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Joyful Tie Dyes 01-30-2013 03:40 PM

S/O kids hair
 
Would you let your child:

Have long hair (boy)
Have short hair (girl)
Have no hair?
Have blue hair?
Have a mohawk?
Have dreads?
Have a mullet? :giggle:

bigmamakelsey 01-30-2013 03:43 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
Yep. Given the right age. I wouldn't let my 3 year old dye is hair blue because he would whine and squirm, then the next day be freaking out about it. But, you know, anything within reason.

Computermama 01-30-2013 03:46 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
Probably all of the above. Although some of them I'd heavily discourage because I loathe them. I'd probably make them wait and really think about it before letting them, but honestly it's just hair. It all grows back. One of my best friends shaved her head multiple times - it looked awesome on her. And I think my hair was every color of the rainbow over my high school career.

tallanvor 01-30-2013 03:48 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
All of those would depend on the age, I think, and the personality of the child. If said child is the type to change their mind constantly, then I probably wouldn't okay it until they were older -- possibly until they could pay for it. Hairstyle for us also depends on whether the child can take care of it, or at least sit through me taking care of it. I don't go for hair in the face, though, so if a child wants to grow it long and isn't willing to take steps to keep it out of their face, it goes.

Sarahknavy 01-30-2013 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joyful Tie Dyes
Would you let your child:

Have long hair (boy)
Have short hair (girl)
Have no hair?
Have blue hair?
Have a mohawk?
Have dreads?
Have a mullet? :giggle:

Not until he is old enough to fully groom himself and that is only because my husband says he wants to let them...

Depends on how badly she asked.

No hair ok for a boy

No on the rest

mcpforever 01-30-2013 04:15 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
As long as they understand the social implications around this area, are capable of understanding it would be a long(ish) term commitment, are funding it themselves, and it takes no more time for me to help them maintain than their present styles.

iris0110 01-30-2013 04:15 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
Yes to all of them. My only rule is that they have to keep their hair clean and reasonably well groomed. I am willing to help with the cleaning and grooming where age appropriate but if they fight me daily I will cut their hair into an easier to maintain style. I think the main reason Tharen asked to cut his hair into a mohawk when he was 2.5 was because he hated having his hair washed and brushed, the clippers and styling did not bother him in the least. I am a little iffy on dying a young child's hair simply because bleaching burns. Tharen has asked a few times and I have told him what it entails, that I would have to bleach his hair and that bleaching can hurt. That usually causes him to lose interest pretty fast. I would do it if he wanted it badly enough to sit still through the process. I'm all for allowing my kids to do whatever they want with their hair.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/100_3287.jpg
Wild Toddler Hair Tharen

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMG_0213.jpg
mohawk Tharen This has been one of my favorites for him and he wore it for a couple of years. I would let it grow until I just couldn't easily spike it then shave it down to about half an inch and let it grow again. He loved it.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMG_2164.jpg
Classic little boy cut on Tharen (this is how dh wore his hair for forever and I hated it on Tharen)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMG_3784.jpg
Just like Mommy's Oi (he wore this style for a long time and we both liked it really well)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...ps4b991fe4.jpg
And presently long hair that he intends to keep letting grow. He has been letting it grow for about a year and a half (the last picture was just after the last time I shaved his head and was taken in September).

I allow Kearnan the same freedom with his hair he just doesn't tend to exercise it. He has only cut his hair once since he was 2 and he hated it and never wants to do it again. I trim it every few months to keep it healthy but that is about it.

ETA: I have to admit there are styles I would probably discourage in my children, mullet being one of them but I let Kearnan keep his hair like James from Treasure planet for quite a while so it could happen.

iris0110 01-30-2013 04:16 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
DP

carriek38 01-30-2013 04:17 PM

Re: S/O kids hair
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joyful Tie Dyes (Post 16226370)
Would you let your child:

Have long hair (boy) Yes
Have short hair (girl) Yes
Have no hair? Yes, but probably not until age 8-10
Have blue hair? Yes, but probably not until age 13 or so
Have a mohawk? If by "let" you mean tolerate it when said child is old enough to get him/herself to the hairdresser & pay for it him/herself, then yes
Have dreads? I would tolerate it if the child did it to his/her hair, but I wouldn't help dread it
Have a mullet? :giggle: I would encourage said child to come to my place of employment & see my clientele, then decide if that's what he/she wants to look like :giggle2:


I'm a mean mom :giggle2:

kelpie169 01-30-2013 04:17 PM

Sure. I change my hair (not as drastically as I used to) so I'm pretty cool with whatever. Some things (like a mullet) I hate and would cringe everytime I saw them but I'd still let them. Personal expression!


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