This was a fun article to write, as parents have varying opinions on the matter, and even the medical experts don’t yet have definitive data one way or the other. There are studies involving rats ingesting huge amounts of the chemicals found in hair dye (which don’t look good), but those don’t exactly correlate perfectly with humans using the ingredients externally (and perhaps only occasionally/rarely) and then washing them off.
Here’s a quick snapshot of the article in print in the March issue (I always love to see that!)
To read the entire article online, visit: http://www.todaysparent.com/kids/tween-and-teen/hair-dye/
Thanks again to Sue, Sally, Kim, “Kelly”, Amber, Alyson Schafer and Dr. Lanphear for their contributions!
What do you think – should kids be colouring their hair?