Braiding Boys Hair

Boys/Men wearing braids is a hot topic these days. Many don’t think it’s a good idea, especially for a man over 25 years old. Heck, some say over 18. If I had a son right now, 9 out of 10 times he would have locs.  It’s easy for me to say that because I’m a loctician so keeping his hair maintained wouldn’t be an issue for me.

But some parents say they prefer to get their sons hair cuts because for them it’s easier to maintain and less expensive.  Others are anti long hair on boys because of how they’ll be perceived by society.  Below is one mother’s opinion on the Braids/Locs issue for boys in general, but also for her son.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Peace 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

Braiding Boys Hair

Is braiding boys hair a good thing or a bad thing in the African American Community? Okay don’t roast me for giving my opinion on this one okay!

Here we go. I think that right now it’s a bad thing. Sure it makes it easier on a parent because you save a couple of dollars from not having to get their hair cut every week but let’s dig a little deeper.

Unfortunately as boys and NOT men they play ruff and they don’t really know how to maintain the braided hairstyle which ends up frayed and looking wild. This begins to make them look a little thuggish when attending school or other public functions and that’s just NOT good.

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