Let Your Hair Down If Someone Strange Is Following You

Let Your Hair Down If Someone Strange Is Following You

Have you ever noticed anyone following you? The feeling of being watched is something that most of us can relate to experiencing at some point. Imagine you’re walking home after a night out with friends and suddenly notice a shadow walking right behind you. What’re you gonna do? It’s important to trust your senses and remain calm in order to protect yourself.

Learn these simple steps to take in case you notice a stranger trailing you. They’re gonna help you protect yourself in a critical situation. One of them: if your hair is up in a ponytail or bun, let it down as you walk. Let’s find out, how it will help…

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Hear footsteps 00:00
The figure behind you 01:15
Lost keys 02:00
Element of surprise 02:53
What is it? 03:26
Defend yourself 03:55
Call 911 04:20
Go to a cafe 04:50
Look at your watch 05:30
Avoid walking alone 06:00

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  1. Smeelo on September 25, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    I really think that u should get to a police station cuz they will follow you till there and if they don’t then that means ur safe

  2. Bliss on September 25, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    This is like everyone’s worst nightmare

  3. Gothic Star on September 25, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    I remember 4 years back I was out to get a haircut and I left my phone at home, on my way back a guy was asked me for directions to a school and I said I don’t know but after that he asked if he can drop me. I said no. And just stayed on the busy street and he was there the entire time as well. For a minute and then rode his bike on top of the flyover bridge. I had to go down the bridge to get home.. and well when I looked up his eyes were fixed on me. I felt this chill and I ran ran and ran until I reached home. And immediately told my mom about this. It’s been years to this incident but I still wonder what would have happened if I didn’t carried that situation smartly.

  4. William Wildcat on September 25, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    But I’m a boy

  5. Gissie on September 25, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    If fit can pace then increase pace and then keep increasing it watch when they reach to grab you evade.

  6. Akiku2 on September 25, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    There is a reason I leave my sound canceling headphones at home. Besides the fact that they’re wired, and I need wireless to work with my devices.

  7. Markus Chua (Rosythsch) on September 25, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    martial art master in the situation would be amazingly funny xD

  8. Lillian K. Staats on September 25, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    How about, don’t walk at night alone, ever.
    It shouldn’t be that way.Thanks for the tips


  9. Tina Lettieri on September 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    Many years ago in Madrid, I was out with a Spanish friend. These two Middle Eastern looking characters started chatting us up. I ignored them but they followed us out. Our car was a couple of blocks away. There were a couple of cops on a corner and I told my friend to tell them we were being followed but she fluffed it off.The cops saw we were "discussing" something and asked if they could help. She finally told them about the guys and they stepped in front of them, blocking them til we got to the car and safely inside. TRUST YOUR GUT.

  10. Amanda Stevens on September 25, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    If you’re trying to get help from others (not just in these sort of situations, but any situations really), make sure to choose one or two specific people to help you and also make sure you clearly communicate why you need help. This can help you avoid the bystander effect. Look up the Kitty Genovese case.

  11. LindaE111 on September 25, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Many years ago, I was walking with my child in his push chair, and a car stopped with 3 men, asking if I knew the time, before I could say anything, I instinctively started running so fast and ran into the nearest shop, the police told me they were looking for them, can’t bare to think what would of happend

  12. Philip Sterk on September 25, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    talk out loud about your genital blisters

  13. SHEETAL BAGWE on September 25, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    That is actually great advice

  14. Nadine Haney on September 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Always walk on the side of the street facing traffic coming toward you; this way you cannot be. surprised by someone pulling up behind you. If you must walk in a spot where traffic is going the same direction, keep to the far left to make it harder for anyone to grab and pull you into a vehicle . Also, if you must walk past parked cars, make sure you keep as far as possible from the curb so if anyone tries to use an open car door to block your path. Most importantly, pay close attention to your surroundings, making a mental note of any and all possible escape routes as well as houses that you can run to in an emergency.

  15. Jennifer Euchner on September 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    I got carjacked one time a man jumped in my car demanded my car keys o I gave him the car keys I put them in my hand like bright side mentioned I stabed the guy in the face head then sprayed him with mase then threw him out of the car I looked back he was on his knees screaming I got robbed when he was trying to rob me I guess I really must of hurt him . I’m a female now and if I can do it YOU can do it just don’t panick u gotta use your thinking!!!

  16. SuperLady Danger on September 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Generally, don’t get picked up or dropped off by Ubers, cabs, or strangers at your exact address. I once got towed back to my family home & the tow truck driver came back to offer me a “trade” to get the towing costs refunded. I saw him returning from my 2nd floor bedtime window (above the front door), called my mom & told her everything (including the info from his business card), & cracked open the door with her on the phone repeating his words to her. He was shocked when I told my mom that he said he’d give me a refund if I went out with him. My mom’s comments were priceless & I told him, “No thanks. My mom & I agree that you did a great job with the car & should keep all of the towing costs.”

  17. gaming_w_obliko on September 25, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    Filipino do it get out the slippers

  18. Know? on September 25, 2023 at 3:41 pm


  19. lexxypexxy on September 25, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    I was watching a Ted Bundy documentary when this video came up *scary*

  20. Salty Mama on September 25, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    Me right to the comments to say,,, and if my hair is already down….

  21. A K on September 25, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    One tip I learnt take pic of them n sent it to social media n ask for help

  22. Cleo The Helpful Jack on September 25, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    I once had a man following me around relentlessly whilst I walked my three dogs. One day, he bent down to try to scratch my dog’s chin and got bitten in the process. The man never bothered me again. And I thanked my chihuahua, Gizmo. But not all women are as lucky as me.

  23. Danielle Parker on September 25, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Top tip. NEVER put your keys in between your fingers like that! That’s a perfect way to break your fingers and injure yourself far more than your attacker. DO NOT DO THIS, please.

  24. Bray Tyson on September 25, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Nah instead of throwing my bag I’d just give them 10 hits to the head and say “ YOU DONT FOLLOW ME NOW YOU GET PUNISHED

  25. xoxoxyx on September 25, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    wait…. running away from a stranger trailing you only to follow two unknown man ? how can you be sure that the two man you meet wasn’t the friends of the stranger? i mean what if there were not only one kidnapper but more waiting?

  26. Quote World on September 25, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    I consider A country gets the real independent only when a women can walk around the streets at midnight with no fear…
    Mahatma Gandhi!

  27. Julie Trogan on September 25, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    I heard don’t yell for a father but yell out a male name. (Like “David!”) The person is less likely to come after you if they think a strong man is around.

    I also heard, even if you are in a crowd you could be ignored if you are danger. Instead try yelling out to a certain person (ex: Man in the red shirt!) It will make them feel like it’s more their responsibility to help you.

    If a person casually grabs you and you are threatened in a public place, then yell out “I don’t know this man!” (Even if you do) This is especially important to children because someone might think you are just a child throwing a fit.

    I agree to NEVER shout help. Someone far away might think you are just a child playing.

  28. John Martin on September 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Tip number 1. Conceal Carry. PERIOD

  29. Dorassaw on September 25, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Here a trick try to act that you can’t breath or going to die they will panic and leave

  30. Simplyemx!! on September 25, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    My idea before watching this: PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE!
    After watching this: Oh!

  31. Hương Đoàn on September 25, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    There is a tip in this one:
    Go to well popolated areas. They’ll crash other people or get separated from you by a red light.
    Don’t let they got a hand on any of your body parts
    If they are catching up near you, run to somewhere safety.
    Note: If they can recognize the details about you, remember the details of each other.

  32. UP on September 25, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    I’ll tell you something personally, once I was being stalked (it was my scariest experience) I informed my friend nearby. Luckily, I knew the area very well. I ran into a boutique I knew very well and hid in there until our bus came. Once I got into the bus, it was a safe haven.

  33. Kritika Choudhary on September 25, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Nice topic.

  34. Sakshi Harle on September 25, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Also you can do is turn on your phone’s torch light and flash it into his eyes which’ll get him blinded so you atleast get some seconds to hide or run yourself
    + always always keep something defensive with you I personally do is I keep a pepper spray in my pocket and a very small baby knife in my shoes or keep something that I’ll help you someday I’ve always kept it with me even if i have to go out somewhere very close down the streets just to be precautions …

  35. kiana on September 25, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    thanks for this. It would be a great help for me ’cause I’m preferred to walk alone always that having someone

  36. lonelynightlights on September 25, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    walk like you can cut a person in half and be loud!! carry a pepper spray if you can!

  37. Kashish Srivastava on September 25, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    You’re the best Bright Side

  38. Outdoors GUARD SCOUT on September 25, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    I love this channel because it teaches me stuff like this

  39. Policy on September 25, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Wh…I’m going to turn around and walk in the direction of my pursuer to move right past them?? This sounds like a really great chance for them to grab my arm and twist it behind my back.

  40. Gigi Schuster on September 25, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Pixel 5&6 has a click hold on the right if you can’t tap emergency on the screen it will send an alert and if you can descreatly and your phone will pick up what your saying and the person on Emergency End listening in will alert the police to where you are and that your in trouble and need help and tip em off to what’s happening when you can’t afford to be distracted.

  41. Nyks.99 on September 25, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    The yawn thing won’t work if that person is sociopath or psychopath. Becouse they wont feel empathy towards anyone.

  42. Miss Ware on September 25, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    I’m not leaving the coffee shop, period.

  43. Ealvain Llarien Alvarado on September 25, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Imagine the stalker is watching this and thinks for an alternative ways on how to counterback these scenarios XD

  44. Oraineji on September 25, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    Pov:the follower is watching this so he will know your tricks HAHAHAHA