How Young Is Too Young When It Comes To Wearing Hair Extensions?
I was well into my high school years when I first wore weave. My decision came about as I searched for a cute prom hairstyle. It was my first prom so I had to come fierce to and tenth power, and that it I did! Braids (with added hair for length), however, those came around my elementary years, especially during the summer. However, the days of kids and teens waiting to experiment with their hair when it comes to wearing extensions is a thing of the very distant past it seems.
Earlier this week, I spotted the absolutely adorable North West rocking a super-cute hairstyle of two plaits. Now, at first I found nothing wrong with the style after just a glance. The two-year-old had worn braids like this before, but it wasn’t until I really looked at the photo that I realized that her hair was a lot longer than I remembered.
Apparently, whomever did North’s hair added hair extensions to make her braids longer — much like her own mother, Kim Kardashian, and her five aunties. Not to mention, North’s cousin Penelope, Kourtney Kardashian‘s daughter, is rocking a similar ‘do, but they added platinum blonde extensions to match Khloe’s hair. Hmm..
At the ages of two and three years old, I’m wondering why this hairstyle had to happen with extensions, as if they hadn’t already looked cute when they executed the style with their own natural tresses. Did the young girls want this done to their hair or was this the parent’s choice? Or was this another social media photo opp?
It may not be my place to comment on someone else’s child, but to say the least, I don’t think this was appropriate no matter how cute. But I can say that I’m glad that the extensions were used for this style and not a full weave where the hair would hang down and cause trauma.
Comments regarding the hairstyle, which became a trending topic on social media, were blended:
“They are using the little girls as dress up dolls…pathetic.”
“That little girl’s saying, ‘help me please’.”