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25th-Feb-2008 11:02 am
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So, has any of my more hirsute female friends ever, in their misspent vain youth, attempted to take a razor to their facial fluff?

What was the result?

 - No, this has nothing to do with my PhD. Yes it has something to do with something important (to me). I guess I could try little_details but I'm going to try you first.

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25th-Feb-2008 11:19 am (UTC)
I haven't personally, but I'm pretty sure that if you do you get dark stubble, since shaving cuts off the light bits.
25th-Feb-2008 11:29 am (UTC)
But what happens to the skin? Is it significantly different from shving one's legs/pits/arms? Is it comparable to a man shaving his face, or are there different results?

- Yes I could try with my own, but I don't want to have to explain all the cuts.
25th-Feb-2008 11:40 am (UTC)
Well, this is entirely a guess, but it's probably the equivalent of legs rather than beards or armpits. Because if you leave it, it just grows to a set length, like skin hair, right? Which presumably falls out when it reaches a certain point in skin growth or length. Whereas beards and armpit hair keep growing.

Looking at my leg hair (I loathe shaving my legs, and since I nearly always wear trousers, only do it when I have to) there's nothing longer than about a centimetre and a half, and a lot of shorter stuff. So I'm guessing they do drop out after a certain length.

As for the skin, it probably gets the same as your leg/arm/whatever skin hair you shave. Depending on what your skin is like naturally.

Though like I said, pretty much a guess here.
25th-Feb-2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Well, I know female facial hair doesn't grow beyond a certain length - Cause I have some, albeit it all blonde. It's much finer than pubic and beard hair, though, which implies a different sort of stubble, and the skin is softer and less taut than legs so it's probably harder to get a smooth surface.

I'm looking for details about difficulty in the shaving process, about regrowth, and effective comparisons with male facial shaving really.
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25th-Feb-2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
But how does it bugger up skin?
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25th-Feb-2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
So - razor burn? Score.
25th-Feb-2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
If done on a semi-frequently basis it leaves skin slightly darker under the surface like a man's beard and the hair grows back thick and darker. I'd recommend waxing.
25th-Feb-2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Not looking for alternatives, but the 'darker under the surface' is the kind of thing I'm looking for, thanks!
25th-Feb-2008 01:01 pm (UTC)
S says "DON'T DO IT."
25th-Feb-2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
I am not entirely sure as to why, but I am assured that you really shouldn't do that.
25th-Feb-2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
BUT WHY NOT?
25th-Feb-2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
BECAUSE THEY SAID NOT TO.
25th-Feb-2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm never asking 'them' to help research a story ever again.
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25th-Feb-2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
*has a look* thanks!

So, it's doable, but slightly razor-burn esque?
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25th-Feb-2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
I really should have made the post clearer. I'm not looking for advice, but research for something I'm writing. I don't think aloe vera's an option.
25th-Feb-2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I do the same thing, when I remember to. Tweezers for those silly little hairs on my chin, but a very quick and delicate bit of razor-use on my upper lip. I don't have any problems with it.
25th-Feb-2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
'Nk you!
25th-Feb-2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
In my experience, it's kind of left me with a few hairs that are not willing to grow outside the walls of the top layer of skin, making it look like I have 4 or 5 stubble-like bits. When I shaved the whole area, it kind of gave my skin a waxy feel. I suppose because, along with the dark hair, it took off that nice soft blonde hair that gives us girls the baby's-bum-skin feeling on our faces.

If any of that makes sense. :)
25th-Feb-2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Never taken a razor to mah face.

However, I would imagine it leaves rather the feeling of like when you use one of those Biore pore strips, which rip off everything on the skin, including hair.

It's very........ plasticy? Your fingers catch and drag when you touch your skin. It's not smooth and soft like you're used to.
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