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So, in the never ending quest for the hair solution I tried Nair. As you might assume given the title of this post, it did not go well. The first time I did the minimum time of three minutes, which had no effect whats so ever. I gave it a couple of days and this morning tried again. This time I set the timer for five minutes. Well, only a few minutes in I noticed droplets of blood coming up. Never a good sign. So I jumped in the shower and wiped it all off. Burned like hell, but I got it off. I now have a red chest and stomach with ugly red spots. Oddly, the hair remained. My legs were unaffected. No burn there, but no hair removal either. 

Moral of the story. There are no quick solutions. For now I'll let this heal and apply moisturizer (Which does seem to help.) and go back to my body shaver. 

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Wow, that's a blast from the past for me. I used it in my early days on my legs only, and actually it seemed just as much work as shaving when it was all said and done.

I am learning to enjoy the rituals of things and enjoying the time with myself. For some people, shaving or being shaved is a huge turn on, too! 

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Oh boy. Guy I used to know decided to use that stuff on his scrotum. He had a FUN time explaining to his boss why he couldn't come into work the next couple of days. It works for some people I guess, but most of the folks I know who have tried it ended up with chemical burns. I'm glad you escaped with minor injuries.

 

Hugs!

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If you haven't been on HRT for a couple of years, your leg hair may be too tough and course for Nair and similar products to work effectively.  Cis women have much finer hair spread more thinly over their extremities.  Once you're on HRT for a couple of years, your hair may soften and thin out (mine did), but there is no guarantee.  I don't think the products are meant to be used on body hair, particularly bodies with male hair growth characteristics.  Please read all labels carefully, and as the disembodied voice always says, "Use as directed." 

 

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Have you ever used a epilator? I did the nair for a bit, and was not a huge fan of the smell and the feel, I ended up using a epilator about 15-20 years ago, and the areas that I did, have very little to no growth back. It involved a bit of drinking and feeling the hairs being pulled out, but it did the job.

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59 minutes ago, Jamie73 said:

Nair for men. Spell checkers must die!

 

LOL!

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10 hours ago, Jamie73 said:

I used nail for men. The cruel irony! 😅

 

"NAIL for MEN!" sounds much more manly to be honest.

 

Hugs!

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I used Veet men, very similar  to Nair I guess. The result was great on the test area recommended on my chest and calves. The skin was very smooth and it worked well. I had researched shaving v's creams and read that it might last longer, grow back is less itchy and it won't cause razor burn so that was why I was trialling it.

I took this as a positive test run and did a larger area a few days later. The advice is don't use it too often. Great results again, in fact it worked so well I had to unblock the plug hole and get three bottles of drain cleaner, sorry. Too much information?

So, I was getting bold and thought my arm pits could be tried next. If only I knew then what I do now.

It worked well, but I think I didn't rinse it off well enough with cold water. I went out for the evening and a hot burning sensation just built and built. By the time I got home and looked it was not a good sight. Chemical burns to the arm pits are painful, believe me and don't try this at home.

A cold water shower eased it for 60 seconds before the pain returned. I searched online for solutions and tried moisturisers and creams we had in the house. They gave a brief relief but soon the pain built again.

Eventually I went to the pharmacist to ask them what they would recommend. That was a conversation from a comedy sitcom. If and when I write my memoirs look out for that chapter.

They didn't have good English and I didn't really want to take my shirt off and show them in public. I eventually got a hydrocortisone based cream that I had read about online and that saved me. It was two days before the pain, redness and sensitivity reduced enough and I was able to put my arms down without a massive covering of cream.

The need to get rid of the hair was still strong and I discovered sensitive skin Veet Men after this and was very careful with this, as once burnt, twice shy.

It does work well on my legs and chest, but not on thicker hair. I have never put it near my arm pits again, or any other sensitive area? Not even if you paid for my entire transition.

I don't use it much and tend to use it like a moisturiser and shaving cream - I don't suggest you try this, but it works for me when I want that extra smooth feeling. The shower water runs off in rivers and droplets of water sparkle, but I get that from shaving as well if I leave this a little between shaves. The big difference is the smoothness and the different feeling than shaving. I don't leave it on long anymore and always have a long cold shower to wash every last bit off, though I seem to be shaving mostly now for speed.

I am open to other methods if there are any suggestions? One thing I have found recently is that shaving gel works better than foam. I am old fashioned and like shaving foam on my face. The gel seems to help prepare the skin and who doesn't like a little massage?

I hope that when I move further forward I might be able to reduce this tedious reminder of who I started as. I really hate the hair and go without as much as possible.

Another topic not mentioned here that I have considered is the male v's female razor? I still use my old razor but would quite like to switch just for the feeling and enjoyment of having what the girls have. Sound familiar anyone? Also I use one razor for my face and another one for my body.
Gosh, I must be opening up to have written so much on this topic. I do smile about it now and laugh. The need to do it shows how much I feel about the hair. The willingness to continue and risk that level of pain also confirmed in yet another way that I need to keep pushing on as and when and how I can cope with it. I hope this makes you smile and not wince too much if you have read this far.

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I used Veet men, very similar  to Nair I guess. The result was great on the test area recommended on my chest and calves. The skin was very smooth and it worked well. I had researched shaving v's creams and read that it might last longer, grow back is less itchy and it won't cause razor burn so that was why I was trialling it.

I took this as a positive test run and did a larger area a few days later. The advice is don't use it too often. Great results again, in fact it worked so well I had to unblock the plug hole and get three bottles of drain cleaner, sorry. Too much information?

So, I was getting bold and thought my arm pits could be tried next. If only I knew then what I do now.

It worked well, but I think I didn't rinse it off well enough with cold water. I went out for the evening and a hot burning sensation just built and built. By the time I got home and looked it was not a good sight. Chemical burns to the arm pits are painful, believe me and don't try this at home.

A cold water shower eased it for 60 seconds before the pain returned. I searched online for solutions and tried moisturisers and creams we had in the house. They gave a brief relief but soon the pain built again.

Eventually I went to the pharmacist to ask them what they would recommend. That was a conversation from a comedy sitcom. If and when I write my memoirs look out for that chapter.

They didn't have good English and I didn't really want to take my shirt off and show them in public. I eventually got a hydrocortisone based cream that I had read about online and that saved me. It was two days before the pain, redness and sensitivity reduced enough and I was able to put my arms down without a massive covering of cream.

The need to get rid of the hair was still strong and I discovered sensitive skin Veet Men after this and was very careful with this, as once burnt, twice shy.

It does work well on my legs and chest, but not on thicker hair. I have never put it near my arm pits again, or any other sensitive area? Not even if you paid for my entire transition.

I don't use it much and tend to use it like a moisturiser and shaving cream - I don't suggest you try this, but it works for me when I want that extra smooth feeling. The shower water runs off in rivers and droplets of water sparkle, but I get that from shaving as well if I leave this a little between shaves. The big difference is the smoothness and the different feeling than shaving. I don't leave it on long anymore and always have a long cold shower to wash every last bit off, though I seem to be shaving mostly now for speed.

I am open to other methods if there are any suggestions? One thing I have found recently is that shaving gel works better than foam. I am old fashioned and like shaving foam on my face. The gel seems to help prepare the skin and who doesn't like a little massage?

I hope that when I move further forward I might be able to reduce this tedious reminder of who I started as. I really hate the hair and go without as much as possible.

Another topic not mentioned here that I have considered is the male v's female razor? I still use my old razor but would quite like to switch just for the feeling and enjoyment of having what the girls have. Sound familiar anyone? Also I use one razor for my face and another one for my body.
Gosh, I must be opening up to have written so much on this topic. I do smile about it now and laugh. The need to do it shows how much I feel about the hair. The willingness to continue and risk that level of pain also confirmed in yet another way that I need to keep pushing on as and when and how I can cope with it. I hope this makes you smile and not wince too much if you have read this far.

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 I used nair on my chest and I got a big rash. Tried neet on my legs didn't do much. I'd rather shave as I can't afford either laser on electrolysis

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