Safe shaving creme for DD?

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 2:00am
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I did a search on the board and found older posts, so I am posting this again. Sorry!

DD is now uncomfortable with her hairy little legs and would like to start shaving. I am hesitant to let her shave until I am sure that the shaving creme/gel is safe as she is contact sensitive to pn/tn and is quick to get hives from exposure.

She and I looked at the store and she found some pretty scented gels/cremes but not sure of their safety. Have any of you with allergies or kids with allergies used NEET? (hair removal cremes) Not sure if that would be a better option for a pre-teen to start shaving with since there isn't a razor involved.


Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 2:28am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Barbasol isn't 'girly' but it does have ingredient labels.
I know we've used it in the past with uber-sensitive DD up to her bare elbows in the stuff...

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 2:59am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

My dd has been begging me to let her shave also. She says "all the other girls are" and she is being made fun of. Ugh- I think she's too young but am thinking about it.
I went to the store last week and almost bought the VEET. I read the ingredients and they looked fine but....
I'm curious to see what you find out!

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 3:49am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My son always shaved his face with shampoo. He now has a full horrible beard but he used shampoo in the past.

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:11am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I started using conditioner to shave my legs so I'll be having dd do the same when she starts. I was never sure which creams were safe or not (I'm not allergic but we use the same shower) and we had some conditioner that didn't condition hair very well so I've been using that. After it's gone I'll just buy the cheapest suave or something for it.
eta: the veet I looked at has shea butter in it, I believe. We're avoiding shea so I didn't buy it.
[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited April 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:14am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Okay- here are the ingredients of VEET from their website...
What do you think? There's so much stuff in there- I don't even know what most of it is!
NEW Improved VEET

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:22am
momto1son's picture
Joined: 02/27/2006 - 09:00

When you look up Prunus Amygdalus (one of the ingredients) it it sweet almond oil made from nuts and refined. I would not use it.

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:30am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by momto1son:
[b]When you look up Prunus Amygdalus (one of the ingredients) it it sweet almond oil made from nuts and refined. I would not use it. [/b]
Thank you for pointing that out. DD is TNA also so we will not be using it either.
ETA: Why don't they put "Almond Oil"? It would make reading this stuff so much easier!
10 yo dd- PA,TNA, tests pos to soy, CATS, many environmentals, Asthmatic
5 yo dd- NKA, avoiding nuts
3 yo dd- outgrown milk/soy, avoiding nuts
[This message has been edited by krc (edited April 26, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 4:56am
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

When I looked at the VEET package I also could not figure out what HALF the ingrediants were! I think I am pretty good at reading labels by now (been doing this for 7 years) but I got very overwhelmed and confused reading the label.
Thank you for pointing out that it was a tree nut oil--why can't they just put that in plain english? and why does it have to have any nut oil in it at all???
Thanks for the conditioner tip-what a great one!! Never thought about that before! I think we will start with that if I can't find any other safe gels/creme for her.
I am still overwhelmed that we are even discussing shaving for her...... (she does have dark hairy legs though ha ha)

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 5:16am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

A little off topic, but at what age do girls start shaving their legs?

Posted on: Thu, 04/26/2007 - 5:38am
krc's picture
Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Dani's Mom:
[b]A little off topic, but at what age do girls start shaving their legs?[/b]
I remember being 12- First year of middle school (ours was 7th-9th grade). I was afraid to ask my mom for help so I just did it myself. My mom didn't even notice I was shaving for almost another year!!
My dd is 10, almost 11, and in 5th grade. I really do think she is too young but thought I would at least look into "safe" products for when we decide.


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