Shaving Tips for Tweens and Teens

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For the question, as to at what age people can begin shaving their body then technically there’s no right or wrong age for this. Typically when puberty hits, girls and boys both grow more hair on their bodies. Sometimes, girls start their puberty at an earlier age than most girls and boys can start their puberty later than other boys. 

During puberty, both genders physically go through various changes such as girls developing breast buds, body odor, and armpit and pubic hair. The leg hair also gets darker and thicker after puberty. Boys experience their voice changing (becoming heavier typically) and develop body hair and facial hair.

Your child might reach a phase when they feel shaving is essential and here are a few things you need to keep in mind if they ask you for information about shaving.

Shaving Tips for Tweens and Teens
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    The Right Time to Start Shaving for Tweens and Teens

    If your tween has asked you about shaving and they have experienced hair growth you can ask them whether or not they show interest in learning how to shave. There are possibilities of them being insecure about their body hair and the fear that people might tease them about it doesn’t help their self-confidence. 

    Many if not most tweens, as well as teens, want to shave and you don’t have to restrict them. However, some teens and tweens are not interested in omitting their body hair and want to keep their natural body appearance. This is completely okay as well and you shouldn’t pressure them at any point in their life to do otherwise as it’s a matter of personal preference. 

    One thing you need to know is that when your kids start shaving, their hair will grow back darker and even coarser. This is why your kid needs to stick to the practice of shaving once they have started the process. 

    You should inform them about this because they need to accept that if they start shaving and decide to stop after a while, their re-grown hair will not be the same as it was the first time.

    How to Choose a Razor For Shaving

    When you’re just starting to shave, you need something that’ll be easy to use, safe and effective. If you are a teen or tween then you need to get help from your family members especially someone of the same gender who has prior experience shaving. They can take you to the store or pharmacy to get you a new razor. 

    There are two very popular types of razors i.e Manual and Electric. Typically, electric razors can be rechargeable, cordless, or can come with a cord. If you opt for a disposable / safety razor then you’ll get a closer shave because of its design where multiple blades stack up on top of each other.

    A few things about the razor you should know before you decide to buy one:-

    Electric Razors:

    Though electric razors are more convenient, many of their models are not capable of shaving as closely as a disposable razor can. It’s better to select a razor that’ll contour your skin. Some brands make electric razors specifically for each gender (exclusively for teenagers). Some even dispense moisturizer so take your time to find one that fits your skin as even electric razors can irritate your skin.

    Disposable Razors or Safety Razors:

    when you use these razors, you need to purchase shaving gel or shaving cream because these will reduce the risks of cuts and nicks on your skin by lubricating them. Some come with moisturizers that help your skin stay hydrated. It’s best to avoid gel or cream that has alcohol in them because it can potentially irritate your skin. Choose something with more lather as it’ll work like a buffer on your skin, reducing the risks of cuts. You may also make use of regular liquid shower soap or bar soap.

    Tips and Techniques for Shaving Properly

    Kids have a highly impressionable minds and are also very sensitive to their surroundings. Young people may have concerns and suffer from anxiety if they experience early puberty, they’ll likely worry about body hair. Shaving also arises questions like – how to shave without cutting yourself or what to use as a beginner, etc. 

    This is why you need to be very patient with your teens and tweens if they tell you about their concerns. You also need to mention safety tips to them before they start. Verbal assurance is always good for your kid. Go over these tips and techniques for shaving so your teen or tween has a basic idea of how to shave safely.

    Choosing a Razor:

    While disposable razors give you a closer shave, single-blade razors are good for beginners to get a hang of shaving as they’ll be less likely to cause cuts.

    Gel or Cream For The Skin:

    Gel foam or shaving cream is necessary after you’ve wet your skin properly. It softens the hair so the razor can glide through smoothly.

    A Tutorial Will Help:

    If you can show your kid how to shave properly, it’ll be of great help as they can ask you questions directly.

    Rinsing the Equipment:

    Remember to wash your razors, and blades thoroughly before the start of your shaving and the end of your shaving.

    Moisturizing The Skin:

    Moisturizing is important after shaving but don’t do it right after shaving. The skin after shaving is delicate, especially for tween skin which can cause breakouts. A few hours of a break after shaving and you’re good to put on moisturizer.

    Use Disposable Razors No More Than 4 to 5 Times:

    After using the disposable razor 4 to 5 times, the blade becomes dull. A dull blade is likely to cause nicks which is very dangerous.

    Do Not Share Your Razor:

    You shouldn’t share your razor with anyone as it can spread illness or lead to infections in others.


    This a gentle reminder that shaving is something that is not a necessity but more of a personal preference. If your tween or teen wants to shave, equip them with proper knowledge about shaving and what are the aftermaths. If they still want to shave, there’s no harm in letting them do so. 

    However, if your kid is not interested in shaving and has not brought the topic up at all, it’s best to leave them be as you don’t want to make them self-conscious. Also, if your tween and teen ask you about shaving, make sure to patiently listen and then teach them about the process thoroughly so they don’t feel confused. 

    Safety is the number one priority, especially when it comes to tweens so it’s best that you go with them when buying razors, shaving creams, or gels. Some products are good for sensitive skin and are exclusively made for tweens so research some more on this and provide the best for your child.

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