Cozy Friedman, kids hair authority and founder of Cozys Cuts for Kids salons in New York City, knows that whether its full of laughs or full of tears, a babys first haircut is a milestone that has significance for parents around the world. Her salons in New York City host many first haircut ceremonies every year, and the number one question she gets asked by new parents is: When should I bring my baby in for the first haircut? Here are some of Cozys tips on when to get your babys first haircut!
When to Cut Your Baby's Hair?
There is no universally right age for a babys first haircut. We have done a first haircut for a child as young as 10 days old and many who are 3 years old or older, says Cozy. It usually depends on a number of factors, from the type of hair the baby is born with, to the parents feelings about babyhood, to style ideas and cultural tradition. But if youre wondering when to schedule this momentous first for your baby, here are some tips:
Baby is ready for the first haircut when:
- The hair starts to get in his/her eyes
- The hair is so long that you have to shampoo after every meal
- The hair is bothering him or her, especially on hot days
- The flyaways on the sides start to look like wings
- People start confusing your boy for a girl!
The hair that your baby is born with is often a different texture than the new hair that is growing in. Sometimes the birth hair is even curly and the new hair is straight. But at some point, its going to have to come off because as it gets longer, it can get damaged and even develop split ends!
No matter whether you trim your tots hair at home or make a family outing out of it, the first haircut is a wonderful milestone that adds to the joy of raising children.
For more tips from Cozy and to learn more about her, Cozys Cuts for Kids, her book Cozys Complete Guide to Girls Hair or So Cozy Hair Care Line for Kids please visit www.socozy.com.
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