Can girls dye their hair? Hairshaft enlightens us why it's OK!Thursday, May 12, 2016
If you are mom with a dalaga at home, I'm sure at one point she has asked you if she could have their hair colored. The most asked question on beauty and their daughters is whether to allow kids color their hair or not, or at what age can they start?
There is only one hairstylist I trust to ask this question, and that was Fred of Hairshaft. You remember Fred from my DreamHair Wish blog post right? And since then, his opinion is the only one I trust. According to Fred, at this day in a world of advanced technology, a lot of chemical-free hair dyes have gone out in the market that is 100% safe for your dalaga. Some are chemically based as well (stronger dyes), but it's not harmful to your little one.
"As long as you do not dye your hair constantly starting at a young age", he says, "you can once in a while let them have fun with color."
This is my goddaughter, Alyssa. She is as kikay as her mom and her ninang -she loves makeup and she does her own hair styling everyday before going to school. Oh, and did I mention she's only 12? She can do her hair better than me.
Her mom mentioned one day that her graduation wish was that she can have her hair dyed. I stepped up and asked Fred if he would be willing to do a feature on dying a little girl's hair so we can inform moms out there that hair dye for kids is safe.
Can you just imagine how happy she was when I told her that we were making her hair wish come true? And oh, the countless pegs... LOL
So one fine day in March, we headed out to Hairshaft Podium to have all our hair dyed. But let's focus on Alyssa's hair.
Alyssa decided to go with a Peek-a-boo style. She gets the best of both worlds by getting her craving for multi-colored hair, at the same time, without damaging her hair or her scalp! Plus, it's really subtle enough as to not shock her mom or her lola. Hahaha!
What I love about Hairshaft is that they don't care about the time. They will make sure that you get the result that you have, they won't rush their work.
Before anything else, Fred and I believe in the same philosophy about hair. Hair is one way to express oneself. I love a different hair color, cut, or style can up lift your mood, or can actually change your entire out look in life. Seriously though.
Kids should be able to do that too! I think 12 is a good age for them to start coloring their hair and only in the summer. A lot of schools do not allow colored hair so the summer is a great way for them to have fun with their hair!
But before you rush out the door to the salon with your little girl, here something you can help her transition to dyeing her hair:
Explain to her that she should work her way to an all-over color. If your girl is a YouTuber, then chances of her seeing the buzz over celebs with pastel hair are high. Remember that these international celebrities have light hair to begin with and they're older and have probably been dyeing their hair their whole lives. So start small. Tell her that having a whole head of dyed hair is not easy, specially when it's permanently damaged.
- Ask your daughter if she is sure about the style and the color that she wants. Remind her that it's permanent, and having to change the color will damage her hair. Plus, she will have to look at that hair color for the entire summer so it has so be something she really wants!
- Dyeing is costly. It can cost from 4-7k depending on the severity and the number of color she wants. So make sure that she's 110% sure of the color.
- Dyeing the hair can cause dryness in the hair. This is inevitable. Ask her if she is serious about taking care of her post-dyeing which includes a safe-deep conditioning hair mask once or twice a week and having to wash her hair constantly with sulfate-free shampoo.
- Before leaving the house for the salon, make sure that you are wearing dark colored clothing that you wouldn't mind getting some stains on. Little girls can hardly sit still so they will get dye on their clothing.
Summer is a great way for tweenage girls have fun with their hair! While some enjoy an edgier hair cut, some more adventurous girls dye their hair. It's all about self-expression!
So girls, even though dyeing now is safe, it's still best to ask mommy what she thinks is best for you!