Mom Criticized For Bleaching 5-Year-Old Daughter's Hair For 'Special And Fun Bonding Moment'

The finest mother-daughter bonding experiences are taking your little princess to a specific spot that she has been wanting to visit. Demi Lucy May Engemann and her 5-year-old daughter Maude recently went to a salon, and the two of them had so much fun there that Maude had to miss school so she could participate in all the excitement. But it appears like a lot of people online were having a terrible hair day and had very different opinions on Demi's choice to give Maude a makeover that some thought was a touch too sophisticated for her age.

Demi Engemann, a Utah-based influencer, released a video diary of her and her daughter Maude's brief trip to the salon after the latter asked if she could bleach her hair so that she could pink in it on TikTok on September 29, 2022.

The adorable video depicts Maude getting her hair combed, receiving goodies while having her hair bleached, and having the hairstylist help her mix the bleaching solution.

Maude was noticeably eager and even jittery about halfway through the bleaching procedure since she could not wait to see her new hair.

Maude reportedly has to miss a day of school in order to accompany her mother Demi to the salon appointment. The 5-year-old seems to have waited patiently for the full bleaching procedure to be completed.

Maude was ecstatic and clapped when she saw her beautiful golden hair, set to be coloured pink shortly, as the end consequence of the lengthy bleaching.

Demi and Maude appeared to be having a great time during their bonding experience at the salon. On TikTok, the video received more than 2 million likes and more than 12,000 comments.

Some people on the internet, however, are not having the finest day since Demi allowing her daughter's request to have her hair bleached, upset some of them.

Good Housekeeping states that bleaching your child's hair before the age of 16 is not safe. This is because young hair, like Maude's in this instance, is considerably more vulnerable to damage from hair colour and bleach since it is often finer in youngsters than in adults.

Because of the potent chemicals in the solution, Maude's hair on the foil is already turning dyed as can be seen in the video.

"The chemicals can harm hair since they are abrasive. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Margarita Lolis, "Ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and a substance called paraphenylenediamine that is frequently used in permanent hair color can produce really serious responses."

This issue has been brought up by online commenters in the video's comments area.

"This is one thing that I find it difficult to accept. One person said, "I was permitted to colour my hair when I was a youngster, and it damaged it so badly it took me till my 20s to get."

"She has gorgeous hair, but I'm virtually balding now since my hair was bleached at an early age. When she's 30, she's going to miss it, a different individual said.

While some trolls ridiculed and criticized Demi for allowing her daughter to bleach her hair, the outpouring of support and love for the two outweighed the criticism.

I swear I was an adult and in a league of my own when my mum did this to my hair. Save these moments, a user advised.

"I believe that the parents here went above and above to let their kid express herself. Furthermore, healthfully. There are some extremely poor parent-child connections out there, as the mother herself stated. To those mum-shaming her, DO BETTER! I couldn't have put it more succinctly. Except for her parents, that little girl doesn't need anyone's permission for what she wants to do with her hair, an aPost reader pointed out.

Demi explained why she decided to agree to her daughter's request to have her hair bleached and coloured while standing by her decision.

In a subsequent TikTok video, she stressed that she did not make her daughter colour her hair and that she discussed the issue with her husband, who also approved of the bleaching.

Therefore, those of you who are making assumptions and assuming that I am to blame and that I wanted her to be blonde in the family photographs are just wrong. Demi explained, "I would never do that to my kid or make her feel as though she had to change anything about herself.

Finally, she urged everyone to follow their instincts as a mom.
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