I straighten DDs, 7. hair occasionally as a nit preventative. Helps kill off those last few eggs that may have survived anything else we have thrown at them.
For cosmetic reasons I couldn't be bothered. And neither could she.
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18-01-2012 14:48 #11Senior Member
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18-01-2012 15:01 #12
Upper primary, for a special event, maybe. Apart from that no. For younger children, no. It's the same with make up.
18-01-2012 15:03 #13
I straighten the front of DD's hair. Not daily, maybe once a week? She is a very hot sleeper and sweats around her hairline and gets this unmanageable frizz that won't tie back and sticks up. I can only wash her hair on weekends so sometimes the straightener has to do.
I'm well aware that it's probably my issue projected onto her. I never felt attractive until I learnt to straighten my hair with the blowdryer, and the invention of decent hair straighteners revolutionised my life.
But whatever, I'll continue to do it, I don't think it's that bad
18-01-2012 15:03 #14Senior Member
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I have straightened my kids hair , they have curls so it does look nice when its straight. I dont have a problem with it.
18-01-2012 15:13 #15
I reckon it's OK.
I don't think it's a good idea to make a habit of it (just because I know what it's like to not be able to leave the house without washing, blow-drying and straightening my hair and applying a full face of makeup - it's hard work, but the anxiety I have if I haven't done it isn't worth the extra time I would have in my day).
Every once in a while I think it's fine.
I think it's natural for little girls to want to mimic whatever Mum does.
18-01-2012 15:26 #16
I have thick, frizzy, unmanageable hair that forms natural dreadlocks during the day and have childhood memories of a bleeding scalp, being terrified of having my hair brushed and frustration that I couldn't just brush and go.
DH has mentioned if our DD has the same hair as DS and I that he will straighten it whenever she washes it (probably weekly like I do). I do a treatment every time I wash it and would do the same for her.
If it makes it manageable then it's worth it to me.
18-01-2012 15:28 #17
For special occasions i don't see a problem with it, as a hairdresser i know better though...
If we have a DD and she has hair like mine when she gets to high school i will let her make the decision, i used to always Crimp or Rag my hair when i was little to get curls in my fine straight hair... I was allowed a spiral perm when i turned 12 and my hair never went back straight now it is a curly mop that i have chemically straightened once every 6 months. right now there are about 4 inches of curls and then 4 inches of straight hair
On another note a friend of mine had left over bleach from her hair so put some foils in her 4yo's hair i turned up in time to see her daughter flinching in pain. i don't mind the clip in colour bits for a bit of fun but there is no way i would colour a 4yo's hair!
18-01-2012 15:29 #18Senior Member
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its no different to any other type of hair do/up
not like its permanent
chemical straightening now that's a different story - not that its works either
18-01-2012 15:40 #19
I love my chemical straightening... Only have to have the roots done.
As to the op, daily? Not so young, grade 6 I would allow daily. Otherwise I'm being a hypocrite.
18-01-2012 15:48 #20
I love mine too!! it's a god send i don't mind my curly hair when it is longer and once i have bub i will probably let it grow out a bit more and then cut it shorter.
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