Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > Community Board
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-02-2013, 01:34 PM   #16
Sgt Mickey
I will always remember where I was that day
I am defiantly going to attempt as many as I can
I thought I had never up there but I think I erased it and my brain went somewhere else
Sgt Mickey's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4,922

I agree that it is a phase and he will get over it. At that age my oldest had super long hair.....people kept telling us how he should cut it. We let him do his own thing. He cut a little shorter and shorter and by 9th grade he cut it all off and has kept it short for almost 4 years now.
Sgt Mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:41 PM   #17
elaine amj
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,803

I have the same problem - with my DD. For the last year or so, her hair has driven me nuts. It CAN look nice, but she refuses to take any effort at all with it. She pulls it back into a pony all the time - which is fine with me because ultimately, I can live with it if it's TIDY. But it's only shoulder length so the sides bits sometimes falls out. Then she won't take a second to TIE IT BACK UP!! GRRRRRR. I grumble when I see her. And when I really can't stand it, I put my foot down and insist she at least tidies it.

Last week I took her out for a special night to the theatre and amazingly enough, she let me take a flat iron to her hair and she looked so pretty. I was thrilled LOL. (The little things that make moms happy)

sigghhhhh...I honestly never dreamt I would have this problem with my GIRL. Most of the time, I do my best to ignore it.

My DS on the other hand....he styles his hair every morning Sometimes its just a nasty mess, but about half the time, he takes his time and he makes sure he looks good. He cracks me up.
August 2012 Dining Review: A lesson in sharing or how to turn 12 TS credits into 14 meals
I've been BOO'ED!!!

Last edited by elaine amj; 05-02-2013 at 02:11 PM.
elaine amj is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 05-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #18
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 90

OP, do not choose to die on this hill, there will be others in the teen years that are much more important My son is known as "hair boy" because his hair is so thick and wavy that even the stylists have a hard time digging through to find his scalp. He has had long hair, colored hair, emo hair, everything except for short, buzzed "jock" hair. At first, my husband and I hated the long, shoulder length hair but at least he kept it out of his eyes. Then he wanted it buzzed into what I can only describe as hair you would see at some weird, underground goth club with it totally covering half his face in a thick, flat ironed hunk chin length bangs... fine, we said, as long as your teachers don't complain. Then we moved to south Florida into humidity heaven!

Now we are currently in the "growing out" stage from goth-emo to long, shoulder length surfer waves. Think Malcolm on this season's Survivor. I am thrilled that he's going long again because it will eliminate $45 monthly salon visits and he keeps it back out of his face. We figure he's an honor roll student, happy, well adjusted, works hard and it apparently hasn't hurt him in his quest for a part time job, so we're good with it. He showers twice a day because of working out in the afternoons, so it's clean, and he uses conditioner a couple of times a week so it stays healthy. Mostly I'm just jealous because my teenaged son has hair like a Pantene commercial, and I have about 11 hairs on my whole head
palmbeachmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #19

I speak just to hear my own voice
I about died laughing when i heard that!!!
worm761's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: 456.26 miles from the world!
Posts: 6,911

Not a hill to die on. DS went through the same phase in 8th grade. We let him. He decided to get it cut on his own. Even he realized that long hair is not a good look for him.
worm761 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #20
DIS Veteran
Mickeypooh99's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,177

I almost could have wrote the same post as the OP! The difference is that my ds12 has long thin fine hair. I keep thinking that if it was thicker it would look better. I think it looks terrible, but he does not want it cut. We draw the line at in his eyes though. He has to have bangs either cut to the eyebrow or pushed off to the side. This has been going on for about a year now. I am so ready for this stage to be over!

Of course my ds11 decided he wanted the shaggy look too. So we let him grow his out. Then he asked me if he could cut it himself. I let him with the understanding that he could keep it that way a few days, then I would go over it with the clippers to even things out. So he cut it, and looked terrible, but really wanted to go to school that way. It was so bad that his teacher offered to cut it for him! I told him he should have let her.

Hair will not be our hill to die on. I'm sure there will be more important issues in the future.
Me DH DS14 DS13
Mickeypooh99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
DIS Veteran
jen0610's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ft Wayne IN
Posts: 4,452

Hair is not the battle I fight with either DS or DD.

DS17 was rocking the wild man outta control hair last year. I disliked it, a lot. He wanted nothing to do with cutting it. My only rule was, if he was out with me, he had to have it clean and combed, as in I had to see him comb it. There were times he would claimed to have combed it, but you could have fooled me to look at.

I think someone at school finally said something to him spring of last year. He said he wanted to get a hair cut, but he didn't know what he wanted. I took him to one of the newer mens salons that had opened in town and let a really cute 23 year old cut his hair and she gave him a good shave too. It was some of the best money I had spent in a long time.
jen0610 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #22
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 18,180

It wouldn't be battle, but I would strongly suggest him cut his hair
happygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #23
DIS Veteran
ENSOCK's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 1,033

I am so glad that our private school has rules in place. boys must have short natural colored hair. If it is below the eyebrows then they are sent home to get a haircut. Both of my boys like their short hair with a #2 on the sides. DS13 likes his a little longer on top but still short on the sides. DH is a policeman so high and tight is the only way to cut hair.

Now if I could just get them to shave everyday!

ENSOCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #24
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 15,214

Welcome to my house's battleground, LOL. DS15 grew his out last year, and it is now just a tad longer than mine; right below his shoulders.
His father HATES it and they argue over it constantly! The irony of that is that DH' hair was MUCH worse when he was the same age; his is too curly and wiry, and it looked like a top-squashed 'fro. DS at least has very silky hair, dark auburn with a slight wave. The funniest part is that DS is in choir, and at his school they wear traditional robes. Dressed for a concert he looks like Professor Snape, only with clean hair!

DS told me that he is planning to cut it just before swim season starts, but only if I didn't tell his Dad, LOL. It's the principle of the thing, apparently.

I keep telling DH that it isn't worth fighting over, and that the sooner he stops harping on it, the sooner DS will decide to cut it, but the battle rages on. <sigh>

PS: DH has long told the story that my MIL ragged him constantly about his hair at that age, and predicted that eventually he would cut it for a girl. She was right; he did. (However, it still looked pretty unfortunate until I got him to get rid of bangs 14 years later. DH' hair is still really thick and curly, but he just really cannot do bangs; he needs his hair off his face.)
NotUrsula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:33 PM   #25
Zooshoveller's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,064

A friend of mine told her kids she didn't care what styles they choose BUT for senior portraits mom gets to pick the style. All 3 kids agreed and didn't complain on picture day!
Off Site 12/82 GF 7/90 CBR 11/12 ASSp 5/13 YC 10/14

Zooshoveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #26
Wishing on a star
DIS Veteran
Another proud Southerner!
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,441

OMG, I know how the OP feels...
Not that I want hair to be an issue.
But, with my son, there is the IMHO unattractive slicked down, hat hair, thing.

I swear, I wouldn't mind if he had it spiked like Billy Idol, Platinum blonde, and spray-painted pink...

It is just that his hairstyle, or lack there-of, is so unnattractive...
And he is a good looking kid. With his hair done, I am talking pretty darn attactive. SIGH.....

We just got back from a beach vacation...
DH and DS got their hair cut a little closer.
One day, DH and I kind of made DS comb his hair up and back a little...
He had on his new boardshorts, and shades... etc...
It was like "DAMNNN!!! Now that's what we're talking about... NOW that beautiful girl that you have been crushing on would wanna be kissing on that..." Hahahahaha!!!!

He is now 15, but guess the look-good-for-the-girl thing hasn't kicked in yet.

I know I can't make it a 'hill'.....
But, darn, I do understand how this kind of thing can really be for a parent!!!
Wishing on a star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #27
Wishing on a star
DIS Veteran
Another proud Southerner!
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 14,441

Originally Posted by Zooshoveller View Post
A friend of mine told her kids she didn't care what styles they choose BUT for senior portraits mom gets to pick the style. All 3 kids agreed and didn't complain on picture day!
DS just got his portraits done...
We chose the one that the vignette actually kind of cut off the very top of his head, and the slicked down hat-hair... and therefore really just showed that handsome face!
Wishing on a star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #28
A firm believer in the unbelievable
Bearybear's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 683

Of all the things to be worried about, hair shouldn't be "your hill". It changes and grows and can be cut, colored, styled, etc. My 9 year old son has long, thick wavy hair. For a while it drove my DH crazy, but it is an expression of him. As long as it is kept clean, don't bother about it. There are so many things that will have a lasting effect to worry about, hair is temporary.

As a teen, I had a multi-colored hair, partially shaved head, sticking straight up hair, etc. My mother told her friends "it won't make a difference in 10 years, so I won't bother about it" That has been my philosophy, as well. And I was glad to be allowed to express myself.
Me, DH, and DS (10)
Bearybear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #29
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Anywhere but here
Posts: 1,285

My ds has long hair. I hate it with a passion. Every so often I can get him to submit to a haircut. And it looks so much better. I wouldn't even mind it so much if he would actually DO something with it. Style it what have you. But no he washes it (I think) and with all that hair he really needs to be better about making sure the shampoo is washed out good. But I can't convince him of that. But after he washes it thats it. Nothing else. So it just hangs there in his eyes. But its his hair so I try and bite my tongue. Hopefully he will get interested in girls and he will start caring more about his appearance.
penn19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:11 PM   #30
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,000

As a mom to 2 boys (now 19 & 28) this is not the hill to die on. I insisted that it be clean but the rest was up to them. I didn't even comment when the oldest dyed his blue.
Darcy03231 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.