Does your child have to keep their hair tied up for nursery or school? I know that our school doesn’t actually enforce hair being tied up, but there is research to show that there are several good reasons to tie their up or at least off their face.
Between the ages of a year to seven, is crucial for children’s eye development. There is a school of thought, that if the hair is blocking one eye or falling partially over both eyes, that it can block out both daylight and sensory stimulation. A lack of either, can inhibit the development of the eyes. It’s important to find ways to clip or tie hair away from the face for this reason.
Hair chewing habits can be prevented if the hair is tied away from the face. Take a look at our post on potentially harmful hair habits.
Nits and Head-Lice
Once your child starts nursery and/or school, you’ll likely notice a frequent letter passing through your hands. It’ll likely state that a case of Nits/Lice has been detected in your child’s class. There are many ways in which to tackle those little critters. One of the best ways, is prevention. Having the hair tied back, particularly in a bun or plait is one of the most effective ways of keeping the nits and lice at bay. With the hair tied back, it makes it more difficult for the lice to grab hold of the hair. Read here on some fascinating facts about lice.
You can have fun with lots of simple hairstyles that keep
the hair off of the face