First Biracial Haircuts for Baby Boy’s Curly Hair
When to First Cut Boy’s Curly Hair?
My neighbor is a photographer and quickly snapped these photos of my two year old Sebas while our kids played outside. As it happens so very often lately, the conversation turned to his hair and when/ if we would first cut his beautiful curly mixed hair. There aren’t too many biracial haircuts for boys out there, but I guess trimming it up a bit wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
When did you first cut your baby boy’s curly hair?
For whatever reason, I’m not in a big rush to get his first haircut. The constant questioning makes me wonder if its time, though. I love the look of a clean cut little boy, so the fact that I’m wavering in a decision shocks me. On the other hand, when in his life can my little guy feast in the gorgeousness that is his mixed curly hair if not as an innocent young toddler? When he’s older, we’ll really feel pressured to chop it. And, I don’t know. I’m just not in a rush to get it done.
Biracial Hair Cuts for Baby Boy
What I do know is that when we’re ready, I’m taking him to Kidville. The haircut stations there are so adorable; Sebastian asks to sit in the vintage airplane every week. I talked with their hairstylist recently and I loved the haircut options and tips she suggested. First off, she said we wouldn’t use clippers because babies’ ears are still developing and the noise/vibration often scares them. So, strictly scissors it is.
The curly haircuts for baby boys she suggested are:
Mini High Top Fade: short on the sides with longer length on top is likely the way we’ll go when we do get his first haircut. But I’m not thinking Kid n Play here! It’s an obvious cut for a soon to be big boy, also leaning towards the clean cut look I like, but not drastic either since we won’t be using clippers. [edited to add: We finally did this haircut for our son! Two years later! Check out my baby boy’s first buzz cut with his pretty curls on top. I won’t lie, I cried. But he looks SO cute.]
Trimmed Fro: this cut would take the natural shape of his mixed curly hair and trim it up into an even baby fro. Totally cute, but hardly a real “haircut”. When we cut it, I want to notice a difference!
Curly Faux Hawk: My straight laced husband isn’t having this. But when Sebas is older, we’re getting it done!
Shaved: Daddy D shaves his head, and I know several moms of little boys who do the same. I’m not one of them. I love these beautiful curls too much to see them gone. I can hardly think about cutting his curls, let alone shaving them.
When Sebastian was an infant, our mixed curly hair routine was exactly like Alina’s. But now that he’s older, his toddler routine is quite different than her’s was. (This was Alina’s toddler curly hair routine, if you’re wondering). Without bows and ribbons to distract the eye, it becomes very obvious when his hair isn’t done or moisturized well.
That would be the one reason why I cut his hair sooner, rather than later: I want to make sure his hair stays healthy. The day after a deep condition, my baby boy’s curly hair is tightly coiled and snug to his scalp. A day later, and we’ve got strangers approaching us asking when we’re going to cut it.
Two years old seems so young, but perhaps it’s time for his first big boy haircut.
Note: We finally did it! Click here to see our biracial boy’s haircut!