Twin Adventures

Twin girls now rule the house.

First Hair Cuts!

on April 21, 2013

At 22-months, Shula and Maretta are still lacking a little in the hair department. Don’t get me wrong; they both have a lot more hair then they did a year ago, but they could both be mistaken for little boys if you were to base your decision on their heads.

Anton and I decided that it was time to give them a bit of a trim. I had debated whether to take them into a salon/barbershop or just take care of it ourselves. The latter won out in the end. I didn’t see much point in plunking down money for a five minute job, not to mention some of the horror stories I’d heard about kids throwing tantrums while having someone wielding scissors around their ears.

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It was so easy. We double-teamed it; one of us holding a head still and measuring out the hair, while the other one snipped and caught the hair. I think it took less than a Dora episode to get both heads trimmed to a reasonable amount. And it looks soo much better!

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Moms Tips for a Good Hair Cut

  • Distractions.

TV Show, a favourite book or toy, items they don’t usually get to play with (phones, keys, etc.)

  • Bibs/Smocks.

We used some full-coverage bibs while we were cutting their hair to limit the amount of hair that got down shirts and into laps.

  • Be Fast!

They move fast, so you gotta be faster! Decide what you’re going to cut and then move in! If you hesitate for a second longer than you should, you’ll lose your spot.

  • Partner-up.

Doing the hair cuts together with Anton worked really well. One of us held heads still if needed, as well as holding the hair in place and the other snipped away.

While we were cutting, I put all the hair into a bowl so we could throw it into a plastic bag to keep. I wish that I had kept the girls hair separated so they could each have their own bags but oh well, not the end of the world.

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