Recognizing the signs of the online/in-person bully:
Imposing their hair ideas on other people in a negative or mean way
There is good advice, which is appreciated but there is also negative imposition, which is very different. Good advice could be, for example, “I think another camera may work better for your project.” Imposing is different and more likely to irritate the person, for example, “You need to co-wash your hair instead of shampoo because your hair looks a mess.”
Also saying words like “need” to bloggers/vloggers because it implies that you know better than they do and if you are on their video and watching their tips for hair growth, then chances are, you don’t know more than them.
Even if you do and you are a dermatologist, you can come off as arrogant by saying “I’m a doctor, you should do this.” If you are an expert on the subject, then you should definitely voice your opinion by saying “Just a suggestion, you should not spray your scalp with product A directly because…”
Hair bullies like to argue a point until no end
Sometimes you can correct the blogger/vlogger(s) if they are saying something that is scientifically not proven to actually work or something that has proven to be carcinogenic, but remember if they do not take your advice, do not keep arguing.
A lot of bloggers and vloggers do research when they make more scientific posts, as they should. If you spot something they do not know, leave the link for them with a citation.
Also, a justification for why you are giving them the link could be very useful because there is an abundance of spammers out there, so they need to know that your link is trustworthy before they click it. A lot of comments are marked with spam and irrelevant posts to their cause.
Hair bullies are everywhere and probably not just online. They can interrupt our days, confuse us and make us irritated; when you have encountered one, the best policy is to write them a short and sweet note or just ignore them.
If you argue with them, they will keep arguing because they live for the back and forth. If hair bullies get on your nerves, you can just block them so that they do not continue to harass you.
Just remember it is not you, it’s them so you are okay and you’re hair methods are effective. If you were not effective, you would not have any shares, likes, or subscribers.
Trolling may be hurtful and it is a form of cyberbullying that is never warranted no matter what “mistake” the blogger/vlogger may have made. After all we are all only human!