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IslamQA: Are children and teens permitted to dye their hair?

Assalamualaikum, please can a small child and a teen dye his or her hair.

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

There is no difference in the ruling on dyeing hair between children and adults, therefore it is permitted according to the conditions that apply to adults. For more on dyeing hair please see: The Islamic ruling on dyeing hair (for men and women)

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One thought on “Are children and teens permitted to dye their hair?

  1. omar

    i want to dye my hair ( im 15/boy) but my mom says its haram for teens or kids to do so but i want to and i want to know if it is haram


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