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# 251276 16-Jun-2019 22:03
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Have a little one who refuses to go to the barber. I figure it's to do with the noise the cutters make. Is there a low noise cutter I can buy which may do the trick? I have been cutting his hair with scissors at home and have been doing a pretty bad job at it.

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  # 2259282 17-Jun-2019 05:40
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my local hairdresser has how noise clippers, and my son still hated it, i just just him one of his favorite videos on my phone and stood next to him. took a couple of times for the tears to stop.

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  # 2259310 17-Jun-2019 09:14
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Could wireless ear buds be another option? Not sure how quiet you are after but the latest one I got a few months ago is a Remington which I feel is quiet enough but automatically goes turbo when needed.


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  # 2259311 17-Jun-2019 09:21
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Is it worth just leaving his hair to grow until the annoyance of it being there beats the aversion to the barbers?

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  # 2259313 17-Jun-2019 09:28
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As a youngster my son had a bad experience and refused to get his hair cut for quite a few years.




He eventually participated in a Shave for Cancer fund raiser, and raised $2500 for the Cancer Society.




He has had short hair ever since :)

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  # 2259392 17-Jun-2019 11:03
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Barbers can cut hair with scissors too.  They don't NEED to use the clippers.  Try and ask them?


As a youngster, I was not a good candidate for buzz haircuts.  The buzzing coming up to my ear always made me jump - which made it impossible for the hair dresser.


Maybe something to do with bees, maybe just invading personal space. I don't know.  I just know when the buzzing came close I would always jump. 


Eventually I learned to expect it/bear it, and stay still - but it still takes a conscious effort on my part.









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  # 2259400 17-Jun-2019 11:23
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I found one way to get one of my sons used to the clippers - I let him use them on me. He had great fun.


It's not as bad as it sounds, as over summer, I tend to buzz my own hair down as short as possible anyway.

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