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post #41 of 66
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Originally Posted by mommy68 View Post
I agree. But I also know that all people do not parent the same way.

Why does your child want to dye her hair? Maybe if you find that out then you can quickly get her mind off of it. For instance, if it's a certain movie character with pink hair then stop allowing her to watch that character and I'm sure she will forget about it.

If it were me, I'd likely do a gel in her hair during the summer months and wash it out at the end of the day. I'd also let her know she can't go out of the house in public with it in her hair. This is what I do to teach my kids rules and what is right and wrong in my eyes. I don't agree with it at all but it can't really hurt anything for one day.
Were you the lady in the store giving us dirty looks while the little girl begged for pink hair too?!

I know though, to each his own.
post #42 of 66
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Originally Posted by mommy68 View Post
If it were me, I'd likely do a gel in her hair during the summer months and wash it out at the end of the day. I'd also let her know she can't go out of the house in public with it in her hair. This is what I do to teach my kids rules and what is right and wrong in my eyes. I don't agree with it at all but it can't really hurt anything for one day.
I would love to know why you find hair dye "wrong". I don't think I've ever heard it described that way, even when the subject of kids & color has come up. Do you apply that belief to adults as well? Bright colors only, or normal hair colors too?

I'm sincerely curious.
post #43 of 66
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Originally Posted by Jessy1019 View Post

I'm sincerely curious.
Me too.
post #44 of 66
My dd1 sported pink hair for months when she was five. We used Manic Panic's Fushia Shock and she looked great. Her hair is a fairly dark brown and it showed up beautifully. Her hair is down past her waist, so she was the most visible child for miles around. It's her hair, she should enjoy it.
post #45 of 66
Yes I would.
post #46 of 66
Thread Starter 
THANKS GUYS!
I can't believe I got so many replies...and I think the consensus is yes, why not!
And to answer some questions~ it's not because of any TV character (she's very limited as to watch she watches) & I don't know where she got the idea, she just loves the color pink (although it used to be blue, and her name is "Orange" so go figure)! When we were in San Francisco we found some temporary spray-on color and did it blue (couldn't find pink) for a couple of days, it was pretty cool
I'm pretty sure Manic Panic is relatively benign & free of any harsh chemicals, though I'll have to double-check the ingredients.
post #47 of 66
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Originally Posted by *Moomin* View Post
While I fully understand and respect the arguments for why you shouldn't, I personally would. I think it would be a great way of showing your daughter that you trust her, that you allow her autonomy, and you will be easing her onto the difficult path of being a girl becoming a woman with a comfortable attitude towards how she looks. Let her have fun with it, and let her decide what she thinks is pretty. Soon enough she will be worried that other people think - now is the time to let her feel that her taste matters and let her feel secure about it!
I love this! Very well said, thanks!
post #48 of 66
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Originally Posted by mommy68 View Post
I agree. But I also know that all people do not parent the same way.

Why does your child want to dye her hair? Maybe if you find that out then you can quickly get her mind off of it. For instance, if it's a certain movie character with pink hair then stop allowing her to watch that character and I'm sure she will forget about it.

If it were me, I'd likely do a gel in her hair during the summer months and wash it out at the end of the day. I'd also let her know she can't go out of the house in public with it in her hair. This is what I do to teach my kids rules and what is right and wrong in my eyes. I don't agree with it at all but it can't really hurt anything for one day.
I don't understand why it would be a rule that they couldn't leave the house with colored hair?
To me, that's saying "it's okay to creatively express yourself as long as no one can see it"? It makes it seem like it's almost shameful & I certainly wouldn't want her to ever feel that way
She *seldom* watches TV & certainly nothing with a character w/ pink hair (didn't know there was one?)...
post #49 of 66
I'm dying of curiosity about how it's wrong to dye your hair!
post #50 of 66
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Originally Posted by lyttlewon View Post
I got some spray dye for DD and she loved it! Probably not the most healthy thing in the world though. I would probably dye it that way for real too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25991409@N05/2497480987/
Ooo, cute!
post #51 of 66
You're daughter is absolutely beautiful! Just had to comment, the second picture she look so full of sass and spunk, just adorable!

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Originally Posted by Mama_Leah View Post
I let my 6 yr old daughter dye some of her hair pink last summer. We used Manic Panic and just did the underneath layer of the back and a streak in her bangs. She has really light blond hair also. She absolutely loved it and has been begging to do it again, but last time at the mall Hot Topic kind of freaked her out, lol.

We also used the wash out Herbal Essences colors on her and her sister but I don't think they sell it anymore.

Here is her regular color (after an experiment with sponge rollers!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lle/ktc4-1.jpg
Actually, looking at that picture I can tell there is still a little of the darker color left in it...

Here it is after the Herbal Essences:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...lle/katie1.jpg

I don't have one from when it was pink.

The funny thing, we're fairly conservative so I'm not really sure what most people that know us thought.
post #52 of 66
Its funny, Dh and I were discussing this with friends the other day. I ALWAYS wanted to dye my hair blue and my mom would never let me. I really wish she had just let me do it one summer while I was young enough that it was "acceptable". I know a lot of schools don't allow "unnatural colors" but during the summer ..why not? If nothing else when the kids are young enough and as a mom you get "that look" from others you can just roll you eyes and shrug. I still want blue hair but I guess now I'll have to wait until I'm an old lady!
post #53 of 66
Yes.
post #54 of 66
I see no reason why not, I will definitely let my children dye their hair if they want. I probably would even color it even if they didn't ask, just because I felt like making them look like little rock stars.

I too had very light blond hair as a child and my mom let me dye my hair any color that I wanted. My brother and I would walk around school with matching hair, blue and hot pink streaks! (his in a faux hawk!)

I see no reason letting a child express their creativity, and letting them be comfortable not only in themselves, but in making learning how to make choices about their selves, and feel proud about those choices.

I still walk around today with hot pink hair, sometimes black and hot pink, or purple...or blue, but usually hot pink. I love it! It expresses who I am, sassy, spunky, and a strong female!
post #55 of 66
My 6 yr old has been begging for a mohawk all year. I promised him he can have it done the last week of school. He also wants it died blue. OK it can be blue. Hair cuts & dye are not permanent. I think its fun and am jealous he has the nerve
post #56 of 66
I have not read any of the other replies, as I don't want my reply to be skewed....

YES, I would let her dye her hair pink. Provided it was a safe, natural dye like Henna and could be washed out in just a few washes....
post #57 of 66
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Originally Posted by pumpkin View Post
I've

But if you decide not to use dye, you could try clip in hair extensions. I have pink streaks that I can clip into my hair. Its easier than putting in a barrette, they stay in place really well, and everyone thinks they are actually dyed because they blend really well and the clips get covered by your own hair.
I would allow the extensions, and probably see if she would be satisfied with that much.
post #58 of 66
Yes, I would absolutely be comfortable with that. My sons hair is his, and he decided what gets done with it. (As long as we have the money to DO what he wants.) I would try to find the most "healthy" and environmentally ok way of dying it, though.

I have zero problem with dying his hair. He still hasn`t had his WHOLE hair dyed, but he has had both red, green and blue stripes/parts in his hair.
post #59 of 66
Just getting to this now.

My DD (4.5) wants to color her hair too. She actually glued a purple feather boa to her head so she could have purple hair.

Where does this desire come from?
post #60 of 66
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Originally Posted by Amila View Post
Nope- personally i just wouldn't be comfortable with that.
This, but I tend to be conservative. I also want to point out that I sprayed my hair with temp. Haloween spray....it took almost a year to get out naturally.
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