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I started shaving my legs and underarms a couple of weeks ago in secrecy which with the hot weather we’re having has been hard cos it means constantly wearing trousers to prevent outing myself before I’m completely ready! But that’s another matter all together. 


I was wondering if anybody has any advice on whether waxing is worth doing because the constant regrowing hair that seems to be daily when I shave is starting to get me down. I know it’s all part and parcel of the process but if waxing will work Better I was wondering if anybody had any advice on good techniques or brands to use


Thank you,


Isabella 💕

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Salon waxing does a good job, but even there it is for a short time due to the hair growth cycles.  Home waxing is not as good since you cannot really apply the wax the way  you need to.  Either depends a bit on how coarse your leg hair is, since thick heavy hair will hurt like heck coming off.  My hair is baby fine blond and I only have done the waxing once in 10 years, but continue to listen to stories of torture from my newer friends.  Home waxing is a bit like putting athletic support tape all over your legs and ripping it off.


It will take a while to develop your own technique for shaving which is best done in a tub of water. 


I have not shaved or waxed my legs since beginning HRT and have never had anyone notice the hair was there.

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Be cautious waxing. Especially at home. My upper leg hair was too coarse for that. I think it probably still is 3 months into hrt. The only time I tried it it made me bleed! It looked gross. And it took a long time to heal up. Women have no issues because they have such fine body hair. If yours isn’t at least light and thin I’d say forget that. Same thing happened for me with that nair garbage too. Little blood spots all over my legs. 🤮. Shaving stinks but as hrt starts to do its magic it’ll get better. I used to get razor burn no matter what I did if I shaved any more than every like 10-14 days. Now I shave every week and don’t have that issue. But I still only go 1 time per week for now. 

And as for having shaved legs, I know at least 3 men that shave their legs regularly because they like it. And nobody says a word to them. Most people don’t care what you do to yourself. As long as you’re ok with it, do it and don’t worry. And if anyone asks just say you like it better. What’s the worst that’ll happen? 😉


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At my former place of employment I knew two guys who never wore socks and they both shaved their legs at their ankles, and maybe more (I couldn't see!).  

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I first started shaving my legs , then went on to epilating ( hurt like you know what) lol. It would take me four days to complete because I could only do half a leg at a time! eventually the hair got finer and there were actully bare patches plus the ingrowns were less frequent. At the moment I go to someone for all my hair removal, everything from the neck down and eyebrows and ears. its a combtination of waxing and sugaring and I usually go every five weeks. There are actually parts of my body that the hair is totally gone which makes me so happy! I had too be one of the hairiest men alive. the best thing is feeling how bedding actually feels against your skin, I don't feel like my legs are crawling anymore and I don't have to wear tights or pantyhose as much

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I’ve tried waxing, shaving and “Nair”. To me each has its pluses and negatives.  I’m not on hart so I don’t know what he will do.  Today I shave as needed.  



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