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#31 of 51 Old 09-06-2011, 08:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am confused by the pics.  The child in the first pic has short hair?  Maybe that's an old pic?


Yeah that is the craziness of his hair. The top pic was a few hours later after he changed his clothes several times and ran around. His hair just curled more. Most of the time it is more wispy. These were taken last night.
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I would definitely get a good trim for it!  I'd be concerned less with the length and more with the shape.


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very cute. It doesn't look messy and it's not in his eyes. It doesn't even look that long.

 

I wouldn't cut it.


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If his hair mostly looks like the top picture I'd leave it alone for now. That pic doesn't look messy or very long at all.

If his hair usually looks like the bottom picture then I'd trim it- maybe 1/2" off- just to tidy it up.  That pic looks like odd and messy hair.

 

I don't think he looks particularly girly in either picture so I don't think it is going to change perceptions if he has a hair cut or not in that regard. Random people will still guess he is a girl if he is wearing a dress and has painted nails even if he were totally bald.

 

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In the first photo, his hair looks fine, but in the second it looks like he could use a trim to clean up a bit. My son has sort-of wavy white blond hair, and our rule of thumb is to cut it when it reaches the point of not being able to make it look "tidy" (meaning within minutes of being brushed it's already pointing out in all directions). He hair usually needs to be trimmed  every few months.


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I agree that I might trim it (maybe 1" or less) if it usually looks like the second pic -- just to make it a bit more tidy. That's what we do with DS's hair, which is a whole lot longer than your DS's, even after multiple trims! So you can still grow it out even if you trim it, it will just look neater. If it tends to lean more toward the 1st pic, I'd just leave it alone.

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I agree.  First pic looks good.  Second one looks like it could use some trimming to even things up a bit.

 

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here's the thing. his hair is at that middle irritating space.

 

do you guys want to grow it long. if yes then i wouldnt cut it. i'd put oil and slick it back.

 

but if you dont intend long hair then yeah go for a trim.

 

however even with short hair dd's could be messy. esp. at that age. so keeping things short did not mean necessarily neat for us.


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His hair is BEAUTIFUL.  I wouldn't want to cut it either!

 

My son (also almost 2) has only ever had his bangs trimmed. He's got fairly long (hangs far down his back when wet, but curls up at his nape when dry) thick hair that curls at the ends.  People sometimes mistake him for a girl because of it, but honestly? I could give a rat's behind. It's freakin' adorable and he has his whole life to have short boring boy hair if that's what he wants when he's older. 

 


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It doesn't look long to me, but if you want to grow it longer you could always just have it shaped rather than getting a full-on haircut. That's what I did with my DD when she was 2 and her hair was in that grown-out baby-mullet stage -- I just had the back trimmed a bit and shaped so that as it grew out it didn't look so funky. 


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His hair looks exactly like my ds's did! I loved it and didn't cut it until he asked for it to be cut (he was 4 when we finally cut all the curls off, though we had trimmed a little here and there to keep it from going too crazy). Now he likes his hair short short short.

 

I vote don't cut (or just minimally trim).


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I would just trim it personally. We just trimmed my daughter's hair, she has similar curls though less wispy, and I know it is more socially acceptable for a girl to have a long curly hair, but it was getting too long. Honestly, his hair looks pretty short to me, though those curls can make it deceptive! But yeah, I do think a trim to reshape it a bit would be fine. He has beautiful hair though! My DD too did not get her curly hair from me or DH, we both have straight-as-a-board hair, but my Dad has curly hair. I didn't know it until she got hers as he keeps it very short smile.gif

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I LOVE boys with long, golden curls. But I am obviously biased, (see my DSs hair in my profile pic 2whistle.gif )

 

Yeah, its in his eyes now, but I'm holding out cutting it until it gets to his shoulders, and we can tuck it behind his ears. We use hats a lot to keep it out of his eyes, and he just started to let me put clips in it when we are in the house.

 

I have trimmed the back a few times, because it starts to look like a mullet! Thankfully, my husbands only complaint about his hair, is the in the eyes thing.. but we solve it like I said. Yeah, sometimes people think he is a girl. Sometimes I ignore it, sometimes I politely correct them. I dont think its a big deal.

 

I love his curls too much to cut them. And I love the color of his hair, I have NO idea how he ended up with this hair. I have stick straight dark hair, and so does my DH. Not that you can tell from my DS, but my DH is part Japanese, and had coarse textured hair on top of it being really dark. So I dont think DS is going to have these amazing blonde curls for very long, and I'm going to let them be while he still does!

 

Edit to add a very recent photo of my DS's curls. I am trying to 'train' the front to eventually tuck behind his ears, and you can see how different his hair is from mine!

 

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Looking at your picture, I don't even see a reason to trim it yet. Do not even listen to people who tell you to cut it.


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I made the mistake of cutting my son's hair when he was a toddler.  I regret it to this day.  He had curls like that but now his hair is completely straight.  greensad.gif


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So, ladies, I trimmed a little bit in the back of my sons hair and left the bulk of the curls. It looks really cute! I am going to keep it like this and when it gets fuller, I may grow it longer, but by then, he will be old enough to decide for himself.
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xavismom, your lo's hair is super cute. Love it. You do have totally different hair, just like me and my kiddos. Mine is brown and straight.
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Cut it when you're ready, or when he asks you to!  If you're not sure - or if you're thinking of cutting it because strangers think he's a girl - then put the thought clean out of your mind.  That's adorable hair!

 

My 3-1/2-year-old son just asked to go to the barber with his Dad and brother.  This will be his first hair cut.  He also has wonderful curls.  Regardless what I dress him in, strangers assume he's a girl.  But when I correct them, no one ever reacts as though there's something weird about his hair; only that it seems somehow unfair for a boy to be so beautiful.  And he is!  And he has the rest of his life to struggle to make his soft, fine hair work in some traditional male hair cut; whereas the style he has right now is perfect!


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My 3-1/2-year-old son just asked to go to the barber with his Dad and brother.  This will be his first hair cut...

Nix that!  This afternoon, my Mom walked in, saw my son with wet, combed-back hair and asked if he'd had it cut.  He responded in a tone of voice as though she'd asked if he wanted to move to Mars:  "No.  I have curls.  You can't cut my curls!"  OK by me!


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My rule of thumb for my kids is that the person who maintains it gets to decide how long it is. Which means my kids keep shortish hair until they hit grade school, then they get to decide how long they keep it, as long as they keep it combed and clean, I'm not in their business about it. But I WILL cut hair on my kids if it is not being kept clean and detangled, at any age short of puberty.


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Oh, and my niece has curls like that... Sis periodically has me cut off the little nests that form because it's SO curly, but the overall look stays the same length and will until the hair has enough weight to stretch the curls out. I don't consider hair "long" until it hits a length where it tends to tangle a lot. 


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