daughter has cut all her hair off any advice from mums?

(75 Posts)
WallisLady1 Fri 15-Jul-16 23:10:52

hi I don't really understand the topics, or where this would go. However, could someone please give me any advice? Her hair has been destroyed. I promise, I do not just leave scissors laying around, but she managed to find a pair and just let herself go.

Not sure what to do? sad

ItchyFoot Fri 15-Jul-16 23:12:27

It'll grow back. How old is she?

ollieplimsoles Fri 15-Jul-16 23:12:42

Shit op, how old is she?

My sister did this, explain to hair dressers what happened they can give you some realistic ideas about where to go next?

BlackeyedSusan Fri 15-Jul-16 23:12:45

take some deep breaths and go to a good children's hairdresser to ge tit tidied up.

It will not be the first time a child does that, though it is really upsetting for the parent of child concerned.

SavoyCabbage Fri 15-Jul-16 23:12:59

How old is she? Why has she cut it off?

BlackeyedSusan Fri 15-Jul-16 23:13:28

get it ffs

Imnotaslimjim Fri 15-Jul-16 23:16:17

My Dd did this when she was 4. I didn't leave scissors around, my mum did. Dd had heard us talking about her older DB having lice and decided she didn't want hair! It was only just long enough to tie up as it was, she ended up with a pixie cut. Take her to a hairdresser and explain, they'll be able to tidy it up for her. I know it feels like a big deal but it really isn't.

insan1tyscartching Fri 15-Jul-16 23:17:15

Dd hacked a fair bit off when she was small too, go to the hairdresser they can tidy it up and it will grow back eventually or you might even grow to like it short.

WallisLady1 Fri 15-Jul-16 23:19:10

She is only 3! I feel awful as she could have hurt herself, but it looks really bad. Little bald bits at the side too

Amy214 Fri 15-Jul-16 23:20:29

I cut most of my hair off when i was 3 and my dm took me to the hairdressers and they fixed it with no problem (had to wait 4 days and we never left the house grin) it was really short and looked terrible (my fringe was about an inch long) the rest just reached the bottom of my ears (i looked really proud of myself in the photo grin) it grew back in time for my first day at school (it was a long bob), i never done it again i think dm gave me a proper telling off grin

IdaDown Fri 15-Jul-16 23:27:38

Take pictures.

Turn picture into 18th birthday card.

Pop into hairdresser tomorrow.

Hide scissors.

BarbarianMum Fri 15-Jul-16 23:28:24

Take pictures. Lots of pictures. You will look back at this an laugh one day, when it's grown back smile

Arkwright Fri 15-Jul-16 23:28:29

My Dd2 did it twice. She now has hair down to her bum. She did a great hacking job all over.

MoonfaceAndSilky Fri 15-Jul-16 23:32:13

I did this too, when I was 4. I can remember feeling very disappointed with how it looked and thought I could stick it back on grin

QueenLaBeefah Fri 15-Jul-16 23:35:35

Surely this is a rite of passage? It'll grow back.

MillionToOneChances Fri 15-Jul-16 23:37:02

My niece did this. Chop all the rest off and settle in for a long wait.

catkind Fri 15-Jul-16 23:37:37

Is she upset or not bothered? Lots of them do it, don't worry. If you're not handy with the scissors you'll want a hairdresser to fix it up for you. Even if there are really short bits they'll grow over in a couple of weeks. Nice short practical cut for summer smile DD did hers around her 4th birthday. No idea why, she was mostly going on about being Rapunzel at the time. So much easier short though, it's growing out again now and the faff of trying to get her to keep it tied back...

DailyMaui Fri 15-Jul-16 23:39:45

I did this when I was about 7 - thought it looked fab. It didn't. My daughter did this when she was 3 - I have pics of her with Santa and her fringe is a wobbly 2 to 4 cm long and the rest is around ear level. It wil grow and you get to tease them about it when they are older.

FoxesOnSocks Fri 15-Jul-16 23:47:48

Oh I think a lot of children do this - the degree they do it too varies.

Take her to a hairdresser they'll do the best they can, she'll just sport a pixie cut for a while - don't beat yourself up about it.

MooMooCowFace Fri 15-Jul-16 23:48:45

I often think that little girls look fantastic with super short hair.

<<optimistic>>

BTW Any chance of a photo? (with her face obscured)

GlitteryFluff Fri 15-Jul-16 23:49:56

Yes take lots of photos.

and show us

LockedOutOfMN Fri 15-Jul-16 23:50:28

Go to the hairdresser and they can fix it. Wear a hairband or clip if you're worried about people mistaking her for a boy.

(I live in Spain where many people, especially the older generations, assume children aged under 13 are male if they're not wearing a huge hair bow and earrings. Even if they're 12 year olds with long hair, a pink dress and breasts confused ).

LockedOutOfMN Fri 15-Jul-16 23:51:27

Wear, I mean Let her wear. (I think I should to go to sleep!)

Arfarfanarf Fri 15-Jul-16 23:51:33

Shave it all off, stick a hat on and wait for it to grow back.
Take lots of pictures because one day this will be a funny story.

WallisLady1 Fri 15-Jul-16 23:54:09

She's in bed now, but I have one picture from earlier but it doesn't show the worst of it, but I hope you get a bit of an idea grin

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