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Would you ever se straighteners on a 7yo?

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RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 14:58:00

Cos my DTDs complain about their curls & waves.

I kind friend (of mine angry) told them that they should "get mummy to straighten it"

I was horrified at teh suggestion of using straighteners on a 7yo personally.

maybe I am over-reaction though?

MamaG Fri 12-Sep-08 14:59:29

I have used them, occasionally, on DD blush

For a party/wedding where I want her hair to look lovely and shiny grin [vain]

DrNortherner Fri 12-Sep-08 15:00:44

My SIL uses them on her 6 yr old dd for sopecial ocassions.

I remember havimg my hair crimped as a kid for special ocassions - same kind of think I guess.

Ellbell Fri 12-Sep-08 15:01:11

I have done on my dd1's hair. But only very occasionally (about three or four times in the last 18 months) for parties and suchlike. She knows it's not good for her hair, but once in a blue moon isn't going to kill her. (I have been known to give her Fruit Shoots too, though, so I may just be a bad role model!)

RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 15:01:15

I just worry that teh occassional wedding would become every birthday party would become every weeek.

odearyme Fri 12-Sep-08 15:01:38

My Ds is 8 and I sometimes do his hair as it is quite long. He loves a good pampering, I don't think its weird at all, as long as its not every day, just as a treat.

murphyslaw Fri 12-Sep-08 15:02:04

Would agree with MamaG - have used straightners/curlers on daughters hair for special events and she loves it. grin

Ellbell Fri 12-Sep-08 15:02:15

Oh... I see it's OK... if MamaG and Northerner do it too.... grin

filthymindedvixen Fri 12-Sep-08 15:02:26

My mum used to spend hours plaiting my hair into teeny plaits to get crimp effect <<deprived [grin>>

For an ocasional thing, yes but imo not a good idea for very day. Will surely knack their hair??

MamaG Fri 12-Sep-08 15:09:42

Thing is, my DD's hair is naturally more or less straight and she doesn't really care wehther I straighten it or not -

In OP's case, I would hesitate to use tehm TBH as it might turn into an everyday thing which I wouldn't approve of

MamaG Fri 12-Sep-08 15:10:42

oh God did anybody have rags in their hair as a child?

Put in WET HAIR and sent to bed

I can still remember laying down feeling like I was on a bed of pebbles! No wonder I sneaked the scissors upstairs and cut my own fringe grin

aly16 Fri 12-Sep-08 15:14:04

I would only ever use them for special occasions but not regularly!

southeastastra Fri 12-Sep-08 15:15:11

my mum used to put carmen rollers in my hair for parties

OrmIrian Fri 12-Sep-08 15:18:05

I think curls and waves are lovely.

<old-git emoticon>

Mind you I have v straight hair and my mum sometimes curled my hair under with tongs. But only a few times. When I was a bridesmaid for my cousin at 12.

mabanana Fri 12-Sep-08 15:19:31

I used them on my dd when she was three, but only because she begged to try them to copy me. Her hair is poker straight anyway and she never asked again. I suppose if they liked the effect they might be begging every morning which would be awful pain. Agree curls and waves and beautiful.

misdee Fri 12-Sep-08 15:21:20

have done for dd1+2 (8 anhd 6) for parties if they asked.

cheekysealion Fri 12-Sep-08 15:27:35

i have

but for parties like the others have said and always use a heat protection spray and tend to only do the ends where the curls are

MascaraOHara Fri 12-Sep-08 15:28:13

I have used them a handful of times on my 6yo for special occassions when her bob wanted to flick out one side lol

claireybee Fri 12-Sep-08 15:35:20

My friend uses them EVERY DAY on her 2 year old. I was shock shock shock when I found that out. I think sometimes is ok but I'd make as much as a palava out of it as possible so that dd prefered me to just leave her alone [mean emoticon]

jingleyjen Fri 12-Sep-08 15:36:19

lady at school gates uses them most days on her 4 year old.

RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 15:53:41

They want them doing for 2 reasons.

1. The curls get tangly easily and they think that "straight" hair will be easy to brush
2. Their hair ins't actually even. It can be in very tight ringlets at teh sides but only just wavey at the back.

As a compromise to saying I wouldn't straighten i have offered to rag it tonight for a party...even before your suggestion MamaG

RandomIdiot Fri 12-Sep-08 15:55:14

But this will be the first time that I will haev "ragged them" <that sounds crude hmm>

At least if it goes horribly wrong I shall be able to get teh straighteners out tomorrow to repair - with teh MN seal of approval grin

colette Fri 12-Sep-08 15:58:30

hairdresser told me to use spray leave in conditioner , mousse and comb with a wide toothed comb. DD's hair looks so much bettermore even curls,iykwim.
Straightening is o.k once in a while but I think they all end up looking the same.

ElenorRigby Fri 12-Sep-08 18:08:18

There is no way I would use them on DD1 or DSD5.
When they old enough to use them safely say when they are 12-13 and save up to buy them then they can.

CoolYourJets Fri 12-Sep-08 18:13:29

Random Idiot How do you do their hair normally?

I will confess to using frizz ease on my 2 year old with curly hair as it makes it v easy to comb.

For max curls though boots curl cream on soaking wet hair comb it through and tousle it up - mass of ringlets!

If I put nothing on it I can't get a brush or comb through it.

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