Dad agrees to take daughter to have her hair cut – but trim leaves mum in tears

A dad has said he took his daughter to have her hair cut after she told him she hates having long hair – but the trim has left the girl’s mum in tears over her new look

The youngster wanted a short trim (stock photo)

A dad who took his eight-year-old daughter to have her haircut because she “hated” having long hair has claimed his wife was so upset with the trim that she burst into tears.

Posting on Reddit, the dad explained his daughter Anna has curly blonde hair that his wife “adores” and spends hours brushing, braiding, and styling it every day.

And while Anna’s mum is “obsessed” with her daughter’s hair, the schoolgirl hates having long tresses and has recently been asking if she can have it cut – but her mum has been ignoring her pleas.

In his post, the girl’s dad said: “Anna has very thick, blonde and curly hair that my wife adores. Ever since she was a toddler, she’d spend hours doing her hair every day, braiding it, straightening it and styling it in all sorts of ways.I think it’s more than fair to say that my wife’s a bit obsessed with the whole hair thing.

The girl’s dad agreed to let her get her hair cut (stock photo)



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“Anna, however, has never been too fond of getting her hair done, or of anything that involves having to sit still for more than a few minutes.

“Before she got it cut, her hair used to reach past her waist. And while it looked lovely, she hated getting it brushed and every morning used to be a screaming fest between her and my wife.

“Lately, she’d been begging for a shorter haircut. My wife ignored her whenever the topic was brought up in hopes that she’d forget about it, but none of that ended up happening.

“I think Anna realized she was getting nowhere with her mum because she started asking me to take her instead.

“I was reluctant to at first because I didn’t know how my wife would react, but I agreed when I saw just how excited the kid was over something as simple as a haircut.”

The man took Anna to the hairdressers and when the little girl flicked through the styling magazines she found a hairstyle that she really wanted – a “really short clipper cut”.

Although Anna’s dad knew the cut would get him in trouble with his wife, he couldn’t believe how happy the trim was making his daughter, so he agreed to let her get it done.

And when Anna’s mum saw the trim, she was devastated – and even began crying.

The man added: “She chose a really short clipper cut, and I knew I was gonna be in deep s**t with my wife. At that point though, there was no turning back.

“We went ahead with the haircut, and by the end of it, Anna couldn’t stop smiling.

“When my wife got home from work that day though, things quickly took a turn for the worse. She refused to even look at Anna, locked herself in her room and cried then got in the car and drove off.

“I knew she wouldn’t react well to the haircut but I wasn’t expecting her to take it this badly. The kid’s upset too and no matter how much I reassure her she still thinks she’s in trouble for getting her hair cut.”

Commenters on the Reddit post were equally baffled by the mum’s response, with many telling the dad his daughter should be free to style her hair however she pleases.

One person said: “You’re a good parent for listening to your kid. You need to talk to your wife though because her reaction to a haircut is not healthy behaviour.”

While another added: “My mum never let me choose how I got my haircut, I’m now over 40 and still resent her for it. It’s just hair. Your wife is being way overdramatic.”

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