Wednesday 26 July 2017

Mother defends decision to dye her daughter's (6) hair blue after wave of online criticism

Photo: Mary Thomaston Instagram
Photo: Mary Thomaston Instagram
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A mother has defended her decision to dye her six-year-old daughter's hair blue, purple and yellow after a wave of online criticism.

Mary Thomaston, a hairdresser from Florida, dyed her daughter Lyra's hair after she had begged for weeks to have ‘mermaid hair’.

She posted pictures of Lyra’s hair transformation on Instagram – with many people commenting that she was “far too young” to have her hair dyed.

One mother said: “Sometimes we forget they’re little and not a little doll.”

Photo: Mary Thomaston Instagram
Photo: Mary Thomaston Instagram

Thomaston said she would only do it if Lyra’s school was okay with it, and after being granted their permission, she applied a non-permanent turquoise dye to her daughter’s hair.

“Don’t worry folks, it’ll wash out. She wasn’t harmed in the process. It’s hair… It’ll grow back!” she responded on Instagram.

Speaking to The Luxury Spot website, she said: “I say why not let them have fun while they’re young.

“Who knows what type of job she may end up with, but a lot of them won’t allow unnatural colours. When you think about it that way, it’s actually the perfect time to let them experiment with colour.”

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