Hair cuts can be challenging for #Autism families



One of the things we still work on in my Autism family is hair cuts. For the most part, Elliott and Emmett do pretty well. Gavin shaves his head and he’s learning to actually do that himself. He doesn’t use a straight blade but an electric razor. In fact, I actually need to get his his own electric razor, because he likes the idea of having his own and it’s a bit more independence.

I can check out some place like Omnicord for this type of thing. Maybe this would make a good stocking stuffer.

Anyway, Elliott and Emmett very much dislike getting their hair cut but they are often cooperative. It’s totally a sensory thing and while I don’t experience the same challenges on a personal level, I get why it’s a problem for them. It’s itchy, annoying and sometimes painful.

Sometimes the issue is more along the lines of trying to decide what hairstyle to get. Elliott always keeps his hair the same but Mr. Emmett likes to change things up every once in awhile. He can be rather indecisive and I sometimes feel like I need to hire Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations Sensory Consulting to focus group his options. 

Emmett also likes to use hair products and for some reason, really wants to dye his hair. I’m not sure what’s up with that but whatever. Sometimes he likes his hair spiked and other times he wants his hair to grow out. While I don’t often have to shop for hair stuff, I have looked online to make it easier. Places like Amazon or Outta Sight Hair have been good online places to find this stuff.

While we have made some major progress over the years, getting hair cuts can still be difficult and ultimately lead to overstimulation.

Very few things are easy in an Autism family.

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