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How old should a kid be before before you let them dye their hair? I never did it myself, as I always believe the toxins were harmful, so definitely not suitable for kids

hspexy
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 year ago

I was looking at photos on my laptop yesterday and found pictures from when i dyed my sons hair red, he was about 6 at the time 🤣 i was doing hairdressing training so was doing a lot of hair and he wanted it, it grew out in a few weeks so wasnt an issue. He did look like a tomato though 🙊

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 year ago

Lol I guess at the age of 6, he wouldn’t mind pretending being a tomato - his friends probably thought it was pretty cool 🤗

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen151 year ago

My mum said I had to be 16 to dye my hair.. When I was 15 I dyed it myself dark brown from being bright blonde.. i dont agree with dying childrens hair at less than 16, I don’t think salons will do it until at least 16... but there is a difference between spray colour / wash out colour and permanent dying, i would say wash out colour is fine at maybe 10 onwards...

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 year ago

I've never dyed my hair. My mum said I had to be 16 before I could dye my hair and I would have to pay for it myself.

If it is a spray in hair dye that washes out then 12, but I would never use proper dye on a child younger than 16.

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sunny101
sunny1011 year ago

We have to accept that the world is changing and that younger children demand the trends. Personally, I wouldn't let any child under 15 have dye applied to their head because of the chemicals in the treatment but then, playing devil's advocate, what age should a child have his or her ears pierced and is it the child's choice or the parent's?

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 year ago

I think no one should do it. When a kid turn adult can decide on their own....18+

Paint is harmful for the hair and it should be ruled out by the schools, not to paint hair, nails and not to use makeup. They should educate about the chemicals in these products.

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KazLou
KazLou1 year ago

i hate dyeing my own hair never mind a childs i have seen so many awful pic of people using home dyes and ending up very ill and having swollen eyes ext it frightenden the life out of me

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ACR
ACR1 year ago

It's probably not the best idea to let them. It's believed the chemicals in hair dye may be a cause of cancer. If true, starting to dye your hair at a younger age would increase your exposure to these chemicals - https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/myths/hair-dyes-fact-sheet

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

Yes the chemicals used in most hair dyes are toxic, and your immunity levels have to be good to deal with it, or you would ge5 an allergic reaction, which could happen to anyone even if they’ve dyed their hair before

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Pjran
Pjran1 year ago

My son bleached his hair as a teenager not with parental consent. I was cross to begin with but it’s his hair and body after all. I don’t agree with parents who dye young children’s hair though just as a fashion accessory.

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hspexy
hspexy
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1 year ago

I guess when they hit their teens, it’s part of that rebellious nature they have to do such things, which is expected. But any younger, it sounds risky and unnecessary

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals1 year ago

I think it depends what kind of dye we are thinking of, but if we are looking at dyes that are potentially dangerous then I don't think parents have the right to allow and it's ahould for the child to be at an age where they understand the consequences, e.g. 16+.

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