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My son is 14 months and has the most beautiful little curls so I’m reluctant to get him a haircut. Should I take him for a haircut yet or should I wait a bit longer?

Posted anonymously, 31st July 2014

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  • This is so personal. I waited until it was clearly starting to bother my son – getting in his eyes – before he had his first haircut. Maybe 18 months? I can’t remember exactly.

  • As long as it’s clean and manageable and not annoying him and not making him look like a girl lol

  • The longer you wait, the harder it will be. Do it!

  • If its in his eyes take him. Otherwise ifs its not bothering him wait until you feel the time is right.

  • Mine has curls too, and everyone keeps telling us not to cut it. Infrequently he is mistaken for a girl. I did trim his fringe (as always in his eyes), no one noticed.

  • Don’t go until you are ready!
    When you are ready, explain to the hair dresser that this is the first hair cut & they will make you feel very at ease & be patient with your child.
    As long as your child is not suffering from head aches or anything from the hair then there is no rush.
    Curls look so cute on children I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t want to cut them either!

  • just get it lightly trimmed and neatened up
    my daughter still has curls at 6

  • It’s entirely up to you. We took my son when he was called a girl by a few people (even when wearing blue) – so I decided it was time to give him a boys hair cut. His curls never grew back. And they certainly look more grown up after a hair cut. At 14 months I would hold off a bit longer.

  • Its hard to say but i would wait a little longer!

  • THis is entirely your choice. no one can make it for you. What you can do when you do cut his hair is tell the hairdresser that you want to keep a few curls and they will cut them off for you so you can keep them.

  • Melmum – Take a small toy that he can interact with or one of his favourite books.

  • This is my dilemma too! My son is 2 & was pretty much bald until about 14mths. He now has curls but his hair seems to be annoying him a bit lately too. He is booked in to get a haircut tomorrow afternoon & I am now stressing as I have no idea what to ask for or what he should get, lol. Besides that I don’t think he is going to sit still when he has scissors coming towards him :)

  • Wait a bit longer, I bet he still looks super cute

  • I’d keep the curls as you love them and also they are wrigglers so he won’t sit still. Try when he’s 3-4 years old.

  • Unless he is happy to sit still the whole time I wouldn’t, at that age they are wrigglers so it could end up be a screaming match for him. Get him to used to the idea of haircuts when you go for one yourself or when Daddy has a haircut. Neither of my boys had a proper haircut till they were around 4 years old, if their hair got a bit long I did a quick trim myself.
    When the time is right for his haircut then find a hairdresser who is experienced with little kids & has the patience required so he doesn’t become frightened by it.

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