Social Media Reacts to Mum Dying her Two Year Old’s Hair
News.com.au has reported that a mum in the US is copping grief BIG time for dying her two year old daughter’s hair pink. Charity LeBlanc took to Instagram with a video showing how her daughter Felicity’s hair had transformed from blonde to pink.
Charity is not happy with the criticism she has received:
“I just thought it was a cute moment my daughter and I had with each other,” Ms LeBlanc told news.com.au
“And I wanted to share it with my family and followers.”
Social media responded suggesting that any hair die to a toddler is dangerous.
“I knew there would be some controversy,” Ms LeBlanc said.
“The main reason people seemed to think it was wrong was because it was harmful or dangerous for her.
“I did a decent amount of research before I decided to go ahead and do it and it’s completely safe.
“So I think most of those people would change their opinion if they knew the facts.”
Charity also stated that her daughter had been begging her for pink hair. Earlier this year she had dyed her daughter’s hair blue to match her own.
“It’s a topical dye and doesn’t even absorb into the hair cuticle,” Ms LeBlanc explained.
“That’s why it washes out so quickly. The ingredients are not harmful either.
“There is probably more dangerous ingredients in lotions, makeup, and food that people use everyday and don’t even think twice about it.”
“It’s by Manic Panic and it’s a condition based vegan hair dye product that only last a couple days,” she said.
Social media has been divided despite Charity’s claims that the hair colour is safe.
“Children absorb every potentially dangerous chemical and it just accumulates in their body. Please hold off a little longer before you do this to her again,” one user said.
“I’m trying to be very polite but this disturbs me.”
“This is so irresponsible of you,” one parent wrote.
“Of course she’s going to want it. She’s a kid! She doesn’t know what she wants! And you, the parent should know better! She’s going to be bald by the age of 20.
“Adorable! But no I wouldn’t do it to my daughter,” another added.
Personally I think this is a bit over the top for a two year old. Their hair is very fragile at that age and is easily damaged. It’s one thing giving in to some nail polish or lipstick but dying their hair? Can we puh-lease save some things for when they’re older?!