New dress code comes under fire: Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands, are not permitted.
The natural hair community is up in arms after a letter to parents detailing the new dress code at The Horizon Science Academy in Ohio was posted online. The letter included a ban on afro puffs and “small twisted braids.”
The letter outlines changes to the dress code for the upcoming school year and includes the line:
Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with our without rubberbands, are NOT permitted.
Afro-puffs are basically the African American version of the ponytail (when pulled back hair puffs out instead of laying down), reports Reason.com. The school reportedly does not have a ban on ponytails for students of other ethnicities.