Whether it's the first haircut or the twenty-fourth, there are some great reasons to cut a child's hair short.1. Fewer tangles. This may be the biggest reason of all to cut hair short. Wind and food keep hair in constant tangles in our home.
2. Easy hair care. It's easier to wash and comb. With short hair, a child can care for their hair at a younger age.
3. Healthy hair. Split ends are never attractive.
4. Give to others. If you have 8-12 inches of hair, you can donate it to organizations who help cancer patients. (We only had 8 inches, so we donated with Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program.)
5. Cuteness factor.
With our three children, we opted at different times to cut their hair short.
Our oldest daughter had a six-inch tail removed when she was 15 months old. She had regular trims and inches cut from her long hair regularly until she donated 8 inches when she was 5 1/2.
Our son had three haircuts by the time he was six months old. At one point, his hair was so thick and puffy he looked like Elvis. Not ideal, so it went short.
Our youngest daughter has been asking to get her hair cut short. She had her hair cut before, but it was constantly getting in her food, even when it was pulled back. When we realized it was long enough to donate, we decided to not wait.
Do you like long or short hair for yourself? Your children?
(Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Just sharing because I care.)
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