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When did you let your daughter start shaving?

My daughter was getting underarm hair and she plays sports and likes to wear tanks alot. So I let her do her underarms but not her legs yet. She is 10. Her leg hair is pretty fine.


Asked by mkula at 11:21 AM on Jan. 26, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • I will start letting her shave when she thinks she's ready to. I was a early bloomer and had to start shaving my legs and armpits at 8, and started my period at 9. I also have dark hair so I think that girls with dark hair tend to "need" to shave earlier than those with blond or lighter colored hair.

    Answer by paganmom05 at 11:24 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • ummm why? leg hair is embarrassing. girls should be able to shave when they become self conscious about their unwanted hair. my mother insisted i shave when i started getting armpit hair and leg hair

    Answer by momofone725 at 11:23 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I let my daughter at 10. She had really dark and long hair that she was self-conscious about. It helped her self esteem.

    Answer by jlfarris27 at 12:21 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • If she has hairy legs let her.

    Answer by dancer at 11:22 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • 12

    Answer by love_my_family at 11:32 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • My daughter is young so I'm not there yet but I'd say once the hair starts coming in she can take it off. Hairy legs and armpits are not what a young girl should walk around with....imo.

    Answer by lmthen at 11:46 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • My DD is 12 and I have told her don't start shaving the legs unless you look like a monster:) I never did so now I never have to. I think she is about to have to start with the arm pits though:P

    Answer by Seeker1 at 11:53 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I started at 12 but I have blonde blonde hair... so my daughter will probably be around 10. (she has dark hair)

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 12:59 PM on Jan. 26, 2011

  • I was 10

    Answer by 21lisa72 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 26, 2011