My seven year old has been asking to dye her hair blonde to which we've been saying a definitive NO. Now, I'm not against hair dying even during mid to late teen years and I have thought about maybe letting her dye one streak of temporary color in her hair for fun, something that would wash out in one or two weeks. But it is giving me some pause.
Here's a good article about hair dying for kids. Here's another with a tutorial.
And if your kids have blonde hair you can even use simple Kool Aid treatment.
If you're afraid of chemicals no matter how natural they claim to be, another option is to try a glued in extension. Recently Lily went to a kid themed beauty salon and they clipped a very discreet zebra blue extension in the side of her hair which she loves and is protective over every time I brush her hair before school.
So how do you feel about temporary hair dying for kids?
What about something like this? I might try this for myself! It wasn't dyed but instead made with soft pastel chalk! Seriously! Get the How-to at The Beauty Department.