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Lil Tip: Pick Your Battles

Sometimes you have to meet your kid in the middle. My daughter is pretty easygoing so when she asked for pink hair, I knew I'd be able to talk her into something a little less appearance altering. At four and a half, dye was out of the equation even if she pressed, but I was willing to cave on a wig. Then, an attachable pink hair piece caught her eye while we were passing Claire's at the mall. For $6, it brought a shock to her locks, me a peace of mind, and everyone was happy.

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babysugar babysugar 7 years
I hope you have some pictures of that! Too bad they don't cover gray hair...
mmb974 mmb974 7 years
About 18mths ago my now 5 1/2 yr old was obsessed with getting pink in her hair. We eventually caved and the stylist dyed a little bit at the front. The only problem was, she didn't listen and went purple. Lucky that is my daughter's other favourite colour. It stayed in for about 6 mths and now she is over it.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
My sons use a colored spiking gel often. They just aren't allowed to wear it to school per the school dress code. But for parties and during the summer, it's pretty much a given.
vickibug vickibug 7 years
I found the purple hair spray from Halloween the other day and sprayed my daughter's hair. She loved it! Why not do something fun and a little wacky once in a while?? I was the coolest mom on the planet in her eyes that day! :-)
backfat backfat 7 years
Good thinking! My 7 year old would LOVE this.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Greggie your hair may almost be long enough now to attach them and look festive :-)
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I want it for me too, macgirl. I actually almost bought a couple for myself but only found them like a week before St Baldrick's.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
yes, i pick my battles with my strong willed 7 year old. as in, she is allowed to float on her back and spit water (pretending to be a whale) occasionally during swim team practice as long as she has no behavior issues in school. she is also allowed to wear extra fancy accessories to the grown-up mass (read 14 hair ribbons/bows/barrettes) and bring a doll, because she has to sit for an hour (or more) and be very quite.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Is it wrong that I want the pink in my hair? I have all boys so I doubt I will get to have this fun.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
wow Lil its like your in my life! My daghter (at 4) asked the same thing. I bought the little hair spray color once and it was HORRIBLE! Thank god I only sprayed a small peice and not the whole head of hair like she wanted! Then I went to Clairs for something and "TADA!!!" saw my savior! ;)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
wow Lil its like your in my life! My daghter (at 4) asked the same thing. I bought the little hair spray color once and it was HORRIBLE! Thank god I only sprayed a small peice and not the whole head of hair like she wanted!Then I went to Clairs for something and "TADA!!!" saw my savior! ;)
jessie jessie 7 years
i went and got my hair done around the first of dec. and when my hair was drying my stylist ask bella if she wanted pink hair. at first i thougt..OMG..all of her hair. then i saw it was just pieces. i thought..what harm is it gonna do? bella ended up choosing purple. so my stylist used her flat iron and put them in her hair. she had them for about 3 weeks. i ought put a pic in my album. it was cute. it came out nice and simple when she was tired of it.
psterling psterling 7 years
haha, I wanted to dye my hair purple but my mother threatened to shave my head if I did. Looking back, I think I would've gotten over the purple hair long before it grew out so I guess she did me a favor!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
good call, Lil! I was hell bent on dying my hair pink in 9th grade. I did... and while my parents weren't thrilled, I didn't drink, didn't do drugs, had good grades, and played sports... I think they realized pink hair wasn't the end of the world.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
good call, Lil!I was hell bent on dying my hair pink in 9th grade. I did... and while my parents weren't thrilled, I didn't drink, didn't do drugs, had good grades, and played sports... I think they realized pink hair wasn't the end of the world.
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