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Old 03-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Use of temporary hair dye on toddler?

I would like some opinions please.
My LO is supposed to get dressed up to show his St. Patricks Day spirit next week at daycare. I was thinking of using some of that temporary spray dye on his hair to turn it green, the kind that washes out with shampoo. Do you think it is ok to do or is it a bad idea?

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Old 03-12-2009, 07:50 AM   #2
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LOL I think it would be cute! As long as it doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it! Use could also use food coloring!
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #3
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If he doesn't mind I think it would be cute. But I know my dd would flip out if I even suggested something like that. She doesn't like her hair messed with.
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We used it on my son for his second Halloween...he was about 20 months old and we sprayed his very blonde hair black so he could be Harry Potter He didn't mind, we did it outside because even the "low-odor" kind we bought kinda stunk. Suprisingly, it even washed out of his hair pretty easily. I say if kiddo will let you do it, why not? It would be cute
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Re: Use of temporary hair dye on toddler?

Maybe find some of that comb in color? I know I've seen it around halloween, not sure if its still around. Or food coloring. Tho warning about food coloring, is that you have to let it dry before rinsing otherwise the color will rinse out, and when it does get wet it MAY color clothes, and it takes about 4 shampoos to get it out. (I've gone green for St P's day before, and my dd goes pink and blue for easter EVERY year)
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I'd go with the gel colorant over the spray.

You could use koolaid or food coloring. Koolaid is more acidic and more likely to dye it permantently. (Think about dying wool and all of the things that are done to help the color set. Then avoid those!)
If your DS has DARK hair, I think you can make a paste with COLD water and green koolaid/food dye and just comb it in and leave it to dry. (Cornstarch or flour could help thicken the mixture, but it will also lighten it.) Do NOT use a hot hair dryer as this can set the color! If it doesn't all wash out, I understand toothpaste helps.
If he has light hair, I think you might have to wash it out so that it doesn't set and your DS end up with green hair for the next 3 months!

Whatever you decide, be sure to post pictures.
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Sounds like fun to me!
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I wouldn't do it. It seems like a messy hassle and chances are any child I birth will be allergic to everything like that. I have trouble with chapstick.

I'm sure he'll look cute!
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Make sure you read what is used in it. Some are fine others may not. It would be fun though as long as it's safe for his little head

also some temporary hair color actually takes awhile to wash out
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Re: Use of temporary hair dye on toddler?

My teens are constantly putting that hair color spray in the little one's hair. When they were younger I let them permanently die their hair colors... We have never had a problem with the wash out stuff, even on the thin baby hair. It sounds cute!
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