Getting Mom to Show You How to Shave?

I keep asking my mom to let me shave and she said yes and got me a razor and shaving cream. She told me that she would show me how, but never did. And I keep bringing it up and she keeps forgetting. How do I remind her again because I dont like talking about shaving that much?


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December 8, 20190 found this helpful

Look on YouTube or google it. Its a lot easier than continuing to ask your mother.

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December 9, 20190 found this helpful

I don't know if you really need to have her show you how. The first time I just did it myself and it was really simple. Just add the shaving cream to your legs, spread it around, start at the bottom and move the reazon in an upward motion. Shave small areas at a time and rinse the razon each time. Just take care not to push too hard on the razon or you will cut your legs.


I like the wet and dry razons now and they seem to work great. Buf if you are afraid to ask her again and again you can try to get her a thank you card and give this to her. Tell her thank you for buying you the razon and shaving cream and how happy you are. She should get the hint then to help you out.

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December 9, 20191 found this helpful

Perhaps pull up a "how to shave legs for beginners" video on YouTube and show it to her and tell her you're ready for your first go at it.

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December 10, 20190 found this helpful

Be sure to coat your legs with the shaving cream from just above your knees down to your ankles. You could also use hair conditioner.

Start at the top and shave gently downward. You're less likely to cut yourself if you shave down rather than up. Rinse off the razor after each stroke.


I recommend you do this in the shower rather than the bathtub. You don't need to be sitting in bath water with all that hair. Apply lotion when your skin is still slightly damp.

Hopefully, your mom doesn't believe in the old wives' tales that I heard growing up. I heard:

1. Shaving makes the hair grow faster. No, it doesn't. It will make the hair feel more prickly because it's short, but nothing you do above the surface of your skin will make it grow faster or slower.

2. Shaving wet rather than dry makes it grow faster. See #1 above.

3. You should never shave above your knees. Baloney! If you're wearing clothes that show your legs above the knees, shave that area.

You may find that you'll need to start shaving your underarms, too. I had to start shaving every day when I was about 13, and this continued until just a few years ago.

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December 12, 20191 found this helpful

It is important for you and your mom to have an open line of communication. That she said yes to you is awesome and half the battle!

Maybe if you take a few minutes when she is NOT crazy busy and just tell her how much it would mean to you to to give you a how-to lesson, she will hear you and help. To me that is a milestone that you two should share!


If you need to, there are safe websites with lessons:

Here is one from Good Housekeeping:

Here is one from Gillette:

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