5 Reasons to Cut your Kids’ Hair at Home

Last weekend was haircut weekend for us. We had put it off so long that both of our children looked a little like sheepdogs. At four, our son is a trooper when it comes to getting his hair cut. He sits there meekly as his mop is shorn.

Our daughter, at two, is the opposite of a trooper. I am forced to sit in the chair, little wriggly worm on my lap, pitting my strength against hers as I vainly attempt to hold her, and her head, still. Wrestle, snip. Wrestle, snip. Wrestle, snip. It’s exhausting.

That is why I am going to propose that future hair cuts will be at home in our back yard. Here are some excellent reasons to cut your own children’s hair at home.

  1. They don’t care. Once they are old enough to care about how their hair looks, they are old enough to sit still in the hair cutting chair.
  2. You can cut their hair without clothes on. I mean, they can have their clothes off. (You can too if you really want.) Then, when the hair cut is done, you can hose them off in the back  yard. No more clumps of hair in the car seat.
  3. They can whine and cry all they want and nobody will give you the ol’ stink-eye.
  4. It’s free! You can spend that extra money on a good garden hose to spray them with after their hair cuts.
  5. Like Mr. Worthington over at the Huffington Post says, “the difference between a good and bad haircut is about three days.” Hair grows back.

So strip them down, strap them in their chairs and snip away!


About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home.
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2 Responses to 5 Reasons to Cut your Kids’ Hair at Home

  1. Kathy V. says:

    I like the idea of everyone getting naked for hair cutting day, including Mama.

  2. Finnella says:

    When my kids were this little, I worked and my husband took care of the kids while running a business out of our house. Once my toddler’s hair got so long that I cut his bangs while he was playing in the tub. My husband was so horrified by the job that he took both kids to get their hair cut professionally. Then my MIL stepped in and started taking our older boy to an old fashioned barber. (I think she was worried that my husband would allow the boys to have long hair just like he did.) I only learned recently that those barber shop cuts led to my older son being made fun of throughout his elementary school years. So much drama! And I only cared if my son’s hair was short enough for him to see.

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