Why is the hair-touching thing such a big deal? There's a book titled "You Can't Touch My Hair". Solange's new album has a song called "Don't Touch My Hair". Wow.
I'm not talking about those people who touch it without permission. That's disrespectful as hell. I'm talking about when someone does ask and you get all pissed. Why not just say "no"?
If I'm asking to touch your hair, it'd be because not many black people live here and I'm curious about the texture. Don't want me to? Say no. I'm not gonna insist. What's so wrong about that?
Most Helpful Guy
My nephew had very fine and very blond hair. I'd take this 3 yr old kid to a mall in a mixed neighborhood and I can't tell you how many black women wanted to touch his hair. I saw no harm in it and he enjoyed it.
I think black women are reluctant to reciprocate because they can spend gigabucks yearly for treatments, extensions and styling and they don't want things messed up.
Why anyone would get pissy about someone asking is beyond me.3
Most Helpful Girl
I think its just annoying and uncalled for asking to touch peoples hair is embarrassing and makes them feel singled out. Imagine being a black girl with a group of friends without your hair type always asking to touch your hair and making comments about it. So no you cannot touch my hair 😫😑1