How Do You Cut a Baby’s Hair?
Your baby’s hair has already grown quite a bit and you feel a trimming your baby’s hair is on the cards. It is depending on how much hair your baby has but, generally speaking, do not cut a baby’s hair before its first birthday.
Up until the age of six months, the first hairs grow and then fall out, following a drop in hormones that’s completely normal after birth. So, unless your baby has a really annoying tuft of hair, wait until your child’s first birthday.
Does cutting your child’s hair weaken it?
It does allow you to rebalance hair growth. It is also an opportunity for you to keep the hair out of your child’s face, ears and off the nape of the neck, where it particularly tends to stick.
Can you do it yourself?
Sit your baby in a highchair so it does not move. Get your hands on a pair of round-ended scissors and explain to your baby what you are going to do.
Do you cut your baby’s hair dry or damp?
It is best to cutting baby hair dry to avoid any nasty surprises. Start at the nape of the neck because that is the area where the hair grows most quickly. Hold the locks in the air and between your fingers for maximum safety.
When should you go to the salon?
Between six months and a year, if you are not comfortable carrying out a few touch-ups. Otherwise, go when your baby is needed it is the first proper haircut.
Not going during peak hours is a wise idea, it is best for your child to go to the hairdressers when there are fewer people around to limit the noise created by the hairdryers or the potent smells of hair colouring treatments.