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What to Know About Shaving Your Face | Style Survival

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If you read the reason I can’t get a date (kidding, duh) my post about why and how I shave my face and thought, “I wish there was a video to accompany it,” great news! I am a woman of the people.

Truth be told, I was somewhat mortified of the thought about putting this out on the Internet. At least in the post, you have to search to see what I look like — with a video, there’s no hiding. Do I really want everyone to know this secret of mine? At first, no, I didn’t. Because throughout life, we are told, as women, that we have to be hairless. Yet the means to get rid of our hair is torturous, with the exception of shaving. But noooo! “Women can’t shave their faces — it’s not feminine!” Blame gender roles for that stigma. Because of that, I felt like I needed to keep this secret.

. . . Except I’ve already written a post about it! And I proudly proclaim to everyone that I do this. Those I tell are either mesmerized, intrigued, or, alternatively, weirded out. (I get it.) The women who aren’t ask so many questions. I had women messaging me on Facebook after finding my post (it’s a top search result), The New York Times posted a story about it, and then the Today show got in touch about discussing the topic on the show. All of this made me realize that a lot of women deal with the same issue I had: sensitive skin, with lots of fur on the face and no means of getting rid of it — and wanting desperately to do so.

I’ve turned on many of my close friends to this now, and they don’t think twice about giving their face a little scrape once a week. There are plenty of benefits, although I have to stress that I know this isn’t for everyone. Some women have had the same reaction that I had when waxing or threading: red bumps all over their chin and cheeks. And my hair is blond, so I know that it doesn’t grow back thicker or black. And while it’s an old wives’ tale that your hair grows back darker and thicker after shaving — that’s just how it looks when you shave it — that could be how it looks on your face if your hair is already thick and dark in that area. Just keep that in mind. (And, if you do have darker hair and shave your face, please let me know how you like it!)

So, here it is. This is me, people. No turning back, holding my Tinkle razor up high.

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Date: August 3, 2020

39 thoughts on “What to Know About Shaving Your Face | Style Survival

  1. I have a thick mustache but I'm a teenager my mother wont allow me to shave or do anything to it. its made me very self conscious especially when someone points it out. I don't know what I should do.

  2. Trust me guys, you need a gel to reduce friction or you'll get over exfoliated skin. You just need a shaving gel or aloe vera gel also works. Please don't do it on dry skin. 😭

  3. I kind of do mot believe that laser hair remover did not work. The shit is made for light thin hair. There is also different levels of it so you do not have to dart out so strong

  4. Hiya how r u? Great video. Wanted to ask u if I can use some part of your video if u have WhatsApp then I can even show u the video parts I want and why. Do reply thanks 😃

  5. Because of hormones, the hair on your upper lip might grow darker if you are going through puberty and after puberty it will most likely fade. Also, if you are under age and you can’t shave, then don’t worry about the hair and don’t always touch it because all it will do is grow darker in more frequent areas. You can also get lazer surgery if you need it. Anyways, to anyone that’s reading this comment, have a great day and love yourslef for who you are and how God made you. Also, if you don’t believe in God, don’t get offended 🙃

  6. People I shave my face twice a week. The hair does not grow back blacker and thicker. Does not ! I also use the same razor as in the video. But I recommend to shave while using a facial oil. Not on dry skin

  7. I’ve been waxing for yrs but it’s got ridiculous I can spend over 2hrs in front of a mirror per week plus plucking in between waxes! I have a slightly dark mow but it’s my dark course hair on my chin & neck that stress me out!
    A week ago I had my first ever laser treatment & now looking into shaving in between. I always swore I would never shave but I am surprised how many woman do shave & how much easier it is!

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