A mischievous toddler was busted pink-handed after trying to copy her mother’s beauty regime by dying her and her blonde sister’s hair.
Mylie Cain, three, was playing with her two-year-old sister April in the kitchen on Tuesday afternoon when their mother Kylie left the room to feed their 13-week-old sister Stevie.
Unbeknown to the mother-of-five the pair, dubbed ‘the Kray twins’, hatched a plan to swipe the Bleach London semi-permanent pink hair colour cream from a counter and indulge in their own beauty regime.
Kylie, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was stunned when she returned to the kitchen ten minutes later and realised Mylie had used her potty as a step to reach up to the high surface, grab the £6 dye and gloves and transform them into ‘pink princesses’.
Mylie Cain, three, was playing with her two-year-old sister April in the kitchen when she reached for the pink dye
The 29-year-old believes that after seeing her colour her own hair earlier that week they decided to copy their mother and have a go themselves.
Kylie said: ‘I was gobsmacked, all Mylie’s blonde curls had gone and turned light pink. She went from Goldilocks to a pink-haired little girl all in a matter of minutes.
‘I was just really shocked, I couldn’t believe she had done it. When I went back into the kitchen I saw Mylie looked shocked and was holding her hands up as if to say “I don’t know what to do”.
Their mother, Kylie, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was stunned when she returned to the kitchen ten minutes later and realised Mylie had used her potty as a step to reach up to the high surface, grab the £6 dye and gloves and transform them into ‘pink princesses’
‘She’d managed to reach the kitchen counter, get the dye down and put about half the bottle’s contents on her and her sister’s hair by the time I walked in.
‘Mylie’s hair was completely covered, while April’s was half done. April’s hair has the odd bit of pink still in it but Mylie’s is still all over.’
Kylie rushed the pair to the bathroom in a desperate bid to wash the semi-permanent hair colour cream out.
But given how light the girls’ hair is, the colour appeared to ‘take’ quickly leaving Mylie with blush-tinted cascading curls.
Kylie said: ‘The colour usually develops within 30 minutes so I thought I might have had enough time to get it out.
Given how light the girls’ hair is, the colour appeared to ‘take’ quickly leaving Mylie with blush-tinted cascading curls
‘I got them straight in the shower and even tried washing-up liquid which helps fade colour faster but all of Mylie’s blonde curls had turned pink.
‘I had to take her to pre-school yesterday and explain to all the teachers what had happened – they burst out laughing.’
Kylie said she thought the hair dye was safely out of reach and would be impossible to get into while she was out of the room.
Kylie said: ‘The hair dye bottles aren’t easy to get into but earlier in the day I had the lids off to check the colours.
‘I mustn’t have put that one back on properly after getting distracted when Stevie started crying and needed feeding.
‘I’d also put the bottles high up on the side in the kitchen and didn’t think they’d be able to get to them, but how wrong was I?
Pictured: The Bleach London hair dye (left) that the pair got hold of and (right) the two sisters
‘When I looked at the scene of the crime afterwards I saw she’d used her potty to climb up to the counter and reach the bottle.’
The colour, advertised as fading within two to ten washes, shows no sign of going anywhere just yet, however Kylie is satisfied it will come out within the week.
A Bleach London spokesman said: ‘As stated on our packaging, we warn very clearly to keep product out of reach of children.
‘We are glad to see that on this occasion no harm has been caused.
‘Our products are gentle, vegan, and will wash out over the stated time, giving people creative license with their hair, with much less of the commitment. Perhaps here we have a future BLEACH London Stylist in the making!’