After two horrible experiences at hair salons with Drake, I vowed to cut his hair myself so he wouldn't have the stress of the salon, and he wouldn’t look like he got in a fight with a lawn mower. Haircuts are notoriously difficult for people with Autism. I don’t know if it was the age or Autism related struggles, but it doesn’t matter. He hated them, and his hair never came out good.
The first few times I cut his hair, it still looked like he’d been in a fight with a lawn mower. I was learning after all, but after a few tries, I got it right.
Why haircuts at home work for us:
There was no single resource I used that helped me learn. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos showing how to cut kids hair. These were helpful, but I never found one video that helped me do it.
Besides that, I just kept at it! I learned through trial and error. I made mistakes, but I learn from them, and I get better every time I cut his hair.
If you have trouble taking your kid to the salon, or want to avoid unnecessary expenses, try cutting their hair yourself! Don’t expect amazing results right away. It takes practice, but after a couple of bad haircuts, you will have it down.
Welcome to the family!
We are a laid back, fun, family of four living on a dime in 700 square feet. Life might not be perfect, but every moment of every day, it is beautiful.