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How to Cut Children's Hair by Larry Dunlap
With over 100 illustrations, the book starts with the basics, then progresses to chapters featuring various Classic and Contemporary Haircuts with the "How To" techniques used to create them.

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How to Cut Kid's Hair Like An Expert
"I complimented a friend of mine on how nice and neat her four children's hair always looked ... When she told me that she cut her kids hair I didn't believe her.

She loaned me her copy of How to Cut Children's Hair to try out and I was able to to cut my son and daughters (hair) myself. I'm usually not very good at following directions, but the pictures made it very easy to follow. I even cut my husbands hair now.

I just bought my own copy to use... my brother and sister want me to cut their kids hair too. Also, this is the funniest how to book I've ever read."

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     This website was created for anyone that wants to learn how to cut their children or teenagers hair at home. I hope to live up to your expectations & deliver the information that you are looking for.
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Growing Pains!
Tips on How to Grow Out Bangs With Style

La joie de vivre d'un enfant ! La joie de vivre d'un enfant! by pfala, on Flickr

Growing out bangs can be a real pain, especially if your an active kid. Here are a few tips on how to make the experience more tolerable for your girl or boy.

Usually, I suggest that anyone's hair should be trimmed at least once every two months to keep it healthy and in good shape. But when you are trying to grow out the bangs the slight amount of damage accumulating on the ends will actually help the hair to stay away from the face. Just don't let the splits take over and cause big tangles. Trim off only the smallest amount needed about every three to four months.

Barrettes, combs and clips will help keep the hair out of your kids eyes while playing or studying. Please don't make a little ponytail out of them though. Your child will look like a Lhasa Apso pup and the other children will tease them. If you insist on this however, it will give them something to talk about during therapy later in life.

As the bangs begin to get longer and shaggier you can make your child's hair look neater and more stylish by removing some of the length from the sides and back. The idea is to get the shortness of the bangs closer to the other lengths so it looks like a style instead of looking like you didn't have time to take them to Kiddie Cuts.

Once the bangs are around tip-of-the-nose length you can blend them in on an angle with the length on the sides. This works well if you don't want to remove too much length in the back. The girl in the photo would be a perfect candidate for this.

Once the bangs have grown to chin length or longer you may want to consider cutting the hair into a bob or one length haircut that matches the newly grown out bangs. Then you can grow your child's hair out to a longer length and have an easy style to work with. This is usually a good idea, no matter what your husband thinks.

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How to Get Bubblegum Out of Your Kid's Hair

Blowing Bubbles Blowing Bubbles by ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser, on Flickr

     Scissors should be your last resort for removing chewing gum from hair. Here are two easy methods that actually work.

     Method 1: Peanut Butter (or you can substitute cooking oil). Use creamy peanut butter with a high fat content. Use your fingertips to apply enough peanut butter to cover the chewing gum on all sides.

      Slowly massage the peanut butter into the gum until you feel it start to loosen up.

      When the it begins to release use a dry bath towel to grab the gum and work it free from the hair. Use a fine tooth comb to comb out any remaining pieces. Then just shampoo and condition the hair.

      Method 2: Ice. You will need two large ice cubes and a dry towel. Apply the ice to the chewing gum from two sides. Hold it in place for about 15 minutes.

     When the gum is frozen, quickly use your fingers to break away pieces of the gum. 

     Use a fine tooth comb to remove any remaining pieces. 

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Baby with shampoo in her hair
   "I know that baby shampoo doesn't hurt my daughter's eyes, but is it good for her hair? Should I use it too?"
Bernice G.

    The reason that baby shampoo doesn't burn your eyes is not because it's a gentle cleanser, it's because of pH levels. The pH of the hair and scalp are 4.5 - 5.5 (acid), while your eye has a pH of 7 (neutral). Baby shampoo is formulated with the same pH level as your eye so that it won't cause burning or irritation (or a screaming child).

     Unfortunately the seemingly small difference in pH level is actually a very large difference. Over time the high pH of baby shampoo will make hair dry, brittle and prone to tangles. My advice is to use baby shampoo on your child's hair until they are able to help you keep it out of their eyes, then switch to a good pH balanced shampoo. Most shampoos are in the proper pH range.

     Don't use it on your own hair. It will temporarily make your hair fuller and bouncier. Repeated usage will damage your hair and fade your hair color.

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