Seriously? A Change.org petition to "brush your kid's hair"?!?!?!?!?

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I just saw this. This is unbelievabley appalling to me:

Beyoncé and Jay Z Criticized for Blue Ivy's Hair in Ridiculous Change.org Petition | E! Online


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
I heard about that too. People act like blue ivy is their child. I just want to say " she's not yours. Take care of your own children."
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I heard about that too. People act like blue ivy is their child. I just want to say " she's not yours. Take care of your own children."
Originally Posted by curlicious13
I agree. And obviously, the "brush your hair" comments are coming from NON-curlies. They always seem to love telling curlies to "brush your hair" not realizing what that will actually make the hair look like. Mind your own business, people.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
Agreed. How does one know that her hair is "dry" and is "lacking moisture" anyway? Have you seen it up close and personal? Have you touched it? Honestly, it's no one's business. The most important things are that the child is fed, clothed, and loved. I don't give a flying fish about her hair.
What? This is a first world problem if I've ever heard one.
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Agreed. How does one know that her hair is "dry" and is "lacking moisture" anyway? Have you seen it up close and personal? Have you touched it? Honestly, it's no one's business. The most important things are that the child is fed, clothed, and loved. I don't give a flying fish about her hair.
Originally Posted by Xhexania
I actually think they made that "lacking moisture" and "lint balls" stuff up to justify their stupid petition. Some "straighties" just LOVE telling "curlies" to brush their hair. I hope this kid never finds out about this petition as she doesn't need idiot things like this to ruin her self esteem. She's a beautiful little girl with beautiful hair.

The only way these people liked it was in a bun!! A bun. On a little girl. That's fine sometimes but if a little girl wears her hair severely pulled back all the time she could end up with Traction Alopecia. Someone demonstrated that beautifully in this "picture":

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I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.

Last edited by AngelaE8654; 06-14-2014 at 11:50 PM.
Agreed. How does one know that her hair is "dry" and is "lacking moisture" anyway? Have you seen it up close and personal? Have you touched it? Honestly, it's no one's business. The most important things are that the child is fed, clothed, and loved. I don't give a flying fish about her hair.
Originally Posted by Xhexania
I actually think they made that "lacking moisture" and "lint balls" stuff up to justify their stupid petition. Some "straighties" just LOVE telling "curlies" to brush their hair. I hope this kid never finds out about this petition as she doesn't need idiot things like this to ruin her self esteem. She's a beautiful little girl with beautiful hair.

The only way these people liked it was in a bun!! A bun. On a little girl. That's fine sometimes but if a little girl wears her hair severely pulled back all the time she could end up with Traction Alopecia. Someone demonstrated that beautifully in this "picture":

Originally Posted by AngelaE8654
Lmao I love that picture
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I look at change.org to see how you can get the petition taken down. Sorry I don't see how bullying a small child isn't harassment.

You have to complain to the petition organiser.

I strongly doubt the petition organiser will see that they are harassing a little kid who is not famous in her own right so isn't a public figure.

I forgot to add the actual named recipient of the petition is Blue Ivy herself not one of her parents.
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Last edited by Blueblood; 06-15-2014 at 04:30 AM.
I don't like to see babies and toddlers with a million freaking barrettes pulling on very fine fragile hair. Some have more barrettes than they have hair. All that stress can lead to alopecia. If grown women are losing their edges imagine the effect on baby hair. Is that not why there is a soft baby brush? There is a product line I have seen in bss called Baby Don't Be Bald. What's wrong with being bald as a baby? Plenty of people are born bald. Most little kids have a hair color and texture change in the early years. My hair was wavy and now it is tight coils.

I personally see this as an attack on natural hair. It used to be natural hair is ugly but now it's acceptable but only with certain stipulations. So people criticize someone's decision on how they choose to wear it. Remember a similar thing happened with Solange and people not liking that she wasn't wearing what they consider an appropriate natural style. I think her being a CD spokesperson made it worse for her.. If someone wants to roll out of bed and wear their hair like that and they don't have a boss or parent who has a problem with it then what of it. The only thing I would be upset about is if the child wasn't fed and clean. I have seen babies who smell sour because their parents don't bathe them regularly.
I belong to a few natural hair boards on FB. There are several naturals who believe that Blue Ivy's hair should be moisturized and have the knots or matted hair gone through with a comb. The author of the petition has natural hair. She now claiming it was meant to be a joke. I am not laughing. There is nothing funny about this at all. If it was about the parents, fine. But the child should be off limits. What is wrong with people?

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I belong to a few natural hair boards on FB. There are several naturals who believe that Blue Ivy's hair should be moisturized and have the knots or matted hair gone through with a comb. The author of the petition has natural hair. She now claiming it was meant to be a joke. I am not laughing. There is nothing funny about this at all. If it was about the parents, fine. But the child should be off limits. What is wrong with people?
Originally Posted by juanab
I am not sure how they can tell the Blue Ivy's hair needs moisture. I really can't. And as far as the "knots" or "mats" or what have you, those are photos. We can't see the actual hairs. Maybe they put small braids or twists or something in the hair. Perhaps those aren't dreads or mats or knots at all. It's also possible that Blue Ivy has a very sensitive head. My family is not African American but my sister had such a sensitive head when she was a kid that I could barely brush her hair at all. She has curly hair and that made it a bit more tangly than straight hair would be but it's possible that Blue Ivy's hair is even more tangly than my sister's was and her head is just as sensitive. If that's the case then perhaps Beyonce does brush/comb it when she can but doesn't want to do it all the time as that will cause a great deal of distress to the toddler. Remembrer, this child is still pretty much a baby. Parents need to "choose their battles" at this (and every other) age. I agree with the poster who said that the fact that the child is fed and clean is much more important than if her hair has tangles or knots or what have you.
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I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
I don't like to see babies and toddlers with a million freaking barrettes pulling on very fine fragile hair. Some have more barrettes than they have hair. All that stress can lead to alopecia. If grown women are losing their edges imagine the effect on baby hair. Is that not why there is a soft baby brush? There is a product line I have seen in bss called Baby Don't Be Bald. What's wrong with being bald as a baby? Plenty of people are born bald. Most little kids have a hair color and texture change in the early years. My hair was wavy and now it is tight coils.

I personally see this as an attack on natural hair. It used to be natural hair is ugly but now it's acceptable but only with certain stipulations. So people criticize someone's decision on how they choose to wear it. Remember a similar thing happened with Solange and people not liking that she wasn't wearing what they consider an appropriate natural style. I think her being a CD spokesperson made it worse for her.. If someone wants to roll out of bed and wear their hair like that and they don't have a boss or parent who has a problem with it then what of it. The only thing I would be upset about is if the child wasn't fed and clean. I have seen babies who smell sour because their parents don't bathe them regularly.
Originally Posted by adthomas
I see it the same way you do. I think it's an attack on natural hair (which I personally think is some of the most beautiful on the planet). Nothing more. "Moisture" my butt. No one can tell that from these pictures of this child.

Also, if the author of this petition has natural hair, then she knows that curlies can't just "brush their hair" the way people with straight hair can. That sort of thing gets tiresome after a while. People either need to learn what's what or they need to keep quiet and not say anything.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.

Last edited by AngelaE8654; 06-15-2014 at 08:08 PM.
Does everyone now understand why Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts and other celebrities want their children to be off limits when it comes to paparazzi? People these days have no boundaries. The author of the petition doesn't know them, nor the child. The child isn't being abused that we have any knowledge of and looks well nourished. I can't imagine that the author would walk up to a mother on the street or in a grocery store and say this mess.
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P.S. I'm sure you all remember how it felt as a child when you wore ponytails and such all day and then they got taken out in the evening and how sore your head would be afterward? (It did for me as a kid; it doesn't seem to feel the same now, probably because I don't wear my ponies as tight as my mom made them.) These "petition people" seem to want Blue Ivy to have a bun every day; can you imagine how that would feel to a baby every day? *I* sure wouldn't do that to my child. I'm not sure that's any better than simply letting the kid have her hair "natural" at times.


I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.
Does everyone now understand why Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts and other celebrities want their children to be off limits when it comes to paparazzi? People these days have no boundaries. The author of the petition doesn't know them, nor the child. The child isn't being abused that we have any knowledge of and looks well nourished. I can't imagine that the author would walk up to a mother on the street or in a grocery store and say this mess.
Originally Posted by juanab
But the author probably would.

Some Black women do you know unless there is a man or someone else who will tell them where to go.

They don't realise that a kid is not an adult.
Agreed. How does one know that her hair is "dry" and is "lacking moisture" anyway? Have you seen it up close and personal? Have you touched it? Honestly, it's no one's business. The most important things are that the child is fed, clothed, and loved. I don't give a flying fish about her hair.
Originally Posted by Xhexania
I actually think they made that "lacking moisture" and "lint balls" stuff up to justify their stupid petition. Some "straighties" just LOVE telling "curlies" to brush their hair. I hope this kid never finds out about this petition as she doesn't need idiot things like this to ruin her self esteem. She's a beautiful little girl with beautiful hair.

The only way these people liked it was in a bun!! A bun. On a little girl. That's fine sometimes but if a little girl wears her hair severely pulled back all the time she could end up with Traction Alopecia. Someone demonstrated that beautifully in this "picture":

Originally Posted by AngelaE8654
When I see this, I just... I just... I don't even... And then... Here you go!
No shampoo, no hair pins, no heat, no puffs... Just buns.

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This whole matter is even more shameful after I consider the fact that a woman with natural hair ventured to create this petition. Things like these always cause me to reflect on the fact that the worst criticism of my hair always comes from people who have hair similar to mine, and the best compliments from those who have much looser textures.
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Apparently Jay and Beyonce were made aware of the petition. This whole thing is just disgusting and disturbing. She's a two year old child, with gorgeous hair, why can't she be left alone?
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I'm kind of disappointed. I really wanted them to stick to their guns, though I admittedly wouldn't understand anything about the amount of pressure that they were under.
I'm kind of disappointed. I really wanted them to stick to their guns, though I admittedly wouldn't understand anything about the amount of pressure that they were under.
Originally Posted by Xhexania
Me too. Not to mention, tying your kid's hair up severely like that every day can't be fun for the kid as her head is most likely very sore after it's taken out. Just because someone made a petition to "brush your kid's hair".
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I'm definitely a "curly" 2c. Sometimes curly and sometimes just wavy upper layer with a ringlety under layer. My hair has been thick and coarse since birth. Strawberry blonde in color that can and does change depending on the type and amount of light.


All in all, I'm happy with my hair type but almost for sure think yours is prettier.

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