Not sure why it's assumed that just because someone wants to touch another person's hair, that they are somehow lacking in education or couth or manners or worldliness.
I love the way all kinds of hair feel, so I would be one of the people touching their hair at this event. It could have been any kind of hair and I would have still wanted to touch it. I always touch my sister's hair when she gets it blown out because it's so silky. I touch my boyfriend's son's hair when he gets it cut in a flat top or spikes it up because it feels all prickly. I like the feel of a fro or a beachy wave.
I would never touch someone's hair without permission. And I don't care if people touch my hair as long as they ask first and don't mess it up.
I don't see it as ignorant for people to be interested in or ask questions about something they don't know much about, whether it's hair, food, computers, spelling, whatever.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
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