Pet Peeve

I hate when people touch my hair. I think I’ve always hated it because people think that just because you have long hair they’ve automatically been granted permission to put their hands in it. False!

What I hate more is when random people touch my hair. I was walking down the hallway at work and an older white woman commented on how my hair looked “cute” (It was a twistout). As I walked by, she picked up her hand to touch my hair. Good thing I was walking super fast and I saw it coming. I managed to evade her hand. I couldn’t believe she tried to do that! A friend/co-worker of mine, who saw the whole thing play out, laughed because she knows how I feel about my hair. Unbelievable!

I’ve had people ask if they can touch my hair. Sometimes I say yes, but most times it’s a no. What’s the big fascination?

I think my hate for people touching my hair stems from the fact that I hate touching other people’s hair. I just feel like I don’t know if your hair is clean or if it’ll be greasy and my hand will be dripping with oil once I’m finished touching it. It was never my thing.

In addition, they’re usually messing up whatever style I have, by touching it.

All of that to say that when u see me at the Curly Nikki event, you may touch my hair if you like. I’ll make an exception for the natural hair crew. That’s how much you mean to me! =)


12 thoughts on “Pet Peeve

  1. Dude, I know exactly what you mean. People love love love touching my Afro! I usually don’t mind and then they compliment on how soft it is. I’m guessing they thought it would be like a big hay stack and it’s more like cotton. Anyways I usually don’t mind and I feel like if you get a greasy hand back that’s your issue, not mine.

  2. Haaaa @ your friend seeing it play out… I can see a slow motion hand raising and Rece lookin like “Noooooooooo” and speeding off like the road runner lol!!! I dont know why this is so funny ha ha ha

      • Girl I work with predominantly Caucasian females and they ALWAYS want to touch my hair. Just today I wore my twists in a bun with the bun maker and another nurse came up to me at the end of the shift saying, as if she was dying, I really want to touch your hair. So knowing that the shift was ending I said go right ahead, then I had to explain to her I was wearing a bun maker, then I showed her from a picture what it looked like and how it was used. I have so many stories about my co-workers and the touching of my hair.

  3. LMBO!! Thanks for the pass Rece!! Love it! You know, I read about this happening all of the time, but I’ve never had a random stranger try to touch my hair! I’ve had people compliment me on my hair and my friends at work asking if they could touch it, but that’s all. Makes my think my hair isn’t unique enough to them to want to touch;)!! I may be a little offended;)!! LOL!!

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