to dye his/her hair?
Sue, who is much more into hair dying than tattoos or body piercing! Hair grows back and it's just a temporary 'statement'
I can understand the sun bleached look, and would also approve of it - but the bright pink really got to me.
Before Thanksgiving, she begged (yes, down on hands and knees) me to let her dye her hair platinum blonde. She's a dirty blonde now and wanted to go back to the color her hair used to be when she was younger. After much thinking, and telling her that once does not mean always, I agreed and she dyed her hair. Since the, she dyed it once more platinum blonde and the last time she dyed her hair, she went up a few shades and it's now just slightly lighter than her original dirty blonde. By the way, she pays for her own hair color out of her $6/week allowance, so it's quite an expense for her.
My feelings about hair color would be quite different is she wanted to dye the whole thing pink. But if she asked (and she hasn't yet) I'd probably allow the tips to be highlighted.
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I'm glad you popped out of lurkdom to respond.
I'm also surprised at the youngsters with dyed hair. While ITA that as teenagers, hair is no big deal - it grows out, I think 10-12 is too young, IMHO. They should not be so concerned with their appearance at this age. Frankly, I'd be more concerned about "natural" colors than pink tips, which are just for fun. It's sad to think at 10-12, my child is already disappointed in his/her hair color and wants to "correct" it somehow.
That being said, I would listen to my child's request and reasons for it, and make a decision from there. TG, that hasn't happened!
co-cl 10- and 11-year-oldshttp://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-psfifthsixth
"If it's a natural hair color, sure, let them do it, as long as it looks good on them. If it's a color that doesn't look good on them, then no way, Jose.
They shouldn't do colors like pickle green or bright strawberry red. They might call you pickle-head or fruit-face."
From Miss Advice
P.S. from the mom: I've taught my Hispanic daughter that unnatural colors (like that orangey-blonde hair on a black or Hispanic woman) is unflattering. Stick to colors that look like ones god would have dished out for you.
Stephanie, CL of the Dating as a Single Parent board: http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-p