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How young is too young to wax?

My 8 year old is beginning puberty and she has hair growing all over. I'm worried that she'll start shaving of her own accord if I don't help her soon. What age can you start waxing?
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Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016-
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
I know of a child who parents get their childs legs waxed and they are use to it now I suppose we are all different and have different needs and whatever works for you. Maybe ask your doctor for more information or someone who specialises in early puberty. Good luck and I hope it all works out it will probably work out to be part of your rountine. By the way that child is around 9 and has been having their legs waxed for two years.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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I would not start waxing at such a young and tender age. You should teach your daughter to love who she is, imperfections and all. I went through puberty at 8 myself and i did not start shaving or waxing till i was almost 13. Also, i saw on the news a while ago, if parents encourage thier children to be worried about how they look when they are young, they are very likely to develope eating disorders and in some cases severe depression.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
Waxing is an extremely painful process to start, however you do get used to the pain after a while.  I would personally not put my 8 year old through that process.  The skin is still extremely tender and sensitive.  It's much to young to start waxing.  Shaving shouldn't be done either, I don't think.  It's still too early.  My second daughter has very dark hair and she is 10 now.  Her hair grows down her spine and is very noticeable, however, I wouldn't suggest that she waxes as of yet. 

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
It sounds like your daughter has a hormone imbalance, so get her seen by your local doctor.  She might also have a genetic disorder that causes excessive hair growth, though that is more common in people from South American countries and Mexico.  It is the condition that started the werewolf phenomenon and is a benign condition that is just inconvenient.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
good point.  I was going to add that myself, but forgot at the last moment.  I saw an endocrinologist to check my hormone levels due to my hairiness. all good, just genetics.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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I am genetically very hairy so I know the issues here.  I started shaving my legs at 12- mum warned me that once I start I would have to keep doing it regularly so that I wouldn't have spikey legs.  I also had my first professional bikini wax at 12- and it hurt like hell. I imagine at 8, it would hurt more.  But the overgrown hedges were no longer keeping in the bathers (too much info?) so I was willing to continue with the pain.  now I am such a pro I do it myself.  I remember hiding in my room and cutting my arm hair with scissors. I think what most young girls with hair probs need is encouragement to accept themselves for who they are.  My dad is hairy, and I am proud to be my dads daughter- hair and all (although it doesn't stop me from waxing, shaving and plucking just about every part of my body).  I would probably give it a bit longer, and let her accept some changes to her body, before trying to undo them.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
Despite popular belief, waxing doesn't reduce hair growth and shaving doesn't encourage it. As we age we naturally get hairier, as that hair grows back again, it grows back the same thickness and length and amount as before it was removed, it just doesn't seem that way. When we wax, we're tearing the hair out by the roots, so when it regrows it starts off having to form the root all over again and the hair starts out fine and pointed at the tip and gradually gets thicker and darker and eventually looks the same as it did if we never waxed at all. Every little hair will indeed grow back. When we shave, we cut the hair, so it will seem to grow back faster and thicker. This is because it doesn't have to redevelop a whole new hair including the roots, and so the thicker cut-off part that was the base of the hair just gets longer and grows to the same length, but because it's not pointed at the end it looks thicker and longer than it was originally. So once all is said and done, there is no age to start waxing, shaving, or whatever, beyond when it's getting personally uncomfortable enough that the personality of the brain controlling the body that it's growing on decides it's time to get rid of it. Waxing at such a young age might hurt a bit too much though.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
I feel 8 is a little young to start waxing, if you feel the hair is a real problem why not try nair cream, you can buy it at any supermarket. I feel that waxing an 8 year old would be to painful for the child.  

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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Re: How young is too young to wax?
 I agree, shaving or nair cream is much better than the pain of waxing.  I would wait until she asks about it.  It might not be worrying her.

[d] By: Guest
Date: Thu-Feb-18-2016
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