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to let DS15 wax his top lip?

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yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:24:54

Poor DS15 is very upset with his very dark, fuzzy top lip. He is very very pale and blonde, and, to be honest, it doesn't look good. He wants to use ladies' wax, not shave. Is this OK? Will it grow back thicker or worse? It's only his lip, nowhere else. I have no brothers, so no idea what to advise.

EssieTregowan Thu 09-Feb-17 13:25:52

Wtf? He's fifteen! Just shave it!

Rosae Thu 09-Feb-17 13:26:11

You can get wax strips for this. If that's what he wants to do I'd let him.

CookieLady Thu 09-Feb-17 13:26:23

Shave it! Poor lad.

ProudBadMum Thu 09-Feb-17 13:26:25

Let him wax it. He will never want to wax it again

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:27:25

No need for the FFS. I am asking is waxing is OK, rather than shaving.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 09-Feb-17 13:27:26

At 15, I'd let him do as he chooses with regards to facial hair.

FlyWaxSleepRepeat Thu 09-Feb-17 13:27:35

If he wants to wax it then let him, but out of interest, why doesn't he want to shave?

laureywilliams Thu 09-Feb-17 13:27:52

Agree with proudbadmum

but surprised he doesn't want to just shave it. Have you asked him why?

JeffJarrett Thu 09-Feb-17 13:28:16

Male facial hair isn't anything like female facial hair, it's much thicker and on a sensitive area like the lip it will be hugely painful for him. He should shave it.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 09-Feb-17 13:28:33

He's 15, he can shave or wax or whatever he wants with his own facial hair

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:28:43

I know it's time, just don't know which is the best option. He says his friends wax at first before shaving.

ProudBadMum Thu 09-Feb-17 13:29:18

There is a reason why they go straight to shaving after waxing once grin

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:30:07

Yes, of course he can do what he wants. He has asked me for advice and I don't know what to advise. Jeff, that's what I was wondering.

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:31:38

I think he's scared of cutting himself. He's still got real baby skin apart from the top lip.

ILikeyourHairyHands Thu 09-Feb-17 13:32:12

I thought a bumfluff 'tache was a male right of passage? Get the lad a razor! I'm pretty sure that's what they were invented for.

Any reason why he doesn't want to shave? Maybe have a chat with him about that, sounds like he may be anxious for some reason.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 09-Feb-17 13:32:18

if he wants to try, encourage him to do it at the beginning of half term so he can hide if it goes wrong.

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:32:35

Do boys start with an electric or normal razor? I've no idea.

ILikeyourHairyHands Thu 09-Feb-17 13:33:17

Ah, cross post, I think wax would be much more traumatic to his soft skin than a razor! How about an electric one?

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:34:31

Would it grow back strangely if he waxed the first time? Badbad, that's what I thought!

PitilessYank Thu 09-Feb-17 13:34:41

I would treat him to a visit to a professional waxer this first time. It will be pretty inexpensive.

CaptainBraandPants Thu 09-Feb-17 13:37:12

DS1, who's also 15, has started shaving his mustache. He just uses a safety razor, he's had the odd nick but nothing serious.
BTW, it's name was Johnny and I think we were all a bit sad to see it go. grin

yousignup Thu 09-Feb-17 13:37:55

I can't imagine him with a face full of foam. This is all very new to me. Do they sell teenager electric shavers or do you go straight for the mountain man adult size one?

TheWitTank Thu 09-Feb-17 13:45:20

I think he will find it pretty painful to be honest and wouldn't encourage it. It's a sensitive area and he is quite likely to be left with a raw red strip rather than smooth skin. I would get him a decent safety razor and tell him to take it slow..

KurriKurri Thu 09-Feb-17 13:48:34

I'd get him a basic electric razor (Philips do a men's travel razor fro about £13 which has two heads on it) That's what we bought for my DS when he was first shaving. I think the ones with rotating round heads are gentler than the ones that are a kind of strip blade.

I wouldn't advise waxing - the skin on his lip will be very delicate and I think waxing would really pull it and make it red and sore. I'd go for electric razor and then when he's a bit older he might decide he prefers to wet shave (or if he's lazy like my DS, grow a beard ! grin)

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