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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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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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