Kingston Rossdale Rocks Blue Hair

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It is something that is blowing up mommy and celebrity blogs across the internet: Kingston Rossdale, the 6 year old son of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, sporting long, blue locks at the airport.

It wasn’t the first time the 6 year old had dyed his hair blue, last July he was photographed with a bright blue mohawk. Kingston isn’t alone in his brightly hued tresses. Earlier this year Zahara Jolie-Pitt was spotted with bright blue braids in her hair and Coco Arquette has also sported blue and purple highlights in her hair.

After the pictures of Kingston hit the world-wide web, internet commenters came to blows. Some said that it was despicable for a 6 year old to sport bright blue hair while others defended the choice. I have some mixed opinions about it.

While I don’t foresee myself ever allowing my six year old to dye their hair for any reason, I don’t necessarily think that parents who do allow their children to dye their hair are bad parents. As my children get older, I can’t see why I would prevent them from making that choice to dye their hair, though I would likely draw the line when it came to school.

Would you allow your six year old to dye his or her hair odd colors?

What do you think?

Kingston Rossdale Rocks Blue Hair

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Mommy2Be Mommy2Be says:

    Its all about expression and creativity . If my child wanted to dye his hair at 6 i wouldn’t oppose but i also wouldn’t allow it to be permanent. Maybe a temporary color dye or the washout hairspray colors. But no there is nothing wrong with the hair dye situation . Besides why should others care about what mothers do to their children . Everyone has a difference of opinion and i believe we should let each do as they please with their families without judging …

  2. Profile photo of Brittney Brittney says:

    If my son comes to me when he is six and wants to dye his hair blue, I’ll probably say yeah- to temporary wash out color. I’d first ask him why he wanted to and that he is perfect the way he is-because of my own self esteem issues, but I don’t see anything wrong with it.

  3. Profile photo of JenniDunfee JenniDunfee says:

    For people who worry about the chemicals, the rainbow color dyes are vegetable based and are kinda like putting conditioner on your hair. I’ve used Manic Panic dye for about 15 years and it’s totally vegan; you can leave it on for hours because it only deposits color, there’s no chemicals in it that lift out your natural color (think of dyeing easter eggs). Now to get that color to show up on my naturally dark brown hair I have to bleach and I would not bleach my kids hair. Maybe if the hair was long enough to dip dye, so the bleach wouldn’t need to touch the scalp?

  4. Profile photo of ErinF ErinF says:

    I think it’s cute. I think it’s fine to give a young child that kind of freedom in the right time and place. I have friends who allow their children to dye or style their hair in fun ways during the summer, when they won’t catch trouble for it at school–sort of a fun summer treat.

  5. I will allow my child to dye his hair when he is responsible enough to make the decision. I’m all about self expression, a 21 year old mom with 14 tattoos, 8 or so piercings, and hair that has been just about EVERY color. I believe that our bodies are canvases on which we create the person we choose others to allow us to see us as. I’m pierced and tattoo’d and I catch a lot of grief about that, but I am also a thriving paralegal student, who volunteers in my spare time. Its my way of showing people that you can’t judge a book by its cover. I believe that everyone has a right to self expression, and for someone to confiscate the ability to do so is unfair.

  6. Profile photo of Christine Christine says:

    Nope.. Irritating chemicals on a sensitive scalp? I don’t think so.

  7. Profile photo of Amie Amie says:

    My daughters are 5 and 3 and They have had pink, blue, pruple and green hair. I have dyed my hair goofy colors since I was 17. We usually do it together and it doesn’t last that long so why not. Besides if I tell them no I am then a hypocrite and I don’t want to set that example for my girls.

  8. Profile photo of MomAgain MomAgain says:

    There are so many things we have to say no to our kids about. Granted, I don’t think I would let my 6 year old dye hair, but I had an 8 year old with a mohawk and a 13 year old with blue hair. Of all the ways kids can act out to show their individuality and independence the cut and color of their hair is just that; theirs. Something my dad told me when my oldest was very small was a way to evaluate when to say no – is it dangerous, illegal or immoral and is the request possibly going to hurt themselves or others; if not you just might want to say yes. We may not always approve of the choices our children make and sometimes we know outright they are a bad choice, but our children need to learn to trust themselves and learn how to make choices. Besides, what are the reasons you would say no to your child coloring their hair? most schools even allow it now as other areas of personal expression – like clothing – have been regulated.

  9. Profile photo of HMomOf4 HMomOf4 says:

    I have dyed my hair all different colors from 16 years old on, but when my daughter asked me if she could dye her hair to match mine (she is 6 btw) I never hesitated to tell he no, and that she was too beautiful to change anything. Children are very impressionable and though I have tattoos and have had dyed my hair multiple times a year, I still turned out to be a very productive and caring person in society. Part of it was the fact that my parents explained to difference in your personal likes and tastes and the value of respecting your parents and elders. In other words, you can’t always get what you want. If you give into what your kids want that easily that early on, it seems that those kids tend to turn out more spoiled and less likely to respect authority when they had been getting everything they want so early on. Say no to your kids on ridiculous things! (unless it’s spray on color for Halloween, lol)

  10. Profile photo of Mom2two12 Mom2two12 says:

    I personally wouldn’t allow my son to die his hair at such a young age but I don’t look down on a parent who does it. That’s the joys of parenting, everyone gets to raise there kid how they would like and feel is right.


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