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Isabella Maree (10 days ago)
I got so mad at my mom because I'm not allowed to shave. My hair is too dark and its sooo hairy. She won't allow me to shave.
Jocelyn Summers (11 days ago)
My brother has Eight hickeys and my grandma said if I shaved my legs in and be in more trouble than he was then and I did it anyway
Stealth Wolf (13 days ago)
Wait but do the leg hairs grow back faster? Because I have leg hair and it’s all ONE CENTIMETER long and I fully blame my dad for that. Also, I’m growing a mustache and unibrow (at ELEVEN) and have no idea when to start shaving. Anyone, pls reply! Thanks!
Rachel Garber (26 days ago)
Now that's one I never heard before, but I never shaved above my knees when I got older. Now I have hardly any hair on my legs.
Emīlija unicorn (1 month ago)
1:39 - 1:46 same
girl A (1 month ago)
12 years old? 6 months later Im gonna be 15 year old and she still doesn't allow it. Just the hair removal cream on armpits and last time I beg her to do my legs so Im gonna jave that too.
Ezgi İnce (2 months ago)
Im 14 and my mom doesn't let me shave. she says that I'll also grow a fucking beard if I wax my mustache. Honestly, thats so fucking dumb. Btw I am going to shave cause I just can wait a whole month for waxing. I shave my armpits anyways. BTW i you want to convince your parents about shaving, don't ask before you shave. shave and show her how fine it really is. The damage is already done so she won't do anything honestly
Leyna Tran (2 months ago)
she wont let me shave until im married.....
Emilia The Unicorn (2 months ago)
My mom never talked to me about puberty at all!! But I knew everything! I sometimes steal my mom’s razor and shave anyway. I never got caught and had smooth legs.... lol
Kilian Rayleigh (3 months ago)
I've never shaved my legs. My leg hair is thin and super blonde and not even noticable anyway, so neither me nor my mum ever saw the point.
Lilly Smith (3 months ago)
she looks like that girl from neds declassified
Nunn Ya (3 months ago)
My mom doesn't believe in shaving, she says "Hair is natural" So.....now I secretly trim my armpits everyday. I am planning on secretly buying a razor one day.
Delsinium (4 months ago)
My mom makes me shave otherwise she won’t let me wear shorts or dresses outside of the house
Brian Fuller (4 months ago)
Historically, armpit shaving was both popular and accepted well before leg shaving. The idea of not shaving above the knee still exists.
SilverFoxgirl (4 months ago)
My mom doesnt let me shave until im 16 and she says it will grow back faster darker and longer
Geekish Goddess (4 months ago)
I CAN'T SHAVE MY LEGS SAYS MY MOM SHE KEEPS SAYING IM JUST A LITTLE GIRL IN 14 LIKE WHAT.
lil dump (4 months ago)
My mom doesn't let me shave. Later this month we are going on a field trip where we will be at the pool and I'm embarrassed of my leg and armpit hair. Is it a good idea to just shave without my mom knowing? Someone please reply fast I need opinions should I do it or just talk my mom through it?
Doggo the Dude Distroyer (4 months ago)
I don't need to shave my legs because I have really light blond hair. that I hate.
Aerodil (5 months ago)
Mom told me shaving above the knee is for prostitutes. She also told me that the hair on the arms will grow thicker or coarser. She also told me corsets are for saloon girls and prostitutes.
queen28105 (6 months ago)
I’m 12 this year October I’m gonna be 13 and my brown mum doesn’t let me shave ugh 😩
Kalia Clark (6 months ago)
My mom makes me shave above my knee because she said "If you don't shave above your knees, no guy is gonna want to have sex with you" And I just sat there like 😑. (I'm only 11)
Mainah Gruau (6 months ago)
I don't get the 'don't shave above the knee' thing. I mean, have you ever heard of shorts?
Unforgettable_DIanA (6 months ago)
my mom told me shaving your legs gives you cancer :P
dance cool (7 months ago)
I stole my mum's shaving products and i am 12 but she don t know what am I doing
queen28105 (7 months ago)
Im 12 years old and Im INDIAN Soo u can understand how hard will my parents to let me shave . I have black hair soo help me
Jacie Paige (7 months ago)
I shave above the knee cuz I play volleyball and wear volleyball short (short shorts)
b riley (8 months ago)
lmao my mom never cared i started shaving at 10, even past my knee. and sometimes my mom would shave for me...
Ava Hai (8 months ago)
My mom said that I don't need to shave above the leg
Harley Vanderfeen-Ball (8 months ago)
I was told not to shave because the hair cools your body temperature. I shaved anyway
Arturas Milasius (8 months ago)
she removes face , and legs and... whats a big deal about dark hair doing ut ?
Arturas Milasius (8 months ago)
lol so u say that u hairy above the knee ? OMG u are momkey :D
KPOP Music (9 months ago)
But is it good to shave ur arm?
Some Girl (9 months ago)
Ugh...My mom says that im too young to shave cause apparently when u shave at a young age you get these red bumps on your legs that hurt/itch?so I guess im shaving when I'm 16 :D
Stevonnie Universe (9 months ago)
OMG THANK YOU, I ASKED MY MOM WHEN I SHOULD SHAVE MY LEGS AND SHE SAID THAT IT WILL JUST GET THICKER, THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I CAME TO THIS VIDEO ITS JUST A MYTH
JESSICA HUBBARD (9 months ago)
My mother told me not to shave above the knee when I was younger and is disappointed even now that I am older when I "butch off" my pubic hair. I was fed the same lie that if I shave the hair will grow back thicker, which is false.
Gag (9 months ago)
My thighs are hairy so like why would I want a half hairy leg like what the fuck no
D (9 months ago)
My mom tells me if I shave my leg when I was a Lil girl she said if you shave your leg now, when you grow up you'll grown hair faster!
Rainknight11 (10 months ago)
my mom tells to shave my legs every day and I don't so I can piss her off even more
imani humphrey (10 months ago)
She says I'm to young
imani humphrey (10 months ago)
Yes help I'm 15! Almost 16 she won't let me shave I have so many insecurities about clothes
Deevie x27 (10 months ago)
so shaving your leg wont make it thicker?
VeganBekah269 (10 months ago)
I don't want to shave my legs, so I don't. If that makes me somehow less attractive then so be it. I also have thick dark hair and am white so it's definitely noticeable.
Sid Nugget (10 months ago)
Should you pluck? Or shave?
bluepuff1014 (11 months ago)
i am 12 my legs are hairy and my mom doesn't let me shave i have to where pants every single day
Minxy Mitty (11 months ago)
My mom never wanted me to shave my legs or any hair ever because I have blonde hair and if I shave my blonde leg hair it will come back black....
Little Rylee (1 year ago)
My mom gave me razors and told me not to use them...I used them anyway and I feel bad
Sara Senpai (1 year ago)
I don't shave because I'm lazy...·-·
UCLAJediKnight (1 year ago)
Isn't it just about personal choice? Shave whatever and whenever you like. Use whatever razor you want. I am shocked some women take these myths into adulthood.
I never shaved my thighs because 1: I was too lazy and 2: I don't have a lot of hair on my thighs
mint tea (1 year ago)
I don't shave my legs because I dont care! I do shave my armpits though because I don't like my hairy armpits
EllieLulu EllieLu (1 year ago)
My mom only said that you need to shave to the knee because people will judge you harshly if you don't. She also said that I COULD shave above my knee if I wanted to, just that it was not necessary. .-.
Kilian Rayleigh (1 year ago)
I've never shaved my legs. My body hair is super almost-white blond, and it really isn't noticeable unless you're really close up. I just never felt the need to.
Beautylove101 (1 year ago)
Mom mom let me shaved when I was 10 and she doesn't care what I shave
mscrabson (1 year ago)
Once my husband got bored and shaved his legs. It was impossible to touch when the hair started to grow back
Tessa H (1 year ago)
the only thing i was ever told about shaving was by my dad when in his truck on a sunny afternoon with my brother in the truck he looks over and says you need to start shaving your legs
a t l a s • t e a (1 year ago)
I started only shaving above the knee 😂 (Because I did it in secret and above the knee was always hidden tbh)
stephanie jerus (1 year ago)
Okay by the time I was 12 years old my legs were really hairy and visible and since I have black hair and my skin was a little lighter than tan (I never really liked going out and btw I'm filipino) so it was visible, I wanted to shave them since I was insecure about my self because ones we had track and field day and one person in our class she was basically perfect and when she wore shorts that day I noticed she had perfect smooth white silky legs and when I got home to check mine, it wasn't as perfect as hers, and I felt really shy to tell my mom that I wanted to shave at least once when I go out to wear shorts (my mom wanted me to wear shorts for a vacation and so I agreed).
Maya • (1 year ago)
My mom didn't tell me this
Ainsley Nielsen (1 year ago)
When I shaved my legs for the first time I was told if you shave near your bikini line you grow pubic hair there
Adly Rodriguez (1 year ago)
omg i tht I was the only one! I first shaved when I was 14, so a year ago, and it was such a relief bc my legs looked like a boy's, an YET my mom wouldn't let me shave but I begged
Shefije ramadani (1 year ago)
You saved my life!!
Kyli Thornberry (1 year ago)
My mom and I never discussed where I could and couldn't shave. I honestly just automatically assumed you were supposed to shave your thighs along with the rest of your legs. I once cut myself on my thigh and my friend asked where the cut came from. After telling her I cut myself shaving, she told me she didn't shave above her knee because her mom told her only whores who did things hey weren't supposed to did that.
Jay Studios (1 year ago)
I totally agree with u
WolframKKM (1 year ago)
This above the knee crap is so interesting. I know my mom doesn't, which I'd assumed was because she never wears short enough shorts/skirts to merit it. I wonder if part of the reason is all this stigma though. She never said anything to me and I've never once shaved only half the leg (I figure since I'm already doing it, might as well finish the job).
Jima Lima (1 year ago)
My mom said no tampons too. Lol! Didn't know other people had the same rules.
I wax....
Melissa Atocha (1 year ago)
Mom say that because they think we're you shave up to is were you were your shouts up to at least my mom said that
Lacey Fuller (1 year ago)
fuck im 14 and ur allowed to shave but I'm not even allowed to yet lol
Steph (1 year ago)
I'm nicknamed gorilla because I'm in 6th grade and my leg hair is super dark and thick and theres alot of it but my mom still says no when I ask her
Payge (1 year ago)
My mom lets me shave above the knee. I play volleyball and my leg hair is thick so it's pretty necessary
Snoot Snooterton (1 year ago)
I don't need to shave above the knee. All my leg hair grows from the kneed down, like hair leg warmers.
Elly Comley (1 year ago)
My Mum told me never to shave my legs because the hair will grow back thicker and darker (I had blonde leg hairs at the time). By age 16 my shin hair was dark and going a little curly, so I shaved it. Pissed my Mum off in the process, but I did it. Weirdly enough the hair above my knee has stayed blonde, so I don't even shave it anyway.
ValeriaC 101 (1 year ago)
im 11 and hairy and still don't shave cuz im to scared to ask my mom. 😭😂
Gymnast Nikki (1 year ago)
My mum and dad are stupid they say that it's grows in darker and thicker 😂😂
Abby (1 year ago)
My mom literally could not care less. When I asked if I could shave she said yes... And gave me no instruction. She just handed me a razor. I shaved to my knee because I thought that's what you do, and she told me to shave my thigh because "you look like a half naked baboon" thanks mom😂
Salty Avocado (1 year ago)
I'm 12 and have been bullied because of my body hair for several years now. I go to an all girls school now and most of the girls shave their arms and legs. I feel out of place. My friends tell me that it doesn't bother them but I still get stared at in public if I wear a T-shirt or a dress. When I got my period, I told my mum straight away but I haven't talked to her about when I was bullied. I'm too scared to ask her because it might be awkward. She hasn't told me I can either. Any advice?
Sharon Vargas (1 year ago)
I am 11 and my mom won't let me shave. the reason is because "If you shave,it will grow thicker".A few months ago,I stole my older sisters razor and shaved my legs anyways.I was scared I will get caught,so I wore pants for the next few months so she could not see my legs.
Amaze Cat (1 year ago)
I have very blonde body hair, so the knee was as far as I needed to go.
Emily Anne (1 year ago)
My mom said the same things. This is ridiculois
Ashley Kraze (1 year ago)
I never shave on the upper thigh because I will break out so badly
Camila Goris Burgos (1 year ago)
Have they "scientifically proven" how hair doesn't grow thicker after you shave it in non-white people? Not sire if it makes a difference, but as an extremely mixed girl, it does certainly seem so.
Camila Goris Burgos (1 year ago)
Makes sense. Thank you!
Emily Anne (1 year ago)
Camila Goris Burgos Hair growth is determined by the genetics and follicles, or the "roots" of the hair. These are located under the skin. The growth pattern of your hair will not be truly changed unless you're plucking/waxing/lazering, i.e. messing with the follicle roots. Shaving is like getting a haircut. You're temporarily changing the look of the hair. It looks thicker because you're changing the shape of the tapered hair. It's naturally tapered and smooth shaft which reflects light and makes hair look lighter. When you cut, you 1) reveal the thick, blunt end of the hair, making it look thicker, and 2) reveal the inner hair shaft, which doesn't reflect light, making it look darker. It's just illusion.
gothicanimegirl44 (1 year ago)
I didn't know shaving above the knee was even a problem like I've never had anyone tell me not to or anything like that
Jordan #00 (1 year ago)
When I first shaved, I used an electric razor first and then it took 2 regular razors to finish. I use men's now LOL
Slime jelly Jelly (1 year ago)
My parents don't know I shave I steal there stuff and do it anyway
Kerry (1 year ago)
My body hair is mostly blonde, so I never needed to shave above the knee. But my sister had very dark body hair and my mom always let her shave above the knee. If she didn't, there would be a very clear difference between her bald lower leg and her darkly-haired upper leg.
banina (1 year ago)
i usually only shave to the knee cuz the hair on my thighs is so soft, light and short
BB QUBE VLOGZZ (1 year ago)
My mom doesn't have any of those rules she in fact always told me to always shave past the knee.
Hollie Belle (1 year ago)
i was12 when i began shaving, when i asked my mom about shaving she gave me an electric razor and told me its my body i can shave where ever i wanted.
abselby (1 year ago)
When I was ten my mom forbid me to shave... I did it anyways then cried yo her in guilt. She laughed and said she actually wanted me to rebel. I don't shave above the knee, because I got pretty lucky genetically--I don't grow hair on my thighs!
FramingTally (1 year ago)
My mom doesn't let me shave. No matter how many times I pester her about it, she always says things like "Dont let people bully you"/ "Dont be so sensitive"/ "Dont let it get to you"/ "It'll get lighter as you grow older" which is think is a LIE. I have dark and thick hair and a noticeable mustache, and it makes me feel like complete shit. I can see a lot of girls don't experience this too, since when i search about it all it gives me is "how to shave your legs, things you should know about shaving your legs" bs. I even cried in bed once, but my mom still didn't let me do it. She told me that if I shaved I'd be prone to sickness and that she'd basically rather have my health over my mental state, which is going down to the gutter to depression land, where I think of suicide whenever I look at my upper lip and legs. It is pure hell.
Zoe Johnson (1 year ago)
Please don't commit suicide. I'm sorry for your situation.
FramingTally (1 year ago)
She lets me shave my armpits at hecking least. I'm 13 and I feel like the hairiest girl at my school.
ToaOfAwesomness (1 year ago)
My mum never has and likely never will care about my shaving habits. I did get an electric razor one christmas though which was embarrassing to me at the time. I don't really tend to bother shaving though. Takes time and effort just to have nicer looking legs. If someone's going to judge me on how much hair is on my body, I don't care about their oppinion.
Cordie StrikesAgain (1 year ago)
I started shaving when I was like 9 because I hated having hairy legs and my mom wouldnt let me shave above the knee but I did it anyways
hep the great (1 year ago)
um, I don't have to shave my thighs. I have no hair there at all.
Emily Martinez (1 year ago)
my mom never really gave a shit if I shaved above the knee. when I was young I used to shave my arm hair because at the time I thought it made me ugly. I have more arm hair than my dad. even then my mom just laught at me and still does. I overall never heard other girls be told to never shave above the knee. maybe it's because of culture difference that almost everyone in my area is Mexican or the fact I never had that many female friends.
Jenna Momenna (1 year ago)
STILL DON'T GET IT. WHERE ARE YOU NOT SUPPOSED TO SHAVE?!
Ashley Flynn (1 year ago)
I was raised by a man. He wouldn't let me shave until I grew armpit hair.
Elisha Foster (1 year ago)
I don't think my mom said anything to me about shaving above the knee, but I never had hair there so I never shaved it.
Sarah Houle (1 year ago)
I started shaving the winter/spring before I turned 12 (that summer, for reference) and it was my mom's idea because she knew what it was like being on the insulted end of not shaving when she was my age. I sort of had the up-to-the-knee rule but it was to save time and because my fashion sense was Bermuda shorts. I think that summer I started shaving my thighs anyway because I would go swimming and think it was kinda weird to have half a leg shaved and half a leg with the sun glinting off of leg hair.
Katibeth (1 year ago)
I was also cursed with dark hair. I snuck and started shaving at 7. I would go about 3 inches above the knee so I could wear shorts.
prplSunshinee (1 year ago)
not allowed to shave my legs till I was 14!! because it would make my already long showers longer (pathetic excuse). I was so uncomfortable during soccer since you have to wear shorts. I also quit swimming because of my hairy pits. SO AWKWARD. And to top it all off I wasn't allowed to remove my upper lip at all u til when I was 17 some guy friends made fun of my mustache TO MY FACE and I removed it immediately that day

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