To cut or keep the curls?



When I was pregnant with Little Mr, I couldn’t imagine what he would look like. Obviously we had seen his silhouette at the scan and taken a couple of photographs home but I just couldn’t picture what he would look like in real life. Would he have my husband’s nose or mine? Would he have my green eyes or take after his Daddy with blue eyes? Would he have my blonde locks or be dark like his Daddy? I didn’t mind at all what features he had of ours, he’d be our baby boy and I’m sure he would be gorgeous.

So when Little Mr was born he had the perfect mix of our features that made him unique. Over the last thirteen months his features have developed and he’s the most beautiful little boy. I know I’m gushing, I’m allowed, I’m his Mama. He’s got gorgeous blue eyes, a cute button nose and the most kissable lips (not that he’ll let you kiss them!)


Excuse the pasta dinner down his bib!

One of his best features is his hair. He’s got beautiful golden blonde locks like his Mama. I thought he might end up with a head full of dark hair as my hubby is quite dark and quite hairy too so thought he’d be just like his Daddy but no, he gets the childhood curly locks from him instead.


His hair is untameable! We wash it every night in the bath as he’s been known to touch his head with a handful of food and dry it off before bed, combing it into place before it dries completely.

Give it five minutes and the most adorable little curls form at the back of his head and have since started to form all around his crown too. I love his hair as it is very cute but it’s so unruly. I’m sure people don’t think we brush it. So my dilemma is do we cut or keep the curls?

If I cut them off to give his hair a more tamed look will we ever get the curls back? I’ve heard lots of stories that once they’re gone, they’ll never come back. Or should we keep his hair just as it is and let it do what it wants for the time being? It’s probably one of the only times in his life he’s going to get away with having such unruly hair but it is beautifully bouncy soft unruly hair.

When did your little ones get their first hair cut? Did they sit still long enough? Did you regret it afterwards?

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  • Reply Sammie Hodges 19/03/2014 at 9:10 am

    I remember this dilemma with Millie! She had her first hair cut at 20 months because I couldn’t bare to cut the curls. Her hair went a little less curly for a while after that but it didn’t take long for them to come back! We brush her hair every day but she always sports the bed head look!

    I say don’t cut it yet, keep his lovely curly hair for as long as you can :) xx

  • Reply Kylie (oggieandartie) 19/03/2014 at 9:57 am

    Don’t do it! He has beautiful hair!! My Oscar has had very curly hair early on and I trimmed it slightly at 2 years but it looked awful! So Adler it grow and he had long lovely curls but at age 3 we decided he needed a big boy haircut so chopped it all off but he is still wavy on top! Part of me regrets it because it was gorgeous but also he is at an age where he isn’t really a baby anymore and it really suits him anyway! So I say whilst they are babies Let It Grow and go wild!! Xx

  • Reply 3yearsandhome 19/03/2014 at 9:37 pm

    I’m a ruthless hair snipper but it’s because I can’t stand all the food that my boys wipe in their looks. The curls are so cute though. It would be such a shame to cut them.

  • Reply Torsmum 19/03/2014 at 9:58 pm

    My boy had lots of lovely thick hair for ages. He suits lots of hair and long hair. I only started cutting it slightly shorter for school. Who cares if it looks like it hasnt been brushed! He’s beautiful honey :)

  • Reply Donna 19/03/2014 at 10:23 pm

    His curls are beautiful! Our Little Man has perfectly straight hair and I am debating when to first get it cut although I don’t want to ever cut it! x

  • Reply Grethe tozer 21/03/2014 at 12:26 pm

    My eldest son had a head full of beautiful blonde curls but I had it cut when he was two and a half as people would say ” she” had beautiful hair. I would have like to keep the cults a bit longer. #blogclub

  • Reply Sam B 23/03/2014 at 3:26 pm

    What a gorgeous little boy! I say don’t cut them!

  • Reply Super busy mum 30/03/2014 at 11:55 am

    I had this same issue first with my little blonde headed Rhys, then my ever so blonde and curly headed Ethan then little Ellie-Louise. The three eldest all had luscious blonde curls and it was heartbreaking to be in need to snip them off their pretty little heads. Because, they don’t come back. But I looked at it as more of a transition for them. Blooming from toddlers into proper little people. As when those curls go they look so different it’s scary, yes, also sad…but they will forever be your baby. Adore that photo btw, well snapped misses!

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