Monday, 15 March 2010
Yesterday my sixteen year old daughter L asked my permission to get hair extensions -as in, sew-in, semi-permanent hair extensions. I'm sort of torn on whether or not I should allow this.On one hand, my daughter is going through her formative years, and I understand if she wants to experiment with her appearance a little (as long as she's not experimenting with other things). She's old enough to understand the consequences of what she'd be doing, and old enough to make her own decisions.On the other hand, I know a few things about hair extensions.I know that they're extremely expensive, not necessarily something I want to pay for. I know that they can lead to permanent bald spots, infection or irritation of the scalp, and damage to hair follicles, just to name a few. As much as I love L, I'm worried that she's not going to take care of her hair as well as she should.What's your opinion on this? Should teenagers be allowed to get permanent hair extensions?
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