This 5-year-old's big hair is going viral — and her parents are being shamed for of it

This 5-year-old girl’s hair is truly something to behold.

Thanks to her luscious locks, little Mia Aflalo from Tel Aviv, Israel, is fast becoming an Instagram sensation.

But it’s something that is dividing parents.

With a following of more than 64,000, the tot’s Instagram feed often features her posing for the camera with pretty amazing hairstyles.

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Sporting everything from bows made out of hair to the bounciest blow-dry you’ve ever seen, the child is undoubtedly serving up total #HairGoals.

But while some fans are loving her jaw-dropping ’dos, others have expressed concern about Mia’s being in the spotlight at such a young age.

“Why would a mother put her child out there like this?” one Instagrammer commented.

“Small girl dressed like a woman … strange parents,” added another.

“She looks like she is forced to do that s*** … let her play with Barbies or something,” another critic wrote. “She is not a doll.”

Others are concerned about the practicalities of several of Mia’s hairstyles and have wondered if the looks were achieved with hair extensions.

“Assuming it’s extensions because she has different amounts of hair in every pic — that’s not good for a little girl’s head/neck,” one user commented.

“This girl is gonna be mad when she grows up and her luscious hair is all damaged ’cause her mommy treated her like a doll,” another wrote.

“How the heck are you gonna get all the knots out from the teasing?” another commenter asked.

But a few users did come to the defense of Mia’s parents.

“Wow!! Beautiful hair and little girl. Why shouldn’t you be proud of her and sharing her pics!” one user wrote.

“None of this is any of our business,” agreed another follower. “She’s not our child so these comments and opinions don’t matter.”

So, how young is too young for children to be exposed to social media?

Gemma Taylor, editor of U.K. parenting resource Parent Zone, believes there are guidelines that need to be adhered to if parents are thinking of setting up social media profiles for their little ones.

“As Parent Zone’s research with Nominet showed, parents love sharing images of their kids on social media, with moms and dads posting on average of 11 to 20 images a month,” she said.

“It’s natural for parents to want share special moments with friends and family.”

But you do have to be careful, particularly once a child gets older.

“Our research showed that over a quarter of parents [28 percent] admitted they had never thought to check if their child minded them uploading images of them online,” Taylor noted. “I think this raises an interesting conversation around consent.

“We’ve already had a teenager in Austria suing her parents for sharing images on social media, and French lawyers have warned parents they could be violating that country’s privacy laws by doing the same.

“Adults need to be aware that as children grow up, they may not want their formative years exposed in such a public way. It’s also hard to control images once they are posted online, so, before uploading, it’s good to consider, ‘is this in the best interests of the child?’”

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Margot Robbie in 2016

Margot Robbie this winter

Kieran:

"Margot’s hair gives her a modern interpretation of ‘Old Hollywood’ glamour. A much more linear line shows off her bone structure and the richer blonde brings out her beautiful blue eyes. The focus here is all cheek bones and eyes: Sleek, polished, beautiful."

Khloe Kardashian in 2015

Khloe Kardashian in 2017

Kieran:

"This gives Khloe a more sophisticated look. It’s strong with an edge but is still long enough to be sexy. The move away from the paler beige blond towards a more golden blonde softens the look and adds dimension complimenting her skin tone: Elegant and sophisticated."

Lucy Hale in 2011

Lucy Hale in 2018

Kieran: 

"The change in Lucy Hale’s hair has taken her from a ‘sweet girl’ look to a sexier, edgier look. The shorter hair makes those beautiful eyes the star attraction.  The dark, rich color gives the look it’s strength whilst the textured ends give it its softness: Sexy, strong with edge."

Rachel McAdams in 2012

Rachel McAdams in 2016

Kieran: 

"Rachel’s new look accentuates her neck line and the softness around the face, her cheekbones. This length makes her hair look fuller, more robust and the color is a warmer, golden tone. The warmer blond compliments her skin tone: Strong but still fun and flirty."

Bella Hadid in 2016

Bella Hadid in 2017

Kieran: 

"The move away from long all one length gives more interest to Bella’s look and the center part allows the shorter style to frame her features perfectly. The rich brunette color works well for her skin tone and makes her eye color really pop: Classically beautiful."

Jenna Dewan in 2007

Jenna Dewan in 2018

Kieran: 

"This length on Jenna is a real statement length. No hiding behind hair here, it really opens up her face. Her check bones prominently come to the fore and the deep, lush, rich brunette color intensifies her amazing green eyes. Sultry and stunning." 

Kim Kardashian in 2012

Kim Kardashian this summer

Kieran: 

"Ever the hair chameleon, this look really compliments her jaw line, elongates her neck and accentuates her cheek bones. The rich color compliments her eye color perfectly because of the way it frames her face. The dichotomy of the deep, dark brown hair next to the whites of her eyes, makes the caramel in her eyes stand out: Rich, lustrous and bold." 

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