Yesterday, singer, Christina Milian posted a photo of herself, along with her 5‑year-old daughter, Violet meeting Zendaya at the Inaugural World Aids Day benefit on her instagram page.
As cute as the photo was, many folks on instagram questioned if her daughter’s hairstyle, long marley twists wer comfortable and appropriate for someone her age:
tiffaniwebb1 The hair looks like a costume. The poor child looks like she’s wearing a long 30″ multicolored mop. It’s too grown and odd looking for such a small child. Hair is damn near taller than her. #tryagain#writeanothersongifyourbored
_goldenarches_ But she’s a child why does she have an adult hairstyle? Maybe if they were smaller & shorter but geesh. Baby gone have all kinds of neck problems poor thing.
fabulous_ladya I think that’s too much for a little girl. She needs to look her age.
alleyezonque It wouldnt be so bad if they werent so damn long. A child needs to look like a child
goldfinga28 I’ve only had half done with these crochet twist and Mohawk and the whole thing was heavy ??the top of my head was sore
honeydavon Those crotchets braids are heavy I install them all the time on adult heads the hair is not heavy if you pick one up but when it’s all in its heavy. I only commented cause I know for a fact baby girl neck is hurting lol
d__nicola I understand that the hair is crocheted but the length is way to long for her age. That same hair comes in a shorter length which would look much more appropriate. My daughter is 10 with the same hair style just short. Her hair is almost as long as her body ?
Milian later updater her post with details on how the style was achieved for all concerned parties:
For those of you more concerned with Violet’s hair (understandably cause you just don’t know) her hair isn’t in the twists, it’s another method used where they are tied into her corn rows. The hair isn’t heavy. If you’ve ever grabbed a bag of afri braiding hair you know they are very light weight. But just trying new things. Violet likes it and it’s not damaging. Xo
Not too long ago, we picked up on the viral photo of an even younger toddler with a heavy faux loc extension style and the verdict was split, some felt such a style seemed to heavy to bear for younger children and some felt the style was okay given the length.
However, Milian’s daughter’s hairstyle is a lot longer and what we’d describe as mid-thigh length. The length and the presumed weight of the marley or “afri” hair used seems to rest at the heart of the concern for many.
Sound off! Do you think the criticism is fair?