Should I let my child dye their hair?

Read on for safe and easy ways your child can play with hair color at home.

Should I let my child dye their hair?

Read on for safe and easy ways your child can play with hair color at home.

Is your child asking to dye their hair? As a parent, it can feel like a bold choice and many of us worry if hair dye is even safe for teens or younger ones. If you're considering giving hair dye the green light, here are a few important things to keep in mind:

1. Make it about fun and expression - not looks.

Your child likely asked to dye their hair because they thought it would be fun to try, so follow their lead. Make it a positive experience by focusing on play and the joy of trying something new, not on improving one's looks or trying to look like someone else. Hally Color Cloud hair dye kits also come with extra goodies like stress-putty and undereye gels that emphasize the experience as opposed to the end result.

2. Steer clear of any chemical dyes.

Avoid the big ingredient NO list: ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, sulfates, parabens, resorcinol, and paraphenylenediamine (PPD) – all of which can be harmful and damaging to your child’s hair and skin, or result in an allergic reaction. Hally Color Cloud hair dye is free from these ingredients (plus gluten-free and cruelty-free as well), so you can be confident it's safe to apply.

3. Keep an eye out for gentle formulas.

Skin on a child’s scalp is sensitive and can be damaged with harsh color and ingredients. Look for solutions that contain nurturing ingredients such as aloe, chamomile, and lavender.

4. Save yourself the mess.

Temporary hair color that washes out after one use can be extremely messy to apply and leave you with permanently stained bathroom furniture and fixtures. It only lasts until the next wash, so often the mess isn’t worth the hassle. Hally's Color Cloud formula is a unique foam format that is mess-free and very easy to apply.

4. Think timeframe.

Stay away from permanent hair dyes that last until the hair is cut or re-dyed. For kids, a formula that gradually fades out provides a medium-term effect without such a commitment. Color Cloud gradually washes out after 4-6 weeks, making the perfect way to experiment with color.

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"Super easy to use! The packaging was inviting and full of surprises. I purchased two colors to dye my daughter’s hair for Halloween. I wanted something safe to use on their hair, but that would still be vibrant and fun. We all had great time feeling pampered with our extra gifts, and loved the results."

Jessica H.

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