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i wont let my daughters get their ears pierced but i did just dye my 4 year olds hair

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dyingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:36:59

am not a troll.

but am worried about other peoples reactions.

she is 4.

used a shader/toner thing that last 3 washes, so will be gone almost by nursery on monday.


if you know who i am then [shush]

lulumama Sat 30-Jun-07 14:38:46

but why on earth would you do that????????

LyraB Sat 30-Jun-07 14:39:52

It can't be that bad if it washes out in 3 washes.

dyingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:39:53

she asked! she has been asking for ages. well over a year. have said no. she didnt like having it rinsed, so has said she wont do it again.

all done till teenage years i hope.

dyingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:40:25

its just slightly reddish brown. she has mid brown hair.

ViciousSquirrelSpotter Sat 30-Jun-07 14:41:00

lulumama Sat 30-Jun-07 14:41:18

how does she know about hair dyeing at 4?

dyingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:41:51

because i do mine all the time.

SaintGeorge Sat 30-Jun-07 14:41:53

Couldn't give a stuff about if you are a troll or not (or even the topic of this thread) but please change your name.

dyeing to talk about colour. Your current name is not nice.

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 30-Jun-07 14:42:03

tut tut

I wouldn't do it (worried about the product on young children's skin/eues), but I always said I wouldn't paint the toenails of a young girl and now it doesn't seem such a bad idea

Ahead of your times, perhaps?

dyingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:42:22

oops typo

MrsFish Sat 30-Jun-07 14:42:43

Blimey - not quite sure what to say

StarryStarryNight Sat 30-Jun-07 14:42:49

My five year old boy has been nagging me to get a tatoo, he wants to be like a real pirate. I am telling him tatoos are not for children.

Why will a 4 year old want to have a different hair colour?

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Sat 30-Jun-07 14:44:01

DS (4) has been asking for a espresso for ages, should I give him one?

lulumama Sat 30-Jun-07 14:44:10

very true SG

re the rinsing..surely you rinse her hair when you wash it ...


anyhoo.....wondering what you expected people to say really...

IndigoMoon Sat 30-Jun-07 14:45:12

Personally i would no dye my daughters hair. i like the fact that it is so natural at the moment, not runied by chemicals and styling etc. she has the teenage years to do that.

my friends did use a coloured gell on their sons hair but i would never use a wash out one.

Saturn74 Sat 30-Jun-07 14:45:51

Isabel - only when he's been nagging for well over a year!

Agree that the namechange is unpleasant.

StarryStarryNight Sat 30-Jun-07 14:46:07

And not to mention wine. My five year old has wanted wine each time I pour a glass (not that ofte to be honest) I give him blackcurrant juice, but should I give him wine just because he asks?

He also wants to ride my husbands motorbike, should I let him?

dyeingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:46:10

sorry have corrected my name change,

WigWamBam Sat 30-Jun-07 14:47:05

You did it because she asked?

There are some things that they ask to which the answer is, and has to be, "no".

For me, this is one of those things.

Why did you tell us? What do you want us to say?

Blandmum Sat 30-Jun-07 14:47:15

I don't really want my kids to care what they look like. I want them to run round, playing games and getting messy.

Time enough to think about what you look like as a teenager.

meandmyflyingmachine Sat 30-Jun-07 14:47:59

Because they see you do it. My dd is desperate for lipstick and I sometimes put a little dab of lipgloss on her. I have wrestled a mascara wand out of her hand more than once. She is 3. I wouldn't dye her hair. But she would certainly ask if she saw me do it.

dyeingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:48:01

i dont know really. i know there are some parents out there who do do this. just wondered if anyone on here does really.

Aloha Sat 30-Jun-07 14:48:58

You are mad to post if you are genuine! You know this will bring out the pitchforks!
It doesn't seem a big deal to me.

dyeingchildshair Sat 30-Jun-07 14:49:39

i dont want her to grow up. she is a child, she just wanted her hair done. it going to wash out quickly. its not like a tattoo that is permanent. its not a permanemt dye, its like a shampoo that has a hint of colour in it.

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