LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY
At What Age Girls Can Start Shaving Their Armpits And Other Body Parts
When it comes to upbringing, there are lots of gray areas to parents. Most often, the questions are too embarrassing to ask – especially when the topic is rather delicate – or parents simply don’t know whom to ask for advice.
When does hair start growing in “undesirable” places?
To find out at what age a girl can get her own razor, first, it is necessary to find out when body hair begins to grow.
The first sign of puberty is growing breasts, which usually occurs at the age of 10.5 years. A few months later, after the mammary glands become bigger, girls get their first pubic hair, and soon, hair appears in other places such as the armpits.
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At the same time, under the influence of androgens, the smell of a child’s sweat changes due to the fatty acids contained therein.
At what age can girls start shaving their armpits?
There are different opinions. Neither doctors, nor psychologists, nor parents can give a specific age at which girls should start shaving their armpits. It all depends on the child’s individual characteristics and sexual development. Some girls begin to remove unwanted hair on their body at the age of 11, while others may ignore it up to 14.
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Besides, in many cultures, shaving is purely a personal choice even among adults, rather than a must.
What tips to give to a girl who’s going to shave for the first time
If your daughter is bothered by her unwanted body hair, it would be best to give her some shaving tips so that her first experience is as comfortable and safe as possible.
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Tell your child about the various ways of body hair removal and recommend the most preferable one. The best option for a girl who has entered puberty is a ladies razor – with a moisturizing strip, moving head, and comfortable handle.
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Also, make sure your daughter knows how often she needs to change the blades and which additional products to use for hair removal (shaving gels or foams).
Do you remember when you first started getting rid of unwanted body hair? What age is the most suitable for a girl? Share your opinion in the comments!
The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.