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When should girls begin shaving?

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There's no set time for girls to begin shaving. You can start shaving when you feel you have enough hair growth on your legs and/or armpits to shave it off. Talk to some women in your family -- perhaps your mother, an older sister who has already started shaving, your favorite aunt, or someone else you trust. Ask them if you are ready to start shaving. If you are, they can teach you how to begin -- safely.

From: Shaving Tips for Teen Girls WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

SOURCES: Ramos-e-Silva, M; de Castro, MC; Carneiro, LV Jr., 2001. Wikipedia: "Shaving." Mayo Clinic web site: "Hair removal: Does shaving make it grow back thicker?" Discovery Health web site: "Teens and Shaving." American Academy of Dermatology. Clinical Dermatology,Kidshealth.org:  "TeensHealth: Hair Removal."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 07, 2016

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