from an early age, kids should be learning about general hygeine
and appearance. So it's important for parents to know how to teach
their child the basics of hair care and grooming.
get their very first haircuts from mom and dad when their hair
is still baby-fine. Depending upon how fast a baby's hair grows,
most babies do not have to visit a barber or hair salon until much later,
when hair begins to take on volume and length.
It used to
be that baby's first haircut was a traumatic experience. First, a stranger
sat them in a big chair, covered them up, and then proceeded to
get a little too close ... with a pair of scissors in hand!
to Get Gum Out of Kids' Hair
Rub an ice cube on gum until it hardens, then
gently pull out the gum.
Rub cooking oil (or mayonnaise, or peanut butter)
into the gum and surrounding hair, then comb out.
Apply a little rubbing alcohol to dry out the
gum, then comb out.
it has become a little easier with a growing number of "kids
cuts" franchises that do all they can to make the experience
a fun adventure. Before
you choose one in your area, be sure to make time for a visit to
familiarize your child with the people and surroundings.
In many cases,
kids hair salons will provide age-appropriate music and cartoon
videos, as well as chairs in the shapes of cars, airplanes or
fire engines. Some even provide video games to keep kids happily
the camera - to snap a picture when they're not looking!
to wash your childs hair?
Make it more
fun by choosing a "no tears, no sting" shampoo made
especially for kids. A little entertainment goes a long way in
keeping kids happy during a hair washing session, so be sure to
look for shampoo bottles in bright colors and in the shape of
their favorite cartoon or TV characters.
not barely out of their toddler years, will have already picked
up clues to their "look" from kids TV and videos. (As
many parents can attest, some girls will have their own color
and fashion sense by the ripe old age of 2.)
boys may want to pick out a favorite buzz cut, short & spiky or "faux-hawk" that
everybody on the block or at school is sporting. For both young
boys or girls, the shorter the better, especially if you have
a very active child who's long hair may get in the way of normal
rough-and-tumble kid play.
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