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Unread 09-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Are face waxing strips effective?

I've been having trouble getting sufficently clean shaven for crossplay. If I spend a bit of time carefully shaving I can make sure I got all my hair, but it still leaves a noticable shadow (concealer hides this fairly well, but the result looks a bit unnatural) and stubble starts appearing again by the late afternoon. Hair removal cream doesn't work as well as shaving (and bloody well hurts).

I was thinking of trying face waxing strips, are those likely to be more effective (and is there a risk of skin damage or anything)?
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Technically waxing has an obviously longer-lasting effect. I have some fairly sensitive skin and my hair is rather minimal, so I've stuck to the shaving with a new razor and have great results, but if your hair grows quickly or thickly, it can cause an issue.

Waxing can cause irritation or redness since it pulls at the skin and the hair, though permanent damage isn't really something to worry about when you're waxing correctly. Just out of curiosity, what kind/other makeup items are you using in conjunction with your concealer when you crossplay?
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Some waxing kits also come with a vitamin E oil, which helps to reduce the redness and irritation if applied right after the waxing.
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RUB THEM REALLY WELL. If you don't it only takes off a few hairs and it isn't worth pain.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Technically waxing has an obviously longer-lasting effect. I have some fairly sensitive skin and my hair is rather minimal, so I've stuck to the shaving with a new razor and have great results, but if your hair grows quickly or thickly, it can cause an issue.

Waxing can cause irritation or redness since it pulls at the skin and the hair, though permanent damage isn't really something to worry about when you're waxing correctly. Just out of curiosity, what kind/other makeup items are you using in conjunction with your concealer when you crossplay?
I usually use a layer of concealer, foundation over everything then bronzer and blush to contour my face. I still need a bit of practise anyway, but having to cover half my jaw with concealer's making it rather difficult (I have to make my makeup too heavy to look real to hide the shadow).

Well, I'll give waxing a shot and avoid it if it causes too much irritation. Thanks for the advice everyone.
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