Oh! Whoops! I clicked thinking the post was about chemicals. *blush* I was concerned about chemicals. Didn't realize that parents were concerned about appropriateness.
It's just that it's very common here in Hawaii for kids to have dyed hair. It's not even an issue. They aren't allowed to have it dyed in school, but once summer vacation starts, you see lots of kids with wild color and cuts. It's super cute and 100% normal and accepted here. But then so are tattoos. I don't think I've ever met anyone without one or who wasn't planning on getting one soon. A lot of parents here take their kids to get their first tattoo when they turn 18. Completely unheard of on the mainland where I am originally from, but completely integrated in the culture here.
I guess I'd say if it weren't toxic, I'd let my kids color at any age assuming they aren't in school. We homeschool/unschool so that's not my personal issue with it. I'd love to color my son's hair but I really worry about the chemicals. I was hoping this thread would have info on safety. I guess for now we'll hold out and if my kids insist, we'll try the Kool-aid method. They are both blondies so it should last for a bit. I've never colored or treated my hair, it's virgin, but I've always wanted to color it something wild. I'm just too scared to take the plunge. :)