Non-traditional colors for hair has been the trend for a while now. From pink, green, and blue and all the colors in-between, the sky’s the limit when it comes to coloring your hair. You are no longer limited to the traditional colors, such as blond and brown. Instead, you can go as wild as you want. Upper Cut Hair Design in Harper’s Point is a Top Rated Local® beauty hair salon, offering hair cuts, hair coloring, hair highlights, and nail services. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some common questions we get about hair color for kids. Contact us today!

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD MY CHILD COLOR HIS OR HER HAIR?

The answer to this frequently-asked question that we here at Upper Cut Hair Design get is it depends. Kids nowadays want to express their individuality in many ways, hair color being one of them. And they wish to stand out from the crowd, or fit in with the trends. Hence, there is really no definite age we recommend for kids to begin coloring their hair.

ARE THE HAIR DYES SAFE FOR MY CHILD?

The answer is it depends on the age of your child. Children have much finer hair than adults, which means it is more susceptible to damage by hair coloring. When puberty hits in the pre-teen and early-teen years, the hormones can wreak havoc on your child’s hair and skin, possibly causing reactions. This is due to the harsh chemicals, such as ammonia and hydrogen peroxide, in hair dye. When coloring your child’s hair, you run the risk of the color not coming out as planned and ruining your child’s appearance altogether, which, if you’ve raised a teenager, you know this could literally be the end of the world. If your child has asthma, the fumes could exacerbate the condition as well.

WHAT ABOUT TEMPORARY HAIR COLORS?

Temporary hair colors are a much more kinder and gentler option for your child’s hair. Off-scalp applications like cap highlights are great options to protect your child’s skin. Semi-permanent dye is also recommended as it contains less harsh chemicals than other dyes. Upper Cut Hair Design in Harper’s Point recommends doing a patch test first to check for allergies. This would involve just putting a small amount of the hair dye on your child’s skin and see if there’s a reaction.

The Balayage technique is highly recommended for kids because, if done properly, no hair dye will come in contact with the scalp. This hair coloring involves mainly highlighting the ends of your hair and is meant to create a “sun-kissed” or a gradual, more natural effect. It grows out more naturally and is meant to be a soft and supple look. With this technique, your child can have all the wild color choices, which will wash out in a few weeks without completely having their hair that color.

Upper Cut Hair Design is a hair-cutting place that offers haircuts for everyone in the family, from ladies cuts to kids cuts, as well as hair coloring services. We also offer hair styling and updos for those special occasions. And while you’re in, get your nails serviced as well. Visit us today!