My son will be 13 in a few months. We have noticed that he is starting to have a shadow of a mustache coming in. He has a light complexion but the hair seems to be coming in darker. My question is, although we don't want him to have to start shaving now, what should we do if it comes in darker and longer. We all know that once you start shaving, that's it for life....lol.

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Jodi - posted on 03/11/2012

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I think you should leave that decision up to your son. If he is feeling uncomfortable with his facial hair, then I think you should let him shave. Leave the decision up to him.

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Bonnie - posted on 03/12/2012

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I would leave it up to him. If he just wants to leave it alone, let him. If he wants to shave, let him. Just advise him that if he chooses to shave that the hair will start to grow in thicker, darker, and faster.

Krista - posted on 03/12/2012

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It's a myth that shaving causes hair to grow in thicker and darker. It's just more visible, because stubble has a blunter edge than natural-grown hair.



I say, if he's getting self-conscious about his facial hair, let him shave.

Stifler's - posted on 03/12/2012

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It's not really since my husband has a beard he never shaves lol I think let him decide when to shave also.

Neva - posted on 03/11/2012

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It looks as if your 13 year old son has hit puberty. This is individual. Just like some girls start having periods at age 9, some boys start growing facial hair at age 13. There is not much you can do other than teach him how to shave. Once he's out of high school he can decide to let his facial hair grow if he doesn't like shaving (most middle schools and high schools don't allow facial hair)

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