I think it is just parents trying to relive their youth through the children (at least that is my DH's reason). I think it is pretty cute but I tend to let my kids do what they will with their hair.
My kids just got mohawks a few weeks ago. The youngest wanted one, and older brother came in while we were finishing so he decided he wanted one, too.
I tend to let my kids do what they want with their hair, too. To imply that I'm just trying to relive my youth because of a hairstyle my kids have is insulting.
They've been becoming more popular lately - two chefs on Top Chef (m and f) have mohawks and we frequently see pics of toddlers/young kids with fauxhawks.
The less people have something.. the more IN it is!
I'd totally let my little boy have one.
If I had a little boy that is...
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No, it has nothing to do with the parents (unless the kid is 3 or something).
Usually the children are asking for it.
On crazy hair days (schools, camps) some kids give themselves mohawks - that's where they see it.
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ETA: My younger one wanted one to be like big brother!
Angelina Joilie always has her son Maddox's hair in a mohawk cut and Brad Pitt was sporting one back in April..dont know if he still has it or not..
Some kids ask for them and some parents think they look adorable..
If my son wants one one day he can have one.. I cant say no because his dad has long hair down to his butt..
Its just hair and will grow back anyway
It is just another hairstyle. No different than giving a kid a bowl cut or military haircut or whatever other style the parents think looks the best.
Erika, mama to three beautiful kids (plus one gestating), and wife to one fantastic man.
Did your (1-2yr) toddler tell you to cut her bangs short or keep her hair curly? Etc.
Up until kids pick their own clothes (and some tots have preferences) we're choosing what we want to put on our children.
I wanted to give DS a 'conservative' mohawk, once he was of walking age - but couldn't cut his curls.
I recently cut his curls, due to the heat, and he's a spitting image of Dorothy Hamil. Also, his heads too round for a mohawk.
But, to you moms with boys (or girls ) with mohawks, rock on.
Edit: And, if my child ever asked for any haircut - he's more than welcome to have it. Even if he wanted to buzz it short and put a nike symbol in the back... I'd probably die laughing, but hey - its his body.
What will I do if they ask for it at some point? I will clench my teeth and try to talk them out of it but in the end I do realize I gotta pick my battles and there's worse things in life.
I think one should keep two things separate: does you kid ask to look that way or are you just doing it to him because you think it looks cool. That's probably what one of the pp wanted to say when she got flamed and picked on immediately for voicing her more of a conservative opinion.
Unless anyone has tips for a chemical-free spiky mohawk?
Seriously, though. Wet hair, comb in, and blow dry while holding cardboard against the other side.
A little tip I had given to me the first day the boys went out in public with their 'hawks.
Kerrie Mama to DD 10 yo, DS 8 yo and DD 5