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Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

Do girls need to shave their legs hair before puberty?

No: Nobody ever needs to shave anything. You can shave anything you like but it is never necessary. What body parts people choose to shave are culturally determined and those preferrances change over time. ...Read more

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Are guys root hairs thicker than girls hairs? If a guy has never shaved his leg hair and a girl has been shaving hers but never waxed, are his thicker

Are guys root hairs thicker than girls hairs? If a guy has never shaved his leg hair and a girl has been shaving hers but never waxed, are his thicker

??????: Neither shaving nor waxing has any effect on the thickness or growth of hairs. People are varied individuals. Regardless of sex, some people have different hair than others. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a freshman at highschool and I have not started puberty and i think that is a problem. I have no underarm hair, leg hair, or facial hair. My penis is 2 1/2 inches erect and it makes me have very low confidence.

Hi, I am a freshman at highschool and I have not started puberty and i think that is a problem. I have no underarm hair, leg hair, or facial hair. My penis is 2 1/2 inches erect and it makes me have very low confidence.

You : You might be very normal. Your pediatrician or primary doctor can check an lh ANS fsh, to see if you have testicular failure. Most teenage males do not look like porn starts, but niether do teenage girls. ...Read more

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Hair and my voice is only a little deep. but I have got visibile hair growth on my legs and pubic region(a lot), what else happens in puberty?

Hair and my voice is only a little deep. but I have got visibile hair growth on my legs and pubic region(a lot), what else happens in puberty?

Puberty: A few other things happen in puberty in males - in addition to axillary and pubic hair growth and voice deepening, you may notice that you start to have body odour and acne, and enlarging genitals. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you start puberty (breasts, pubic hair, armpit/ leg hair etc) will you start your period?

I'm just wondering, if you start puberty (breasts, pubic hair, armpit/ leg hair etc) will you start your period?

Sequence of events: The average first menses occurs about 2.5 years after the first breast bud. Girls will often see a little staining of their undies with mucous discharge a few months before the 1st event. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more

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Can children shave their legs or anything to get rid og leg hair?

Yes but why?: I know of no reason for a child to shave to get rid of leg hair. I would like to know more about why this is being asked. It should be for a very specific reason and not just for cosmetic reasons. Is this the child's concern or the parent's? Be careful here! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can shave your legs and get rid of all hairs visible?

Can you tell me how i can shave your legs and get rid of all hairs visible?

Really close shave: may increase risk for ingrown hairs. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more

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Shaved legs too many times, which did let the hair grow in darker/thicker. Is there a way to lighten the existing hair, or bleach it?

Shaved legs too many times, which did let the hair grow in darker/thicker. Is there a way to lighten the existing hair, or bleach it?

Skin lightening: You cn get your skin lighten,but You dhould have it done under the direction of a dermatologist ...Read more