It's like an epidemic of brainwashing young (no offence brown and African) girls to think they are something that they are not, why are children wearing weaves to school, what happened to cornrows, plaits and pig tails? It looks ridiculous!
It would be nice to hear comments from some cultured adults.
I don't agree with it, unless they are like extension braids to make the cornrows/braids stay. Anyway I think it does promote negativity about natural hair, and also leads to poor hair care as they get older, and makes them more likely to have traction alopecia/balding and other problems
I honestly feel like a lot of parents are just getting lazier. You have moms who are like teenagers having kids, they aren't going to take the time to instill proper hair care in their girls, just slap a weave in that bitch and they done.
It's interesting because black girls of yesteryear tended to have long, thick and full healthy natural hair, but nowadays most these girls can't slap a ponytail together. I was looking at my dads high school yearbook from the 70s and most all the black girls had natural hair and it was all thick, full and lucious with no weaves. Weaves at a young age just never allows you to full take care of your hair and value it. Plus I don't feel comfortable with little girls having these grown Kim K hairstyles. Can you let kids be kids and just play with cornrows with the beads at the end lol
TOTALLY AGREE. embrace your natural hair, weaves/clip ins are nice for growing out your hair when its too short... but its sad that these girls want to be something they're not. Black hair is incredibly difficult to maintain, and us white girl will never understand the full extent of it but I honestly think fro's and and even a buzz cut would be gorgeous on an African women. I understand there is pressure to conform and seem more white.. to get jobs, to fit in... so in a way I understand it but I hate it at the same time... whenever someone tries to be "white". I am guilty of it myself... bleaching my hair blond and straightening til it was fried, but now I embrace my dark brown Italian curls:) it took a long time though...
Wait . . . What was the point of the remark in the parenthesis? Why would "brown and African" people take offense to this? Girls of other races do the exact same thing, so if you are going to make a statement like that, you should have targeted everyone. And honestly, it is no different than girls dying their hair a different color or getting highlights. They probably thought it would look good/wanted to try it. Also, it takes awhile for some people to grow their hair. Maybe they prefer having longer hair.
I assume you're white. White people sometimes be Rockin them extensions too so it's DEFENITELY not just only "brown and African" people! And it's their head...why do you care? That's right you shouldn't..I'm not trying to Sound Rude but you make it seem like a crime to not always rock your own and natural stuff. It's NOT a crime. People do what they want..worry about yourself.
Maybe the girl doesn't want cornrows, plaits, or pig tails? Just because a girl wears a weave or changes something doesn't mean she doesn't care about her education. Besides, I agree with Whatdoithink. It's their head, their body, their decision.