Has your child ever cut his/her own hair?

My daughter cut her beautiful hair (it was about mid-back) , it was so hacked up and lop-sided it had to be cut about chin length. She's seven and I thought those days were over, but...she climbed up in the cabinet, got the scissors, and whack!
She said she was just tired of long hair. Have your kids ever tried to be amateur hairstylists?

When she was four she cut her bangs off right to the scalp--same reason.."tired of bangs".

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heathermarie32

Asked by heathermarie32 at 8:26 PM on Oct. 29, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Oh I used to cut my hair, my friends' hair, my dolls' hair, my Barbie's hair, my cat's whiskers, my brother's stuffed animals...

    Pretty much anything with hair, I tried to cut it :P Haha! I was a handful.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:29 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • That's so cute! She sounds like a live-wire!! haha. Funny.
    Nope, my daughter never did. She held off on the crazy hair until she was much older...college.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 8:29 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • I was just like caitxrawks :) I even cut mine and the neighbor girl's hair with pinking shears LOL
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 8:30 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • yea. my eleven year old used to cut her hair and her dolls hair. not as much but i would find locks on the bathroom floor. Recently, she cut her own hair behind her neck where she had a nice little rats nest of mangled hair. she didn't even try to comb it out or ask for help. i tell her to please let me know BEFORE she alters her body. hope she listens in the future. the surprise before that was shaving her legs!
    manna1qd

    Answer by manna1qd at 8:30 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • I know I was a very active child, and I hated how hot my hair made me during sports. My mom kept it short because dealing with it became a hassle. Sounds like your daughter decided the same thing. The important thing, of course, is that she's happy. Just be grateful she didn't use the men's clippers.
    MamaLion82007

    Answer by MamaLion82007 at 8:31 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • manna1qd, she's shaved her legs, before, too! LOL Too growny!
    heathermarie32

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 8:37 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • I had a very good reason for cutting my doll's hair.

    I genuinely believed that it would grow back : D
    No matter who told it it wouldn't...I didn't believe them.

    The worst thing I ever did though, was cut off the whiskers of my older brother's Simba stuffed animal. He'd gotten it at Disney World. He still bitches at me about that today xD *evil cackle*
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 8:40 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • caitrawks, that reminds me of when my brother chewed my Barbie's feet off! I still tease him about that!
    heathermarie32

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 8:45 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • too funny all of you. I can't think of too much i got brain sludge today. but there are a few funny horror stories coming to mind. steph both the shaving legs--she vehemently denied this, but the evidence was too strong. she was bleeding profusely down her legs from where she'd nicked. and I am fairly certain she'd done her hair. and i dunno too many kids, soooo mnay stories... life happens, so just enjoy it. take pics. i regret I don't have my memories stored the way some of you do!
    onlycathyo

    Answer by onlycathyo at 9:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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  • My little cousin cut his own hair. LOL. He came in and said "Hey look, I pweety!!" He cut one side all the way down to the scalp...
    MarlyeGirl

    Answer by MarlyeGirl at 10:05 PM on Oct. 29, 2008

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