Hey everyone! So this post is going to be different from the usual but I just couldn’t help myself. Ok, so I’m totally not one who is interested in celebrity culture. However it’s everywhere I look. Usually I just ignore it. However not this time. I recently saw that Kim Kardashian was getting a bunch of hate for straightening her daughter North’s hair. And it totally inspired me to write this post today.
Really people?? So much hate for something so insignificant?? I’ve straightened my own daughter’s hair a few times. She’s only three and her hair hasn’t been damaged nor has she been traumatized. Straightening her hair does not mean that I don’t love her curly hair. It’s simply just a way to bond and have fun with her. Plus she loves it when I do since she knows it won’t happen again for a long time. Last time I did it we pretended we were at the beauty salon and my son was my helper. It was cute and fun.
If I had a daughter with straight hair I’m sure I would curl it too just to see what it would look like. But really I can think of so many worse things than straightening a childs hair. For example, do you let your kids go outside without sunscreen? I do and I really need to start getting better at remembering to put it on them. My point is the sun can actually damage skin and cause skin cancer. Last time I checked straightening hair does not cause hair cancer. Doing it every now and then is perfectly fine. Just be sure to use heat protectant!
Another point I want to make which may offend some people but I’m ok with that. Some people might argue that it isn’t necessary to straighten a little girls hair. Of course it isn’t necessary. It also isn’t necessary to circumcise baby boys and yet so many people do that every year. And that is something that actually has very real risks associated with it. Straightening hair does not.
What I am trying to say is that we especially us women need to stop passing judgement on other moms so easily. It’s a really bad habit and it isn’t cute or helpful to anyone.
Being a mom these days can be so exhausting and nerve wracking when it feels like everyone is constantly judging you. I’m pretty sure every mom has felt judged at least once probably more though. The judging is never going to stop. And it used to bother me when I was a new mom. Now I do not care. I know what kind of mom I am and that’s all that matters. I wish I would have had this kind of confidence when I was a new mom. Life would have been so much easier for me.
What are your thoughts about straightening a childs hair? I welcome everyone’s opinions as long as they aren’t downright mean. It’s ok to have different opinions but we don’t have to shame other moms for theirs. Also what are some things you have been judged for as a mom?