Jessica Simpson is no stranger to being trolled for her actions and now she is being mum-shamed for sharing a photo of her 7-year-old daughter with dyed hair.

The 39-year old celeb shared pics of daughter Maxwell showing off her purple hair on her Instagram earlier this week. The photos featured the girl giggling with stylists at Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood and another pic sharing her new coloured tresses.

The singer-turned-fashion designer revealed that her daughter’s colourful new hairstyle was inspired by a character in the Disney TV series “Descendants.” One of the lead characters of the show, Maleficent, has bright purple hair.

Far Too Young

Her fans were quick to weigh in on the hair-dying escapade. As to be expected, some blatantly questioned her parenting skills, saying that her daughter was far too young to have her hair colour changed.

“So young it’s a shame,” wrote one disappointed commenter.

“Isn’t she too young to have her hair dyed?” said another. (That comment has over 200 replies, most of them in support of Jessica.)

However, many others rushed to the mum’s defense:

“Do people really have to mum shame! What jess does with her children is her business. It looks great!!” said one supporter.

“Seriously people need to stop getting your undies in a bunch it’s just hair your can cut it and it grows back!!”

“Great job mom !! Allowing her to express herself and trying new things that arent permanent nor hurtful but allow her to embrace her style and set the tone for who she wants to be while not being scared to try new things and be herself – your winning mommy !!”

Many of her fans commented how great Maxwell looks:

“Beautiful! She’s being a kid! You only live once!” one said

“Cute. My girl just did hers like that too! She’s Descendants obsessed!” wrote another.

Even Disney’s Descendants Insta page weighed in saying “Looking good!” and gave her new hairstyle three purple heart emojis.

Pink Dyes In Defense Of Jessica

Pink also got involved in the debate and shared a photo of her dying her daughter’s hair with the caption:

“I heard people were bummed on Jessica Simpson for letting her seven year old get her hair colored. So we thought we’d share what we did yesterday.”

and followed the post up with a bunch of hilarious hastags:

#bluehairdontcare #getyourownkids #parentpoliceareactuallyjustlonelysadpeople #illdyeyourhairtoolosers #ohlookmanocomments

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Dying Can Be Dangerous

Jessica is certainly not the only mum to let her child dye her hair. However, experts do suggest that temporary options, such as hair chalk, are better than permanent hair dyes, which could be harmful to children’s more delicate hair. Also, semi-permanent dye just coats the hair shaft and do not penetrate it as a permanent dye would.




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Inspired by The Descendants #901girl #MAXIDREW


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Would you let your child dye their hair? Tell us in the comments below.

More Great Reads

  • Her daughter looks sweet, and it would have been a happy, fun thing for a mum and daughter to do.


  • I personally wouldn’t as some permanent hair dyes may contain chemicals which aren’t good for you but it’s up to the parents. Judging by the photo it’s only the tips and is probably not permanent anyway.


  • So glad my children never wanted their hair dyed – I would probably have said no.
    A friend of mine still kept dying her hair even though she was told that due to her compromised immune system it was affecting her badly. Don’t know why people try to hang on to trying to make themselves look different.


  • ummm no point being judgmental here. perfectly okay


  • No idea why you would negatively comment on the photo of a child. People would have no idea if it’s a rinse or not from a photo.


  • It’s a bit of fun who are we to judge


  • I am against a little girl or boy dyeing their hair however what people do with their own children is their business.


  • I’m tipping it’s not permanent, so what’s the big deal?


  • It’s sad that people feel for mum shaming. It’s ok to have a different opinion, but judging and shaming isn’t on.


  • I wouldn’t use a permanent dye as they are quite harsh but those wash out dyes I see no issue with. It is just hair, it’s not like she’s letting het 7 year old get a tattoo or anything.


  • I would be more worried about the chemicals from the dyes, we need to keep our children chemical free for optimum health, I personally have never dyed my hair, though I believe there are some natural dyes around now so maybe that is the better choice. Also I think children should be taught to be happy in their own skin and hair.


  • People are so boring. Let her be a mum the way she wants. When I was growing up I was obsessed with baby spice so in the school holidays I was allowed to dip dye my hair too. It was a way to express myself and it wasn’t hurting anyone. If my baby girl wants to do this as she is growing up I certainly won’t get in her way!


  • My eldest son was eight when he had his hair dyed. It was just a small patch at the front but it was what he wanted. Her hair looks wonderful and she looks so happy.


  • I wish people would just back off and butt out of other peoples lives – it’s none of their business and if they don’t have anything nice to say they shouldn’t say anything at all! I thing it looks lovely, plus it’s only on the ends, not on her scalp!


  • Yes my eldest dyed her hair pink and blue at primary school age. I gave her a semi permanent hair dye and high heel boots on her birthday because that so what she wanted. The semi permanent hair dye stayed in for 8wks or so.


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