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My 13 year old dd has very long eyelashes but because she is a red head they are completely transparent. I have let her wear mascara for quite a while now, because her eyes disappear without it - particularly as she wears glasses. I was thinking of offering to get her lashes dyed before school starts again - apart from anything else it'd save us 5 minutes every morning! I can't think of a reason why not - apart from it feeling a bit weird at such an early age. Can anyone else think of a reason why I shouldn't?
seeker - I'm a beauty therapist and I don't see a prob dying your daughter's lashes at such a young age. HOWEVER ... please go to a salon, as I see you have said your daughter is redhead. Dying redheaded lashes/brows is tricky as they can sometimes go green so go to a therapist rather than trying yourself as she will know how to avoid this.
I have been dying my own eyelashes with Dylash for 24 years now; I have done friends and family too. I'm not even a red-head! My cousin's daughter, who is a red-head, has been dying hers since she was about your DD's age and it looks great - she does her own.
Getting your DD's eyelashes dyed is a great idea . Probably best to start with a salon treatment, though I'm sure in due course you and she can manage it together (it's really easy if you have a steady hand).
She does want contact lenses, but she actually likes her glasses (she has several pairs!) and she can see well enough to go to parties and do sport and swim without them, so the optician told her to hold off a while on lenses. But they are certainly in her plans!
I don't want to put a negative slant on this, but try to go to a really good therapist. I was given lash dye treatment as a gift and the therapist was not so good.It really hurt my eyes,and it hurt for ages afterwards.I'll never have it done again.
I think I was just unlucky.Perhaps ask around so you know it is a good therapist.
You should always be given a patch test at least 24 hours before the treatment anyway to test for sensitivity. Yes it can be a bit sore and stingy as to get the best result we try to get nice and close to the lash line which can mean a little bit gets into the eye but it should be wiped off thoroughly with lots of cold cooling cotton wool. By saying be careful as she's redheaded, I'm not referring to the difficulty of applying the tint - it's just the colours in certain brands can cause redheads to go green. In the main, if you stick to black or blue/black it should be fine.