I remember when my daughter asked me if she could start shaving her legs at the age of 11 and being horrified – she really didn’t need to.
The pressure is on young girls to look like the well groomed women in the magazines that are on every shelf in the newsagent and supermarket. Girls of that age are also notoriously bitchy and will make comments about other girls looks and put pressure on to conform, especially after PE when getting changed.
I hate razors with a passion and vividly remember carving great chunks out of my legs in the early days of shaving and still don’t recommend them even though designs have improved over the years.
I toyed with the idea of waxing or sugaring, but it is an expensive habit to get in to and so decided to introduce the epilator when she was about 14. We chose one that was gentle and had a cooling pad on it, as epilators can be painful, although it does get easier the more you do it.
Epilators have certainly improved, even in the last few years and I do like the look of the Braun Silk-Epil 5 epilators which are designed for efficient, long lasting hair removal and perfect for women who are new to epilation. It includes Close-Grip technology with 40 tweezers that removed even short fine hair. It also has a comfort system with massage rollers that stimulate the skin, plus a cooling glove to soothe afterwards.
If you have a teen starting out on the world of hair removal, then it is certainly something worth considering……….