To let DS have his head shaved?
MarioandLuigi · 17/05/2011 10:17
DS is 10. Unfortunately for him he has 2 double crowns, so his hair sticks up a bit like a mad professor if its longer than about 1cm. He really wants to have it shaved but DH and MIL think it will make him look like a thug. He is a very sweet natured boy and not like a thug at all.
shinyshoes · 17/05/2011 10:20
Having a haircut will not make him a thug.
Do it, my 2 had it done quite often until recently DS1 is now 13 and wants a style to it.
With the warm weather coming up it'll be cooling for him too. Give him a number 3 and see how it looks if you want to go shorter go to a number 2.
Buda · 17/05/2011 10:22
You might find it is better longer rather than shorter. DS has the same thing and has his hair short at the moment and it is much harder. He had it longer last year and the weight around the crown pulled the hair down and it didn't stick up. I wish he would grow it a bit again.
It wasn't very long. Think Zac Efron in High School Musical. I loved it on him.
ajandjjmum · 17/05/2011 10:23
DS and a number of his friends had their heads shaved to raise money for charity when they were around 16. He said it was noticeable that when they went anywhere as a group, people started crossing the road to avoid them!
They weren't a threatening looking lot at all!
themildmanneredjanitor · 17/05/2011 10:24
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EvenLessNarkyPuffin · 17/05/2011 12:13
Have you tried taking him to a good hairdresser? Ask them what they can do with it? Someone who cuts really well may be able to make it look better. If he is determined to have it shaved, check with the school about any rules on length before he has it done. He will look like a thug, it does have that effect, but he won't be a thug, and it sounds like he'd be a happier child.
EvenLessNarkyPuffin · 17/05/2011 12:19
From a quick look online, it seems you can work with the spiky-look and let him use a little gel, or get a good hairdresser to manage it and cut it with scissors only, allowing more hair weight over the crown so it sits flatter and cutting with the direction of the whorl.
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