As kids get older, they get more and more interested in dyeing their hair. Of course, as parents, we usually want to avoid permanent dyes in our kids hair for as long as possible. However, we don’t want to stifle their creative individuality. Wanting to color their hair is a natural part of growing up and seeing other kids with dyed hair only fuels that want. Guess what, there are some pretty awesome ways to color your kids’ hair without permanent dye.
Color Your Kids’ Hair Without Permanent Dye
For months my 11 year old daughter had been begging to dye her hair and I didn’t know if I was ready to let her go permanent because of the damage permanent dye could do to her young hair. However, after finding her in the bathroom with tissue paper and alcohol after watching a tutorial on Youtube I decided it was time to research coloring her hair without permanent dye more seriously.
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Natural Ways to Dye Your Kid’s Hair
Seriously. If your son or daughter wants that burgundy tone, use beet juice or beetroot powder. It is a completely natural way to get those tones, without damaging your kids’ hair.
Natural Food Coloring. Diluting food coloring into some water and vinegar can be a fun way to add colors to your kids’ hair. Pretty much like dyeing Easter Eggs! You could also use food coloring gel and add some amazing streaks.
Kool-Aid Colors! Using Kool-aid to aid bright, fun colors to your hair, is a tried and true method that kids have been doing for years! It may be a little sticky, but the colors are definitely cool. Here’s a great tutorial on how to do this!
Try Chalk. They make hair chalk that you can buy, but in all honesty, you can also use sidewalk chalk! You can either just color it onto your hair for some highlights, or crush it into a spray bottle of water and spray the hair for a fun look!
Other Great ways to color your kids’ hair
Colored Hair Sprays! There are a lot of colored hair sprays out there now-a-days that was out with one wash! These are great for crazy hair days and Halloween, or to let your kid see how that color would look.
Colored Hair Gel. They even have colored hair gel options that you can use to style your hair and wash it out the same night. These tend to be a little softer than the colored hair sprays and a little less crunchy.
There are a lot of options to color your kids’ hair without permanent dye, as you can see. You can also take them to the salon, where they can add things like color butter, which is a conditioning treatment that lasts a few washes, or even hair coloring powder! These are fun and awesome ways to let your kids experiment without permanent damage.
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