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long hair on a boy..

If any of you have a boy with longish hair, how do you cut/style it?

2.5yo wants his hair long like daddy's. It's just at that stage where it's right in his eyes in the front. Husband won't let me put hair clips in his hair to get it out of his face (long story short, he's sensory seeking and anything small enough will end up in his mouth, so small pieces of sharp metal aren't a great idea). It's wavy and thick and usually I can scrunch it up and get it out of his face, but when it is freshly washed it's straighter and it's right in his eyes.. ANything else I can do short of brushing it out of his face every 10 minutes?


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claddagh
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hats or bandanas might work. A hairband is a possibility if you could find one your husband approves of.

Otherwise, could you cut the bangs or layer them?
xfoundinabottle
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
I could cut the bangs but that would be a temporary fix.. Husband's hair is halfway down his back so that's what kiddo wants.. i'd still have to grow out the bang I guess.

He takes hats off in the house, but I'll try a headband!
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so_there
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
trim the bangs. i used to have long-ish hair on my second son, and I always cut his bangs right above his eyes. so it was still pretty long but not in his face.

here he is at 3 (he's 5 now and has short hair)
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xfoundinabottle
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
ooh I like that! thanks!
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sblmnldrknss
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Be careful cutting the bangs. You can easily end up with a mullet.

We just let it keep growing until it could be tucked behind the ears. In the meantime, I blew their hair dry such that it swept to the side. It helped.
xfoundinabottle
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely try blow-drying next time.. we only shampoo his hair about once a month, and it takes about a week to get it back to normal
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arylkin
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
I love his hair! I'd second the Bondi Band or bandanna idea since they're less "girly".
xfoundinabottle
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

...and less likely to get swallowed I guess! lol!
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faceless_facade
Nov. 12th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Wyatt's hair is definitely longer than Luke's and we just let it go wild. I've tried putting it up in a ponytail but he hates it. He's learned to brush his bangs to the side and I do it for him sometimes too. Wyatt's copying daddy too. :)
designingdreams
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Seriously? Babies' and Toddlers' sex gets confused all the time because they mostly all have short hair. If I had a dollar for every time someone called my daughter a boy (even on the rare days she wears pink!), I'd have a nice college fund started for her, LOL. Some girl babies are bald for several years. What should their parents do, get a wig?

There's no reason to worry about someone confusing your young child's sex, because it will happen no matter what. I honestly don't understand why anyone gender stereotypes infants and toddlers.

OP- I LOVE your son's hair, though I can't really help with advice since I only hope I will one day have a shaggy-haired son.
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countessof_roth
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
How about bangs? that's what i did with Roland!
xfoundinabottle
Nov. 13th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
wouldn't it look funny with hair halfway down his back?
___heyvanity
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
Do you plan on keeping it around this length or letting it grow really long? I would make my decision based on that.

If you want to keep it this length, I'd go for a fringe bang look. Kind of like:

http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/126100858287305635_knUFmqSz_c.jpg
http://media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com/upload/126100858287305639_XSsLPPmb_c.jpg
http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/upload/232005818274404164_adotjuBN_c.jpg

If you want it to keep growing, I think bangs will look really strange. Kind of mullet-ish. I would somehow try to get through this awkward growing out phase and wait for those bangs to be long!
xfoundinabottle
Nov. 12th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
He wants it partway down his back.. so we're growing it long.. That's what I'm wondering how to get through the phase without sticking sharp pieces of metal in his hair. LOL Got some good pointers so far though :)
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pride21
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
I just pushed my son's hair to the sides of his face...and eventually it just stayed that way.

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I did trim his bangs though, just in case they did go out of place.

Edited at 2012-11-12 09:01 pm (UTC)
pride21
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
^ Huge picture is HUGE!
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asaintedsinner
Nov. 12th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
I babysit for a three year old who has long hair like your son and his bangs are frequently in his eyes and he isn't even phased. I've brushed them aside before and he just looks at me and goes "Auntie, they don't bother me. It's okay. Yous can leave mine hair in mine eyes" so I would say if it's not bothering him, don't worry about it!
_sleeping_sun_
Nov. 13th, 2012 05:04 am (UTC)
I always worry about eye-vision (I'm not the author of the post but still concerned)
treesonleaves
Nov. 12th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC)
we used hair gel or my children would push their bangs to the side while they where growing out.
impeccablyme
Nov. 13th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, I have a girl, but we've never given her a true hair cut, so we definitely have dealt with the hair in the eyes issue. Her hair naturally parts pretty far over on the side, so we just do our best to sweep the front part of her hair to the side. It still falls in her face a lot, but it doesn't bother her, and she just pushes it back to the side, so we don't fuss with it. She rips clips out of her hair and the front part isn't long enough to fit into the ponytail. It's *almost* long enough to tuck behind her ears now.

For your little guy, I'd say maybe trying to do the side-swept thing until it's long enough to tuck, or maybe parting in the middle would help a bit. Otherwise, my advice is just wait it out, if it's not bothering him. :)
_sleeping_sun_
Nov. 13th, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
Our kiddo loved bandanas. Although, we currently chose to keep his hair short until he decides weather he wants it short or long (yes, my hubby's hair is longer than mine).

Edited at 2012-11-13 05:05 am (UTC)
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