at what age should you let you little girl start shaving or atleast use veet/nair?
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Michelle - posted on 09/28/2011
My daughter JUST turned 11 and has been shaving her legs since she was 10. She had mostly blondish hairs on her legs but quite hairy. She just started middle school this year. She is also a dancer and dances 6 days a week - wearing short dance shorts. I let her go ahead and shave her legs. She keeps up on it pretty good too. I think you really have to judge the maturity of your daughter.
Becky - posted on 11/15/2012
This is a hard one.. I would say if its making her uncomfortable or or really creating a problem, to maybe let her wax...I have a 10 almost 11 year old daughter who has been begging me to shave.. her legs are fuzzy, but really at 8-10 arent they supposed to be fuzzy.. My concern is, unfortunately kids tease, they may be teasing her now because she has hairy legs, will they tease her after she starts shaving/waxing because she does that? I would have a talk with her and if it is really affecting her, I would let her do it.. After I had the talk with my 10 year old last year, she stopped mentioning shaving for about a year as she realized it really wasnt so bad..I asked her if other girls are shaving and she said no.....Once they start its never ending!
Tiffany - posted on 11/09/2012
My daughter just turned 8 and has been asking about shaving for a few months now. She really is quite hairy and has said that kids are starting to make fun of her at school. Obviously I think 8 is way too young but it's not just a shaving issue now since kids are making fun of her. Since she's not typical I don't know what to do. Everyone on this site has mentioned 10-13 year olds but I'm curious what everyone thinks about my 8 year old...
Julie Ann - posted on 09/17/2012
my child is 10 wants to shave her arm and legs i don't know when to let her shave or what age i started at 15 but she gets made fun of cause shes hairy how long will it take to grow shaved hair back cause she shaved both arms and 1 leg
Jodie - posted on 08/19/2011
My daughter was 11 in March this year about a month ago i showed her how to shave under her armpits as I had noticed hair growing there. She plays basketball so her under arms are exposed when she plays I felt it important she not be embarrased by the hair .......She also does swimming in a 2 week block with school so she can keep herself tidy when she needs to....I have said for her not to shave her legs yet we will veet them next yr in Grade 6....don't want her to start shaving legs yet !!!!!!
Valerie - posted on 10/07/2010
Personally, I don't see the problem. If she knows what she is doing because you teach her how to shave, then it's not causing any harm for her to shave. If she just wants to do it to feel pretty and confident, then why would you deny her the same luxury we take for ourselves.
On a side note, I feel this way because thinking back when I wanted to start shaving, I just started without asking and totally cut myself a couple times. I was about 12, but little girls are maturing a bit faster now. If you say no, chances are she will do it anyway...so if that's the choice you make, hide your razors. I'm sure you remember how determined WE were as little girls, they are just the same way. hehe
Cheryl - posted on 09/18/2010
My little girl ask if she can start to she when she is 10. It's just around the corner. She is picked on by other girls at school. The other girls have shaved since last year. WOW. What can i do. Her dad does not want for her to shave yet. He says until she is 15. Help anyone.
Sheila - posted on 09/03/2010
Wow! I was in 7th grade when I first shaved because I made an outfit at school and it showed my legs which I recognized were very hairy so I asked my Mom. I would have been 13, nobody other than me would have noticed my hairy legs in those days so basically it was just me.
Kirstin - posted on 08/09/2010
Well....I guess for the most part I agree w/the other moms too. My 10 yr. old girl has a few little hairs under her arms and I just take one of those tiny electric shavers for your bikini area and shave it off once in a while when you can see it. I don't want her to feel embarrassed when she is swimming(which she does a LOT) so I just do it that way. Her leg hair is pretty light and she hasn't said anything about it so I will deal w/that when it comes. I think I was prob. 11 or 12....but I had very dark leg hair and my mom wouldn't let me shave and I got tons of crap at school during gym class until I finally was allowed to use the electric shaver and take care of it. I think it all depends on the child and the circumstances(especially how dark and stuff the hair is). Well...that's my 2 cents! ;) lol ;)
Margaret - posted on 08/08/2010
My thought are pretty much the same as everyone else's, I'd say age 11 or 12 depending on how dark or thick it is because once they start it can just seem like a chore which is just one more thing we have to fight with them to take care of lol.
Amber - posted on 06/26/2010
my mother wouldnt allow me to shave my legs until I had hair under my arms to shave. Well when I was 12 she died and my stepmother forced me to shave for her funeral. Im not sure if that was appropriate but the other girls were shaving by then. I think that when my ten yr old asks if she can Ill let her. She may not want to do the work when she realizes how often she has to do it. I say go ahead. It can turn into a self esteem issue at that age if the other girls begin to tease her for being hairy.
Tanya - posted on 05/05/2010
My daughter is 10 and shaves but with an electric shaver. I quiver at the thought of razor blades on her skin so opted for the other to reduce the risk of cutting herself. She had dark hair on her legs and felt embarrassed wearing skirts and shorts with hairy legs. Plus, she started puberty so the hair started growing more. I think it's fine as long as you supervise her the first few times. My daughter also only does below the knee and not above I feel that's adequate and I'll let her do above the knee between the age of 13 and 15.
Shelly - posted on 04/21/2010
I think 11/12 is a good age to start shaving. Girls usually start Middle school at that time and I believe that is a good time to start. I have been lucky so far and my 10 year old hasn't asked yet about shaving, the only thing she is worrying about is when can she have a cell phone. I told her when she starts middle school. She is only in 4th grade right now.
Colleen - posted on 04/06/2010
I encouraged my daughter to wax, that way the hair wouldn't grow back like mine. She was great about it and did it her self. Maybe around 11 or 12. It all depends in my opinion how much hair they have. Now she's fifteen and will have a quick shave, but I will still get her the wax sheets...Summer is coming for us here in Ontario.lol
Lynne - posted on 04/04/2010
Unless she has extremely dark leg hair, (and being picked on) i personally would hold her off as long as possible. Do you really want her starting something that she is going to have to do for the rest of her life, way before she has too?
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