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What is the appropriate age for girls to start shaving arms and legs ?

what would be a good age for a girl to start shaving her legs and arms i m 13 but my mom says it will grow back thick and course since i have thick hair
Asked On : Fri, 1 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello ;
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There i no perfect age to shave arms and legs but better to do it after 16 yrs of age as by that time the development is complete.Also keep in mind that your mother is right in saying that the hairs will grow thick.So instead of shaving you need to try other options like hair remover cream;waxing etc.Presently at 13 it will be better for you to avoid being conscious about the hairs on arms and legs.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query.Your mother is should not start shaving at this age.Repeated shaving leads to thick and coarse hair.If the growth is not heavy ,you should avoid doing anything.In case of heavy growth you should use some alternate methods.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Wed, 13 Jul 2011
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