If a girl was recently touching her hair while you were with her then you might be wondering why and what it might mean.

This post will help you understand why she might have been touching her hair and why other girls might do it as well in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl touches her hair? It could be a sign that she likes you especially if she does it more while she is with you, if she strokes it or if she brushes it to the side while with you. It could also be that she is nervous, bored or she might even do it on purpose.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl will touch her hair in front of you it is important to consider the context of how she did it and the body language that she showed.

By doing so you will be able to get a better understanding of why she touched her hair and the way that she feels about you.

Reasons why a girl will touch her hair

Each of the different reasons why a girl will touch her hair around you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she does it and the body language that she shows.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will touch her hair around you and the clues to look for.

She’s attracted to you

If she touches her hair while with you and she shows positive body language then it would be a sign that she is attracted to you.

It would be especially likely that she is showing attraction to you if she brushes her hair to the side so that her neck is showing. This is because showing vulnerable areas such as the neck or the palms is often a sign of attraction. She also doesn’t have to be talking to you when she does it. If she brushes her hair to the side when she sees you from across the room then it would still be a sign of attraction assuming that it was directed at you and not someone else.

If she plays with her hair while talking to you then it could be a sign of attraction as well but it would be necessary to see other signs of attraction in her body language as well. If she plays with her hair with her palms facing you then it would be more likely that she is attracted to you.

If she is attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show other signs of attraction in her behavior and body language such as:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having more dilated pupils than normal when looking at you
  • Standing closer to you than she does with other people when talking to you
  • Touching you a lot
  • Asking you the most questions when in a group together
  • Keeping her focus on you when there are multiple people talking
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Touching your feet with hers
  • Looking at you when she is laughing
  • Staring at you then quickly looking away when you notice
  • Uncrossing her arms when she sees you
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Sitting or standing more upright when she sees you

She’s nervous

The reason that she might touch her hair could be that she is nervous or anxious about something.

The reason that she is nervous could be that she is attracted to you in which case it would also be likely that she would show other signs of attraction as mentioned above.

It could also be that she is nervous for a different reason.

If she did touch her hair due to being nervous then it would be likely that she would show other signs of it such as:

  • Coughing
  • Dry mouth
  • Fidgeting
  • Tapping the feet and fingers
  • Talking at a higher pitch
  • Talking with an upwards inflection where she goes higher pitched at the ends of sentences
  • Struggling to maintain eye contact

She’s doing it on purpose

It could be the case that she touches her hair around men on purpose in order to get something from them.

This could be the reason that she did it to you. It would be more likely to have been the reason if she was doing it while asking you to help her with something or when she wanted you to give her something.

Unless she was also attracted to you it would be less likely that she would have shown signs of attraction such as pointing her feet at you, having dilated pupils, laughing and looking at you or keeping her focus on you when multiple people are talking. However, she might also have shown other obvious signs as well.

She’s bored

When bored girls will sometimes play with their hair and it could be why she did it around you.

If that was the case then it would be likely that she would have shown other signs of being bored such as:

  • Pointing her feet towards the exit
  • Glancing at the exit
  • Giving short answers
  • Not asking you questions
  • Showing forced smiles where she only smiles at the mouth but not beside the eyes
  • Resting her face on her hand

Consider whether she flips it or touches it

When trying to understand whether she touched her hair because of being attracted to you or not it would be useful to consider the way that she did it.

If she flipped her hair to the side so that you could see the neck when she saw you or when looking at you then it would be a strong sign of attraction. This would even be the case if she didn’t do it when stood in front of you. It would also be likely that you would see other signs of attraction as well.

If she touched her hair or if she stroked it then it could be a sign of attraction but it is not as strong as flipping her hair unless she was also showing her palms. With that being said, if she was also showing other signs of attraction towards you then it would be likely that she was attracted to you.

Consider the way that she reacts to seeing you

When trying to understand the way that she feels about you it would be helpful to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you.

If she reacts to seeing you by noticeably changing her behavior or body language then it would be likely that she has feelings towards you that could be good or bad depending on how she changes it.

If she flips her hair as soon as she sees you then it would be a sign that she is attracted to you.

However, if she also reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Having more dilated pupils
  • Holding eye contact with you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Uncrossing her arms
  • Sitting more upright
  • Adjusting her appearance
  • Raising her eyebrows
  • Smiling

Then it would also be a sign that she has positive feelings towards you and that she is attracted to you.

Whereas, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Crossing her arms
  • Squinting at you
  • Having tight lips
  • Tensing her jaw
  • Pointing her feet away from you
  • Avoiding eye contact

Then it would be more likely that she has negative feelings towards you and that she does not want to see you.

Think about how she interacts with her other friends

Comparing the way that she interacts with you with the way that she interacts with her other friends would also be a useful thing to do.

If she tends to touch her hair with other people in the same way that she did it with you then it would be less likely that she was showing attraction to you unless she showed other signs of attraction in her body language as well.

Whereas, if she only touched her hair in that way around you then it would be more likely that she was doing it for one of the reasons mentioned above depending on the body language that she was showing.

Think about when and where she did it

It would also be helpful to consider the timing and the location of when she touched her hair.

If she did it while you were both alone together then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you. However, she might also have been doing it on purpose or showing boredom so it would still be necessary to consider the body language that she was showing.

Whereas, if she did it in front of other people then it would be more likely that she was doing it for a reason other than attraction. However, she still might have been showing attraction. If she was then it would be likely that she would also have asked you more questions, kept her focus on you, pointed her feet at you and looked at you when laughing.

Look for a number of signs in her body language

When considering what her body language might be showing it would be helpful to consider multiple aspects of her body language at a time.

This is because she might be showing a single sign in her body language for many different reasons making it difficult to accurately tell why she is showing a single body language sign.

Whereas, if she shows multiple body language signs of the same thing then it would be more likely that she is showing them for that exact reason.

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If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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