Ok...Here we go.
I had this white guy at work ask me why do so many black women pat their heads? He was serious, he wasn't being funny. I was caught off guard at first and was like.."What?" and then it hit me. I burst out laughing when I realized what he meant. Well, I gave him a short explanation and he was like.."oh.."
I thought about it the rest of the day. I have had braids put in once and a weave once in my life and never again. I've never had a wig on my head period. So, I don't do too much patting on my head...
I used my fingers and scratch away. I've seen black women patting their heads constantly and sometimes so much that it gets on my nerves watching them do it..
That's the one thing I didn't like about the weave because sometimes I couldn't scratch the way I want to and remember actually putting a pen top to my head to scratch. I do recall patting my head a few times..
The one thing I like about being natural and my hair is that I can scratch my scalp with my fingers without worrying about messing up a style, preparing for a relaxer...etc.
That patting thing does not look good. Two things come to mind..monkey and insane person. The both like to hit their heads with their hands. Seriously.