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Ohio school bans afro puffs & braids

New dress code comes under fire: Afro-puffs and small twisted braids, with or without rubber bands, are not permitted. By Charyn Pfeuffer – MSN Living Editor 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…

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.”

Image: Copy of the Horizon Science Academy letter detailing changes to the dress code (Courtesy of Blackgirllonghair.com)

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.

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