N.W. asks from Spring, TX on August 28, 2008
My oldest daughter asked me last night when she could start shaving her legs. I asked her why. Her reply was that she was uncomfortable with them the way they are and that some of the boys were teasing her. She's a blonde, but does have very thick hair from her kneecaps down. My question is; does anyone have a recommendation for a safe razor/shaver (or other hair removal system) for a first time shaver? I don't want her to do what I did - using an old men's razor (the kind that opened up with a flat blade) and cutting my legs to ribbons.
Thank you for your replies.
So What Happened?™
Thanks and flowers to all who replied. We've ended up with a cream removal system which she loves. It's become her Saturday afternoon ritual and she's no longer embarrassed to bare her legs now.
R.R. answers from Houston on August 29, 2008
I actually think the razors with replaceable cartridges are great. They are easier to hold than disposables, etc...
Be sure to give a demo on the kneee area so she does not hurt herself.
My daughter asked to shave after her 4th grade summer for the same reason. She felt uncomfortable with the very dark hair on her legs. She has not curt herself yet and she actually does not do it regularly. She lets it grow if it is jeans wearing weather so that's good. KNock on wood >>>>> she hasn't nicked herself yet and it has been a little over a year
K.C. answers from Houston on August 29, 2008
I've been using the "Intuition" razor for about 6 months now and absolutely love it! It's a bit more expensive but you do not have to use shaving cream - everything is contained in one. I get a great shave, no nicks and it's so much easier than messing with shaving cream.
However, since she hasn't ever shaved before, I would also suggest she maybe try the Veet system - no shaving at all with that one! Good luck!
M.S. answers from Houston on August 28, 2008
Maybe try a blade-less kit and see if that helps. Never used one but seen it on t.v, its a lotion then you shave it off with a blade-less razor. I think veet makes it.
M.F. answers from Houston on August 29, 2008
We used the Gillette Venus. It has a ribbon of moisture above and below the blades. She has not nicked herself once using it. The blades seem to get duller quicker but a good way to learn how before you switch to the others.
K.N. answers from Houston on August 29, 2008
My daughter is 11 and we just started shaving a couple of months ago. We started with the Veet that had the bladeless razor. It was good to show her how to use a razor without the risk of getting cuts, just to scrape too hard very littl pressure is needed just like a razor. Now she uses Daisy razors as I do and has had no problems. Our little girls are growing up.
A.M. answers from Houston on August 30, 2008
Nair or Veet are good products for a beginner shaver. If you want her to use a razor, I would reccomend Skintimate shaving cream and a disposable razor for women or the Gillette Venus.
I hope this helps.
S.O. answers from Houston on August 29, 2008
My mom had me use daisy and when I tryed other brands I would cut myself. Daisy you can be kinda rough and still not cut yourself. I believe your daughter will listen to your instructions closely since she is really wanting to do this. About daisy, I still use those shavers because I'm still careless and in a hurry and I don't have to worry about being perfect. Hope this is what you were looking for. Sorry about her being picked on, kids can be so mean.