Question No. 14: It's a hairy leg emergency!
What is it about shaving your legs? You go along for all those years, not caring or not noticing that there's some hair on your legs. Then, all of a sudden, you can't stop noticing it.
Does the hair change or is it just that YOU have changed and suddenly you are NOT OK with hairy legs? Leg hair is today's topic of the day from E.P.
I have big black hairs on my legs and I beg my mom to let me shave but she won't let me what do I do?
There are two important steps to take here: Talking to your mom and then learning how to remove hair safely. If your mom has said no, try a new approach. Have a longer conversation and try very hard not to get upset or angry.
Tell her calmly why you want to shave your legs. Are you being teased? Does the hair make you feel embarrassed to wear shorts and bathing suits? Ask if she remembers when she started shaving her legs and the reasons why she wanted to start.
Ask your mom to please show you how to do remove leg hair safely. You might mention that you're willing to try any method she thinks is best. Some moms are worried about girls using razors because they're sharp. Other moms just don't want their daughters to shave their legs because it feels like the girl is "growing up too fast."
If after a calm, mature talk, your mom still says no, what can you do? Ask her at what age she will feel comfortable with you shaving. At least you can negotiate a future date when you can start shaving. Goodbye, hairy legs!
Any other advice for E.P.? How did you convince your mom? And what was it like the first time you tried shaving?