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News Flash: It Isn't Cool to Touch Someone's Hair

Is it OK to touch someone's hair without permission? What about with permission? CNN explores the question in a report on natural hair today. In the article, multiple African-American women share how wearing their hair natural (that is, without relaxer) has led to unsought commentary and questions — not to mention the occasional touchy-feely rogue who goes on a hair-stroking spree. It's pretty much a must-read article if you have natural hair, know someone who does, or want to understand why "Can I touch your hair?" is such a heavy question. And below, Atlantan Keneesha Hudson, who owns Urbanbella salon in Atlanta, discusses what she loves about her natural hair.

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