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Do You Like It When People Play With Your Hair?

With all the barrettes, scrunchies, banana, and butterfly clips we could gather, my BFF and I took turns seeing who could create the craziest hairstyle as kids. Although it's rare I slow down enough to smell the Salon Selectives these days (ha), there's still something refreshing about playing at-home beauty shop.

I know I'm not the only one who spent childhood afternoons this way and, I'm not embarrassed to admit, it can still be a fun way to pass the time while watching movies with my mom or sister when I'm home for vacation. Although nowadays we focus on wild updos and other how-tos that are hard to re-create all alone, do you still like people (read: nonprofessionals) doing your hair?


biarose biarose 8 years
If there is one thing other than food that I get actual, serious cravings for, it's getting my hair played with!!
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
When I was in middle school, some kid put bubblegum in my hair under the guise of admiring it. Since then, I only let trusted girlfriends (and occasional younger cousins) touch my locks.
bengalspice bengalspice 8 years
I pretty much only let my sister play with my hair.
musicjunkieha musicjunkieha 8 years
No! My curly hair cannot be "played" with after it's fixed. It will get so tangled and gnarly. Ever since I was a kid, people play with my hair without asking. Why!??!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Strangers, no. Family or close friends, sure
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
Love it!
pxpxcutie pxpxcutie 8 years
I don't like anyone messing with my hair. Ever. It's absolutely not relaxing for me! lol. But maybe that's because my hair gets tangled easily, and other people playing with my hair/styling my hair usually results in chunks of hair being ripped from my scalp. lol.
Bolly Bolly 8 years
I love it! But only clean hands.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I've never liked having my hair played with, even since I was a little kid. I would never let my mom do my hair, or I was never very happy about it. I've recently figured that for me it's kind of a more intimate thing, so in my head I guess I wouldn't mind if a guy I was dating was playing with it, but I donno. I'm a little weird. :)
candace87 candace87 8 years
I didn't know there were people who didn't like their hair played with ever! I can see when you've just gotten it done or when you've just showered and you don't want it getting greasy, but you dont like it EVER? That's new to me, having my hair brushed or played with is one of my favorite things:)!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love when people brush my hair.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I do actually, always have since I was a kid. Ha.
inertia inertia 8 years
My hair is hip-length, and while I don't mind if it's touched, I don't like having it styled in any way by other people because they don't know HOW to do it. Most people don't know how to work with hair longer than bra strap length, and even something as simple as brushing is painful and causes unnecessary damage. Sometimes even professional hairdressers can't comb my hair properly. There's no way I'd allow an amateur near my hair unless her own is waist-length or longer.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It depends on who. Friends, loved ones, and hairdresser -- okay. Strangers or acquaintances -- no.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
NO!It's annoying and stupid
nikecold nikecold 8 years
Agree with Jessiebanana, plus ppl touching my hair makes me self concious for some reason :s maybe because I'm stressing about how its going to look afterwards? Anyway if I'm not bothered by it then I usually find it extremely relaxing
lms lms 8 years
I like it when my daughter plays with my hair most of times.....sometimes she is ridiculously rough.
D-Do D-Do 8 years
I love it! But if I had just finished doing my hair and someone comes and touches
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
Yes I love it! Especially when they get toward the ends of my hair, it almost tickles. I love that!
austerity austerity 8 years
Noooo! I hate it. Only my mom can touch my hair. I hate hairstylists too.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
If you have curly or frizzy hair there is absolutely nothing relaxing about it. Though I like to play with other people's hair.
joecer49123 joecer49123 8 years
My guy yes. But when I was a kid with thick, wavy hair down to my waist NO! I hated it so I cut it. To this day I hate when other people mess with my hair, I do it all myself.
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
i love it! my hair is pretty easy maintenance, so i don't really care about it getting messed up. it doesn't have to involve creating an actual hairstyle, i just love to massage part i think.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I love when people play with my hair. I just turn into a puddle when someone is playing this my hair... so relaxing.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 8 years
It's so relaxing. I have an ex that would play with my hair for as long as I wanted. Just like massage and move it around, he didn't actually try to tease it or style it. lol That's the only reason I miss him though...
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