New hair style, feeling on top of the world, stepping out to enjoy my new elevated vibe, walking into the venue, and my entire energy vibe comes crashing down! How can this be? Why on earth is this happening…again? I finally get my energy vibe and swag exactly where I want it, and some underinformed individual leans in and touches my hair while asking me is it okay to touch my hair. HELL, NO it’s not okay! Whatever happened to respect for personal space and of person? Why do some people believe that it’s okay to touch things that simply don’t belong to them like another person’s hair?
Let’s go to the beginning of hair. It all begins with follicles. A follicle is a small secretory cavity, gland, or sac as well as the sheath of cells and connective tissue which surrounds the root of a hair. If our Creator/Higher Power took the time to create such detail in our hair texture and growth via follicles, why would it be difficult for anyone to understand that permission is required to touch someone’s hair? Our hair is literally attached to us, alive with us, and goes through all emotional and physical journeys with us.
Keeping the energy and vibe surrounding my hair is very significant to its well-being. I don’t want any negative or foul energy touching it. I literally become physically ill when I see actual accounts of teachers/administrators cutting a child’s hair claiming it goes against some code and they extort the child by forcing the child to choose between their hair or athletic/academic event/competition. Why are some people so threatened by hair? I’ve found that most hair-resentment comes from dissatisfaction and insecurity with one’s own hair.
Hair falls into so many categories that its essence is undeniable. Hair can be its own fashion statement, an accessory, a trend, a dimension, a commodity, an accent, but most of all its within human personal space. Having said that, DO NOT touch my hair unless I invite and/or permit you to do so. Fascination may lead to questions but should never lead to unwanted touch.