talking to your child before his first haircut

One of the best things you can do is to talk with your child about what happens when they get their haircut.

That way the scissors, clippers and razors won’t be a surprise — or scary — to the littler people. Plus, if it’s not a surprise, then they are less likely to freak about it.

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First Haircut

If the first haircut is a ceremonial occasion in your family, make sure to have someone there to take some video footage or at least snap some cute "Before" and "After" shots. Also, remember to keep a little hair sample for posterity, too.

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Prioritizing a baby’s haircut

Always trim the bangs first because that’s the most important part. That way, if baby has a total meltdown and you decide to quit, at least the front will look neat.

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Wetting young ones hair

Many little ones are terrified of having their hair sprayed with water. So instead of a squirt bottle, ask the stylist to wet their hair using water in their hand.

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Hair grows back

Let your child know that the hair will grow back and that cutting hair doesn’t hurt. Snip a piece of your own hair to prove it.

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First haircut

If the first haircut is a ceremonial occasion in your family, make sure to have someone there to take some video footage or at least snap some cute “Before” and “After” shots.

Also, remember to keep a little hair sample for posterity, too.

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Cutting a tot’s hair

Place a piece of scotch or other clear tape across the bangs with the bottom edge where the bottom of the bangs should be after cutting.

This has two advantages: Firstly, the tape shows how the hair will look before any cuts are made, and secondly, the tape will hold the hair still during the cutting process, thus helping create a straight line.

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Haircutting tips

To get a nice, straight cut each time, invest in a pair of hair-cutting scissors, and use them only for this purpose.

Using household scissors – which are usually inconsistently dulled due to multiple uses – will tear hair and create uneven cuts.

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Toddler haircuts

Get the right cut for your toddler’s hair.

With the right haircut, your toddler’s hair should be relatively easy to care for. If your child has curly hair, you may want her hair all one length with no bangs.

If your child has very thick or wavy hair, a layered haircut can help cut back the tangles. Talk to a hairdresser about your options.

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How to avoid hair knots

Comb wet hair. As soon as you’re done washing and conditioning her hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb and get the little knots out before they become big knots. Never use a brush on wet hair.

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When hair changes

A baby might be born with blond, curly hair but by the time they are five their hair could be dark and straight.

The next change often comes at puberty and then again at menopause.

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Giving a child a haircut

When giving a child a haircut, speed is of the essence. If your child is like mine, you have approximately one minute in which to complete your task. Then the screaming will begin.

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Giving your child a haircut

Always trim the bangs first because that’s the most important part. That way, if baby has a total meltdown and you decide to quit, at least the front will look neat.

From: diylife.com.