Hair

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Yesterday we dyed the pink streak in Maya’s hair back to her original dark blonde.  I had my reservations that it would work, but it turned out beautifully and matched her true hair color so well that we were both amazed.

Phase two was to then dye the tips of her hair green.  Bright, bright green.   First we trimmed the hair and then bleached the ends, then dunked it in green dye for almost two hours.  The results were spectacular:

What is funny is that after people comment on how cool Maya’s hair looks, they almost all say something like, “And your Mom let you do that?”   Sometimes while I’m standing right next to her.

I think I’ve said this before, but it’s just hair. And it’s cool.   It’s a great form of self-expression and experimentation that is not permanent, so if you don’t like it, you aren’t stuck with it.

Parents need to lighten up.

About Amy

Amy Milstein was born and raised on a farm in Indiana, but after 20+ years considers herself a full-fledged New Yorker. She is married with two kids, who do not go to school but are instead life learners. This means they learn by living in the world (real life ) instead of hearing about it and simulating it in a classroom. With her family, Amy loves to travel, read, watch movies, write, sew, knit - the list is endless.
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One Response to Hair

  1. Buffi Neal says:

    I love the dip-dye job! My daughter has been experimenting with chalk-dye, but because her hair is so dark – it does not come out good. We will have to bleach the ends first. I just want to know how you got her to sit for 2 hours!!
    -Buffi
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