This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 18 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
She is only 9 but has several dark nasal hairs, rather noticable now. Should I ...ignore and hope noone else ever mentions it. ...pluck them (can only imagine that will hurt!!) ...can't think of a third option.
I would show her how to use a trimmer- it's just part of personal grooming, and will crop up more and more over the next few years. My eldest needed guidance on deodorant and showering- you are right to be aware of bullying triggers, it's no biggy if you are matter-of-fact.
Personally, I would leave it. I would have been devastated if my mum started plucking hair from my nose at such a tender age. It doesn't say a lot for acceptance of self, does it? I know we all make the best of ourselves, pluck, tweeze, wax and hide our less attractive features whilst attempting to promote our better bits. However, she is 9 years old, ffs.
rosiejoy...don't be shocked, it was just a fact finding thread. It is nothing important but her older brother loudly pointed it out during a lively sibling 'debate'...and I wanted to be prepared in case it ever became an issue. Don't worry, sticking scissors up someones nose is not my idea of fun.
Would say the same with ggirl. Nothing wrong with helping out your dd with personal grooming. I started shaving my legs at 13 and when my mum noticed she didn't offer to help me out with hair removal techniques - she did nothing whilst I hacked away with a bic razor for the next couple of years. I cut myself a lot and now I NEVER shave - wax or epilate every time.
If one of my DDs asked me for help with anything like this whey they are older I would always help. It's not as if you're dragging her off to have her hair highlighted or something!
(There was actually an article in yesterdays observer woman magazine about nasal waxing)