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Have you ever found yourself in a custody battle with your ex? If you have, you may find yourself in a battle of the wills over personal grooming options like Halle Berry did. This story led to a hearty discussion on the courts, natural hair and custodial rights. As always, read, follow and empower yourself!

Makita shares her experience. She chose to install locks in her son's hair. He wanted them and she wanted them for him. However, she feared her ex's retaliation. Sho Makita was proactive and went to court in advance of the decision to protect her son's choice and they won! Here's how they did it.


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