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...DD has nasal hair...WWYD?

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CheeryCherry Sat 06-Jun-09 20:54:24

She is only 9 but has several dark nasal hairs, rather noticable now. sad
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.

Help please!

MaryBS Sat 06-Jun-09 20:56:01

ignore, plucking nasal hair HURTS, you don't want to give her a complex about the way she looks...

Hassled Sat 06-Jun-09 20:57:36

One of those nasal trimmer thingies? Is it Remington? It won't remove the hair, but will shorten them so they might be less visible.

CheeryCherry Sat 06-Jun-09 20:59:06

But MaryBS I don't want peers pointing it out either.
Nasal trimmers?? Do they not hurt?

Hassled Sat 06-Jun-09 21:11:32

No. Not that I've secretly experimented with DH's or anything blush. Like a mini-electric razor - sort of pen shaped.

CheeryCherry Sat 06-Jun-09 21:14:01

Thanks Hassled, theres no risk I would cut her or anything? She is so dark haired, and I am fair so have never needed to shave anything!!

kalo12 Sat 06-Jun-09 21:15:35

i would tell her it is nothing to be ashamed of, she can snip it with a pair of nail scissors

BitOfFun Sat 06-Jun-09 21:20:19

No plucking!!

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.

MaryBS Sat 06-Jun-09 21:28:53

nail scissors would be better, I think. I pluck nasal hairs and its the most excruciating pain ever!

CheeryCherry Sat 06-Jun-09 21:37:52

Nail scissors sound less scarey...though I could do some damage if she moves!Thanks for all this, its not something I would discuss in RL.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sat 06-Jun-09 22:44:29

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.

Do you really think peers are likely to notice?

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sat 06-Jun-09 22:45:00

Has she raised the issue with you or is this something you have noticed?

rosiejoy Mon 08-Jun-09 20:23:29

wow i thought you were taking the mic at first...i really think the first option- ignore it. she is 9!!!

none of us are perfect, why do you feel the need to make her aware of 'flaws' at such a young age?

reality check- women have hair! in all sorts of places!!

sorry if im coming across as rude but i am really quite shocked by your post.

CheeryCherry Mon 08-Jun-09 21:49:16

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.

brimfull Mon 08-Jun-09 21:54:27

nothing wrong with cheerycherry wanting to think about what to do about it

My dd asked for help with her upper lip hair when she was about 10 as another girl had said something to her about it.

I do think it's awkward bringing it up before she notices it as anyting to worry about.

I would just be prepared for her to express any worries about it when the time comes.take action when she points it out.

CheeryCherry Mon 08-Jun-09 21:57:59

ggirl...thanks smile

PresidentTaylor Mon 08-Jun-09 22:05:30

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)

PresidentTaylor Mon 08-Jun-09 22:06:13

meant same as ggirl

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