I think it is so cute that cousins Nori West and Penelope Disick got extensions added to their braided cornrows (or Dutch braids or “Boxer Braids” as they’ve been called or re-named in the fashion press).
Mom Kim Kardashian West shared a snapchat of her first born in the style while the entire family is on a ski vacation in Vail, Colorado.
Her sis Khloe Kardashian, who was sporting the same hairstyle, shared an Instagram photo of Penelope with the caption, ““I made her my mini me.”
Braided extensions worn on children hair has been controversial and is seen as a no-no in some communities for a variety of reasons.Angelina Jolie with then 6-year old Zahra Jolie-Pitt – RadarOnline.com
When Angeline Jolie put braided extensions on her Ethiopian-born daughter Zahra‘s hair, some said they would “put a strain on her tender locks” and create “insecurity” in her daughter and be made to think she “is not good enough,” celebrity stylist DaRico Jackson told Radar Online.com in 2011.
I disagree. Braided extensions don’t have to be installed in a way that pulls the hair and a temporary hair style once in a while does not have to have a mental negative consequence on a child or have any other meaning. I say so long as they don’t damage a child’s hair and they aren’t in there too long, go for it!
btw: don’t read the comments on Khloe’s pic of people fighting over Penelope’s hair because it will make you lose a few brain cells. I might be able to get the few I lost skimming them. ha!
Photos: screenshot, Instagram
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