Shout out to my friend Brandi for bringing this photo to my attention. So apparently Essence Online has a section this week dedicated to braids. Which should be a cool thing, but then they throw this photo in the mix which is a terrible example for healthy summer hair. To be honest, most of the pics they showed were bad examples of healthy braids. They were all too heavy, too tight or just flat out bad. This photo is an example of the too tight braids. Clearly the stylist that did these extensions could care less about the health of this woman’s actual hair.
Those braids are tension alopecia waiting to happen 🙁 Based on the photo gallery the person who photographed/edited this piece is either caucasian and doesn’t know any better, has relaxed/permed hair and doesn’t know any better, or is a natural who doesn’t know what healthy hair looks like based on their own bad hair routine. If you’re going to showcase natural hair, you’re going to have to do better than this Essence Online. Put some naturals on your staff who know what healthy natural hair looks like. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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