Puberty and Shaving

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delightfuldaisy19 Mon 25-May-20 17:37:22

Dd is 12 and in the midst of puberty. She has started to talk about wanting to shave her legs, pluck her eyebrows etc.

I've persuaded her to wait to pluck eyebrows - I want her to see an expert and have it done properly the first time (I have over-plucked 90s brows that have never grown back)

I'm also not sure what to do about legs - shaving is a slippery slope to horrible thick hairs that need to be shaved regularly. Waxing will really hurt.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

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sleepismysuperpower1 Mon 25-May-20 18:01:04

shaving hair doesn't change its thickness, color or rate of growth, so she could start doing this. or you could get some hair removal cream.

ChablisandCrisps Mon 25-May-20 18:13:31

I have a DD the same age, pre-covid she had her eyebrows waxed every 3 weeks like me, and she uses in-shower hair-removal cream for her legs.

Windyatthebeach Mon 25-May-20 18:26:33

My dd's have shaved their armpits and legs since they asked to do so at about 10 /11. Dd 13 does her own brows! Dd 14 has pale brows and leaves them alone!!
Imo their body, their decision..

GreenTulips Mon 25-May-20 18:29:53

Lady’s have is the first safest option

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