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JillAnne

Just wondering how many shave their legs. I’ve been shaving mine for 3 years and don.t want to stop. I do get some comments during wRm weather but I’m over it.

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Willow

Hi Jill and Welcome 

 

At this time I shave pretty much everywhere.  Legs, arms, chest.  I've been doing it for about a year, maybe a little less.  No one has ever commented about it.

 

Willow

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Carolyn Marie

I, too, shave my body.  But for several years I've only had to shave every 2-3 months, thanks to HRT.  But boy, those first weeks and months were a mess.  Not a pretty sight.

 

Carolyn Marie

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Timber Wolf

Yes, I shave all over. Don't want a hairy body. Yuk!

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf🐾

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DeeDee

Yup, that was one of my hints that I needed to start questioning! once I'd taken all the hair off with a depilatory cream I realised very quickly I just didn't want it to come back, because the cream doesn't work with small stubble I have started to shave - pretty much alternating between legs/arms, and chest (I get very visible and ingrown hairs) though it was only this week I took the plunge and started shaving there too - thankfully the supermarket closest to me does their own version of the gilette type multi-blade for a fraction of the cost as I go through blades quickly.

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KymmieL
7 hours ago, Timber Wolf said:

Yes, I shave all over. Don't want a hairy body. Yuk!

 

Same here, Have bee shaving my legs for over 16 yrs. since then slowly moved up. now nose to toes. usually every other day. Hope when I start HRT that will change.  I have never had a comment. 

 

Kymmie

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Kirsten

I shave everything but my scalp. Since hrt I’ve noticed many areas are coming back less and less finally! Torso and upper legs I can get away with just about every other week now. But below the knee it’s still 2x a week. Arms are once a week and pits every day. Heck my face is down to every other day and almost no stubble at all anymore. God I love laser. 

 

Before transition i did my legs and pits. I got comments rarely but it was just my buddies being funny. Nothing mean. 

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RithiaAllen

Of course I shave my legs. I also shave under my arms. I don’t have much to shave outside of that because I never developed much body hair .

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Jani

I've always been sparse in the body hair area and since estrogen its virtually nil.  I run a razor across my legs every few months to get a couple stray hairs.  But on the other hand, my BIL also has little leg hair so its not untold for guys to have smooth legs.  

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Dakota16

I started shaving my legs about 2 1/2 years ago, and over the next six months added neck, shoulders, chest, arms and underarms. I've gone from needing to shave every week to 2.5-3 weeks now that I'm on HRT.

 

I can't stand being a hairy girl!

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Carly Hughes

i use veet, but it isnt wax, comes out like shaving foam  works very very well

 

Edited by Jani
correct spelling

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Josie Beth

I’m shaving just about everything but I’ve been shaving off and on for many years. I’m good for 3 days on my legs, maybe more. Upper body I try to keep smooth often, can’t wait for laser there. I’m going to get laser and electrolysis on my face because it’s too much to keep up with. I’m only able to get away without every other day. Some places are ok to use depilatory cream and some places are very painful. Pits are shaved off and on depending on whether body odor is going to be an issue. The hair is much finer there than it was many years ago.

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Rachael

I have had full body  laser 😃 so I only shave my face . I do have some hair on my legs but it’s greay or white so it doesn’t show much, I will have to shave once spring gets here but with less hair it’s easier. It’s much nicer with very little hair. 

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Amy LeBlanc

I shave everything but my head.

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Susan R

I hadn't shaved anything but my face for over 22 years.  2 weeks ago I started shaving my chest and stomach.  It felt so nice to get that done.  Then 2 nights ago I started shaving my legs.  Now that was heaven.  It's sounds crazy but I have to do it every other day.  When summer comes around, I'll have to see if I'm willing to keep shaving my legs.  I enjoy running around in shorts so that'll be a big decision for me.

 

Susan R🌷

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JillAnne

I’ve been shaving my legs for years. Love the look and feeling. Pantyhose feel great!

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KymmieL

Susan R, If you like the shaved look nothing and no one can make you stop. There are many men who shave their legs. As I have said I have gotten not one comment, in over 12 years.

 

Kymmie

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JillAnne
On 1/8/2019 at 1:41 AM, Amy LeBlanc said:

I shave everything but my head.

Me too and love it. Never going back to being hairy

 

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TabithaLynn

I keep myself neatly shaved as well.   This includes legs, arm pits, and torso.  I keep my arms closely trimmed since the hair there is light anyway.

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Amy LeBlanc

I have just recently shaved my legs today and it feels oh so good.  But I have noticed that since being on hormones and then going for laser that the hair on my face does not grow like how it used to be and then on my arms, armpits, legs, down in the area does not really grow like how it used to be and stays very neat and clean

 

Lots of Love

 

Amy

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Roadster
On ‎1‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 6:20 AM, KymmieL said:

There are many men who shave their legs.

 

This.  I'm looking forward to the possibility (I know it's not a certainty) of growing a beard once I'm on T, but I want to keep shaving - minimally - my legs and my crotch.  Many of my male partners have shaved their body hair, it's definitely more accepted these days - and I like the look and feel of it!

I know around these parts, people would look at you more weirdly for commenting on someone else's (of either gender) shaved legs than they would for having shaved legs!

 

I did laser, and it slowed down the growth of my body hair, but I still need to shave every few days.  I highly recommend laser, since I've heard it's pretty common to barely need to shave at all afterwards, and the cost of slowing it down was realized really quickly on buying fewer of those freaking expensive razor blade refills. (Gilette Venus Extra Smooth - to me, the skin feel and lack of burn is so worth it with those.)

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SaraAW

I’ve tried shaving and depilatory creams for legs and body and love it. However, I get incredibly bad ingrown hairs, no matter how much exfoliating I do in advance. I am starting to save for laser or electrolysis. In the meantime, I use a trimmer to keep it short. 

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Brie

Hi, I struggle with body hair myself. I hate being hairy and have tried everything that I've been able to afford just to present as feminine as I can. I've used razors, trimmers, wax strips, depilatory creams and plucking (yes plucking). A few of my problem areas have been back hair and chest stubble. I figured out a way to use a depilatory cream on my back by pouring it on a green garbage bag, then laying on the bag and rolling side to side making sure it doesn't get rubbed in too much (as it does burn). The stubble issue, usually next day for my chest and a couple of days for my back is a continuous challenge. Recently, I purchased a Silken Flash&Go Hair Removal device. There are a few makes and models out there mine just happens to be the Express version from this company. I've been using it for almost two months and have seen a difference, upper thighs front and back and chest (i think or just wishfull thinking). What I have noticed lately are some follicles on my hands and chest have become raised almost like pimples. I guess my question, since this is a thread about shaving and hair removal, has anybody used a device like this and do you think they work? If you have used one, did you experience the same type of results?  I'd appreciate any input and I apologize if I put us off topic on this thread.

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Linde
1 hour ago, Brie said:

Hi, I struggle with body hair myself. I hate being hairy and have tried everything that I've been able to afford just to present as feminine as I can. I've used razors, trimmers, wax strips, depilatory creams and plucking (yes plucking). A few of my problem areas have been back hair and chest stubble. I figured out a way to use a depilatory cream on my back by pouring it on a green garbage bag, then laying on the bag and rolling side to side making sure it doesn't get rubbed in too much (as it does burn). The stubble issue, usually next day for my chest and a couple of days for my back is a continuous challenge. Recently, I purchased a Silken Flash&Go Hair Removal device. There are a few makes and models out there mine just happens to be the Express version from this company. I've been using it for almost two months and have seen a difference, upper thighs front and back and chest (i think or just wishfull thinking). What I have noticed lately are some follicles on my hands and chest have become raised almost like pimples. I guess my question, since this is a thread about shaving and hair removal, has anybody used a device like this and do you think they work? If you have used one, did you experience the same type of results?  I'd appreciate any input and I apologize if I put us off topic on this thread.

Bumpy Skin.jpg

Those bumps look like ingrown hair to me.  You have to get them out, otherwise they can lead to an infection.  A disinfected pin (with 70% alcohol - 70% is important to be bactericidal).  You also should rub the alcohol over the surfaces of your hand at which you are working.

That is all the advice I can give you, because I have no body hair.

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Brie

Thanks for the tip, I did exfoliate and did the cleaning, I am also trying a tacrolimus ointment that I use for my atopic dermatitis. Hopefully it will settle it down. No body Hair? Lucky gurl 

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