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At what age should dd grow her fringe out?

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Scruffey Fri 03-May-13 09:37:51

DD is 5 in reception. She has a fringe and the rest of her hair is about chin length. I find it convenient for the morning rush as she can brush it herself and no clips or hair bands are needed, it's straight and sits easily. I looked at the year 2 and year 3 girls in the playground lining up this morning and most of them have grown fringes out already. Am I making my dd "uncool" with her current haircut? She's quite into appearance already and wants to wear hair accessories to school etc. wwyd?

Chubfuddler Fri 03-May-13 09:38:58

Does it suit her? Does she like it? If the answer is yes then there's no reason to grow it out until the answer becomes no, if ever.

Scruffey Fri 03-May-13 09:39:45

I think it suits her but I don't think she likes it.

chocoluvva Fri 03-May-13 09:39:57

Not uncool at all. (My DD who's 16 has a fringe which is admired by lots of people apparently).

She can put clips and slides in her hair.

Seeline Fri 03-May-13 09:40:33

I don't think it is anything to do with age. My DD has never had a fringe because her hair doesn't grow in a way that would cope with a fringe unless most of her hair was included in it!! She has always had it longer so the rule for school is clipped and tied back (my rule not the schoolsgrin ). It is very fine and gets very tangled very quickly so this works best for us.

ClaimedByMe Fri 03-May-13 09:42:41

I grew out dd's fringe in P1 as she kept getting nits and her teacher said it was because all the girls lean in close to each other and dd's fringe would have been the only way the nits could get on her hair as I always had the back all tied up, never had nits since, although dd has now got a side fringe cut in shes p5 now.

TotesAmazeGoats Fri 03-May-13 12:58:05

My little sister (who is now 20) has had her fringe her entire life. I kid you not. It's always suited her and she has lovely thick dark hair naturally so it just works. (Think Zooey Deschanel!)
I have just had one cut it.
Can't wait for DDs hair to grow, I think little girls with fringes look adorable.

Trill Fri 03-May-13 13:10:45

When she:
a - wants to
b - is able to deal with hair in her face (e.g. able to tie it up or put it back into a ponytail if it falls out)

It's not as if only small children have fringes, so she might not want to at all.

wigglesrock Fri 03-May-13 16:28:06

My dd1 grew her fringe out at about 5 - she asked. Dd2 is now 5.5 and has no intention of growing hers out. As soon as I told her she would need to spend a bit more time with her hair she decided not to bother smile My daughters all have collar length bobs until they ask for different.

ArabellaBeaumaris Fri 03-May-13 19:58:07

Dd started growing hers out at 4 at her request. I wish she would stick to th fringe but it's her hair. I have a fringe myself. Only deal is she has to wash & brush it if its longer.

Catmint Fri 03-May-13 20:06:04

My dd who is 6 has a chin length graduated bob with fringe. I am rubbish with hair but she can have it smooth, surfer, with clips, with a tiny plait....and having shorter hair has helped us when doing the dreaded headline combing ritual.

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