Everything You Need to Cut Your Kid’s Hair at Home

by Bethany Braun-Silva

Everything You Need to Cut Your Kid’s Hair at Home
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Now more than ever, taking care of your family’s health and well-being is of the utmost importance, and that includes maintaining regular grooming practices. While cutting your kids’ hair probably doesn’t top your list of priorities at the moment, at the same time, you might be getting a little freaked out by the mop atop their heads that seems to be growing at an incredibly rapid rate. (Yes, we’re speaking from personal experience!) 


It’s not certain when we will be able to resume our normal lives or when barbershops and hair salons will be open again, so many parents are opting to cut their kids’ hair at home. It’s a great skill to have even when things are back to business as usual, because cutting your kids’ hair at home can save both time and money. 


If you’re not sure where to start, check out the list below that includes everything you need to cut your kids’ hair at home, including trimmers, shears, combs, detangling sprays and more. And once you’re ready to snip, follow this handy guide created by Parents to help you cut hair of all lengths. 


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Goody 6-Count Section Clips in Aluminum


For longer hair, these section clips are a must-have. It helps part hair and get it out of the way so that you can focus on one piece at a time.

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Philips Norelco 7000 All-In-One Lithium Power Trimmer


We love that this trimmer is small and easy for us amatuer hairstylists to use. It comes with length-adjusting combs that are perfect for trimming hair around the neck and ears.

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Diane Ionic Anti-Static 6'' Volume Detangler Comb


A wide-tooth comb will make combing through fine and knotted hair a breeze. Bonus: It’s very gentle on little scalps.

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Wet Brush Detangling Plus Brush-Panda


Encourage young kids to brush out their own hair with this adorable panda hairbrush. It protects against damage and breakage and promises a tear-free experience.

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Babo Botanicals Smoothing Detangling Spray


Before cutting long hair, you’re going to want to make sure you can move a brush through it. This kids’ detangling spray is made with a gentle, plant-based blend that smoothes hair pre-chop.

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Baby Shark Hair Brush in Yellow


This hairbrush is purely for fun, but we have to admit that it will make a great distraction for kids who might be a little apprehensive about letting mom or dad cut their hair.

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Rinse Ace 2-in-1 Convertible 4 Settings Rain Showerhead in Satin Nickel


Turn your shower into a hair-washing station with this showerhead that has an attachable hose. You can easily wash your kids’ hair without getting into awkward angles.

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Fromm Venture 5.75'' Shear


These easy-to-use shears have a serrated edge and a comfortable grip, making them perfect for cutting both short and long hairstyles.

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Washable Kids Smock


Yes, this smock is great for tackling arts and crafts projects, but it’s also great for protecting kids against itchy hair clippings.