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would facial waxing be an effective temporary alternative to shaving?


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Guest tsubaki

hello everyone,

this is something ive been considering for a while, and something i discussed with students at the college salon, would facial waxing be an effective alternative to shaving?

im not yet at the hormonal stage of transitioning, however my face has been commented to be feminine, it is however plagued by two issues, facial hair and spots caused by shaving, im not allowed to wear makeup due to my parents (they support me they just dont fully allow me personal freedoms)

to keep it short, can a person like myself get a facial waxing, be it at home or in a salon (the salon is quite cheap and everyone's nice) or, is it not an option due to the coarseness of facial hair within genetic males or something like that,

thanks for your time, lin

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Guest Robin Winter

I don't think it's a good idea. Facial hairs on male-bodied people are thick and coarse and have a deep root that doesn't like to let go. I tried epilating my face once, and let me tell you it was a *very* brief experience, and there was blood. I think you could really damage your skin if you tried that.

One thing you could try though, is a product called "Magic" shave powder. It's a facial depilatory designed for black men with very coarse facial hair. I've heard it works very well and removes hair much closer than any shave would. I haven't tried it myself, but I've been tempted. I think most drug stores carry it, and it's not expensive.

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Guest angels wings

My partner got her face waxed in a salon and they did a great job :) it was painful but they put cold towels on your face after each strip.everyone is different to what pain levels they can take . Some may find it to painful .

Angel :)

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Guest Robin Winter

My partner got her face waxed in a salon and they did a great job :) it was painful but they put cold towels on your face after each strip.everyone is different to what pain levels they can take . Some may find it to painful .

Angel :)

Yeah, everyone is different, you're right. Not gonna happen for me though! Very ouch.

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Guest tsubaki

for one, i cant afford either of those, for two, i cannot try the product as i am in England for three, my hair is too light for laser anyway, for four, even a foil shaver will cause cuts to my skin, *sigh* i only wait a decent complexion... i cant afford much but i dont want to keep ruining my skin due to the fact my skin will always be cut by razors and i can always see the hair in the mirror,

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Plus and minus challenges of pain and how rough it is on your skin, it does take days of growth to get enough in order to be able to wax so you hav e to tolerate those days of growth.

It should also be noted that electro can be rough on your face and lazer can as well.

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Guest tsubaki

i realize, though to tolerate a few days of hair growth for six weeks of smooth skin to me seems like a better compromise than cut rough skin, i simply asked as it is advertised as the salon, with no gender restrictions, and its cheap, thus im asking if its a viable option, and from what ive gathered its a mixed bag of yes and no, i dont see how waxing is any different from using a facial epilator, you can get those for male hair so why not wax that facial hair, they both work on the same principles

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Getting my eyebrows done is bad enough. You would almost get the same result from growing your beard for six days and using surgical tape on the hair. Male hair follicals are rooted differently from womens facial hair, which they have, and since the salon caters to women at a higher rate than men, they may not make a distinction in their advertising. They figure cis males will not be interested and will ignore it, aside from paying the bill for their female SO's. I am NOT recommending the surgical tape thing, or even duct tape, but its your funeral if you do try it.

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Guest tsubaki

i'll just stick with being... i dot know... seeing as there's no other way around the matter... dammit i need to learn how to stop this sort of bad news from hitting my self esteem so much...

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It's not the pulling the facial hair out that's the problem, The Wax pulls the skin off. and you have to go over areas many times, Making the area like a Burn....

If you have thick skin and light hair you could be fine. But soft skin and Thick hair well.......i am guessing you seen my pictures :o

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i realize, though to tolerate a few days of hair growth for six weeks of smooth skin to me seems like a better compromise than cut rough skin, i simply asked as it is advertised as the salon, with no gender restrictions, and its cheap, thus im asking if its a viable option, and from what ive gathered its a mixed bag of yes and no, i dont see how waxing is any different from using a facial epilator, you can get those for male hair so why not wax that facial hair, they both work on the same principles

The facial hair, unless pretty light already is much more agressive than the typical hair that gets waxed.

Odds are that you aren't talking about growing 3 days and having a smooth face for 6 weeks. Oh maybe 6 days aif that before some amount of shaving needed and returning back to near normal over the next 6 weeks.

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It's not the pulling the facial hair out that's the problem, The Wax pulls the skin off. and you have to go over areas many times, Making the area like a Burn....

Going over an area multiple times is bad. Some talc powder does a great job keeping it from grabbing the skin. For good grab hairs can't be too short (one way to avoid doing multiple times.

You are right tho, if hair is very dense it is going to be pretty rough no matter how you cut it.

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Lin, I'm kind of in the same boat as you. The areas under my chin and jaw are pretty sensitive to shaving, and I don't have the money to have laser or electro done. What I've been doing for the past several months is plucking the hairs out with tweezers. Because I'm removing one at a time, it's far more tolerable than waxing or epilating, which rips many out at the same time. I'm not going to lie to you. It is time consuming, but the more you do it, the more efficient you get at it. When I started, I didn't just focus on just one spot, but rather the whole right and left sides of my face, plucking out hairs at random so as to not leave any bald patches. I'd say the sides of my face are about 70% free of hair, and the upper lip area down to the chin are 100% free of hair. Once the hair is all gone, it doesn't take too long to maintain, and the biggest benefit....no shadow. Now some areas, like the upper lip area in my case, were more sensitive than others. My recommendation, if you try this, is to hold the skin taught when removing the hairs, just like if you were epilating. You'll want to use a firm, but steady pulling motion to get the hair out by it's follicle. After doing this for a little while, you'll get used to it, and even the more sensitive areas won't hurt as much, if at all. Also, what really helps, is to wash and exfoliate your face before you pluck, and use a skin toner, followed by a moisturizer afterwards. Hope this helps.

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Guest endthesilence

hi there. i did it once when I was 18 and it hurt but that was not the bad part.... bumps it can bleed and it can take off skin since the hair is so deep in the face. I did laser and electrolysis for 2 years I still have to go for touch ups here and there but it was worth it. Its just a process I had to become really really wait really dedicated to. The only thing I did not mind waxing was my arms just feels like a bad sunburn. hope this helps :)

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Guest endthesilence

for one, i cant afford either of those, for two, i cannot try the product as i am in England for three, my hair is too light for laser anyway, for four, even a foil shaver will cause cuts to my skin, *sigh* i only wait a decent complexion... i cant afford much but i dont want to keep ruining my skin due to the fact my skin will always be cut by razors and i can always see the hair in the mirror,

They now make make a laser for blond hair and red hair but I know your in the UK we have it in the states dont know if you guys have the same?
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Guest Nikkichick33

Hello. I also cannot afford laser or electro at the moment. I have been tweezing my face and neck for about a year. starting out was hard and painful, Now,it has thinned out so much that it takes a a couple hours to do it all every few weeks. it has NOT damaged my face at all, I would say I have a very good complexion. I can easily pass for 20. my wifes brothers just turned 23 (twins)im 33 yrs old. I look younger than them both, so, in my case tweezing did'nt damage my skin.Each tweezing session,My wife does my neck. some of the hairs just fall out.with me, there was not a choice. the hair had to go.

Nikki.

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