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Dear Dish-It: My Mom Won't Let Me Dye My Hair

Dear Dish-It,

My mom won't let me dye my hair the way I want. I want to dye it with red and golden streaks, but she said that it's for crazy people. I want to be myself and dying my hair makes me feel like an individual. Why doesn't she want me to dye my hair?
Jessy


Dear Jessy,

It sucks when your parents veto your plans, especially when it involves your personal style statements. I can't tell ya why your mom is against your hair plans - you'd have to ask her to get the 411 on that - but here's some possible reasons...

Maybe your mom isn't ready to let you grow up. Sometimes, parents have a hard time letting you do things on your own, like making major hair decisions. I have a friend whose parents won't let her cut her hair shorter than her shoulders until she's 18. I have another friend who isn't allowed to wear all-black clothes because she's "not old enough." Let's face it - parents can be weird.

Then again, maybe your mom is trying to save you from making a giant mistake, like dying your hair a color that will be hard to get out if you change your mind. If you're totally jonesin' to make a hair statement, take your mom to the local drug store and show her those new, wash-out dyes. Maybe she'll let you play with your hair color if she knows it'll only last until your next shower. Good luck!

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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would also talk to them and tell them how you feel. If they still say they are signing you up for the membership as a 13 year old and it scares you that much I would just tell them to leave you off the membership until you do turn 13.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I think every house has some drama going on in it everyday. In my house my Mom is a divorced mother of 3 kids. My older sister is away at college but when she was here there were yelling matches between my mom and her about staying out too late and getting a speeding ticket. Also with my mom being the only one raising us she has to work full time leaving me to watch my little brother who is 10 after he gets home from school. There also can be some battles that go on there and my mom doesn't want to here it from me or him when she walks through the door after work. I just try to not make it all personal and chalk it up to the stress of everyday life.
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american_brit
"Tati-00" wrote:I would tell your mother no. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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Tati-00
Tati-00 posted in Family Issues:
I would tell your mother No. I mean she shouldn't be like a dictator and force it on you. I hardly wear any make-up and my mom loves that.
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american_brit
Hey! Yeah, I'm also one of those girls who doesn't wear makeup either... maybe on a rare occasion? Or if pestered into it.  I definitely understand where you're coming from with this. My mom doesn't exactly try to get me to wear it, but is she did, I wouldn't be to happy out this either. Don't feel bad. You're beautiful no matter what; makeup doesn't  define you -unless, of course you let it...  She probably wants you to feel "more grown up,"  or thinks it's nice for a "young lady," or that'll "boost your confidence." I don't know, there could be plenty of reasons.  If you feel uncomfortable the best thing to do would be to talk to her about it. Respectfully tell how you really feel and make sure she's listening. 
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