My daughter has special needs, including sensory issues. Washing and brushing her hair is a nightmare. Usually my mom does it, but sometimes she is not available. Trying to teach dd how to care for her own hair has just not worked out well. I don't think she is ready yet. She wore pigtails until recently so that made things easy. But now she is embarrassed to have her hair in pigtails, so we can't do that anymore.
Her hair is long and thick. She LOVES it. When I bring up a hair cut she refuses and looks at me like I have beaten her or something. But this hair is just too much for us to handle. I'm not talking about a pixie cut or anything here. Maybe even just a lot of layers to thin the hair out or something (and she can keep the length). But dd is not buying it and does not want the hair cut. At all.
Would it be wrong of me to force her to get it cut? Should I respect her wishes at this age? I'm really torn on this one and not sure what to do. Thanks.