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Old 12-08-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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I was thinking about dying the underneath of my hair blonde, so its that half and half. Blackish brown on top and blonde on the bottom.
My niece did just the opposite. She was a natural blonde, but bleached the top hair and dyed the underneath hair black. That was a few years ago, but it looked really good on her.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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I'd encourage her to use a temporary dye at first to see if she really likes it. I have to say, while I'm big on self expression for kids (within appropriate boundaries), I hate the idea of girls messing with their natural young beauty. But experimenting with looks is part of the teen experience, I suppose. My oldest is 11. I guess I'd better brace myself for what's coming!

I overused Sun-In when I was 15. It wasn't pretty.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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I'd have not issue with a daughter experimenting with hair color. The only thing I would caution on - black hair dye is a whole different animal. You can't just dye over it. It has to be lifted out.

I've been dying my hair jet black for about 6 years now. I love it. But it is high maintenance for sure.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: maryland
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When I was two my father put a bowl over my head and snipped off everything that showed. I'm pretty sure it's the closest my parents ever came to divorce.

(This ties into the "leaving a child behind while you take a trip" thread.)
What in god's name was he thinking?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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Introducing! The New Jan Brady:

Probably just a phase.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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well---I say don't let her do it. I think 14 is too young to start putting chemicals on her hair. Especially if she is going for the "Goth" look. I would encourage you to talk to her about why she wants it black. If she just wants a change, suggest she wait till her hair grows out and try a different hairdo or encourage her to try something temporary. I really don't like the look of dyed flat black hair on anybody. It is so fake looking.

Now my daughters are all asian and I love their natural brown/black hair. one is 27 and she has promised me she would never get a permanent or dye her hair. the others are 8 and they know how I feel about it.

I remember dying my hair when I was 16 with my best friend and my 80 year old grandfather in the bathroom. He was having a blast! My father was out of the country and I knew I could get away with it while he was gone but my mother made me promise to go back to natural before he came home.

I went to beauty parlor to have it done "right" the day before he came home and the result was a nightmare. They burned my scalp, turned my hair green and when I woke up the next day there was blood on my pillow and scabs all over my head.

Yes that was 48 years ago (dinasours roamed the earth) but it is a very vivid memory.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: California
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Google "PPD Allergy" and then decide. The earlier you start exposure the more likely you will eventually have a bad reaction. Darker colors are the wrost. Now that I'm 100% gray I need to color my hair I have a hard time with it, even ending up on antibiotics once, and with I hadn't messed with my hair when I was younger "just for fun". That said, my own daughter has been dying her hair since she was 15, she doesn't worry about anything dispite what happened to me. Make sure she only uses then temporary type that washes out in 8-10 shampoos and always, ALWAYS, do the allergy test 24 hours beforehand.

The goth look is very YESTERDAY and doesn't look good on anyone btw. Maybe she could dye it pink instead since she already looks like a boy? Or maybe this is all her way of breaking some news to you?
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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I went to beauty parlor to have it done "right" the day before he came home and the result was a nightmare. They burned my scalp, turned my hair green and when I woke up the next day there was blood on my pillow and scabs all over my head.
What a nightmare!
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I started going grey very young and have probably been dying my hair for at least 25 solid years with no adverse affects.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: California
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I started going grey very young and have probably been dying my hair for at least 25 solid years with no adverse affects.
"Yet". I was over 50 when my head blew up like a balloon one day after my routine touch up.
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