If you have any idea just how expensive a cashmere sweater can be, you understand the meaning of the adage "treating your hair like a cashmere sweater." Cashmere is super soft and not to be roughed up. Think of your hair as the same way -- highly (in)valuable, supersoft and not to be roughed up in any way. Both Lorraine Massey and Teri LaFlesh, authors of Curly Girl and Curly Like Me, respectively, use the analogy of your hair as a cashmere sweater to give curly heads an idea of how to treat your hair. This applies when washing, styling, detangling, or in any way manipulating the hair. Post this in your bathroom or near your vanity area if you ever get impatient with your hair or get tempted to rake a comb through it, roughly towel dry, or any other kind of abuse not conducive to "cashmere hair."