Why doesn’t my haircut hurt?

For many years as the kids were growing up I was the hair salon specialist of the house. No I am not a hair stylist professional. I started with my oldest as a little one. I could never get appointments when I wanted so I decided to try. I mean, what was the worse thing that could happen? I surprised myself because I actually did a decent job on my son’s haircuts. Nope, no need to shave it all off or anything he looked good. I think it was about 3 years into it and my husband praised my success for our kids hair and now felt it was time to entrust me to his lovely locks. Ok I admit this was a game changer. I mean it was no longer an unsuspecting kid’s head but an all noticing adult head. YIKES! Ok, breathe. To my surprise I did great again, It saved both time and money to do it this way for our family and I enjoyed extending my talents I have to admit.

Although the above took a turn off the post title here you go……One day while cutting hair one of my kids asked what is hair made out of? Followed by the observation that it grows therefore it must be alive so why doesn’t cutting  it hurt like a skinned knee or something? Gosh you gotta love kids and their curiosity of the world around them. The only living part to your actual hair is well within your scalp where can’t see. As the hair grows above the scalp it dies and that is why you can’t feel it when it’s cut. Hair at that point is just dead skin cells and dead skin cells have no feeling.

 

Tiffany
Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~
Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

Tiffany

Founder of Kids Activities Blogs ~ Welcome to my creative spot on the net. I'm a Special Education Paraeducator, former Homeschooler, and married mother of 4 creative kids. I have over 20 years experience working with kids of all ages. I enjoy camping, photography, graphic design, running this website and being with my family. My online adventure began almost 6 years ago.

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