I believe the old wives tale that the hair will grow back darker, stronger etc, but I know she feels embarrassed so I know the right thing to do is let her shave, especially now that she is starting 7th grade. Middle-school can be a nightmare!
I have been allowing her to use Nair for a while now but it is such a pain to use and oh so stinky! It was convenient when we first started on this adventure of pre-puberty at around age 10. Nair was the best solution for a child so young but with very hairy legs. I would let her do it every once in a while, when the hair was too out of control. Then she would see how much of a pain it was to apply the cream all over her legs and just how smelly it was, and months would go by, without doing it.
But NOW....now we are in "new territory!" Summer, plus starting 7th grade and the hair on her legs are more visible than ever!
My debate now is, do I let her use a regular razor an electric shaver? I had considered buying her an electric shaver rather than a blade razor but upon further research I decided differently.
I researched the pros and cons on Electric Shavers as well as Razors with Blades and this is what I found:
Electric (or dry) shaving