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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Hairdresser Added to My Resume!

Well, I can officially add "Hairdresser" to my Autism Mommy Resume.

Josie's hair has been an issue since she was 6 months old.  That's when she had to have her first haircut.  Her bangs were so long she couldn't see anymore!

Her bangs continued needing to be cut every 3 or 4 months after that.  Sounds like no big deal right?  Honestly, it wasn't a big deal.  Until she was nearly 2.

At two she developed a very heightened sensitivity to all things hair related.  I find this quite curious because she has an extremely high pain tolerance.  Another autism mystery :-)

It was a fight to wash her hair (especially since she hates the feeling of water), brush her hair, put her hair up.... and worst of all, cut it.  She would even freak out watching somebody else have their hair cut!  Desensitizing has been unsuccessful thus far.

So I finally took the plunge.  I chopped off a solid 6-8 inches.  She either hasn't noticed, or she's okay with it.

Hopefully it will be easier to brush now that there is so much less of it!
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