Too young for hair color?

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- If your young daughter is begging you to color her hair, there might be a good reason to tell her no.

According to Kendall Ong, owner of Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix, hair dye can be too harsh for a young girl's hair. 

Ong says hair changes after puberty. Before puberty, a girl's hair is finer, more fragile and more susceptible to damage from chemicals and dyes. 

Ong says hair chalk is a good, temporary alternative for girls. He recommends Bumble And Bumble's Spraychalk, which easily shampoos out.