Trimming my 1 year olds hair

My son will be turning one tomorrow and I want to take him to get his hair cut down cause I still want him to have his curls but his dad all of a sudden went from wanting to cut his hair completely off to not wanting to cut it at all. I suggested we trim it but he doesn't want to do that either cause he heard for a first haircut you're supposed to cut it all off. Has anyone ever heard this before? His hair is really curly and I feel it will be easier to manage if it is trimmed down.
I have known some parents who shaved their kids heads when they were young in the belief that the hair would grow back thicker, but I don't know among which peoples that is popular. (And I don't know if it has any basis)

Anyway... he's one...the hair will grow back regardless of how you cut it
Welcome! "Supposed to" in what sense, religious, cultural, somehow beneficial for the skin or hair (it is not)?

Best thing you can do for your son is learn to handle his curls so he doesn't spend his entire childhood loathing or fighting them, they are not that difficult they just need treating differently to straight hair. Don't brush, don't rub with a towel, don't use commercial high foam shampoo. Super gentle cleansing product, finger combing, leave in conditioners are your staples. After washing wrap or blot his head with microfibre or an old t-shirt or flour sack towel or just drip dry.

There are many tutorials for naturally curly kids haircare on YouTube and various curly kids haircare lines on the market now.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
FWIW, my son has very curly (3b/c) hair and we had it trimmed right after his 1st birthday. His newborn hair never fell out, so it was about 5 or 6 inches long, but the ends were very straight and wispy.

Once we had it trimmed, his curls tightened up and started to develop a true shape/pattern. Personally, I don't think a buzz cut is the way to go if you love your little guy's curls. Of course, it will grow back, but who knows how shaving it all the way down will affect the pattern. The trim worked out great for us!

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