Categories Blogs “Natural Beauty is Beautiful” Mother chooses to perm her 3 year old daughter’s hair to make it “cute” Post author By RoundupRussy Post date May 15, 2009 No Comments on “Natural Beauty is Beautiful” For News & Entertainment at RoundupRussy.Com Perming a 3year old’s hair?? Do you consider this child abuse? Is this mother going to far to conform to social pressure? Tags beauty, hair, natural, Parenting, Tyra Banks ← Russy’s Birthday Celebration: Day 2 “Are We on the Air?” → Get Your Rest! 0 replies on ““Natural Beauty is Beautiful”” abuse!!! strong word but I'm more on that side than not. something just doesn't sit well with me on perming a 3YEAR olds hair…jeesh. Every time I hear a mother complain about combing her child's "nappy" hair I cringe. I dont think small children need their hair permed. I think mothers should take the time to care for their daughters' natural hair until they are teenagers. At that point I don't even think chemicals are necessary. A little tlc goes a long way. 3yo is definitely too young! Way to young for a perm. Definitely abuse! It has gotten to a point that we are so obsessed with mainstream definition of beauty (i.e. straight hair etc) that we don't even pay attention to what is and is not appropriate. A child's scalp is not mature enough to stand up to the harsh chemicals in relaxers. Most experts will tell you that you should not put such chemicals on a young childs hair before age 5. Personally, my mother would not allow my sisters and I to get chemicals on our hair until we were in our junior year in high school. I’m fascinated by the diverse range of views and opinions. Who’s your “go to” guy? Leave a Reply to Kim Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.