Beyonce and Jay Z have taken a lot of heat lately over the condition of daughter Blue Ivy's hair. Reality star Syleena Johnson of R&B Divas Atlanta compared it to former Wu Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard's. (See the resemblance? Me neither.) And most recently, a New York woman started a ridiculous online petition requesting that the power couple step up their two-year-old's hair care regimen. More shocking than her allegations that Blue suffers from "matted dreads and lint balls" is the fact that more than 5,000 people have signed on with their support.
There's no way any of them are parents.
Every mom out there (including me) knows how tough it can be just to get out the door some mornings with a baby in tow. And it doesn't always get easier as your kid gets older: Just replace the surprise poopy diapers with epic battles over getting dressed. Heck, most days I'm lucky if I can even wash my son's hair without him fussing, much less brush and style it like a crewcuts model.
Blue will have plenty of time when she's older to obsess over her looks. As the daughter of music royalty, she's already being scrutinized way more than the average tot. So I think it's great that her parents aren't forcing her into any uncomfortable, complicated styles. And when they do change up her look, they tend to stick with totally age-appropriate 'dos, like this sweet bun. There's something to be said for letting your kid actually be a kid -- even if that means a bad hair day every now and then.
Tell us: At what age do you plan on cutting your baby's hair?
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Image of Beyonce and Blue Ivy courtesy of Beyonce.