Hair cut

Philippines
July 14, 2010 11:44pm CST
Hello dear parents :) I just want some recommendations / suggestions on how my son will love to his hair in a barber shop. Every time I ask him to cut his hair he's always nodding his head meaning he's willing to cut his hair. But when we're already in a barber shop, he don't want to cut his hair. He is afraid of the razor. One time i bought him toys just to cut his hair but still the same thing. He don't want to cut his hair. What will I do with that? Please help me :)
7 responses
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 10
Hi, I am wondering how old is your son? I can tell you my experience with my boy. Since he was born till 2 years old, he will always cry and scream when going to a barber shop for a haircut. As his mother, I am having a hard time to handle him in the barber shop. My son will cry and keep moving,so it was so difficult to cut his hair,it took almost 20 minutes to manage cut his hair. I guess my boy is afraid of the razor too. The weird thing is that when he reached 2.5 years old, suddenly he is not afraid of hair cut and going to a barber. A few days before going for his hair cut, I will told him everyday,that very soon mummy is going to bring him for his hair cut and he has to sit quietly to let the uncle cut his hair. Of course, he will say "ok",but then I am still worry whether he will sit still at that point of time. Magically, he did and I rewarded him for a new toy or ice-cream treat. At least ,he is happy and I am happy too. No more messy and crying during the haircut session. Now, I feel so relaxing to bring him to a barber shop for a hair cut,no more stress up and worries. You can try my trick and see whether it works for your boy or not. Good luck !! Fyi, my son is currently going to be 3.5 years old.
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
My son is turning 3 this August. His last haircut was with his father I think a month ago. They we're cutting his hair inside the bathroom while playing. It was not that bad but at least he has been cutted. Maybe if my son will grow like yours (3.5) he will now then understands why cutting hair is important. Thank you for all the comments. It helps me a lot. :)
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I know that the first time that we had my son's hair cut he was scared of the clippers. The way that we got him over that fear was we had the woman (we took him to Great Clips) turn on the clippers and let him feel them on his hand. After that he did a lot better. The only part that really caused an issue for us was when she was working around his ears and I believe that the reason for that was because of the fact that it was loud being so close to his ears.
• United States
15 Jul 10
i am realy concious about my hair when i loses my hair i cant bare it i realy love my hai because its the hai who makes you look gud so we should have a good hair cut no matter the solaon is lil bit expencive but u shouls go to good saloon.......
• India
15 Jul 10
first of all, make him believe that a razor isn't harmful and secondly don't even take him for a haircut!And at home when u ask him about his haircut please tell him that you are taking him for a fun ride or something that can actually make him feel happy.To actually make him cut his hair...use the childish technique...i can tell u this because i too am one.this is the way to do it... 1)Don't use a razor to cut his hair. 2)use a kiddish trimmer which is actually a toy that can cut hair. this will surely solve your issues
• United States
15 Jul 10
i just can tell you that right now he want s his hair i wonder if you live with just you and your son are do you live with his dad because it sounds like you are the only parent this is the time where you need to put your foot down because he is turnig into a man where he wants things his way are the highway you know its all up to you babe girl just keep your head high ok because this is the time where you have to make a stand to him to show him you run this not him you need to do this right now you need to be mean just a little bit to get his attion ok babe girl
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
my niece also is three years old now and her mom who is my sister who first cuts her hair.she didn't got so mad about it.i know she likes having haircut too.but if it's a boy,yeah i think he's not into cutting his hair.my niece recently tripped herself and cuts her hair.really funny how her hair looks like right now.can you imagine the chicken who has something on it's head.i searched for english word of it and it stated as chicken comb.haha
@jonnah91 (63)
• Philippines
15 Jul 10
I'm not a mother but I'm a nursing student. it's normal for your child to act like that. just be patient. I can say that you can cut his hair. you can do it. By not using razor of course because in his age it my harm. Just use a pair of scissors. Cut his hair while he's busy playing. Mothers can do that. Also, your child is safer with you alone. How old is he?