One of the first things you'll notice during puberty is new hair growing
on all different parts of your body. You’ll first notice it in your pubic area,
and soon after that, underneath your armpits. You might also find the hair on your
arms and legs becoming thicker, too. What's a girl to do?
It's up to you! Within any country there will be girls who
chose not to remove the hair under their legs or underarms because of cultural or
philosophical beliefs. While some girls feel more comfortable getting rid of the
hair under their arms and on their legs, others may feel it's not worth the hassle
to remove it — because once you start removing hair, the texture of your hair can
often grow back coarser.
If you want to move forward with hair removal, it’s helpful
to talk to a parent or trusted adult. They will be able to provide guidance and
share their own experience. Once you get the OK, check out our hair removal tips
Using a razor is the most common way to get rid of the hair
on your legs and underarms. Here are some tips for having a comfortable
Use your own razor. Safety first!
Make sure the blade of the
razor isn’t old and dull Use shaving gel or soap and water to prepare your skin for shaving
Shave in the direction the hair grows
Don't press the razor too hard — just let it glide along the surface of your skin
Another way to get rid of body hair is waxing. This typically
involves applying a warm, melted wax to your skin and placing a hair removal strip
on top. You then allow the wax to cool and harden before pulling the strip off in
the opposite direction of your hair growth. This can be done at home or at a salon.
The disadvantage of waxing at home is it can be difficult to do yourself and can
get messy! You also have to be careful in making sure the wax isn’t too hot. Be
sure to ask for help from an adult.
You can also use chemical hair removal creams at home. These
products damage the hair root so when you wash the cream off, you also wash off
the hair. It’s pretty simple process, but the downside is they can irritate sensitive
areas and they typically smell pretty bad. You will also need to be careful when
applying the cream so you don’t get it on a place where you’re not trying to remove
Choose the hair removal method that makes you the most comfortable.
And if you aren’t ready to remove your hair just yet, don’t let anyone make you
feel pressured! Determine what’s right for you. And remember, it’s always a good
idea to talk to your mom or a close guardian. They might have some tips of their
own to help you make the right decision for you.
Read about girls hairy legs and get helpful tips and tricks at BeingGirl.com.