Jessica Simpson’s oldest daughter, Maxi Drew, is definitely her mini-me.
However, after sharing a photo of her 7-year-old daughter right after she got out of the salon, Simpson was mom-shamed for what she allowed her daughter to do to her hair.
In the photo shared to Instagram, you can see Simpson allowed Maxi to dye the ends of her hair various shades of purple and pink.
The mom wrote in her caption that her daughter was inspired by the Disney movie “The Descendants”:
Inspired by The Descendants #901girl #MAXIDREW
And while many of her fans loved seeing Maxi expressing herself through her own style, others mom-shamed that singer and fashion designer.
Some thought the 7-year-old was much too young to dye her hair:
So young its a shame.
Isn’t she too young to have her hair dyed?
Not sure about this?
Why start ruining her hair so young
It’s so hard to get out when you want it back. Just ask my daughter.
Yes, it looks really cool BUT….. wasn’t she lovely with her natural blonde hair? Why does everyone want to change the color God gave them.
In 2016, Dr. Sejal Shah, a New York-based dermatological surgeon, told Good Housekeeping that parents should wait until children are at least 16 years old before letting them dye their hair.
She says this is because children’s hair is often finer before they hit puberty. Therefore, the dye can cause much more damage to prepubescent hair and skin:
“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.”
Dr. Shah later added that it’s best to stick to temporary colors or a trusted professional when choosing to dye a child’s hair:
“These temporary colors just coat the hair shaft and do not penetrate it as a dye would.”
The doctor also stresses how important it is to perform a patch test before ever dying a person’s hair. A patch test is when you place a drop of the dye behind the person’s ear to make sure they don’t react to the chemicals.
It’s important to note that it’s unclear what type of hair dye the professionals at 901 used in Maxi’s hair. The color could very well be temporary.
The 39-year-old mom of three has not responded to the backlash.