Louise Manning remembers how she used to think that every Japanese girl had the same hair. But some girl's hair is much shinier than others. Some is thicker and dances a little bounce when they turn their head. There are purple highlights, shiny shimmers, cute fringes. She loves the way it's all so black and you could sink into it forever if you looked too long.
Louise wants to stroke the girls' hair to see what it feels like.
They're always stroking her hair. Which is blonde.
Louise can't figure out why these Japanese girls hate their gorgeous, black hair. The trendy ones get their hair peroxided when they leave school and it ends up rusty red and dead-looking. But they like it that way.