How to deal with facial hair on a 10 year old?

(16 Posts)
CambridgeBlue Thu 27-Dec-12 23:48:45

DD seems to have inherited her Dad's hirsuteness and is developing quite noticeable dark hair on her top lip. I feel really sorry for her as she's very self conscious about it and some of the kids at school have been making fun little gits. Is there a sensible way to deal with this so young?

ldt87 Fri 28-Dec-12 00:15:37

Lots of people will probably disagree but i would personally get some sensitive wax strips and show her how to use them. I know she is young but i don't see any reason for her to put up with nasty comments at school about something so easy to solve. I have very dark hair and started shaving my legs around her age because the sensitive way my dark hairy legs made me feel was horrible. Im so glad my mum showed me how to shave and stopped it from becoming an issue. I just thought it was all part of growing up and i am glad it was dealt with that way.

I'd take her to a reputable good beauty salon who you've had very good reports of and ask their advice. I'd maybe lean towards bleaching at such a young age and it's something she could do herself once shown how and the best products for such young skin.

Zwitterion Fri 28-Dec-12 06:05:54

This happened to me and I was teased mercilessly. My mum used sensitive hair remover cream which worked fine.
I then got the comments about shaving of course, the little shits. But that wore off soon enough and you should see them now

INeedALieIn Fri 28-Dec-12 07:23:11

Same happened to me. My legs were waxed from 11. Moustache bleached.

Don't bleach it. It just leads to more to worry about. Go to the beautician and let them wax it. Do not delay. There is no need for this to become an issue.

Ihatemytoes Fri 28-Dec-12 08:41:47

I use Boots facial hair remover cream on 11yo DD.

How about threading for a non-chemical solution? It will grow back less in the future too, and no risk of skin sensitivity.

WipsGlitter Fri 28-Dec-12 09:01:25

My mum took me to get it waxed. It was a bit if a sore point between us as she did have a habit of pointing out when it needed done and I was self conscious enough. She had the best intentions though. I'm not due how old I was, maybe 14/15.

BramblyHedge Fri 28-Dec-12 09:12:41

Can I ask why bleaching leads to more problems? Just curious.

Boozeandadietjinglebell Fri 28-Dec-12 13:08:44

Yep, unfortunately the earlier the better. Some little shit boy at school commented on my 'tache and it felt horrendous. My nanna paid for waxing for years because she felt responsible as she said I'd inherited it from her!!

I get it threaded now. Can definitely see the appeal of hair removal cream though as can be done at home and a lot less traumatic!!

WipsGlitter Fri 28-Dec-12 14:44:34

Bleaching can make it go ginger after a while.

INeedALieIn Fri 28-Dec-12 14:45:38

Bleaching just changes the colour, it doesn't remove the problem. So the teasing continues.

If it was nowadays I can well imagine my brothers calling me Keith lemon. Brothers can be so cruel.

valiumredhead Fri 28-Dec-12 16:26:51

What about the JML remover thingy? People have been raving about it on here lately. Don't bleach - it doesn't hide anything just changes the colour.

The jml thing does work but it is noticeable when hair growth starts again after a couple of days. Take her to a good salon and get waxes or hair removing cream.

futterbingers Sat 29-Dec-12 03:13:51

Agree with Kit, treat it matter of factly as a part of growing up, but do deal with it as soon as possible. My dd came to me at 8 yoa, one of the boys on the road had commented on her hairy legs (really not noticibly hairy at all). I tried to reassure her but she took to wearing only leggings or jeans. The following summer I bought her some disposable razors and showed her how to shave. Then she told me she had a tache, I told her she hadn't but I got some bleach and showed her how to use it. I thought we'd solved the problem as it was never mentioned again, I thought she'd just realised she was normal.
Last year (7 years later) she told me that she'd been shaving her tache all the time and was concerned about stubble. (Might have had something to do with having a boyfriend!). Anyhow, I spent a small fortune on laser treatment for her, which was agonising and didn't really work as she's too young for it, hormones etc.
I wish I'd just got it waxed or threaded at the start; now she just keeps shaving as she doesn't want the regrowth involved in waxing. My heart breaks for her. I've promised her laser treatment again when she's maybe 20 or so.
Good luck OP, its great that you are able to talk about this with your dd. I could never have discussed anything personal like this with my mother, so I realise how important it is.

koalalou Sun 30-Dec-12 04:47:02

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