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Willow Smith Goes Pastel Purple

• Apr 21, 2013

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Willow Smith is always switching up her hair and we’re particularly loving her new look — pastel purple. Pastel colors are growing in popularity in the natural hair community, with women dipping their coils and curls in turquoise, pink and purple. And we have to see, Willow’s pastel wig is pretty cute. What do you think?

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Mercy
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She’s a very cute girl. How old is she though? Sometimes I feel like those lustful looks in some of her pics, an example the very last one, make her look very adult. She’s very cute though.

Pompeii
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She is absolutely beautiful! Not to sure about the choice of wig, with my daughter being the same age as her i don’t think i would see it as appropriate. Then again she isn’t my child so carry on 🙂

Jumoké
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Hmmm not really feeling the wig… =/

Ellie
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She likes it, Jada approves of it, who cares what the rest of us think?

eidole
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Not an appropriate look for a child

Debra
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Since it’s just a wig, I think it’s okay…

Lola
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I don’t understand when people say “this isn’t an appropriate look for a child”.
Then when is she supposed to wear dramatic pastel colors, when she’s an adult?
It’s just for fun and she’s enjoying herself. I don’t see anything wrong with it.

Venus
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Me either. When she’s an adult she’ll be in the work force and people would says ‘she’s too old for that’. She’s young, she’s healthy, and she is a good kid. Why not let her try new things ? I love it. Especially bc it’s a wig and it’s not damaging her hair at all!

Coco826
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Interesting point Lola because I can’t imagine going to an office with purple hair some do and that’s on them. But I’m always saying that although those colors are pretty I couldn’t wear them because I have to work for a living. I also have a friend that allows her young girls to wear colors in their hair. It isn’t my child so who am I to say but my opinion has always been it’s inappropriate BUT after reading your comment it really made me think. You should be young fun and carefree as a child right?

Cherry
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I like the wig and think it’s completely appropriate for preteens/adolescents. The last picture taken is a bit too grown. Not feeling that at all …

Elle
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3 U it!

Alyssa
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I like the wig on her, I think it suits her well. I like that Willow isn’t afraid to experiment with her hair in the way she does and that her parents are supportive. Changing hair length,hair color, and experimenting with different wigs can be fun so I’m glad she is able to do that for herself. 😀

TWA4now
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It must be nice to be her and have so much freedom with hair and style choices at her age. Imagine it could be worse. Drug, pregnant, jail, prostitution, baby-mamma-drama, disobedient to parents, etc.…no need for semi-sexy pictures just be a kid as long as you can. Because after the 20s, pink and purple and outlandish hair styles aren’t cute or funny anymore. Possibly, She could have a stronger voice along with the wild and colorful hair style if she was willing to speak words positively about hair and choices. I do realize she is very young and having fun… Read more »
Bobby
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The last pic looks like she is ready to suck a .…..

Alyssa
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That was a really inappropriate thing to say. Why would you make that type of comment about a twelve year-old?

Andie
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Just like her expression is inappropriate, your comment is even moreso.

Crist
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disgusting

Cherry
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Bobby, have several seats. That’s a child you’re talking about.

bri
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I really wish more people were a bit more willing to call certain things like it is. The look she has on her face in the last two pictures is inappropriate for a child her age. I don’t care about the wig, its the look on her face that I find disturbing. Just because she’s the child of a celebrity you like doesn’t mean you just pretend like you don’t see certain things. Go ahead and thumb me down if you want, but I won’t change my opinion.

Tisha
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I am not really fond of Willow’s style in general (to put it nicely) but I find myself liking this style..a lot. It’s the best I’ve seen her look in a while.
Can’t say I wasn’t weirded out by those come-hither looks in the last pic though. But such is the world we live in today…

Jumoké
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And another thing- I HATE when people come on controversial topics like this and say, “who cares what you think” when the article clearly says, “WHAT DO YOU THINK?” In bold letters -___-

Ellie
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Because questions like that just invite a whole bunch of people to come in and say “she shouldn’t be wearing her hair that way” or “is it right for her to have her hair in that style?” instead of just commenting on the hairstyle itself. I know I said “It doesn’t matter” because beyond my opinion of the actual style (I like it, but it’s not for me, btw) it’s none of my business to comment on her hair. Her MOTHER approved of it, so what’s disapproval from /us/ going to do about it? Stop her? People are always so… Read more »
Jumoké
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I understand completely but at the end of the day, BGLH DID ask for our opinion so if someone is voicing their opinion, they shouldn’t be automatically shut down because they don’t agree with the majority. Like you said, the respect factor plays a big role but saying you like the wig or not isn’t going to change Willow’s mind.

Andie
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Not feeling the wig itself, but the color is cute. She’s having fun which is what kids are supposed to do.

Jacky
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The wig is cute,i love the colour and willow is pretty.

Zoopath
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Why does a straight textured wig merit discussion?

nappy headed black girl
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Um…I guess? I mean, she’s still a cutie. The wig is…well, something a child her age would rock. It’s not hideous *shrug*

Liz
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This young lady is getting an opportunity to experiment and discover herself very early. Many young black girls/women don’t feel so free to try on different “identities” because we’re not raised to believe we have that right so much IMHO (cycles of insecurity and self hate are too blame IMO). The more she does this experimentation now, the more self-adjusted/self-aware she’ll be as an adult. How limited are children supposed to be? Provided that her parents are ensuring that no harm come to the child, why can’t she be given the latitude to make her own mistakes–best way to learn,… Read more »
Cherry
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Good ramble, girl! I feel you 1000%

Angie
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Preach sister. As a woman who was raised to be ASHAMED of everything…I can attest first hand that Willow is on the right path to securing her own identity with self-esteem intact. I wish we all could have parents like the Smiths, there’d be less abuse and snarkiness in the world.

Dananana
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While I totally agree with previous sentiments on the wig (purple is cute, it’s appropriate for her age), I have some issue with the comments about her expression in the last pic; I feel like they spawn more from a slut-shaming attitude rather than actual concern. If I am correct in assuming that Willow is 12, she’s not a child. Still a minor, yes, but technically, she is an adolescent. Adolescence is defined by the development of secondary sex characteristics, which (for most individuals) coincides with the devolopment of sexuality. Whether we like it or not, young women in this… Read more »
hmm
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Exactly! I thought I was the only one… They totally turned this into a “dirty” thing. Willows pose gave me Victoria secret commercial, perhaps they should ban those so preteens arent inluenced?

Cherry
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At 12 I was still playing with Barbies and had no idea how to make sexy faces. I’m 32 and can barely make that face she’s making lol

bri
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“I have some issue with the comments about her expression in the last pic; I feel like they spawn more from a slut-shaming attitude rather than actual concern.” I tire of the term “slut-shaming” being thrown about so easily nowadays. No one except the trolls is trying to “slut-shame” Willow. Oh, and yes Willow is still a child. These fancy terms are for different stages in their childhood, it doesn’t mean they aren’t children anymore when they reach “adolescence”. My niece, who is only a year younger than Willow, is definitely still a child. People nowadays want to push children… Read more »
Dananana
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That’s cool. Everyone’s different; I’m 22, and I know I started making faces like that around 13. I seriously doubt you that were growing up with the same social pressures as Willow. I know that I didn’t either, but I also know that my faces resulted from growing up in an area that lacked ethnic diversity, and at that time I was feeling a lot of pressure to be considered attractive via standards that don’t fit my ethnicity/culture. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s silly to judge others by my own personal standards. They aren’t me. Their behaviors… Read more »
TWA4now
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Anytime someone post a public picture, have a social media outlet, blog, or Vblog especially models/stars, they open themselves up to public judgment, comments be it subjectively or objectively. At 12, yessss she is still a child what bills, houses, and cars, did she own what job is she working? Can she legally drink,vote, or pay taxes??? and because of her star status, she might not have to. Heck, she’s not out of high school yet geeeeez! Exactly, ok pre-teen great! Be a kid as long as you can sex and being sexy and poising sexy will come later if… Read more »
Cherry
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I simply stated I wasn’t feeling it is all. Not judging the girl. She’s a child and I love the fact that her mother encourages her individuality and unique style.
Not sure if social pressures have anything to do with her putting that type of picture in the public. I think she was simply being a kid and having fun. She probably didn’t realize what the picture conveyed. I, personally wouldn’t want these types of pictures of my young daughter on the net whether it was intentional or not 🙂

Dananana
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I wasn’t trying to shut down reasonable opinions, so my bad if it seems that way, but I will vehemently disagree with you on social pressures, Cherry. Girls today cannot escape the image of “sexy” that mass media superimposes on womanhood– and this society places a lot of emphasis on sex and beauty as the sun of a woman’s worth. When the generations proceeding mine grew up, it was just TV, magazines, and movies pushing that crap, but now, there’s also the Internet..and in the past, the Internet was not as strong of a societal factor as it is now.… Read more »
TWA4now
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@ Cherry well said!

Spare the Rod Spoil theChild
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Spare the Rod Spoil theChild
She needs a good beating if you ask me. Expression my eye! If you want to be confident work with what you got! they are letting her be too grow and she’s gonna end up fast and freaky if they dont get her in order now. Kids in that Hollywood environment seem to run wild and they are encouraging her to be wild. Its not innocent fun. This is not how a little girl nor a grown woman needs to be acting. She’s needs some disciple and a real role model Jesus!Her parents are letting her go down the wrong… Read more »
Roni
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what on earth… miss. it’s just hair. it’s just an instagram photo. you really do not know this child or her parents to make all of those ridiculous comments. shame on you for being so judgmental (“fast and freaky”??? why do you care about what someone else does sexually–which i doubt she’s doing because she’s 12!) and for being so ready to beat a child you don’t know. disgusting.

Cherry
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And what will beating her actually accomplish? SMH.

Lillian Mae
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She’s really coming into her own! She’s beautiful!

Thegorjess1
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Not a good look for young Willow. :/

Zena
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I love it. Being a grown women in the work force with a purple Mohawk! I love her self expression I wish I had those balls a long time ago!
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Sana
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Love love your hair!

Mimi
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I think Willow is such a beautiful young lady with a lot of self esteem! I love it.. 😉

sabra
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i admire willow she’s not trying to be her mom or dad or anyone she’s being her age playing in her lane feeling out who she is and why and what she wants to be. not taking on too much but doing enough to feel real. it’s so hard having celebrity parents and still be a kid while working its’ amazing she’s growing up so natural and grounded i love her experimenting with her style she’s an icon just being herself.

nelly
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i totaly agree with you

AC
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Idk how I feel to be honest, she’s pretty and I like the wig.. the poses are kinda been there done that for me, but that’s what scares me. Knowing what I know and having been through what I’ve been through, I wouldn’t want my child to have that kind of attention that early, say what you want. However that isn’t my child and she is in a more protected environment so these pictures may forever just be pictures for her, but to a normal non-celebrity child in a not as protected environment..pictures like this weigh more, maybe they shouldn’t… Read more »
mspenelope
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I totally here you. I feel the same.

AC
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I think a fun exercise would be for all of the women on here to ask their husbands or significant others if they would want their daughter replicating this lol, since i’ve been through this already the answer was “h*ll no” amongst other things from MY father, and when I asked my S.O. it was that and then some lol, there was NO convincing them… maybe you guys can.

It just depends on the family, some things are acceptable for some people and some aren’t for others.

Alisa
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I personally like the wig on Willow. It’s a pretty color and goes well with her skin tone. I think that she is just like other girls her age, experimenting and trying out different things, trying to find their identity, which can be especially difficult if you are the child of a celebrity parent and there are always cameras in your face, whether you like it or not. However, like others, I do not like the last pose. It seems too sexually suggestive to me, but this is what most young girls are exposed to nowadays. They see this as… Read more »
mspenelope
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Lol!! I agree! They do look just like Will!!

Nita
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I have a daughter who just turned 13. The one thing I always tell her is she has time to be sexy later, not now. Reguardless of what they see on television and in magazines, it’s what you take the time to teach (not by embarassing them or bullying)they will grab onto. Some parents allow more expressiveness but I do believe children need and want boundaries. There are certain things they expect from parents. We have to be strong enough to give them those boundaries. Teach them. They will learn.

spare the rod spoil the child
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spare the rod spoil the child
Everyone wants to be best friends with their kids. No one wants to be the leader. That’s what’s wrong with parents now. No disciple! I am gonna assume a lot of the comments are coming from black natural woman. Black woman have the stereotype of getting knocked up and being on food stamps and wic. It all starts at home. Young girls now get pregnant so fast that it almost considered normal. So with that I will say she is a perfect example of a girl who will end up knocked up and a black version of lindsay lohan if… Read more »
Taylor King
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Keeping it real? It is a sad day in America when a young lady can be labeled fast and freaky because of the clothes on her back. I don’t believe that anyones sexual escapades are the business of others, and a child at the age of 12 that has fun throwing on wigs and acting out as all kids do, seems rather normal. She is not damaging her body in anyway and you cannot judge the actions of her friends without knowing them. The reality is that at the age of 12 her body is probably going through its natural… Read more »
Dananana
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Taylor, I agree with every word you spoke down to the letter. Maybe this isn’t the place for this, but I feel that we have a real problem as a community with letting our women freely express themselves–in style, work, and by voice. Wearing age-appropriate clothing that shows skin* is not an immediate trip down the road of depravity, and neither is taking a picture with a suggestive pose. You want to keep it real? Here’s my real: I grew up in a severely restrictive household. I didn’t get to pick my own clothes until I was 14, and didn’t… Read more »
Dananana
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Oh and that asterisk was meant to be a side note–why do I see so many women with negative opinions of revealing clothing, yet nobody has a problem going to the beach/pool and wearing a swimsuit?? A bikini, tankini, and a one-piece all show way more than a low-cut top or booty shorts. JUST SAYING.

cb
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the semi-sexy poses she is doing…is.only the beginning…I feel sorry for her

Jessybabe
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I see nothing wrong with any photos or her style. I mean like it was said before, we all have done try to be like the models in the magazines, posing in the mirrors of our mama’s or gramama’s bedrooms or sometimes they’ll even grab the camera for you. If Willow want’s to rock a wig let her do it, it doesn’t mean she’s self conscience about her natural looks. She’s just switching it up. Beating a child for expressing themselves is by far the most terrible thing I ever heard in my life. Like for example, when a child… Read more »
Linda
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Come on guys, isn’t Willow an artist? Of course she will post pictures of her that will have people talk about it and she knows it. Her wig is cute and she is having fun. As long as she is not harming herself or anybody around we should be avoiding harsh comments about a sexually oriented picture that some of us seem to focus on too much. Are we afraid that she might influence little girls and adolescents in the wrong way? Well if for some of us that’s the case then what type of parents are we then? If… Read more »
Tristan
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I love the colour 🙂 , don’t care to much about the style/ cut its in though

bri
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Just read all the comments since I was on this site earlier this week, and the whole acceptance that girls are exposed to sexually suggestive images so its just an expression of their environment is a cop-out. I was exposed to the same images, but I had parents that made me realize that just because I saw other kids making these faces and dressing in such a way didn’t mean that I had to do it as well and that I should express myself in a way that showcased my talents and positive attributes as a person. I see people… Read more »
Cherry
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Brilliant reply, Bri.

Kara
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20 years old and I didn’t take photos like that at her age. Nor did I ever want to. Why? Because those faces faces are making all the creeps in Pedo Valley clap happily right now. Even I knew that. *shudders* How are people congratulating this behavior and saying this is self expression? If your daughter was making faces like that to a camera, would you claim it as self expression and high five her? What if she went as far to post it on Tmblr. Now men and boys are commenting on her “self expression” and you one day… Read more »
Jeanine
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I think 12 is still pretty young for a girl to be expressing herself in that manner. This isn’t only because I’m a parent but I was once a 12 year old girl and to be honest I think this is giving the wrong message to our young black girls about self expression. Self expression isn’t just in relation to style, hair and or physical appearance for that matter. It is much more than that. This society has made it that overstimulating the sense of sight with physical appearance is what makes you important and or worthy as an individual.… Read more »
lolz
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to me this child is such a poor example to any preteen. she does not have any business parading herself in public like something for sale. why don’t we ever hear of her grades in school and her homelife? what is her relationship with God who made her?her type don’t last very long because at 12 she is already in mid life and in 10 years time, she would have expird!! poor child!! a creation of someones’ imaginations!

Serban
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How is she “parading herself in public”? She’s just living her life. She’s a fine example of a preteen; the only difference from many others is that her parents give her the freedom to express herself in fun, creative ways. She’s cute.

Her home life really isn’t anyone’s business.

AC
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I agree. When does a child actually be able to explore the joy of just being a child? There’s always enough time to discover who you are as you get older. Even when she was younger, it seemed as though she were going on twenty.

Malikai
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If you want to hear about her “grades in school and her home life” you might try looking some where other than a HAIR BLOG! Just saying

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