Do you remember the first time you tried to shave your legs or underarms? Did you know how to? For many girls, shaving is a rite of passage at a time in their lives when they are experiencing many new, exciting things. Some learn from their mothers, while others learn from friends or even the internet. When should your daughter start shaving? How can you talk to her about it? The first thing to know is there is no hard and fast rule, but there are a few tips to share. We’ve answered your questions and provided shaving tips for young women to help you out.
Look out for shyness.
Shaving legs can be a big moment to a young girl. Your daughter might be looking forward to it or she might be hesitant or even anxious to take that next step. Some girls are embarrassed to even ask questions about shaving. Keep an eye out for extra shyness about her legs and don’t be afraid to ask her questions to gauge how she is feeling.
Look for hair growth.
Every girl is different. Some go through puberty early, while others are late developers. As she goes through puberty, she’ll start to see darker hair on her legs and under her arms. These are great signs that it’s time to learn how to shave your legs. And it’s a great opportunity for you to step in and show her how.
Give her a razor for women.
When you feel like it’s the right time to introduce your daughter to shaving, we recommend a razor that’s designed for women. Venus & Olay is a great razor for girls learning to shave. It features an easy-to-grip handle, which helps keep the razor from slipping (especially in the shower), and flexible moisture bars. These bars not only flex to curves, but also release lush body butters for extra glide and protection as she shaves, for a safer and effortless experience. The better the razor, the easier it will be for her to shave her legs properly – especially those first few times.
Give her tips.
You can make her first shaving experience comfortable (and safe) by giving her shaving tips. Teach her that using shaving cream for women helps protect from nicks and cuts. A razor with more blades cuts more hair in one stroke and evens out pressure to reduce the chance of nicks or cuts. Moisturising her skin after shaving will help protect her skin from dryness. The more she knows, the better. Share experiences from your own life to help her see that shaving is a normal part of growing up and not something to fear. You can even grab your own razor and shave your legs and underarms with her, showing her how to do it step by step. For more tips on how to shave, check out our helpful guide here.
Learning to shave is a part of most girls’ adolescence. With these tips, you’ll know how to talk to your daughter about shaving and help support her through the process. Want to learn more about hair-removal methods? Watch the following video with your daughter and discuss her options.