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DD's very strange & changing hair colour

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MiaSparrow Thu 25-Apr-13 16:56:41

Sorry if this is the most trivial post du jour... It's nice not to have something to moan about wink

She's 26 months and we've only ever cut the fringe and the back, so she's still got some original birth hair, IYSWIM.

But we just can't work it out - it's somewhere between strawberry blonde to golden blonde (and it doesn't help that she hardly ever lets us wash it so would be a bit lighter if washed). She was very dark when she was born. If she's next to a ginger kid she looks blonde and if she's next to a blonde kid she looks ginger, but just now I've noticed proper large patches of light ashy/platinum blonde in the middle at the back, ie where it never gets any sun! It's much darker on top.

Do they often still have patchy hair at this age? And if so, when does it change and become the colour their permanent colour?

Feel a bit silly posting this. Not a problem at all, just intrigued!

FattyMcChubster Thu 25-Apr-13 17:01:00

DD's hair sounds similar. Not cut it yet so 'original' hair still there and has a definate red tinge in some lights. She had nearly black hair at birth and it's just faded and faded to light brown but the new hair growth is ash blonde?
No idea but I think it's cute grin

MiaSparrow Thu 25-Apr-13 17:03:26

It's totally weird, isn't it! DD had really dark brown hair at birth and with navy blue eyes - they were amazing, but there was no way she was going to keep them. They're a much lighter blue now.

OrlaKiely Thu 25-Apr-13 17:06:38

People keep asking if ds3 is ginger haired...he's not, they all looked a bit reddish in the sunlight at his age but now ds1 is decidedly mouse, and ds2 is a dark blonde.

My family has red hair in it from way back, but although mine also has reddish elements especially in the sun, it's never been called red by anyone.

I think babies change quite a bit.

MiaSparrow Thu 25-Apr-13 17:08:57

Yeah, I think she's losing the red a bit, which is a shame. I do like it - I have absolutely no red in mine, but the only upside to having dishwater-blonde hair is that it bleaches easily! Maybe she'll end up a bottle-blonde like her Mam.

flossymuldoon Thu 25-Apr-13 17:11:29

My DS is 3.5 and still has patchy hair. He has like a halo around his head that is a couple of shades lighter than the rest. In summer the darker stuff lightens to the same shade as the lighter stuff. It's quite fascinating (or maybe i need to get out more! smile )

MimsyBorogroves Thu 25-Apr-13 17:29:38

DS's hair is exactly the same, OP. We've never cut it either, but he was born with very very dark brown hair and every bit of it seems to have vanished somewhere.

His cot used to look like a wookie had moulted all over it, but we only ever noticed that his hair had thinned at the back.

bookbird Thu 25-Apr-13 18:15:11

My DS is now 6. He had red hair at birth but it's changed dramatically over the years and he has different strawberry blonde/sandy patches. It looks a different colour depending on how the light shines on it. One of the girls in his class says he has sparkly hair grin

MiaSparrow Thu 25-Apr-13 18:33:01

That's so sweet bookbird!

Glad to hear DD's not the only one with k-razy hair then...

LunaticFringe Thu 25-Apr-13 18:39:36

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MiaowTheCat Thu 25-Apr-13 19:27:44

Mine was white blonde as a child - then suddenly changed to being a very very dark ash blonde as a teenager very very rapidly.

With my kids - DD1 was born middly-brown with red streaks in it (she seriously looked like she'd had foil highlights put in) and it's gradually going darker and darker but slightly gingery in a certain light... DD2 was again born middly darker brown and seems to be heading much more toward the blonde end of the spectrum (dad is very dark brown haired, I'm blonde)... but amusingly - they seem to be getting the OPPOSITE parent's hair type to the colour they're going - DD1 has very very fine poker straight (nightmare) hair like mine but dad's hair colour, DD2 has thick slightly wavy hair like dad but seems to be getting my hair colour.

I've given up trying to figure it out and predict it - soon as they hit about 10/11 they'll end up frying it into a hideous mess with that pre-teen/early teenage hair abomination known as sun-in anyway!

MiaSparrow Thu 25-Apr-13 19:38:56

Haha! Sun-in. I remember it well...

FattyMcChubster Thu 25-Apr-13 20:16:03

Dd rubbed the back of her hair away in her Moses basket and that bit has grown back ash blonde. The rest is very long and has this almost dip dyed look to it like its faded in the sun!
Someone asked if we'd had it cut in that concave style (like posh a few years ago?) grin
People are also always asking where she got blonde hair from as me and dp are both dark (but blonde babies) and I like to say the milkman wink

fififrog Fri 26-Apr-13 09:02:02

Mia I thought for a minute I knew you but on reflection the identical sounding girl I know is 33 months smile

MiaSparrow Fri 26-Apr-13 10:36:23

Fatty! That's it. It's where her birth hair was rubbed away - so that's all new and bizarrely, platinum. That makes a bit more sense now.

Ha, Fifi, no, she's defo 26 months...

MERLYPUSS Fri 26-Apr-13 11:14:35

DT2 (mixed race) was born black haired. By year 2 he was ginger with gold highlights. He is now, aged 5, dark moussy brown. DT1 remained black

Puddlelane Fri 26-Apr-13 17:36:40

All of mine went through this phase and now they all have mousy dead straight hair!

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