Should I let my soon to be 12 year old dye her hair purple or blue?

Annika - posted on 08/23/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter will be 12 soon and she really wants her hair to be purple or blue. Should I let her dye it?

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Christina - posted on 08/24/2015

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I have raised three boys, and at different times in their lives they have wanted to dye their hair, just like I dye mine. I found that after letting them do it, they never wanted to do it again. This was not a battle I wanted to fight, and hair grows out.

Kimberly - posted on 08/29/2015

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Sure! I let my my 14 year old son dye his hair blue, it lasted about 6 months and he moved on to other things. Freedom of expression!

Auntybeth68 - posted on 08/27/2015

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I allowed my son to dye his hair, using Splat!, at thirteen. I should say I dyed it for him. It was his school color, dark blue, for about a week then it faded into other, lighter, shades as it faded. Splat! only lasts about six to eight weeks. Plus they offer a color remover to use if you want to get rid of the dye faster.

I would say 14 is not too young for a temporary dye but definitely too young for a permanent dye.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/23/2015

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Well, that is really up to you. I would not have a problem with either of my kids dying their hair.

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Elizabeth - posted on 09/01/2015

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Depends on the natural hair color, if it's anything from blonde to super light blonde she can use a semi perm. But if its Black to medium light brown she will have to bleach as much as she wants to dye. My daughter is 11 and has green hair and it's bleached

Sarah - posted on 08/26/2015

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My kids go to a super conservative Catholic school. When school let out last May, I let my 11 yo color her tips with Kool-aid. I was thinking, with all the swimming and camp and sun...they'd fade by the beginning of the year. WRONG she still has bright red tips on her ends and I got a note from her principal, get rid of it or cut her hair. Yikes. Think twice!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/25/2015

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Up to you. Personally, I think adding a bunch of colors (blue, pink, purple) is a bit ridiculous, and unnecessary, but...whatever. It's the thing to do these days, I guess.
I would limit it to either tips, or a few streaks, and definitely not the permanent dye that takes forever to grow out.
Definitely check with the school, though...they may have a dress code to adhere to.

Sarah - posted on 08/25/2015

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Purple or blue is a drastic change, is she thinking her whole head or just a streak?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/24/2015

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It is a good idea to check with the school first. I definitely would not use permanent, but there are some fun colors that wash out. I have no issue with it at all. It is their hair, and they want to express themselves. No biggy.

Raye - posted on 08/24/2015

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I would not let my child dye their hair. And, as Jodi said, some schools have codes against "unnatural colors". You could get the hair chalk, that would be a temporary color until they washed it out.

Jodi - posted on 08/24/2015

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Check with your school first to make sure it isn't violating any school dress codes/rules. Some schools have guidelines around dying hair.

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