My 12-year-old daughter wants to do something with the hair above her upper lip, and she wants to tame her eyebrows. I’ve noticed in the last few months that both are getting to be very noticeably thick, dark, and unruly, but I never said anything to her because, at her age, this isn’t something she needs to worry about. However, a couple of girls from school have (sort of) politely brought these to her attention, and now she is totally embarrassed and is determined she is getting it taken care of. I understand how she feels, because I have to stay on top of my own and I am super self-conscious about it, but I just don’t know if it’s appropriate to start her shaving her upper lip and plucking her eyebrows at 12 years old (I say shaving and plucking because waxing is out of the question at this point.) She did start having her legs over the summer, if this makes any difference. Should I make her leave the facial hair alone until she is older, or do I show her how to take care of it?
Go ahead and let her. She’s pretty well a teen now. I don’t see any harm in it
My mom def started taking me when I started complaining about it for my brows I was like fifth grade ish! And eventually bought my own wax pot and it’s saved me so much money!
I started waxing at that age. I’m not sure why that’s a big deal? It’s easier than plucking and shaving imo
Hi. I am a qualified beauty therapist and happy to answer this. I also have a 13year old. Defo do not allow to shave will come in stubbly and won’t last too long. Go to a nice salon at a weekend so time for redness to go down and get an upper lip waxed and eyebrows done. I did my daughters eyebrows at 12. No harm in it as long as not too thin x
I was 15 when started getting mine done. But i would start taking her now if others are bringing up to her.
Teach her how to take care of it now.
I would wax the upper lip instead of shaving it. Shaving could leave lots of little razor bumps. Waxing will also help keeps the hair gone longer.
First I would never ever ever let her shave anything on her face that will be complete destruction and she will have a beard. But I would let her wax or whatever she needs done. She is at an appropriate age.
I dont think I’d shave the lip, I’d take her to a salon and have her brows and lip waxed
Take her to a professional, it’s much better than her possibly trying to do it herself or allowing a friend
Don’t shave! Take her in and have it done by a pro. Shaving we only make it worse.
She’s about to be a little tween… id let her do it. Just remind her that she’s beautiful either way!
It’s better to help her with it before she does something crazy like I did and shave half my eyebrow off in 7th grade:woman_facepalming:t2:
I’d get that stache lasered for her immediately if it was my kid. Self esteem is super important at that age.
Definitely get them waxed
Please do not let her shave it it will only come in thicker and darker only wax
Do not let her shave her mustache That will make it worse maybe try nair if u dont want her waxing… And now is a great time in my opinion to let her pluck her eyebrows…
I waxed my daughters eyebrows at 12
Show her how to take care of it. What you DONT want is to come home one day to find that she decided to do it herself. I’d also suggest waxing or threading. Shaving her top lip isn’t a wise idea.
I dont think theres a correct age as such. But if its affecting her confidence then let her do it if its going to make her feel good. Why make her hold off until an age that others deem suitable? Of course make sure she knows she is beautiful regardless