Should I call her bluff?

  1. Hi all,

    Ok, here is the situation, as many of you know I have a 14 year old daughter that just lives to push my buttons. Today at lunch she informs me that she wants to get her hair dyed green or blue, I just smiled and said "sure honey, how about a nice holiday color" Now, knowing her she will remind me that I told her it is ok, so my questions is does anyone know of a non permanent color, does anyone else have a teen daughter that comes up with these ideas? Usually when I agree with her she loses interest and I am hoping this is the situation.
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  3. by   Robin61970
    You could check into the Henna type colors at Sally's Beauty supply......The ones I get sometimes tend to bring out natural highlights and all, but they have blues and such......they last 3-6 weeks depedning on time you leave them on......
  4. by   Robin61970
    Here are some webpages with dyes to buy, plus tells how to do it and about how long it these alone so you know how to make it last the least amount of time,LOL
  5. by   sunnygirl272

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  6. by   maureeno
    one of my sons dyed his hair green for awhile, the other went around with the 'homeless' look at the same age. these little ways of acting out were harmless and short lived. I put my emphasis on the biggies: no drugs, no etoh. they are both in college now and still following those rules.
    I think that you have to choose your battles. My mom was always willing to give on some things to let me express myself, no matter how freaky or silly I looked, if it kept me from doing more drastic things.

    Besides, don't you want some good blackmail material for future hubby material!

  8. by   Zee_RN
    I figure hair stuff is temporary. Tattooing on the other hand....!

    Heck, if she bugs you about it, I'd say let her go. Just try to moderate it some. And there is a bunch of temporary stuff out there (reference above posters!).
  9. by   Vsummer1
    If she is going to be in school, make sure they allow it!
  10. by   kimmicoobug
    I still remember my teen years...vaguely. It was a big deal to my mom if I wore purple nail polish. But, if she said she didn't like it and told me not to, I would wear it more often. You could say I like to push her buttons too as a teen. Now, we get along great. I say let her do it. Most likely, once it is green, the novelty will wear off really quick and she will opt for a more normal color.
  11. by   BBFRN
    As an ex-punk (hey, it was the 80's!) I recommend Punky Colors, but if she has darker hair, she will need to bleach it first- and that can make the color last longer. I also recommend not freaking out when you see your daughter with purple hair. I probably would have stopped long before I did if it hadn't shocked my mother so much. Off-color hair is more accepted now than in the 80's, anyway. Just know that she won't suddenly turn into a vagrant and start beating up small children in the graveyard once she dyes her hair and you'll be all right. My mother loves looking at my old pics- she gets a chuckle out of them now. Not that I'm saying that dying her hair will make her more amusing to you later on, just know that she's trying out her independence and choose your battles.
  12. by   BadBird
    Thanks everyone, I think I will take her shopping at a beauty outlet and let her try something not too permanent. EEKS !!!!
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    originally posted by lgflamini@msn.c
    as an ex-punk (hey, it was the 80's!) i recommend punky colors, but if she has darker hair, she will need to bleach it first- and that can make the color last longer. i also recommend not freaking out when you see your daughter with purple hair. i probably would have stopped long before i did if it hadn't shocked my mother so much.
    originally posted by badbird
    thanks everyone, i think i will take her shopping at a beauty outlet and let her try something not too permanent. eeks !!!!
    peek-churs!!! i want peek-churs!!!!
  14. by   CashewLPN
    hmm.... for haircolor...hmm... just remember that the semi's are just that-- semi perminant.... Greens and blues tend to fade to a nasty color.... purples and reds are nicest-- they fade relatively quickly, but not to anything too disgusting.

    avoid black..... her hair will NEVER be the same

    oh... and bleach.... not too often!!! (hair does fall out when fried!!! believe me! I know!)

    I like manic panic and punky color in the little tubs-- less mess, and less strong... plus, they contain no bleach-- that you have to add yourself... but... only work on light hair...

    good luck!