This has been a problem my entire life, and I recently explained it to my family in a way that they would finally understand why it drives me nuts but I just grin and bear it anyways.

"Having curly hair is like being pregnant... ALL THE TIME. Everyone suddenly thinks that your hair is public property and should be touched."

This explanation doesn't really work for the small children who yank on my hair, but it does manage to thwart other females and men in relationships.

Then there are friends of mine who think it will be fun to determine the spring constant of my hair... they're science nerds. I'll let them.
3c/4a Med-High Porosity, Protein Craving

LowPoo: ORS Curls Unleashed Lavish in Lather Sulfate Free Shampoo
Cond: Whole Foods 365 Cond - Lavender
Leave In/2nd Day: Cond Mix in Spray Bottle:
1/2 c Cheap Condtioner (VO5 atm)
1/2 c Water
2 tbs Good Conditioner (SheaMoisture Organic Yucca and Baobab Volumizing Conditioner atm)
2 tsp CNPF
1/4 c Aloe Gel
20 drops Essential Oils
3 tbs Avocado Oil
Seal: Avocado Oil
Deep Cond: SheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Anti-Breakage Hair Masque