What age do you allow your daughters to wax?

Tina A - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 51 moms have responded )

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My daughter age 11 asked me today if there was a way to romove hair from her arm pit? She is starting back swimming this term and is embassassed by 3-4 ribs of hair......Is she too young for waxing? I really dont knw what ot do. I cant remember when I did it first. Oh and I cannot believe how prude I am.. but thats another story.

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Kalpana - posted on 08/20/2013

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My daughter is 8 and she is very tall she got full hair in her underarms and all over the body what should I do please suggest.

User - posted on 02/03/2012

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ive been wondering the same thing, my 10 year old has a mostarch she is not liking it at all. We are indian and hair is dark and noticable ... should i let her wax it?

Cute25 - posted on 08/17/2012

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i want to reply but i cant im 10 years old and my mom and dad want me to wax my armpits becuase it our field trip and were going to swim but i have armpit hair i said it would painful can you help me i dont want to wak i want to shave please help i have to make my own account so i can reply sorry if i had to risk my age for this i just want to be clean life they always tease me help me

Meghna - posted on 01/24/2013

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I'm Indian and have a 5yr. old daughter who is hairy like her momma! Believe it or not, she has been getting teased about her mustache/hair since 3-4years old!! She has been asking me to get rid of it and I'm afraid she's going to take a razor and hurt herself. My mom was very strict and I started to shave my legs at age 11 w/o anyone teaching me and cut my legs up; I also now have the dark patches in the more sensitive areas. You just have to talk to your kids and teach them to concentrate on other more important things in life.

BRENDA - posted on 05/12/2013

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I was reading this thread and was astonished and feel the need to tell you this thing I find important: NEVER SHAVE A CHILD'S LEGS untill reached full puberty (till' they're 14 depending on kids) by shaving you will make hair even stronger, chemical cream acts in the same way so avoid it too.

If you feel the need or better, if your child feels the need to get rid of the hair growing on their legs then wax (cold wax for sensitive skin is fine), on the armpits shorten the hair before then wax or if they are still very little quantity of hair then tweezers will do the job, 4 eyebrows and facial hair better not to wax, and do it manually.

Then once done use a hair growth inhibitor/retardant spray,cream the one is available in your area, with that hair will grow gradually slower. Apply the spray as soon as you have waxed when the pores are still dilated.

But please don't SHAVE :( .

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Monica - posted on 09/14/2014

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Don't shave at all it's better to wax even though it may be painful because if you shave your feet hair will grow back darker and thicker

Dilshad - posted on 05/13/2014

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Hi,

I'm born in India, and we,ve always had dark hair on the arms n legs..
I recently met an Iranian lady who,s a pro waxer and she recommended
You start waxing your daughters hair at the age of 10, and by the ange of
16 the growth will decrease..
No shaving only waxing.

Mahnoor - posted on 04/22/2014

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I am ten and I have been waxing my legs and arms since I was 7 . Iam pakistani so I have quite a few dark hairs. My mothers first waxed my back when I was three . Please do not do this to your kids. It is very painful. I only do it because I get teased and laughed at for my hair . It is hot wax I use and I got a private parlour in the uk. Hope that helped

Baby2155 - posted on 12/26/2013

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tell her that you are being teased about it i'm sure that will make her change her mind , no mother wants her kid to feel bad ...

Jennifer - posted on 12/26/2013

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Hey I'm 13 and am Indian. I have a lot of hair on my arms and legs but my mother wont allow me to wax it. I am teased a lot by my friends in school by the name "gorilla. What should I do?

Baby2155 - posted on 12/23/2013

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hi i am 20 .
i remember when i was 12 my mother came to me and told me that whenever i start to feel uncomfortable because of hair any where on my skin i should tell her.
kids are mean ! teens , young people are mean , dont let your daughter suffer in school because she has hair on her face or arm pit !

mothers :
even if she's 6 years it's not important if she has hair on her arm pit remove it, if she has a moustach take it off , even if you find it cute , other kids won't! they will tease her about it , and all this will lower her self esteem .
i'm not only talking about arm pit and facial hair , if she's hairy on her hands and feets it's fine to take it off , and let your kid enjoy her summer ... even if you think she's still just a kid .

if you dont want her to feel pain while waxing buy some pharmacie products to reduce the pain of waxing.

Anna - posted on 11/19/2013

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I am 13 and I haven't started to shave or wax and have dark hair. I am looking for the best solution for hair removal hopefully not very painful. I don't want to shave because I heard when hair grows back it becomes thicker and more visible. What is your opinion in the best hair removal method?

Suzi - posted on 11/16/2013

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At age 11 it's a good idea to start waxing armpit hair. (And - OK I'll say it - whatever else she wants to wax).

Emilia - posted on 11/14/2013

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My daughter started shaving with a razor at eleven. She had a lot of hair because she was an early bloomer, and I would let her, especially if she is embarrassed. You want her to come to you next time, she might not if you say no. Give her confidence in herself!

Memememelovesyou - posted on 11/03/2013

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if she already does you cant stop her and no its not to youngg if they want to they should have the choice

Memememelovesyou - posted on 11/03/2013

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when the ask as hard as it is you really dont want to start having arguments with them at this time because you want them to talk to you through puberty

Padmaja - posted on 09/05/2013

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My daughter is 10yrs old and is having hair in arm pits,is it good to start waxing at this age.

Crystal - posted on 08/21/2013

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I have a 11 yr old and when she came to me at almost 10 yrs old I had to think about my answer for days. My conclusion is if she is uncomfortable with her legs and is opening up enough to tell me then I'm okay with it. Teach her how and make sure it's to something they do all the time.

Alexa - posted on 03/13/2013

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My daughter Alexina (Lexi) she is now 12yrs old i only wax her legs for her and her lower thighs because, when she goes and where shorts she tells me how embrassing it is with hairy legs. I always wax her armpits though my mom let me wax myself when i was turning 12 and i have been doing it ever since and now my legs have hardly any hair at all

Princess Sara Elizabeth - posted on 02/20/2013

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My daughter princess Sara shaves her legs she's 11 almost 12 is that too young her friend shaves only her legs she's 11

Emily - posted on 10/23/2012

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First, check if she actually has hair under there. If so, then I think it's fine

Josselyn - posted on 10/08/2012

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At that age I'd let her shave, but maybe not let her start waxing until she is a little older.

Vijaya - posted on 09/30/2012

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Hi, i am vijaya , my son is now 2 year old he has lot of hairs on his back and forehead and his mustach is very noticiable what can i do for this it looking very embrassment for me what can i do peaple say that i use to rub the besan ata on forehead, i did same for about 7 month but nothing happen , can i wax the forehead and then after i can use tala ant egg oil , which is permanant solution for this

thanks

Naygie - posted on 09/03/2012

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ask them to buy nair or veet depilatory cream instead. I use it on my 11 year old daughter and its painless and leaves a very clean area.

Naygie - posted on 09/03/2012

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try waxing her eyebrows. If she can handle that pain, she may be able to stand armpit. Area under arms is extremely senstive...it is looser skin that gets pulled much more easily

Jabykhan - posted on 06/11/2012

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If u guys wanna get rid of these unnecessary hair after waxing(only)then apply one herb which will be available in any Irani Stores.........it is called....Qist-e-Sheereen.......it is actually the root of some plant in a dried form like dry ginger.............u have to make powder out of it..........and it is very easy to make it powder in a grinder.....after grinding it will become like a loose powder........u can use it instead of face powder...after waxing u have to apply this powder immdialtely and keep applying three times a day untill new growth come out.....repeat the same process for next waxing......do it few months.....and after few months u will see the hair growth has reduced till none......

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I have been told by a consultant doctor that body hair is a strong indicator for things such as hormone problems and as waxing (and lasers) can remove hair permanently they shouldn't be used until someone is over 18. This gives the body time to settle and if there is an underlying problem of some sort all indicators are available.

Hope this helps

User - posted on 09/14/2010

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I'm a grandma, Massage therapist and newly enrolled Esthetician student in SA, TX - I'm going to specialize in waxing. It does hurt like crazy as anyone who has ever done it can testify, there are several valid reasons for having it done in my opinion as others have stated. The only issue I have with it is-I hate hearing that the Mom's are insisting on it being done! Several start @ 8 yr. gymnists, beauty pagent contestants etc. I'm not certain if this applies to all a girls body hair however on the bikini area I have read it takes only 2-6 waxings and the hair is gone forever if begun on "virgin hair". How great would that be!

Vicky - posted on 08/17/2010

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I keep my body hairless too and I show my daughter how to keep hers clean. We shave and wax.



We start when hair first come out. I think she 11.

Annmarie - posted on 09/11/2009

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if she is self conscious with the hair there then it should be removed, Just make sure whoever does it knows what they are doing, underarm skin can be more sensitive to burning when this young, I have been waxing my dd pits since 11 and it really is the best way to go, shaving leaves a shadow (if she is dark) waxing will not. Now my daughter will not do anything other than wax.

Elizabeth Pavey - posted on 09/10/2009

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My 13 year old shaves her legs and underarms but I do take her to get her eyebrows waxed. It is just easier on her, they end up even and she doesn't have to do all the tedious plucking.

Becky - posted on 09/09/2009

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Quoting Claudette:



Quoting lea anne:

in this day and age our babies (LOL my 17 year old hates that) are growing so fast,being in the medical field i get asked these kinds of questions all the time. Waxing is very harsh on the skin. Sally Henson(yes the hard as nails people) makes a natural hair removal creme and secret has a line of deodrants that with time will make the hair come in lighter and softer until you think she is ready. My daugther uses them still because the creme leaves her underarm soft and the best part no razor bumps. the creme is safe to use anywhere on the body, also you could try that pad they sell at CVS smooth away, that its a pad you rub on your hair and it removes it and exfoliates the skin while it does it. they have had for years in europe Good Luck






Hi my name is Claudette,






i am also sitting with the same problem  with my 11 year old and she is dark in complexion and can see the dark hair under her arm..






 i am in South africa do you think i can get this product here?





LOL sorry forgot to type first lol......... if by some odd chance you can't get any of these products there, you can order them online...... usually just using google search you can find the main companies, and ask if they ship overseas.

Lisa - posted on 09/09/2009

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I don't think there is a right or wrong age. My Mom didn't allow me to shave until I was older, but I did it anyway. My daughter just turned 12 last week and she was really embarrassed by her legs, they had hair, but not that dark. I think kids have enough insecurities in life, this is not such a big deal. So I waxed her legs, I've done it twice now in about 3 months and the hair is noticeably softer and not as dark. I'm hoping that by the time she's older she won't have to do it anymore as it won't grow back.

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I work in a salon/spa and wax young girls as young as 13 this seems to be the average age when they want hair removal.Although it is arm pits and eyebrows mainly .I would `nt suggest bikini at this age.I would be more concerned on the chemicals in hair removers on young women?I would check the product recommendations on these chemicals.Just remember if she chooses waxing follow the basic rules Ie not to wax during menstruation, avoid hot showers and baths day of etc.. find a reputable salon.good luck.

Barbara - posted on 09/09/2009

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No I don't think she is too young. I have a daughter and she started around that time too.
I had her waxed because it lasts longer. Hair removal creams can burn the skin if left on too long and/or the skin can be quite sensitive at that age.

Rachael - posted on 09/09/2009

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omg i wanted to ask the same question as my daughters 11 and keeps asking me the same she hasnt that many hairs under her arms but they must feel so self concious about it although i feel its too young , if it makes her feel comfortable through their days at school then i shall let her now , infact she told me just this morning she had secretly been plucking her eye brows !! lol

Tina A - posted on 09/08/2009

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Thank you so much for all you comments I took on board all your advise. I went to my local pharmacy an lo and behold they have a product which is a creme called Veet Debut..... for first time users, we used it last night and it worked a treat no side effects, the difference it has made to the childs confidence is unbelieveable, after we finished she said thank goodness I can wear short sleeves again, all summer I did notice she kept a second layer of clothing on. If only I had know it was bothering her i would have sorted it out earliee..... thanks again

Mandee - posted on 09/08/2009

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My daughters 11, she started shaving last year which i have no problem with. However, if she askes me if she can start waxing, my answer would be no. Only because I have an allergic reaction to it and since she also has a tendency to have reactions i would want her to wait

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Quoting lea anne:

in this day and age our babies (LOL my 17 year old hates that) are growing so fast,being in the medical field i get asked these kinds of questions all the time. Waxing is very harsh on the skin. Sally Henson(yes the hard as nails people) makes a natural hair removal creme and secret has a line of deodrants that with time will make the hair come in lighter and softer until you think she is ready. My daugther uses them still because the creme leaves her underarm soft and the best part no razor bumps. the creme is safe to use anywhere on the body, also you could try that pad they sell at CVS smooth away, that its a pad you rub on your hair and it removes it and exfoliates the skin while it does it. they have had for years in europe Good Luck



Hi my name is Claudette,



i am also sitting with the same problem  with my 11 year old and she is dark in complexion and can see the dark hair under her arm..



 i am in South africa do you think i can get this product here?

Monica-Lynn - posted on 09/08/2009

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most salons don't wax under the age of 9 yrs of age.... if ur daughter has hair in her arm pitts she & wants to remove the hair u should let her shave.... i wouldn't suggest waxing her arm pitts...... she could use an electric razor instead of shaving cream & sharp razor.... show her the appropriate way to shave.... ur daughter could also use the electric razor on her legs as well w/out cutting herself ..... i bought a lil electric shaver for my daughter @ Target for $ 5.99 or so very cheap, it takes a couple of aaa batteries and is also water proof so she could use this to shave wet or dry..........

Ashley - posted on 09/07/2009

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my daughter is 12 and just started 7th grade...she began asking to shave her legs when she was in 5th grade....I showed her how to shave and let her begin doing so on her own right before 6th grade...she was 11....thats about the age I started also...

Karen - posted on 09/07/2009

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My Daughter started getting hair about the same age... But I would not let her wax.. But she did start shaving...and now she is 13 and uses nair sometimes and shave sometime.. but now we get her eyebrows waxed but that is it.. But like some of the other parents said It depends on the child... hope this helps

Lea Anne - posted on 09/07/2009

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in this day and age our babies (LOL my 17 year old hates that) are growing so fast,being in the medical field i get asked these kinds of questions all the time. Waxing is very harsh on the skin. Sally Henson(yes the hard as nails people) makes a natural hair removal creme and secret has a line of deodrants that with time will make the hair come in lighter and softer until you think she is ready. My daugther uses them still because the creme leaves her underarm soft and the best part no razor bumps. the creme is safe to use anywhere on the body, also you could try that pad they sell at CVS smooth away, that its a pad you rub on your hair and it removes it and exfoliates the skin while it does it. they have had for years in europe Good Luck

Bev - posted on 09/07/2009

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i don't think so...now days it seems girls are maturing much faster than we did. if it's unsightly and it bothers her, why not?

Carla - posted on 09/07/2009

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My daughter just turned 12 at the end of July and we started waxing her legs in May. Now she uses Nair products for her legs and arm pits. I eventually want to take her to get her armpits / legs waxed. I made her wait, but I think so girls start as early as 10.... I don't know if there is a right or wrong age, but peer pressure is so stressful.......

Connie - posted on 09/07/2009

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My daughter is 11 also and does competitive gymnastics and is already asking about shaving her legs. I don't think at her age I will allow her to wax. It does last longer than shaving but it is also more painful. Her hair hasn't changed enough for her to even start shaving but I will allow her to do that before waxing. Just my opinion. :)

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