The other girls at the table laugh along, blindly trained to hate the hair that is on their bodies. Unfortunately, boys, I am not shaving anything for your approval. My choice whether or not to shave my legs is mine; I am not doing it to please. Your sexual standards are not mine to follow.
Teenage is the time when your girl experiences bodily changes. One of the more visible ones is the growth of hair. It could be very annoying to see those dark follicles growing everywhere on a hitherto smooth surface. It is important to follow a regular shaving routine for the removal of unwanted hairs from legs, underarms and bikini region. The last thing your beautiful angel would want is to have hairy legs. The result is a bumpy, red sore on the skin, accompanied by severe razor burn.
What's with the ads? I am enjoying the thread on teen girls and bras. Does anyone have a teen girl who chooses not to shave her legs or under her arms? My dd will be 15 this summer and has never shaved. I have asked her if she is interested and she is not at this time.
Yet helping your child navigate this right of passage can be bonding time for the two of you. Generally, for boys, the onset of puberty that leads to facial hair comes sometime around 11 or 12 years of age. For girls, puberty and physical development along with leg hair arrive earlier.