The military's efforts to regulate unkempt Afrocentric hairstyles is drawing flack from natural hair enthusiasts.
The Army's new regulations ban twists, cornrows and dreadlocks or dreads. The Army prepared a poster illustrated with photos of the banned hairstyles in an amendment to Army Regulation 670-1. The new rules go into effect on Monday.
TV One's Roland Martin (“News One Now”) joined a panel of black female current and former soldiers to debate the Army's ban on Afrocentric hairstyles.