Just as cats scratch certain places to mark their territory, licking your skin or hair is a way of claiming you. Of course, if your feline friend licks your hair after a shower or your hands after you've applied lotion, it could simply be that your shampoo or lotion has an enticing scent or taste. If your cat is suckling or licking excessively, it may have been orphaned or weaned too early. Some experts believe that kittens taken from their mother too early show infantile behaviors like this as adults.
5 Reasons Why Cats Lick You — Pet Central by Chewy
We humans tend to think that when animals lick us, they are showing us their love. Or is there some other reason they are so obsessed with delivering incessant tongue lashings? Why Cats Lick Their Owners 1. She remembers how her mother gave her cleanings as a kitten and now is continuing what she learned, only with the roles reversed unless you happen to lick her as well. Your cat is nurturing you in the best way she knows how — by keeping you clean and claiming you as her own.