Since going CG (only 4 days in and the curl has automaticcally responded!), my BFF INSISTS on not only touching it, but she scrunches it a few hundred times, then rakes and pulls the hair out to the side. When she did it once I didnt say anything. The second time she mdid it I kinf of turned my head away. The third grab (apparantly she didnt get the hint) caused me to say "Can you please stop?! You are pulling out the curl by doing that!". She was pretty insulted lol.
As a hairdresser I have to touch but I always ask unless they are in my chair.