This question came to mind one day when I went to Target. I was patiently waiting in aisle six and in front of me was a well groomed, high maintenance looking woman. She was jazzy from head to toe and not a hair out of place, but her baby’s was. “Hell naw” is the first thought that came to mind but the second thought was “damn, she could at least got the color right”. But it was wrong, real wrong, so wrong that I just had to ask her mom was it a weave knowing damn well it was. “She begged me for it”,she says. The obvious leader of the space air head cadets thought the idea of putting a full head of weave in her daughter’s head, who appeared to be no older than ten years old, was cool because she asked for it , as she carried on in conversation with me. Ok I get if you allow your children to put in clip ins or play with wigs when at home for dress up, I get that. But what I don’t get is the reason for a full head sew in. I could understand if she has a condition that calls for her to put on a wig but if that’s so you have no business to add strain to a child that already has unhealthy, weak hair. It makes no sense. I even understand if you add hair to a child’s hair while braiding it to add a little more length or to make the braids last longer, I get that. I add hair to my child’s hair if I’m individually braiding it or braiding in cornrows. I’m sure that little Weavabella gets picked on by other children at school because they don’t understand it. Hell I don’t understand it. But I will say that its sad if as parents we allow our babies to not think that they’re good enough because of the lack of length with their hair. Teach them how to embrace themselves and no matter if they rock braids, an afro, no hair, or what ever, that they are beautiful….
Parents just say no to full head hair weaves for kids… It’s dead wrong!!!!!!