Home & Garden

Aha! This is why your cat likes licking your hair

How sweet!

Do you find that your cat carefully cleans your fur with his tongue regularly? Cats usually use their tongue to clean their fur, but sometimes your hair can get tangled too. You may think your hair is not clean, but the real reason is actually very soft. Keep reading!

A better bond

Cats learn from an early age not only to lick their own fur but also that of other cats. This is due to the fact that their mothers clean them for the first few weeks of their life. And they don’t only do it to stay clean, this action also shows that they feel comfortable. By washing each other, cats create a stronger bond and help each other feel safe.

Scents in your hair

If your cat is constantly licking your hair, it could just be a sign that they feel good and safe with you. Although there haven’t been any scientific studies on this, it seems pretty likely. Another possibility is that your cat is attracted to certain scents, like your shampoo or even your sweat.


When your hairball licks your hair, it could mean several things. If you notice your cat only does this when you’re on the phone, they’re probably just looking for attention. They probably know you’re more likely to pet or cuddle them. Smart cats!

Ever noticed that your cat sometimes follows you to the bathroom to get your attention? Read onto the next page to see how this works.