I bleached my five-year-old-daughter’s hair – people ask me why as she’s so young but she’s obsessed | The Sun

A MUM has sparked controversy for revealing she bleached her young daughter’s hair.

TikTok mum @demilucymay_ uploaded a video showing off her youngster’s light blonde locks – and defended her decision.

In a video which has racked up over 800,000 likes, she mimicked people asking her: “Why would you bleach your child’s hair?”

The mum replied in the clip saying: “She asked to…. Safe to say she’s obsessed.”

The little girl could be seen smiling while brushing her new hair and looking happy.

Many people were quick to chime in with their views, and lots disagreed with the mum’s decision.

One wrote: “never ever to my daughter.”

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Another added: “A good hairdresser would suggest against it. My hairdresser told me no for my girls until they’d gone through puberty.”

And a third said: “isn't their skin more sensitive tho??? like the bleach HURTS my scalp sm when i get it done..”

However, some defended the mum’s actions.

One commented: “literally it's just hair” to which Demi replied: “In exchange for the best memories.”

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Others hailed her as a “star mum” and called out other people for being “petty.”

But what do the experts say?

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Dr. Sejal Shah, M.D., a New York-based dermatological surgeon, told Good Housekeeping: “I really don't think it's safe to dye or bleach a child's hair until after puberty, and ideally not until their late teens — at least 16.”

This is because children’s hair is typically finer than adults and bleach can be damaging to these locks.

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