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Shaving for TGirls

Ok, time for some useful information about shaving. Like . . . a trick that every girl learned from her mom, but most crossdressers probably never had the opportunity to pick up.


I’m sure you heard from your dad, however, to shave in the opposite direction of hair growth when you shave your face. Or if you use an electric razor, you have to go in circles AND up and down. Well the same goes for the rest of your body (mostly), which makes sense . . . but most people don’t realize what direction their hair actually grows. Actually, I know a lot of girls who don’t even bother trying to figure it out because their hair is fine enough that it doesn’t matter. But for crossdressers with coarse hair, this can make a huge difference.


Before going into details, let me just say that if you have long hair (ie first time shaving or it’s been awhile), make a first pass over everything WITH the hair growth – your razor was designed for a certain hair length, and if your hair is too long it will pull the skin up close to the blade (like it’s supposed to) and then clog up and pull the hair instead of cutting or worse yet pull the skin too hard and nick you. In either event, your skin will swell a bit and your final pass will just cut and scrape you up instead of giving you a nice clean shave. Shaving with the hair prevents the blades from pulling the skin close to the blade and instead just chops off the long part of the hair, leaving stubble that you can take off with your final pass which will go AGAINST the hair growth.


Now that that’s out of the way . . . your body hair grows in circles. Yes, really. But that’s ok, they’re predictable circles. We’ll start at the top and work down. Back hair for the most part grows down and towards your spine. Forget about shaving this exactly with the growth on the first pass (try just shaving up, that should work), but for the final pass this is rather convenient because shaving up and out (towards your shoulder) is a reasonably natural motion. At least, as natural as shaving your own back can be . . . And just for clarity, “out (towards your shoulder)” is in a different direction for your left and right side.


Moving to your front, chest hair grows in a similar pattern – the upper chest hair largely points to the center of your chest, while hairs around your nipples and lower point a bit more downward but still somewhat inwards. Hairs close to your nipples probably make a bit of a swirl pattern, growing around the nipple but usually never growing upwards. That means if you start with an up-stroke shaving your chest, you will mostly be trimming longer hairs but also catching the handful of hairs the grown downwards. Then finish with an out-stroke to get a smooth finish on the majority of hairs that grow inwards. Go around the left side of your nipples starting from the bottom and going left, up, and around to the top. Go around the right side of your nipples starting from the bottom and going right, up, and around to the top. Don’t shave over your nipple directly unless you want to take it off though! Getting the center of your chest and over your collarbone is tricky, but do it the same way you shave your jaw-line – skin is stretchy, so pull it away from the edge of the bone so that it’s (relatively) flat and taught. Don’t be tempted to press hard to shave a concavity (like the center of your chest) because it won’t work and is almost guaranteed to cut you in the process.


Underarms, this is an interesting one. Underarm hair grows in 3 directions – down (at the bottom), up (at the top), and towards your back (center). I usually shave up first, then down, and then towards my chest – this last direction hits some of the more sensitive hairs and goes over some large muscle ridges, so do it carefully. But if you don’t shave all 3 directions you’ll end up with ugly stubble. Again, be careful to flatten the skin as much as you can, and don’t press hard. These ridges are mostly muscles, so just relax your arm as much as you can, and you should be able to get them to go away (though maybe only one at a time).


Arms . . . arm hair on the side near your thumb grows down, so you can take out most of it with nice easy upwards strokes (towards your shoulder). Hair on the other side of your arm though grows in a couple directions. Some of it is down, much of it grows around your arm (towards your inner arm, the side without much hair), and some of it right near your wrist actually grows up.


Most belly hair grows down and slightly inwards. Hair around the navel grows towards the navel though, so you’ll need to take some little strokes in each direction out away from your navel.


Butt hair (don’t laugh!) grows in two directions. Mostly it grows down, however, the closer you get to the center of your body, the more hairs point inward. You’ll probably need to cover your entire butt with both up-strokes and out-strokes. Hair on your perineum (between your butt and your balls) grows towards your back, as does hair on your balls. Hair around the edge of your penis points down the shaft. Be really careful with this hair though, it’s super sensitive.


Hair on the front and back of your thigh grows down, but hair on the sides points around the leg towards the back. This goes for hair near your crotch too, which can be really difficult to shave. Don’t forget that skin stretches – if you pull it down your leg and go over the area, then pull it in to your crotch and go over it again, you can usually pick up all the hair though.


Hair on the lower legs grows down, and hair on the feet grows towards your toes. These are actually really easy areas to shave if you’re just very careful about bones and joints. Don’t try to just go straight over a ridge or protrusion, slow down and make sure the razor stays on a flat surface. That means you’ll have to shave each face of the joint separately, and then move the skin a bit to shave the apex. But you won’t have any cuts if you do that!


And that’s it, now you’re all clean shaved and sexy smooth :)

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Posted by: admin | Category: personal hygiene | Comments (11)

11 Responses to “Shaving for TGirls”

  1. Sorry Says:

    Sorry but is this about how to shave facial hair ? I mean about first 2 paragraphs !!
    please help !!

  2. admin Says:

    Well I mentioned shaving facial hair just as a comparison – you use the same motion to shave the rest of your body as you do your face.

  3. Furry Says:

    The problem I have is everybody knows I’m a big furry guy and as much as I’d like to shave it off a lot of people (my new girlfriend included) would ask questions that I’d rather avoid. Any tips for somebody who wants to crossdress but is afraid to shave too much?

  4. admin Says:

    Hey Furry. Believe it or not I’m furry too if I don’t shave. I started a little at a time – first my crotch area, which my girlfriend at the time really liked. And then I tried my chest to get rid of the funny line between my crotch and belly. If that goes over ok then you can go for the legs because being shaved is “more comfortable”. Just spread it out over time and no one will really notice :)

  5. FrickFrack Says:

    Two comments:

    Furry – Yes gradual shaving works. I simply shaved all my body hair off, and declare..”I like it like this…I hate being furry”. A friend saw this, and felt confident enough to do the same, except he opted for laser treatments [yea, he's rich].

    Also – For the greatest [and fastest] hair removal from the neck down is….VEET Hair Removal Cream. Comes in a 3-5 min and 8-10 min formula. It can be used on the entire body, EXCEPT the perineum, balls, and anus. You’re going to have to shave these areas. VEET can be used between butt cheeks too, up to the “hole”. VEET can be economical [$9] with experience. I get 2 full body & many touch-ups inbetween.

    Also, I just experienced the Gillette ProGlide. WOW. This new 5 blade razor really does the trick, and somehow lasts for so many shaves [8-10] shaves without nicks or cuts. Dyn-O-Mite.

  6. admin Says:

    Thanks for the tips FrickFrack :) By the way, VEET doesn’t work at all for me because my hair is too coarse – it generally works well if you have finer hair though.

    I haven’t tried the ProGlide yet, but I’ve used each of the other Fusion razors. I prefer womens razors due to the larger (more stable) platform around the blades, but I agree that the Fusion blades are excellent. Luckily, Venus razors use the same technology as Fusion razors . . . so I’ll just have to keep my eye out for the next Venus upgrade (they always upgrade the mens razors first for some reason).

  7. Charleen Says:

    Has anyone tried No-No hair removal system and if so what kind of results? Thanks

  8. wolf9653 Says:

    ok so after shaving my butt whenever I sit down it feels like im sitting on pins. have you had this or know what to do about it?

  9. admin Says:

    Wolf, yes that’s a pretty common problem. It’s most likely razor burn. Make sure you’re using a new sharp razor, and don’t go at it too aggressively. With luck your skin will also get used to being shaved after doing it a few times… though it’s always a bit prickly when hair starts growing back in :/

  10. TnL Says:

    You didn’t mention anything about shaving creams, oils, or after care creams like bikini zone and what not for razor burn/bumps, I still can’t seem to enjoy the shave of most of my body due to discomfort afterward. My Miss keeps telling me to use Bikini Zone and things of that nature. It’s about me getting brave at this point. Shave butters work very well. Also, Coconut oil is a great shaving cream. Any other advice you have for preventing razer bumps and or discomfort the very next day?

  11. admin Says:

    Hey TnL, good point I didn’t mention anything about after shave treatments. I’ve tried quite a few, and frankly I don’t really buy in to them… nothing seems to work for me. I do two things. First, I shave once a week. After awhile it stops being uncomfortable – your body gets used to it. Second, I use a salt scrub or sugar scrub once or twice a week. I like the ones with a nice oil base and a rather coarse exfoliant, but depends on your skin a bit. The key for me is just to minimize ingrown hairs, and everything else seems to work itself out. A good body lotion can help too if you tend to get dry skin.

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