Last week was the premiere of this season’s America’s Next Top Model. This year, like nearly all the rest, Tyra and show’s producers made changes to each model’s look based on what could take her modeling to the next level. For some that involved coloring or cutting their natural hair, but for many, that meant hair extensions.
Every year I watch Tyra give these young girls hair extensions and watch how some of them struggle to cope with their new looks. Some adjust beautifully and begin working their new hair extensions immediately. But others show up looking worse each week with tangled, nappy hair. I can’t help but wonder if no one sits these girls down and explains to them how to care for their new ‘dos.