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I'm still fairly young with blonde hair as well so my facial hairs isn't visible when shaven but i know i'll have to get electrolysis eventually, At what age does your facial hair start to leave a shadow? Because i'm trying to avoid shaving everyday to prevent thicker hairs so i can be clean shaven on special occasions.

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I think the shadow is mostly about the colour.  If your hair stays blonde, you may never have to worry about it.

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Shadow is about hair color. My beard, very dark brown almost black, left a distinct shadow no matter how closely I shaved. Now most of it is silver white, so when shaven it doesn't show.

If you are blonde blonde as opposed to germanic blonde (blonde when young, darker and darker hair as you get older) then you likely shouldn't have anything to worry about. Eyebrow and private places hair color is often a good indicator of what your beard may end up.

I think electric razors tend to damage the skin less, so go with a decent one. Mine is a Braun snatched up in an Amazon special. It does not irritate my face.


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The Viv Element

Oh thats good to know! I am germanic blonde actually so yeah my hair has been getting darker. I use an electric razor to shave longer hairs then a regular mens razor to clean up. There is another question i had, Since i'm transitioning MtF... Do I use men's or women's products? Like I have feminine shower gel & shampoo and conditioner but i'm not sure if i should still be using men's razor? 

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1 hour ago, The Viv Element said:

Do I use men's or women's products? Like I have feminine shower gel & shampoo and conditioner but i'm not sure if i should still be using men's razor? 

My opinion on this would be use men’s stuff as it’s made to deal with thicker hairs.  Men’s razors and shave cream I mean.  Once HRT starts to change your body chemistry And your hairs get finer and more supple then go with what you like.  Jmo 

I am still using my men’s stuff to shave my beard as it seems to be the most coarse hairs on the body.  My body hair has thinned out nicely and gotten finer already so I’m using female shave products all over.  Except my dang butt and back of my thighs.  Geesh it still like a grill brush back there. 
Again Jmo.  

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There is no difference in razors except for the colour of the handle.  And maybe the price: apparently pink plastic costs more than brown! ?

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The Viv Element

LOL omg i thought i was the only one who hated shaving my butt and back thighs, standing all awkwardly in the shower is an annoyance lol. 

buuuuut I've never felt so much confidence before shaving my body so I guess its all worth it, especially for your significant other! ;) 


4 hours ago, ShawnaLeigh said:

Except my dang butt and back of my thighs.  Geesh it still like a grill brush back there. 


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The Viv Element

Also I just realized the inequality i'm going to be dealing with on women products/clothing, oh christ. Thank you for reminding me about that. 

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1 hour ago, KathyLauren said:

There is no difference in razors except for the colour of the handle.  And maybe the price: apparently pink plastic costs more than brown! ?



Yes your right Kathy However there is a suttle diffrence. The lube strip is normally in a diffrent place.  Not that it really makes much diffrence to its performance.





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