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Girl's fringes or not

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Ismeyes Wed 10-Aug-11 20:40:36

DD is 5. She has lovely blonde hair, which is just below shoulder length which she is growing long after having it bobbed last year. She used to have a straight across type fringe when she was a toddler, but I let it grow out because I didn't like it. She has told me that she doesn't like her hair going in her eyes all the time, which it does because all though it is clipped back it often falls out.

I don't want to have a proper fringe cut back in because it seems so boring and frankly doesn't suit her that much, but she does have a point about it getting in her eyes. Would a side swept fringe be ok on a 5 year old? I'm not sure whether it is abit grown up. She does have a natural deep left hand side parting anyway. If she does have it, would she need to have layers cut into the hair to make it fall in with the fringe and 'fit' IYSWIM?

I'm open to all suggestions and I can't seem to find a picture to illustrate what I mean.

whyme2 Thu 11-Aug-11 07:36:43

When we grew out my dd's fringe (age 5) we use clips and hairspray, and when it was a tiny bit longer I found some of those tiny hair elastics which I tied her fringe into to keep it our of her eyes. DD could not keep any kind of hair band in at all.

Personally I wouldn't try a side fringe, stick with the growing for another 2 or 3 months and use some gel or hairspray to hold it back. Once there is a little bit of length to the hair it should get easier.

Have a similar problem with my three year old (dd3) as her hair is growing but it is too soft and babyfine to keep clips in, so reluctantly I have had a fringe cut. will probably go through the same growing out thing in a couple of years.

It was easy with dd2 as her hair has a natural cowlick and grew to the side with no help needed.

kittensliveupstairs Thu 11-Aug-11 07:38:44

I don't like fringes, nor does DD. She looks like a midwitch cukoo if she has one. She's just got a longish bob that she ties into a pony tail.
Not much help am I?

cjbartlett Thu 11-Aug-11 07:39:32

Will she wear clips or a hair band?

EdwardorEricCantDecide Thu 11-Aug-11 07:44:14

You could maybe try pleating the fringe bit to her head to hold the rest back sort of like a hairband IYSWIM

EdwardorEricCantDecide Thu 11-Aug-11 07:45:00

But I do think a side fringe and layers are too grown up for a 5yo

Bonsoir Thu 11-Aug-11 07:50:34

I think little girls look prettiest when their hair is long and follows their natural parting. You can definitely let the hairdresser cut a few layers in her hair, especially around the front - it will look sweet. But I am not sure about fringes on little girls - I would try to grow it out.

Bonsoir Thu 11-Aug-11 07:51:23

Can she not wear a hair band?

BeattieBow Thu 11-Aug-11 07:53:55

my dd just got a fringe cut into her hair (while at Granny's grr angry) and previously had a lovely one length bob. Even though I could clip her hair back before, she much prefers it with a fringe and it does stay out of her face much better. She is 6. (I think she looks quite cute too, but do prefer her without a fringe).

Ismeyes Thu 11-Aug-11 12:04:35

Ok, definately no fringe. do you think its ok to use a teeny spray of hairspray then? she doesn't like headbands, and clips fall out because she had so much hair, so it might be my technique! off to hairdressers now....

bandgeek Thu 11-Aug-11 12:16:00

I've just had a fringe cut back into 5 year old dd's hair as I had been trying to grow it out, but frankly it just looked messy as she wouldn't keep clips and things in. Her hair is about shoulder length too as we are also growing out a bob!

I wasn't too keen on the fringe but it looks sooooo much neater than before, and the hairdresser has feathered it so it looks soft and not too blunt.

Once her hair is longer I will try and grow it out again.

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