Hair cut panic
Our son has tactile issues with clothing but also with the hair clippings on his skin from getting his hair cut.
He goes in to "fight or flight' when getting a hair cut. We have had to change hairdresses so many times because after a while, they recognize you and remember the torture of cutting your child's hair!
We have tried making him wear a cape or towel (which he also can't stand to have around his neck). The hair clippings irritate his skin and he screams, kicks and scratches until he is red all over. It takes an extremely long time to cut his hair, disrupts the entire shop, and I am afraid of him getting cut with all the jerking he does.
The only thing that helped, was me attempting to cut his hair at home and giving him a brush to brush the clippings off. This took over an hour to finish, covered my house with hair and it wasn't a very good hair cut.
He needs another hair cut (a professional one) this week for some portraits we are having made. Any ideas to get him ready for it and help him through it?