My oldest daughter asked to have her hair dyed red for her 13th birthday present. I told her I had to think about and talk to her father but I honestly couldn’t come up with a reason to say no.
I think as long as the dye isn’t permanent and is tastefully done and actually suits her skin tone then I can’t think of how this could be detrimental to her.
I did tell her I would like to have our hair stylist do it because I trust her to pick the right tone and to use a demi-permanent, which will last longer than a wash-in but won’t leave her with roots. Also I told Rose I thought she should do it before we move so her hair will be back to normal to make a first impression on people in the new town. People already know her here and I don’t think she would be judged negatively for dying her hair.
I remember dying my hair in high school and college. I used to always try to go red and finally figured out it didn’t really suit my skin tone. Red is tough to pull off, and I guess every woman has to experiment and learn what suits her skin tone best.
So other than wanting it tastefully done and not to be done right before we move into a new town, I couldn’t think a reason not to do it.
What is your policy on hair dye? Is there a certain age you allow it? Do you think it’s just completely socially acceptable now? Is there a reason I am missing to say no?