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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    DD has pretty hairy legs. She's started to notice in the last few weeks and made a comment that the girls in her class didn't have hairy legs like she did. I explained her heritage meant she'd probably be a little hairier and that was okay for a bit but now she's asking me about it again. I don't want her to be self conscious about it but I also don't want to make it so she's the only girl with smooth legs when she's only in year 2 next year.

    Any advice on what I can say to her, to ease her worry? I don't really want to go down the path of removal shower cream stuff just yet - she's only 7! Her legs are hairier than what you would expect on a little 7yo.

    I'd appreciate any help or ideas. Any one else been in this position? What did you do?

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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    I understand... My DD is 9 and her legs are quite hairy too. The boys in class have started teasing her and I asked her what she would like to do and she said she wanted some gone but not all of it, so it just wasn't as noticeable. I did not really want to start that merry go round of shaving so early so we thinned it out but using a dry razor lightly downwards. That way it lessened it but did not give her that stubbly look or feeling. She happily went back to school feeling more like the others. That was about two months ago and it will probably need another go shortly... So not really high maintenance, just a happier kid.
    I think I cried a little as it showed me how quick she was growing up...

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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    I know it's still hair removal but what about something like silky mits

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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    We tried silky mits first and she said it felt like it burnt and it rubs them off to stubble.. I used to use them myself but I guess her skin is more sensitive

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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    What about lightening the hair so it's less noticeable... It's commonly done for facial hair but would work on legs.

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    Default Hairy legs on 7yo DD

    My little sister had very hairy legs and very dark hair. She actually went and dry shaved it herself when she was 7 :-/ I intervened after she came downstairs crying having only done half of a leg. I just shaved the rest for her. She was much happier but then didn't bother next time it came back. She started using removal cream when she was 9 cause it was really upsetting her.


 

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