Its seems like someone always has something to say when it comes to children and their hair. As a mother of a toddler with natural curly hair, some of the questions or comments are downright rude while others are just out of curiousity, I guess. Tone and inflection can make anything offensive. You know the ones… How do you comb his hair? How often do you comb his hair? When are you going to cut it?
If my child is healthy and clean, why does it matter? Tia Mowry-Hardict had to shut some people down when her 3 y.o son’s hairstyle, two buns was under attack. Some of her Instagram followers left comments asking her to cut his hair, and saying that long hair and top knots aren’t fit for a little boy to wear.
This was her response:
“I am proud to have a SON that embraces his natural hair :). Hair length does not define your sex. Last I checked a penis and a vagina does. Pick up a book, educate yourself, and embrace cultures outside of your own and maybe you will see that there are PLENTY of MEN wearing top knots and MEN with long hair. Here’s a shout out to all the moms who have boys and girls with natural hair! Live ON!”
Whoop… How do or would you respond to other insisting that you cut your son’s hair?