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Old 10-26-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

DS is almost 21 months now and has ever had a haircut. I like it long, but his bangs just go straight down. I have to tie it up and everyone thinks he's a girl. I've been debating cutting the front, but I'm not sure.
What do you think?

This is what he looks like now
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

I would cut it all into a boy haircut -- mainly because I would not like people to wonder if I had boys or girls. I've seen little boy-like preschoolers with long hair and I always wondered if they were boys or girls When my boys are teenagers, they can grow their hair however and THEY can deal with the questions LOL!
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

I have considered that too. But he's not going to look like a baby anymore
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

My ds will be two next month and he has a little boy haircut and he still looks like a baby! It is sad though. His hair was long like that right around his first birthday and I didn't like dealing with it.
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

Can you part it so that his bangs grow in to the sides? My DS1 has super long hair. He's 4. I don't agree with cutting it so that people can figure out that he's a boy. He loves his hair and so do I. (It's the most beautiful, soft, curly hair.) He used to have bangs, but we parted it so it pretty much looks like this
This is from almost a year ago, but his hair is pretty much the same style, just longer.

ETA: Sorry for the random pic, it was the best one I had already on photobucket to see what I was talking about.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

we trained our boys parts.....we got them headbands and they wore those until the part naturally fell to the side. Is that an option?
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I don't agree with cutting it so that people can figure out that he's a boy. He loves his hair and so do I.
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

I wanted to try that. His circle part thing is so far on the side, his hair parts way on the side. I do gel it when we go dinner or someplce nice, but I normally just tie it up for everyday.
You think if I gel it daily it would help train it? How long does it take to train?
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Honestly, I would cut it if you are bothered by people thinking he is a girl. With the hair tie, he does look like a girl
It is hard for us to let go of anything that makes them seem younger at times, but sometimes we have to( or deal with comments)
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Re: toddler boys with long hair...cut the bangs or let it all grow?

I let Tharen's hair grow long until he was 2.5 and asked to cut it. It was such a traumatic mess cutting Kearnan's hair when he was a toddler that I promised myself I wouldn't do it again with Tharen and I would wait until he actually wanted it done. By That time I had also stopped cutting Kearnan's hair and his hair was super long. I don't like the look of bangs, especially on boys as I think it makes them look more like girls than just long hair all over. I trained Tharen's hair to part in the middle but his hair was totally different than your son's, it was thinner and wild wavy/curly. Even Kearnan's that has less curl is different (though it took longer to train). Tharen got way less boy/girl confusion, I guess he just looks like a boy. Even now at 11 people just assume Kearnan is a girl. Tharen has his hair long again but the majority of people seem to know he is a boy.

I use clips or a bit of gel to train a part into Kearnan's hair until it eventually got long and heavy enough to part where I wanted it to naturally. I will say that the clips do have the same girly effect but there are plain black clips out there. I bought the small simple ones so they at least blended in somewhat. I also pulled his hair up in a pony tail and I still do for TKD. He even likes pig tails. Tharen actually loves clips, even girly ones, so I've never given much thought to it for him.


This is toddler Tharen. As you can see hair in the face was sort normal for him. I did fix it at the start of every day but it didn't take long to be like this again. It either wound up parted to the side or middle and he would brush it out of his eyes as needed.


Here you can see his hair actually started out parted down the middle. He is probably 20 months in these pictures.


Here is Kearnan at about 4 growing his hair out from when we used to cut it. His hair is a very different texture from his brother's though it might be hard to tell in the picture.
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