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KenveeB:
Is there a way to keep necklaces from eating your hair? I have a few necklaces where something about the type of clasp or chain that snares my hair something awful. It hurts a little to wear, but mostly the chains just look awful with hair all around them. Is there anything I can do short of changing out all the chains?

Outdoor Girl:
Some of the jewelry makers on board may have a better idea but my first thought was to coat the problematic part of the chain with clear nail polish.  It would close over any little catches that are grabbing your hair.

Sheila Take a Bow:

--- Quote from: Jones on January 06, 2013, 12:56:38 PM ---How does one go about getting a toddler to sit still for a haircut?

We don't have any barbers/hair salons in town that cater to toddlers or I'd take Boo Bear there and make it their business to figure out.  :P He just needs his side curls cut back a bit, but apparently the trimmer I have tickles.

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Two ideas:

1.  Videos.  Put on a video he doesn't know but that you're sure he'll love.  When you're a few minutes in and he's mesmerized, start cutting.

2.  Bribery.  If he can sit still while you count to five (or even better, ten), give him an M&M or some other very small treat.  You'll have to cut his hair in 5- or 10-second bursts, but it's better than constant squirming.

Jones:
Thanks to all on the advice for toddler hair trimming.

It was so easy with Jean (now age 7)...we just let her hair keep growing. Sadly, in our society I can't do that with my little boy. He does have a cartoon he loves to watch, others are passing bursts and hit-or-miss, but he doesn't like it enough to distract him from something interesting happening by his head.

That said, I gave him a lollipop, which distracted him for a few seconds, then I put a lock of his trimmed hair in the other hand, which he admired and giggled over long enough for me to finish with the clippers. I even got to swipe at the nape of his neck. After the shower--he prefers showers to baths-- I checked and the sides look mostly even; not bad for a speedy job. :D Hopefully he'll have a longer attention span in 6 months when we have to do it again.

Slartibartfast:

--- Quote from: KenveeB on January 07, 2013, 01:06:46 PM ---Is there a way to keep necklaces from eating your hair? I have a few necklaces where something about the type of clasp or chain that snares my hair something awful. It hurts a little to wear, but mostly the chains just look awful with hair all around them. Is there anything I can do short of changing out all the chains?

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It's probably either the type of clasp or a jump ring that's not quite flat.  I'd suggest going out to a craft store and picking up a few magnetic clasps or ball and hitch clasps and swap them out with a pair of pliers.

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