When he was younger Monkey really hated it when I wore my hair down. As soon as I removed my hairclip he’d bring it to me and mime how to put my hair back up. He would put the clip in his mouth, just the way I do, then twirl his hands in his hair and then put the clip to the back of his head. It was quite cute and the message was clear. If I refused to put my hair up he would make sure that he didn’t accidently touch my hair. It was obviously a sensory issue for him.
Recently, though, he has been encouraging me to let my hair down. If I stand so that my hair is hanging away from my body he will walk through it and let it trail over his face and he’ll tell me “hair” and giggle. I’m not sure what has brought on this sudden change in him. I’m just glad I can finally wear my hair down again and still get hugs!