Last year while checking out at the supermarket the checker said to me she loved my “Fairy” Hair. I believe my response was, “Um, thank-you?” Since then I of course goggled ‘Fairy Hair ‘ and found out most fairy hair consists of add ons with tinsel. My tinsel is not bought but white/gray/blonde streaks from too much sun exposure and being old!
Back to the checker, I think she was equating Fairy Hair with curly long hair. She was letting her hair grow, she told me, but it just wasn’t curly enough in her opinion to be considered ‘Fairy ‘ like mine. She then touched my hair.
Since then I have had other people I know and don’t know complement me on my curly hair and touch it!
This hair touching, I just find odd. No one asks for permission, they just go in for a touch. I really don’t know what they are expecting to feel. If you have curly hair you know you just don’t touch it. The more touching the more frizzing! We curly heads don’t comb/brush our hair between washings.
This whole phenomenon of fairy hair and touching my curls is new to me. I spent my teenage years ironing my hair straight. Smell of burning hair, I was done! Wrap in orange juice cans and try to sleep, I was doing it. After I graduated college I cut my hair short and could manage to blow out the curl.
When I did grow my hair longer I was blow drying it, setting it in hot rollers and then flat ironing it to an inch of its life! Then I got breast cancer and went through chemotherapy and lost all my hair. Since then I have let it grow long but still tried to straighten it until 2018. I have been au natural, curly head and now Fairy Haired since!
Don’t think everyone likes my hair or covets it. I bumped into a woman I hadn’t seen for a couple of years. She suggested I get a Keratin hair straightening treatment like she does. She told me without the treatments her hair looks worse than mine! Obviously she didn’t think I had Fairy Hair or did she want to touch it!
Are you a curly head? Do people touch your hair?