I don’t remember how old I was when I started to shave, but I remember my mother trying to talk me out of it. “Your hair will grow back darker and thicker once you start shaving, Amy”, is what she would say and then I went ahead and did it without bleeding to death. My 8 year old has been begging me to let her shave her legs for a few weeks. The hair on her legs is dark and long so today I finally gave in and bought a razor and shaving cream for her. I don’t know if this is too soon but I’ve read some discussions online about girls wishing they were able to shave sooner. She’s got hairy legs and since there’s a solution, I’ll help her out.