On the heels of Kacy‘s discussion about when an appropriate age to let your daughter wear make up is, I’ve been thinking about hair color. My daughter is 14 years old and she got her hair colored (ombre!) for the first time this summer. I was completely comfortable with the decision, and frankly, I’d have let her do it earlier if she’d asked.
After all, I had all my hair bleached by the time I was 15 and that was in the Stone Age. What’s the big deal about hair dye? My husband had more of a problem with it. He thought there was no reason for our daughter to alter her hair and he was concerned that in a world that worships blondes she wanted to be blonde too. I didn’t think that was the case at all, as can be seen from the photo. If anything, the ombre accentuates her beautiful dark hair.
What do you think? At what age would you be comfortable letting your child dye his or her hair?
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