3. Snide Remarks About Edges Being Snatched By Braids
Seriously, not every braided style is going to “snatch your edges out”. Come on now people, for grown folk who have a wealth of information at the click of a button as it relates to how to properly care for hair, it’s a bit ignorant to ridicule someone on the basis of them choosing to wear a bomb braided style.
By now it’s expected that if someone is serious about keeping their edges, they will see to it that they take the necessary precautions to preserve them. Mind your own edges and let people exercise their creativity and express themselves with their fabulous braids.
4. Trolling Other Naturals in the Natural Hair Community
I would think it goes without saying, but the fact that it happens is perhaps an indication that it needs to be said. Stop trolling other naturals! If one person is getting awesome results from their methods but you are not in agreement with some of their practices, there is no need to go off on them.
It does make you look a little lonely, desperate even, that you would seek out all their social media platforms and leave critical comments or engage them in a cyber battle. There must be other things one can find to do with that time. Following someone for the purpose of cussing them out is just creepy.
It’s these things that cause the natural hair community to come under fire. We really ought to be about empowerment through education.
Let’s not put off others who are desirous of learning more about us and the core principles on which we were founded. At the end of the day I would love to see the natural hair community thrive and be here as a resource for those who will come after us. Let’s clean house to ensure the longevity of the movement.