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My Keen HabitAware Bracelet Review
How Do I Feel About Them After A Month Of Use?
As you know I’ve had my Keen bracelets for about a month now.
I actually opened them a little over four weeks ago. (you can see my video here)
Now that I’ve actually had them for a month, I feel like a Keen Ninja because I have mastered the art of the buzz bracelet.
I really don’t even notice them on my wrists as much as I did the first week.
They took some getting used too at first because I don’t wear watches, bracelets or rings for the most part.
I think the rubber band makes me sweat?
If I could pick again, I would choose the pretty Stylish one. 😫
Do Keen Bracelets Help with Hair Pulling Disorders?
It depends on your definition of “help” I suppose?
Keen actually makes you aware that you are pulling your hair and then you have the choice right there and then to stop.
I can’t tell you how many times I would find myself pulling my hair without realizing it.
I get so far into the act before realizing I’m doing it and by the time I do realize it, I’m so ashamed and angry with myself.
This is why I think Keen is useful because it warns me I’m about doing something I don’t want to do.
I then get to make the choice on whether or not I want too.
I started actually wearing one (on the left side) to bed about a week ago because I noticed after a week of tracking patterns in my journal that bedtime was the time I would slip up the most.
For the most part, Keen has totally helped me stop pulling my hair when I choose to not do it.
It’s my choice, at least I have a choice now..
I pull A LOT less now because of them, even though I still slip up.
I had three days this week where I didn’t pull at all!
Even on the days I do pull my hair, I don’t pull nearly as much as I was and I have hope.
Pulling LESS is still better than where I was a month ago.
I’m really excited to see where I’m at in another month.
Keen Helps Me Control BFRB’s Outside My Home
This is where Keen shines!
Keen has been very helpful in public because it catches me before I do something embarrassing.
Before I used to be such a ball of nervous energy because I was constantly trying to make sure my hands weren’t doing anything they weren’t supposed too.
I would become so obsessed with behaving normal that I couldn’t function normal as a human being.
I do like that I can wear these bracelets and not have to worry about my BFRB’s taking over.
Keen has dramatically reduced my hair pulling and hair twisting in public.
It’s almost non-existent if I have Keen on.
How Long Does Keen’s Battery Last?
On a full charge, keen will last me about 24-36 hours.
You can check your battery level on the app before you go.
I have mine set on the medium duration and intensity levels (higher levels I’m sure would drain the battery quicker).
The downside is that you have to remember to make sure they are charged before you go somewhere.
Once You Pick a Color, That’s It .. at least I think?
I bought two black Keen bracelets because black seems to go with most outfits.
I do wish that they sold an array of color band accessories or something – you know? 👌
Are Keen Bracelets Worth The Money?
I purchased two of them, it was no light investment, even though I did use a promo code and get a discount off two.
It’s only worth the money if you’re going to actually wear them and use them.
You have to be ready for a change.
I feel like once I make a purchase like this, it’s final for me, I’ve made my choice.
I do the same thing with diets I choose to go on, I will invest in them only if I’m serious about making change.
If you’re serious about making a change like I was, then I feel that these bracelets are totally worth the money.
They absolutely do what they were intended to do, which is make you aware.
Once you’re aware, you make the choice to stop or not.
Do I Need One Keen Bracelet or Two?
If you are pulling with both hands, you need two.
I don’t know if you can get along with only one if you need two because I’m not you, seems to me like the other hand would be on overdrive?
If it was me, I would save up and get two if I knew that both hands were an issue.
Some people only pull with one hand.
So far, they’ve been well worth the money, I’m definitely pulling my hair a lot less.
I’ve been wearing them every day and I had to take them apart and clean them because it was actually getting dirty from all the use.
I’ve Been Finding Habit Replacements and Pulling Detour-ants
I’m about two weeks into my therapy journal tracking behaviors and patterns so that I can come up with some alternative habit replacements instead.
I’ve also been able to pick up on some grooming habits that help me not pull my hair like pulling my hair back into braids or just tightly back in a headband helps me not feel my hair.
When I don’t feel my hair, I don’t have the urges to pull it so much.
I had three days last week where I didn’t pull at all!
I fell off the wagon when some ice cream got in my hair and dried all super crispy.
It drove me nuts, made me pull and I was back to square one.
The cool thing was I didn’t really get down on myself the way I would have before because I felt like I have hope.