There's no denying that taking your baby to get his or her first haircut is a daunting experience for the parent and child.
Your baby is either blessed with lots of hair when they are born or blessed with no hair for you so you don't have to rush out and cut it for your baby anytime soon.
From experience and talking to children's hair stylists we have found that cutting a baby's hair can sometimes be less stressful then cutting a toddlers hair. Once a baby becomes a toddler they are naturally more aware, so this means you have to do more of those trick’s of distracting them when you cut their hair.
Today we will go through tips and tricks for parents and for the hairstylist to ease that baby or toddler's first haircut, because believe it or not that hairstylist will be just as nervous as you!
When to do a baby's first haircut
It is no myth that a baby's hair will grow at different paces around your baby's head resulting in a very uneven hairstyle. Whether your baby has thick hair, thin hair or even cradle cap and bald patches there will come a time when it's very clear they need their first haircut.
Some babies may need their first haircut sooner or later than others. The longer you put off cutting all the different hair lengths, then the longer it will take to grow out evenly.
If your baby has fine wispy sections of longer hair that you have been so desperately hanging onto, by trimming or shortening these sections it will allow time for the rest of the hair to catch up and start growing. even the slightest trim everywhere else will stimulate hair growth.
Others may find their babies have thick hair that may need a tidy up, so even tidying up around the ears, face and neckline is enough to make the baby hair look presentable.
People say that a baby should have a haircut before its first birthday and they are probably right because hair needs that first cut to be able to grow in places. At the end of the day there is no pressure to cut your babies hair this soon, it all comes down to personal preference and how determined you are to see the baby hair grow.
Tips to cut baby's hair
Tips for cutting toddlers hair
Gentle tools for cutting kids and baby's hair
Now this section is for all the children hairdressers, home hairdressers or a hairdresser wanting to be prepared when cutting kids and baby's hair.
One of the most recommended professional haircutting scissors we recommend to use on babies and kids hair is theMatsui Precision Shears. The reason we recommend these scissors is because of the fine tipped and narrowed edge blade. With a narrowed tip blade you can get closer into tricky areas like around the ears or even just perfect a small baby's head.
Researching the most silent clippers and mini clippers. There's no denying that the sounds of loud clippers can freak any child out, so finding quiet ones is your best bet. Also making sure that clipper is suitable for cutting fine hair.
Also a fun colorful spray bottle is always a great idea too!
Just like a children's book we have come to the end of the story..
When it comes to cutting a baby's hair it takes time and patience on both ends to make sure your child is as calm and as happy as possible. Sometimes going for the quickest hairstyle like a shaved head or a slight trim is all you can go for. Lower your expectations about how you want the child's hair to turn out and opt for what haircut is easiest on the day.
We wish you Good luck because luck is what it comes down to most times.