People will walk up to me quite enthusiastically, saying things like, "I love your curls so much!", and then ruffle my curls. I tense up so fast! My eyes bug out of my head and I have no idea what to do.

I have no problem when people mess with my elasticity, but separate a curl and your face is gone. GONE, I tell you.

I know guys who complain about their girlfriends not letting them touch their hair because it's a weave, corn-rose, or relaxed and express their love for "white girl hair" and their ability to touch "white" hair and I'm like, "Touch my hair and your life is over. Try me."
3a. Hiiiigh porosity. ii density. Fine.

Co-Wash: Suave Naturals Coconut/VO5 Tea Therapy.
Detangle: Renpure Organics My Pretty Hair is Parched!/Suave Naturals Coconut/VO5 Tea Therapy.
Leave-In: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle.
Gel: LA Looks Sport or Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel.