Friday, July 10, 2009

The First Haircut - AF


According to An Island Life: 

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."


Monkey turned one-year-old last month! Yay! Traditionally - at least in my family - he was supposed to have gotten his first haircut then. Of course, being somewhat non-traditional myself, I have refused to get it done, much to the dismay of some of my family members. They seem to think that if I don’t shave his head bald now, he’ll be cursed with thin, slow growing hair.

Really? Really?

I love his baby hair!
I love his male pattern baldness-like hairline!
I don’t want to shave his head!

I’m going to hold on to him and his fine, wispy baby hair for as long as possible.

My question today:

When do / did you give your child their first haircut?



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38 comments:

Veronica Lee said...

I can't remember!! Does that make me a bad mom!!

Buckeroomama said...

I can't remember either, but definitely WELL after his first birthday. (I do have locks from his first cut, though). He didn't have much hair to begin with and I stood firm against shaving off his head "so that he could grow thicker hair." Well, guess what? His hair is growing nicely, thankyouverymuch.

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Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, I'm trying to think back that far!!!

I would say it was pretty darn close to one year old too!!!

Once they get a haircut they look so much older!!

East Coast Wahine said...

I don't remember either but my daughters got trims as I loved to keep their hair long!

Drahdrah said...

My daughter is almost one and has not had a haircut yet. Not sure when we'll give her the first one either.

Tami said...

hahaha..I had to get my book out so I could answer..

Jeremiah was 2, he has thick, sheep like hair now.LOL he must always have his head either cut to a #1 or a zero.
Any longer and his sheep hair will grow.

Daniel was 1 week old! He had so much hair, and cradle cap, We gave him a flat top at the rip age of 1 week. He was stylin at his age!

Caleb, was a year old. His hair not so thick, more long in patches and different colors of black and browns LOL.

I just might scan some pics at work today..awwww how I miss my babies!
isn't it bad when you want your 21 & 18 year old to sit on your lap and read them a story? LOL.
secretly the boys get mad at Caleb since he's 6 and my lap is allllll his!

heh heh

lz @ My Messy Paradise said...

I know so many people who wait until after the first birthday, too. His hair is precious!
With M, I cut her hair on MY birthday, as a gift to me, at 6 months, because she had a ridiculous mullet. After that, I kept up with bangs (big mistake - vowed I would not do it again) ever month or so until I grew them out.
With A, she will be 2 next month and I have yet to cut her hair. Mostly because it's very curly and would look silly, but also because I refuse to go through the bangs fiasco again!

Kiki (G.G.) said...

Lil' D was 3 1/2 when he got his first barber's haircut. Before that I would just trim around his ears, and the back so he didn't get a mullet. I miss his baby curls. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.
-Kiki

schnider_am said...

I cant remember the age without looking in their baby books. I think they both were around a year.

Seeryus Mama said...

My son at a year...and my daughter has only had a trim in her 22 months.

Miss Behavin said...

I took Corbin for his first haircut the day before he turned one. My youngest daughter, Carley, was a different story though. She was bald until she was about two and didn't even need a trim till she was almost three and a half.

Nap Warden said...

I remember Little Man's first haircut...only because Husband (in a fit of insanity) cut it when I wasn't home! I then had to fix it...bad Husband;P

~~tonya~~ said...

My son was born needing a haircut...but I insisted on waiting until he was one. Man, it was a wild head of hair by that time. My dad was having a fit. LOL

Kekibird said...

In my largely Southern European background family, they believe it's a huge deal to only cute your babies hair after the 1st birth or bad things will befall your child or some such doomsay. I think Jake's hair got cute after 1 year only because he didn't have much.

Jeremy said...

Close to 1 year old. It just sticks straight up until then anyway. :)

Becca said...

No kids yet, but since I am Jewish I won't give them their first haircuts until they are 3.

Mommy24cs said...

My boys all had crazy hair that grew long fast so it wasn't too long after their first birthday's. With Caitlyn I just let her hair grow since she was a girl and it didn't matter. I'm always sad when the boys get their hair cut though cause it makes them look so much more grown up :o(

Tooj said...

I waited until they were both a year. Wait...the second baby had to get a tiny trim for some really tangled top-of-the-head strands. But not a real cut until 1 year for both. :) I love their curls...it's hard to part with them.

Sue said...

about a year to a year in a half. They didn't have much hair before that anyway.

JamericanSpice said...

My son's first hair cut was at 18months old. His hair had grown really long because my mom wanted to plait it. So when we went to visit her, she did that and then when we came home, I went to the salon. He did pretty well too.

Sweet Serendipity said...

I waited as long as possible with all three of my kids. They look so much older when they get a haircut. It always made me sad that they weren't babies anymore. I think 18 months was the earliest.

Kimberly said...

My oldest son was born with a mullet. Literally. So by the time he was seven months we had to clip the mullet off just so others would realize that he was a boy.

My second son I don't think we gave him his first haircut until he was like 15 months. He does not grow hair very fast, unlike my oldest.

My youngest guy just turned one and he has a ton of bangs that are really long. I am hesitant on the cut too. I just comb them over to the side. I think he looks adorable. But I am bias.

Mighty M said...

You have a beautiful blog!! Both of my kids were born with a lot of hair, that they didn't lose, and they both needed haircuts early. I attempted to cut their own myself when they needed trims. NOT A GOOD IDEA. My daughter got her first salon cut when she was 11 months. My son got his also at 11 months because we were getting ready to go on vacation. But his is getting shaggy again and I'm okay with it. He didn't like getting his haircut very much. ;-)

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blueviolet said...

I think he was about 15 months old and boy, did he need it. But, it was soooo sad for me.

Alicia said...

i held out til mine was a year and a half...i couldn't bear to cut the curls!!

ahappyhippy mom said...

Hi Jen!!

Aiden was 18 months when he got his first haircut. I did not want to cut my son's hair but hubby BEGGED me, so I gave in. Honestly, my little man really needed it, but I felt so sad while I was buzzing off his long locks. I bagged up some of his hair to keep for a reminder.

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't think I got mine until I was five, just b/c I didn't have any hair!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I think both of my boys were around a year, but hey- it is the parents choice! Do what you want!

Kim said...

I took my son in for his first haircut at 11 months old, but only bc he desperately needed it! I say hold off until your ready or he really needs it! He's only your baby once!

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

I think mine was two when I cut his hair. I felt the same way, why cut off all the virgin beauty for some old wives tale. Sheesh! Now...if I don't cut that mop...he looks like the 5th Beattle.

Michelle said...

LOL, noooooo living that long!

My babies are bald forEVER! So haircuts come around 2 years old:)

Banteringblonde said...

hmmmm i'm not so sure ... but I know the boys didn't get to grow for very long! I'm a fan of the short boy cut!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Can't remember...my kids didn't have that much hair so I probably waited way past their 1st birthday!....

So does this mean no more ponytail?

Helene said...

All my kids first haircuts were after they were 1. We only gave Cole his first haircut becuase he had a total toddler mullet going on and I couldn't stand it any longer. Bella didn't have her hair cut until she was 3...and she's now 4 and has only had 1 other haircut in addition to that 1st one. Her hair grows so slow and it's so fine that I'm afraid to cut it again!!!

BrnEyedGal said...

Yeah...I think I did it at around 1 or so too!!! I saved some hair...I HAD to, it was so cute and curly. :)

Courtney said...

I waited forever considering LL has a mop & half. He was over a year and half and I only let the stylist trim his curls. Since then he has had two other trims. I just can't part with his beautiful soft curls.

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