To think that long hair on young boys.......

(324 Posts)
Haahoostory Sun 07-Oct-12 10:57:37

Is unfair on the child. It dangles in their face and gets in their way and must be really annoying for them. With girls you can clip it back or tie it up in pretty styles so no problem at all. It is the parents imposing their tastes and choices on the child - rather like when toddlers have pierced ears. Older boys with long hair absolutely fine - as they have chosen to wear it that way, but toddlers and younger boys no.

germyrabbit Sun 07-Oct-12 11:20:18

love how people get so wound up by these threads, if you don't care what others think you wouldn't get so beat up about opposing views

i meant "think" obviously - wow mn has got super snidey lately!

oldraver Sun 07-Oct-12 11:20:31

DS doesnt want his hair cut..... I did have it cut into a standard 'boys' cut when he started school as I thought it might stand out too much at a school, but its now a length HE wants, and isnt in his eyes. And he is very disappointed girls get to wear slides and boys dont.

Anywayr wheres my bacon Sarnie ?? still in the fridge as OH hasn't cooked it yet

sleeplessinsuburbia Sun 07-Oct-12 11:20:45

And I am "trendy and right on" so maybe that's why...

monkeysbignuts Sun 07-Oct-12 11:20:49

I agree with picnicbasket those little rat tails are bloody awful!

KenLeeeeeee Sun 07-Oct-12 11:21:01

grin @ Kalisi

Ds1 was nearly 3 before he would consent to have his hair cut (at his dad's insistence. I loved his golden ringlets). He hated the experience so much, it was a further 18 months before he would do it again.

I'm not sure how forcing him to have something unneccessary done which terrified him is better than leaving him and his lovely long locks hair alone.

scottishmummy Sun 07-Oct-12 11:21:52

of course we all make snap judgements based on clothes
long hair and band tshirt on a kid i think trying too hard.parent thinks still yoof
short phil mitchell hair with wee man gemmy clothes i think look like a bouncer

BupcakesAndCunting Sun 07-Oct-12 11:22:25

IME it's always the hard of thinking that don't like boys with long hair.

Like my cousin. He's your typical Staffie owner, loves his manly pursuits such as beer and belching and keeps telling me DS will get bullied for having long hair. Errrrr, no he won't. He's got long hair, not a second head.

tethersend Sun 07-Oct-12 11:22:39

I think we're all in danger of overlooking the ideal solution; the mullet.

Business at the front, party at the back.

Problem solved.

Haahoostory Sun 07-Oct-12 11:22:49

Bupcakes, have you heard of short back and sides?

MrsBovary Sun 07-Oct-12 11:22:52

Yes, bobbles or clips can be used, just like girls. I really don't think it matters.

Surely you're imposing your own choices on your child whatever style you opt for, long or short.

wisden Sun 07-Oct-12 11:22:54

germy I think I get wound up by these threads because I would love to be "right on" and trendy but I fail miserably despite my DS having long hair , I don't even know who the fucking Ramones are FFs <wails>

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 07-Oct-12 11:23:25

ooooooooh. there's an AitchDee... <awkward>

WorraLiberty Sun 07-Oct-12 11:24:14

This is such a pointless argument really because it's personal taste

Some people like it and some don't...so what?

TurkeyDino Sun 07-Oct-12 11:24:24

Oh dear, short hair boys are chavs and wannabe thugs and long hair boys have pretentious parents. What is the universally acceptable hair length then?

I am concerned that DS may be out threatening his pals for their lunch money if he doesn't grow his hair quickly. But then I will become pretentious which could be difficult to keep up from my ex council house grin

greenhill Sun 07-Oct-12 11:24:51

My DS has beautiful long blonde hair, it looks great tied back with a hair band. He is 2 yo and doesn't like the hairdresser, similarly he won't show the dentist his teeth.

I don't always correct those that say "what beautiful hair your daughter has" because he is sometimes in bright colours, rather than in the 'boy' colours of blue and brown. It doesn't annoy him, he likes it.

wisden Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:07

AitchTwo Oh I thought you were AitchDee.

BupcakesAndCunting Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:20

"Business at the front, party at the back."

grin

GoSakuramachi Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:24

But my son has really short hair and a Ramones t-shirt! How will you ever decide what income bracket and aspirational status to put us in as a family? It's a conundrum. Maybe we should wear badges?

SeveredEdMcDunnough Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:26

Didn't think it sounded like you Aitch! Have been wondering for days.

Tethers I think I love you.

quoteunquote Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:32

I'm just back from the beach, lovely surf this morning,

lots of the young lads have long hair, it's a surf thing, suits them.

If they can manage to catch a wave with long hair, I doubt there are many things that it gets in the way for.

lots of blokes with long hair tie it back., not sure why the OP thinks boys don't.

MadCap Sun 07-Oct-12 11:25:40

I find myself in agreement with everything Bupcakes has said so far. :-D

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Sun 07-Oct-12 11:26:06

and she's feisty.

i don't care much about long hair, except that on boys it seems more to be a reflection of the fact that the mum hasn't yet taken him to the hairdressers so it has all that crappy wispy baby hair at the bottom. good, well-cut long hair is great, but then it does seem to look girlier? i like mid-length, growing out, relaxed summer hair on a wee chap. and a big chap. grin

SigmundFraude Sun 07-Oct-12 11:26:06

Long hair on boys = grim. Short buzzcut on boys = even more grim. Nice short back and sides, soft & longer on top = perfect.

BupcakesAndCunting Sun 07-Oct-12 11:26:37

DS gets called "she" LOADS, usually by gimmers. Despite the fact he is dressed like a boy. To some knuckledraggers people, long-hair automatically equals girl.

usualsuspect3 Sun 07-Oct-12 11:26:44

I agree there's no need for nasty comments about short cropped hair either. My Ds has had short hair,spikey hair,an emo long fringe and long flowing hair in his time. I've obviously been judged for every bloody hairstyle according to MN

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