hahahaha... You went to the suburban area that's why that happen. If you hang out in the big cities locals don't treat foreigners like that. Every time I get outside of the city and visit a suburban or urban area I feel like I'm a celebrity. Everybody stops you and asks for a picture because they rarely see a foreigner go through their town. That's one thing I like about China.
The reason I'm in China is that I applied for a study abroad program in the U.S. to learn Chinese. Now when I'm staying longer and looking for job I'm worried about my hair. There are so many salons and I don't want to come out having an Asian haircut. I know it's only hair and it will grow back. Curly hair takes a long time to grow out.