A woman, who goes by the TikTok username “prettygoddess100” posted a video of her daughter getting a lace front wig for her birthday and social media users weren’t too happy about it.
In the caption, on the video mom wrote: “Happy first birthday my princess.”
In the video, the child was getting her wig installed and styled in a bun for a princess-themed photo shoot.
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Some opinions support the mom’s decision, mostly on the basis that she can do what she wants with her child, especially since the child does not appear to be hurt.
That baby looks so adorable and her pictures are going to forever be gorgeous. Mom did a great job on her shoot. Y’all gotta start minding y’all own business when it comes to other peoples kids. Cuz it way to many *Perfect parents* in these comments. Meanwhile y’all still feeding y’all babies cow milk, McDonald’s, giving them perms braiding they hair, & putting crude oil (petroleum jelly aka Vaseline all over they face before they even turn 3. Like leave this lady alone ch!
y’all have to stop worrying about what other people do with their children!
It’s unhinged but it’s her baby lmao and she not hurt
I don’t see anything wrong with it, it was for a photoshoot??♀️the style is age appropriate and cute but to each their own?✌?
Some opinions do not:
I don’t even think it’s the chemical or the look. It’s the first introduction to the idea that her hair is not good enough to celebrate a milestone just how it comes out her head. It’s the reason why we get our hair straightened for Easter, graduation and special occasions as a little girl. It’s just conveys the underlying message that the way your hair goes out of your head is not good enough. Like she’s one year old, what made you think that you needed to “fix” her hair for her pictures. I feel bad for the Mom too because I can’t imagine how she feels about herself if she does this to her daughter.
On TiTok opinions
I really feel for kids of today. Parents are now doing too much
seriously wat happened to bows and ribbons
baby girl is so gorgeous naturally. she didn’t need that hair at all
ngl she would look better with bows in her hair instead ❤️
Here are a few reasons lace fronts are not recommended for children long term
Safety concerns: Lace front wigs are typically secured using adhesives or tapes, which may contain chemicals that could potentially irritate a child’s sensitive scalp or skin. Additionally, the use of adhesives or tapes may pose a choking hazard if accidentally ingested by a child.
Comfort issues: Lace front wigs may not be comfortable for children to wear for extended periods of time. They can be itchy, hot, and uncomfortable, which may cause discomfort or distress to the child, leading to potential discomfort or distraction during daily activities.
Scalp and hair health: Wearing wigs for prolonged periods, including lace front wigs, can potentially interfere with a child’s natural hair and scalp health. It may restrict airflow to the scalp, leading to sweating, accumulation of dirt, and potential scalp issues such as dandruff or infections. This can impact the overall health and growth of a child’s natural hair.
Body image and self-esteem: Encouraging children to wear wigs at a young age may contribute to unrealistic beauty standards and an unhealthy focus on appearance. It is important to promote healthy body image and self-esteem in children, and excessive reliance on wigs may not be conducive to developing a positive body image and self-acceptance.
It is always recommended to consult with a pediatrician, dermatologist, or another qualified healthcare professional before allowing children to wear lace front wigs or make any decisions regarding their hair and scalp health.
They can provide personalized guidance based on a child’s individual needs and circumstances.
We do not know if the lace front was installed simply for the photoshoot, so some of the above may not apply to this child.
We should also note, that children suffering from hair loss wear wigs all the time. Read this post.