Ask Hannah!

What’s your advice on hair removal? I love being smooth, although I can’t be completely smooth due to circumstance. I usually shave, then sometimes exfoliate, but I have used hair removal cream, which gave a really smooth feel, but I felt didn’t remove 100% of the hair (it was a cheap version from a thrift shop!). Also, not sure where it’s safe to use!

It depends on what you can afford.  Laser is the most effective and it’s permanent but I certainly can’t afford that, so I have a pretty lengthy shaving process.

I start with Nair but I used to use Veet.  I think Nair is more effective but Veet is a little more gentle on my skin.  Like any product you should absolutely read and adhere to the instructions.  There are parts of your body that you really shouldn’t use creams like this, and you should always test the product on a small area of your body before covering your skin with it.  If the instructions say to leave it on your skin for a maximum of ten minutes, believe them.  There’s a reason for that.  I do hair removal once a week because it’s easier to maintain as opposed to completely starting over.  I also like being smooth and hair regrowth can be itchy.  

Once I have covered my skin with Nair, I wait ten minutes before showering it off.  I don’t let water simply rinse it off, I use a loofah to gently scrub off the hair, too.  This process removes most of my body hair.  I then use shaving cream and a razor over my legs, chest, arms, and well, everywhere.  Nair is effective (for me) but it isn’t perfect.  It’s not uncommon for me to find a strip of arm hair that I missed when I applied Nair, so shaving is essential.  

All in all it takes about 45 minutes if I want to be completely smooth (and who doesn’t want to be completely smooth??).  Exfoliating is important as it helps keep your skin clean and clear, especially your face.  Like most things in the world of en femme, you get what you pay for.  I wouldn’t trust a cheap version of anything when it comes to something I put on my skin.

Love, Hannah

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4 thoughts on “Ask Hannah!

  1. While I get that many like laser I’ve gone the route of an epilator.
    I wasn’t sure if it would work well but I’ve got to say after a couple of months I absolutely endorse them as long as you buy a good one.
    Mine is the original brand epialady and I use it about every two weeks.
    I also shave the next day and we’ll the results are I don’t really need to shave for at least a week or more and my legs still look good
    The hair is less and so it doesn’t show as quickly
    These do take getting use to the first time you use them but lm very happy with the results


  2. hi; my legs are very soft and smooth now, i use the philips ipl at home and between veet for men 2 days bere my ipl at home : legs and arms are hairfree; the only thing that is hard yet after 10 times are so every 2 weeks are my chest and abdomen area, hairs keep appearing sparce but they are there , damned;
    but i do think about laser tough in the future. the feeling of soft legs against an panty or skirt, cannot descrie it when you dhaven done it; oen of my pleasures of a part time woman .


  3. Laser can be good, but you need to make your skin as light colored as possible. Absolutely no sun exposure between/during treatments, and it would be best to start getting ready by doing that for several months before you plan to start. And then your hair needs to be as dark as possible. Blonde, most reds, greying, etc are all minimal to no effect with laser. Hair dyes don’t help – it is the color at the root that counts.

    What I’ve done is laser-ed everywhere, and then started electrolysis on the remaining (white) hairs. So far I can say it is very worth it to me. Body and facial hair for me wasn’t just an aesthetic issue, it was a dysphoria issue.


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