This brings me back to the question I had years ago about why African little girls' hair was cut short emulating a boy's. I knew that African girls hair grew like African American girls hair grow. So after researching this phenomena for a few years, I finally found out why. Men in the village feel like African women and girls take too much time "fussing "[their word not mine] over their hair. Now this is not in ALL African countries but a substantial amount. That;s why you see little African girls heads almost shaved to the head. It is social punishment and because men don't value girls in many African countries-this becomes an untouched stigma...no one talks about. It probably happened during slavery at the same time FGM became apart of the culture. See? Man black or white do not want any evidence of Matriarchal rule. They have done everything they could to eradicate the mention of women being in charge. So they figure if girls were banned from wearing their natural hair then it would just as easy for them to transition into wearing head rags as young women-covering up the glory the universe provided for them. So my point? This is an old slave tactic. They say to not bring attention but it is definitely to control behavior. Cuz when you take pride from a child...it darkens their ability to be unique and brilliant. So this is just an old colonial excuse...to keep blacks mentally in captivity. But!