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I thought I would document what I do to keep my dreaded hair under control, especially as I am not (yet) on HRT. Hope this helps someone and am happy to answer questions about the products or procedures I use...

Where I mention IPL - this is the device I am using


IPL Device: https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GTYNPC2/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_.qXJFbMQY3E3S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1





(Daily) Shaving with Braun Series 5 Shaver - https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B073S5FVLM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_b5RJFbSHQ5DRJ

Very close and single charges lasts up to a week despite using it for many parts of body daily

Plus wet shave throat


Also applying IPL 2 weekly (since June 2020) and volume of black hair does appear to be reducing, but not enough to reduce frequency of shaving (so far)



(Weekly) Trimmed closely with Phillips Series 3000 Trimmer -

Learn more: https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B00S3G3BZY/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_j-RJFb143ZZ8T?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1




(Weekly) Since Epilating around 15 years ago which cleared up a lot of itching I was getting from my chest hair, very little has come back except round the nipples - which I occasionally wet shave



(Daily) Dry shaving with Braun Shaver and then repeat with Wet shave in shower if I have time.


Also applying IPL 2 Weekly (since August 2020) and volume of hair is reducing, but not enough to reduce frequency of shaving (so far)


I have tried epilating Stomach, but a. It is exceptionally painful around belly button and the thinner hairs in this area tend to break off rather than pull out.



(Weekly) Dry Shaving with Back Shaver - https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B0052URZ8I/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_GjSJFbX5RS4XJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Amazingly effective and reaches all areas of my back (and sometime backside)



(Daily) Shaving with Braun Series 5 Shaver - https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B073S5FVLM/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_b5RJFbSHQ5DRJ

Fairly effective but some areas tidied up with wet shave when showering.



(Alternate days) Either wet shave or dry using back shaver (see details above)





(Every 3-4 days) - Dry (Braun) or wet shave, but only takes a few seconds


Have been using IPL on Armpits since June 2020 and very little visible dark hair in this area now (October 2020). There is a far bit of fuzz but often don't bother to shave it as it's not easily visible and is soft to touch.



(Weekly) Epilating using Braun Silk Epil 5 - https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5W6VZO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_XsSJFb14ZA4EB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Not really painful and seems to last quite well. I've noted that women seem to often not remove arm hair.




Lower legs

(Every 5 days) Feet and up to knee - Epilating using Braun Silk Epil 5 - https://amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5W6VZO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_XsSJFb14ZA4EB?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 but will often go over with wet shaver to achieve a really smooth finish.


Also I use a plastic mesh to exfoliate my legs to add a bit of extra smoothness


Upper legs

(Daily) Knees to top of legs - Dry (Braun Series 5 shaver) or Wet shaving.

I found that epilating was ultra painful, caused lots of bleeding and broke rather than pulled out the hairs so reverted to shaving. I have however started including the front and sides of my thighs in my IPL routine (from September 2020) but too early to tell if this helps

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I just use a razor and soap. Every other day or whenever I want to feel nice and smooth, which is pretty much always.  I’m lucky that I don’t have hair in any hard to reach places. No back hair at all. Yes it is time consuming, but the results are perfect every time (to me anyway).....




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