Top 5 Transgender Hair Removal Mistakes

transgender hair removal mistakes

Don’t you just LOVE the feeling of being freshly shaved, waxed, plucked, etc.? There’s nothing like silky, smooth skin to make a gal feel extra girly!

Hair removal is essential to your feminine image, but it’s an area where a lot of transgender women go wrong …

Are you making any of these hair removal mistakes?

1. Not exfoliating

All forms of hair removal can cause ingrown hairs (particularly in the beard, chest, and pubic areas), but you can avoid them by exfoliating your skin 2-3 times per week. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells that trap the hair under your skin.

Exfoliating too soon can irritate your skin, so wait a couple days and then scrub gently with a washcloth or loofah. (I love The Body Shop exfoliating skin towel.)

2. Not moisturizing

Dry skin is another cause of ingrown hairs, so it’s important to keep your skin moisturized. (Besides, you want soft, feminine skin, don’t you?)

The best moisturizer to use immediately after hair removal is pure aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is a natural moisturizer and skin soother. Perfumed lotions can irritate freshly shaved, waxed, or lasered skin, so avoid them for the first 24 hours.

3. Not treating ingrown hairs correctly

Exfoliating and moisturizing help prevent future ingrown hairs, but what about existing bumps?

Avoid the temptation to shave over ingrown hairs or dig for them with a needle – this can lead to infections and scarring. Instead, try an ingrown hair treatment such as Tend Skin, PFB Vanish, or Kalo Ingrown Hair Treatment.

4. Do-it-yourself hair removal (if you don’t know what you’re doing)

Professional waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal treatments are expensive, so it’s tempting to try them on your own. But be careful …

Newbie waxing mistakes – like waxing over the same area twice, pulling the hairs in different directions, or pulling too hard – can lead to rashes, bruises, and torn skin. Not a sexy look! If you insist on doing-it-yourself, get a couple professional waxing treatments first so you can observe proper technique.

Home laser and electrolysis kits aren’t as effective as professional systems, though girls have been reporting success with the No!No! Hair Removal System. The risk with these products is that they’re expensive and don’t always deliver results.

5. Bargain basement treatments

I’m all for beauty bargains, but don’t let price be your sole criteria when choosing a place for transgender hair removal treatments.

A cheap price tag often means a wax job with a bunch of stray hairs left behind or a patchy laser treatment. At worst, you could end up with burns or scars.

Check the qualifications of the person treating you and read the reviews on any place you are considering. Yelp is your friend!

Also, keep in mind that upscale places tend to put more emphasis on comfortable treatments. If you’re a waxing or laser wimp like me, it’s worth spending a bit more for a less painful experience.

What is YOUR favorite hair removal method? Are you a do-it-yourselfer or a pampered princess who loves her spa treatments? Take my hair removal poll below and leave me your comments below!


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  1. Waxing is the safest and the most efficient.

    Seeing a esthetician is good exercise and a human contact, otherwise, using thin bands of wax bought at a beauty store works well. Just do small area at a time.

    In time, just small tweezers will be enough.

    The basal cells at the bottom of the hair cuticles get tired to regenerate. Friends and personnal data.

    Dépressing, most féminine males are shaving, this action greys and thickens the skin.

    Off topic, I am doing a research paper, question, do they sell human progesterone cream on public shelves?
    Progesterone is also found in pine trees.

  2. Hello,

    for a couple of years i have these bumps on my upper lip. When i was a teenager i always shaved my upper lip and that’s when the bump-like things started. Then i stopped shaving at the age of 23 and i started tweezing. It’s less bumpy now but they still are there. I also used laser hair removal, but that didn’t work. I am a transgender woman so these bumps are really making me insecure. When i put my makeup on, it seems like as if i have stubble, but i don’t have stubble. those are those anoying bumps. What can i do? Please help me.

    • Don’t worry about the bumps, it is your immune system that overworks, as me.

      Never wear make-up, it cracks and is an allergène by time.

  3. I put other, I’m poor. Can’t afford Anything other then Shaving, Nair and a little waxing. I have thick dark hair and light sensitive skin, so I basically wouldn’t care about the pain laser Or electrolysis would be ideal. Or perhaps a magic fairy showing up in the middle of the night to sprinkle fairy dust over me and poof! I awake Female(lol):-) I enjoyed what I read, and have gained some insight on what I should do with my ingrown hair issue’s thank you. Sorry for the re-edit.

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