For Kids with Special Needs
Understanding that children with special needs require that
extra love and concern, our senior staff is trained to work with your special
needs child. We welcome your child into the salon with open arms and a smile,
and ask that you please make sure to request one of our senior stylists as they
know how to provide that extra care with your child.
How to Prepare for the First Hair Cut
You can tell that it's time for the baby's first cut if the
hair is fuzzy or getting in their eyes. In general, there is no
"right" time or age for children to get their first haircut. Just
check if the hair is in their eyes or bothering them on the back of the neck. Visit
the salon with your baby the day before the haircut appointment so the child
knows what to expect. Or bring the baby in for a parent's haircut so the child
knows it's a friendly place. On haircut day, come prepared. Bring snacks or
something to keep them occupied, as well as a change of clothes in case hair
gets on the clothing.
Intense itching of the scalp. Small, red bumps on the scalp, neck, and shoulders (bumps
may become crusty and ooze). Tiny white specks (eggs, or nits) on the bottom of each hair
that is hard to get off. Lice on scalp and clothing may be difficult to see, unless
the infestation is heavy. If you see something moving, it's called a louse.
Lotions and shampoos containing 1% permethrin (Nix) often
work well. They can be bought at the store without a prescription. If these do
not work, a doctor can give you a prescription for stronger medicine. Such
medicine should be used exactly as directed. To use the medicine shampoo, first rinse and dry the hair.
Then apply the medicine to the hair and scalp. After 10 minutes, rinse it off.
Check for lice and nits again in 1 week and repeat the treatment if necessary.
An important part of treatment is removing the eggs (nits).
Certain products make the nits easier to remove. Some dishwashing detergents
can help dissolve the "glue" that makes the nits stick to the hair
shaft. You can remove the eggs with a nit comb. Before doing this,
rub olive oil in the hair or run the metal comb through beeswax. This helps
make the nits easier to remove.
Removing eggs may prevent the lice from returning if the
medication fails to kill every one of them.Treat children and adults with lice promptly and thoroughly. Wash all clothes and bed linens in hot water with detergent.
This also helps prevent head lice from spreading to others during the short
period when head lice can survive off the human body. Repeat combing for nits in 7-10 days.
Locks Of Love
Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that
provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States
and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any
diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create
the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of
Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata,
which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore
their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and
their peers. We at Li'l Klippers are more
than happy to support Locks of Love and are more than happy to help you donate