Every so often the topic of children and protective styles will come up and cause somewhat of a controversy. Whether its braids, braids with color, or extravagant cornrows, the opinions are usually split.
This week it’s wigs, and it’s all due to a viral video of a hairstylist doing a wig style on a little girl.
The style itself can be considered child-appropriate, but it’s the wig that people seem to have a problem with.
This is the video:
Check out the Twitter reactions
Some were not too sure about the style:
her face saying all she wanted was some braids with cute beads at the end https://t.co/0p8nyJTyEW
— ° (@ionknowboutthat) September 11, 2021
I’m curious as to why they didn’t just use her real hair for that hairstyle lol. Lace is a lot to upkeep and plus doing hairstyles with her real hair will help her love her own hair
— 🌕🌑 (@swym26) September 11, 2021
One user thought it was a great idea:
You can avoid heat damage, and excessive manipulation while utilizing protective styling like braids + wigs. Also, her natural hair would probably be just as much upkeep?? I understand the last point you made… trying Afro textured wigs or extensions would be cool for blk girls
— MS. JACKSON JUNIOR (@glittaondablunt) September 11, 2021
Others still cant see it:
Or you could just treat her own hair like hair and take care of it. This “protective styling” talk is interesting…
— CM Writer (@CM_Writer) September 11, 2021
Sis said “Take this shit out of my head” 😂 pic.twitter.com/OPRVPnGyGO
— JQN Leonard 📷 (@JaquanLeonard) September 11, 2021
😩 her eyes darting around like:pic.twitter.com/5AsldQrYAP
— 🌬 CARIANNA 🌾 (@cari_mclellan) September 11, 2021
From where we sit, it’s always about the intention, in our opinion parents have to make the best decisions for their children, however in our opinion, if wigs are being used purely for aesthetics, we would not recommend it.
There are wigs that are being made for children who suffer from alopecia and in those cases, we think wigs are just fine.
What are your opinions? Should this video be the source of debate, or is it perfectly fine in your opinion? Comment below!