitter Can Cause Tiny Cuts
Hairbands with glitter can cause tiny cuts, which could lead to reddening and skin infection.
4. Don’t Sleep With A Hairband Around Your Wrist
Don’t sleep with a hairband around your wrist. Don’t leave it all day.
5. Keep Your Wrist And Hands Clean
Keep your wrist and hands clean. Once you take the hairband off, wash your hands and wrists to cut down on chances for skin infection.
6. Your Hairbands Need A Little Washing And Cleaning Too
Your hairbands need a little washing and cleaning too, just like your socks. Keep antibacterials handy, for a quick cleaning of your wrist and hand.
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