Pubic Hair

Nanita - posted on 08/25/2016 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Hi all
Could you advise me if its the right age fir my daughter to get pubic hair waxsd at the age of 12??
I am confused.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/27/2016

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I have been waxed many times. It can also lead to irritation, burning, ingrown hairs, and infections. Yup. Great for a 12 yr old that had not fully developed, and probably is not needing this yet.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/27/2016

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Um...meg? Absolutely nowhere in her post does she say the child asked about waxing. The op asked if she, as a parent, should consider this.

How many children do you actually treat? Considering that I don't even put myself through such physical torture...I have friends who have had the same problems waxing that you contribute only to shaving.

I did hair removal when I was younger, in an attempt to "fit in" but never waxing, and once I realized the folly of "fitting in" I stopped. Found I was actually more confident in myself as well.

How can you state that waxing doesn't cause skin irritation? It most definitely does!

Oh, and I'm not "starting a fight" honey. I am rebutting your point. You came waltzing in with a Suzy sunshine version of the waxing process, which isn't exactly honest. You did not mention the negatives, such as the pain and irritation.

Each woman's body is hers to do with what she pleases. There are plenty of ways to handle pubic growing that don't involve putting a 12 year old into a waxing salon.

I, too, am curious. How many 12 year olds have you waxed?

Jodi - posted on 08/27/2016

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And if your 12 year old asks for a tongue piercing or a genital piercing, you should let her have that too? Because she clearly wants it because she asked? Bullshit. There is absolutely no reason for a 12 year old to have their pubic area fully waxed. None. If she isn't happy with that area, then you need to teach her to embrace herself as she is rather than allowing her to wax it. Seriously......

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/26/2016

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Oh, yeah, because waxing is SUCH a PLEASANT experience LMAO!!!!!

Of course meg is going to advocate waxing at a ridiculously young age, that's how she makes a living!

At the age of 12, grooming can be taught, including trimming, but waxing? Get a grip!

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Meg Dos - posted on 08/27/2016

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I advocate it being that she asked for it which implies she is obviously self conscious about the area and how it looks now. I'm not saying go up to your 12
Year old and ask her if she wants to get waxed, however if SHE is asking the implication is that she is not happy with the way the area is at the moment. Im simply saying if she is going to perform some
Type of hair removal, waxing is a better option than shaving. And for your further knowledge, before temporarily leaving work after my baby to stay home, I have specialized in advanced esthetics with laser treatments ..I didnt recommend her going for laser at this age because in my opinion it is a bit young for that. Just as I said, MY OPINION... And you are entitled to yours... I'm
Not looking for online fights back and forth, I was just posting a response to a question from mom to mom offering her a different 'opinion' and perspective than the previous responses. Allow her mother to make a knowledgable decision based on the different information she's been given through these posts, but please don't try and pick a fight because you don't agree with my response .waxing welcomes
You to the year 2016 Shawnn!!
As you said, proper grooming can be taught- and a longer lasting result with less chance of irritation in my opinion is a better option than shaving or trimming.

Meg Dos - posted on 08/26/2016

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I'm an esthetician and specialize in waxing.. I would say at 12 years old, a 'basic bikini' wax is fine.. That's just the sides, what sticks out of her underwear .. Anything more than that I think is not necessary at 12 years old, but make her feel comfortable in her skin! She's got pubic hair so she's getting older as hard as that is to see happen! But I would go with her, and make her feel comfortable About the process and welcome her to womanhood!! Waxing is the best option of hair removal at this age for her instead of shaving where she might get irritated and/or get red bumps or ingrowns... It's better that you take her and make her feel that it's 'okay' .. Better than her walking around with pubic hair hanging out of her bathing suit or having irritation from shaving it in that area since it's a sensitive area! Good luck !!

Sarah - posted on 08/26/2016

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Good gravy, I joke about waxing every now and again; about how it is on the bottom of my "to do" list. I had it done once! At 30 and it was excruciatingly painful and terrifically humiliating! I was so sore for days afterwards.....My 17 old has been shaving her legs and bikini area since it was needed; maybe 3 years ago? My 12 yo shaves her lower legs only (because although light haired, her leg hair was quite dark) If either of my daughters wanted to wax, I would discourage them and encourage them to just "groom" .
What on earth is wrong with living like God made us? If I did not have to don a swim suit now and again....I may never even bother. I have never in my entire life as a nurse, heard of a medical reason for hair removal (except for pubic lice) not fun and super, super rare.
Have you ever been waxed? The position you have to assume is so awkward and YIKES does it hurt!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/26/2016

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How about no. Clearly you don't understand waxing. Can you stop posting? Men are actually not allowed in this site, and the fact that you are posting on this thread concerning the pubic hair hygiene of a 12 year old girl is not helping.

James - posted on 08/26/2016

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I generally agree with you. I was nearly responding to the mom. I do not assume she wants it for anything sexual. If having it waxed proves to be a problem, it will grow back. Then when she is older and wants it done, she can have laser treatment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/26/2016

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Yup. True dat Ev. James, glad you are sporting a smooth dolphin, but a bunch of ladies on the net don't care.

Ev - posted on 08/26/2016

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James that is all well and good....but in reality, no 12 year old should be even considering this.

James - posted on 08/26/2016

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At the request from my dermatologist I had laser done and both I and my doctor are happy with the results.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/26/2016

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Well "James" usually you have to go to a Solon that specifically waxes. Hair grows back btw. Enjoy having the hot wax on your balls and your hair ripped out.

James - posted on 08/25/2016

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I guess I am sensitive about this as my doctor(female) recommended I see a dermatologist. My doctor recommended that I have my pubic hair removed for hygiene reasons, and not for any other reason, due to a skin issue.

Dove - posted on 08/25/2016

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The OP may or may not be a troll, but I'm kind of creeped out over someone w/ a guy name posting about pubic hair issues

James - posted on 08/25/2016

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I do not troll. Respect is important to most people. If a doctor recommend this procedure for reasons like from a dermatologist, then it should be ok.

Jodi - posted on 08/25/2016

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Seriously? Do people not know anything? The pubic hair is there FOR hygiene purposes.

Anyway, I'm calling troll.

James - posted on 08/25/2016

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I think it would be fine for your daughter to have her pubic hair waxed, if by a good and competent nurse or PA. Good hygiene is important.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/25/2016

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Why is this even a question at the age of 12?

Regardless, you are the parent. What YOU decide is appropriate is what goes.

June - posted on 08/25/2016

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why would a 12 years old wax there? I mean... I also have a daughter and I guess that I wouldn't even allow her to do it... IMO waxing is the first sign that you intend to have sex.... at 12? I don't to say anything but you know... these days kids can see anything on internet.

Dove - posted on 08/25/2016

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There is no logical reason a 12 year old needs to wax. My daughters are almost 15 and they have been shaving their legs and pubic hair however they want since they were 12. They are surfers, so bikinis are a frequent outfit. Waxing has never once been mentioned by them or considered by me....

Ev - posted on 08/25/2016

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I am beginning to wonder if these questions are asked by adults or kids anymore.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/25/2016

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I am genuinely confused by your confusion. Very concerned that you would even consider this.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/25/2016

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Ummmm are you the parent are a child asking this question???? Getting waxed is like getting a gyno exam. Extremely personal. You want your daughter having someone touching her at that age? Also, it is VERY painful. WTF is wrong with people? This is an ADULT thing to do, NOT for a child.

Jodi - posted on 08/25/2016

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I'm sorry, but what kind of parent asks if their 12 YEAR OLD needs their pubic hair waxed? What is so confusing about this? NO!!!! Just no. What reason could you possibly have to even consider this?

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