As a crossdresser, staying groomed is very important to our craft. If we want to look feminine we need to keep up with great grooming habits like trimming, waxing/shaving, moisturizing, wig maintenance, nail painting, and plucking. This might seem like a lot of different steps but, most of them are not done on a daily basis. Majority of them are done once or twice a month. If you are new to dressing, don’t get freaked out – we will explain everything and how often it’s needed.
6 RECOMMENDED GROOMING HABITS
- Wig Maintenance
- Nail Painting
Trimming: Trimmings are perfect for people who naturally are very hairy. For example, if you have very long thick leg hair but do not want to completely shave all your leg hair off, you might want to begin trimming it down regularly. Especially, before wearing any sheer stockings or tights. This way your hair doesn’t show through or even stick out of your hosiery.
For another example, trimming is necessary for men with long bushy eyebrows or arm hair, nose hairs, or ear hair. Specifically for your brows, trimmings and shapings are very necessary! Nothing is more unattractive nowadays than unmanageable eyebrows. All you need to do is take a small lash brush and begin brushing your brows in an upward motion. Any excess length should be precisely trimmed away with a small pair of scissors.
As for the nose, arm, and ear hair trimmings, these should be performed as needed. Everyone’s hair grows at different rates so, trim as your hair grows! Be sure to get any and all hairs visible. Nothing is more embarrassing than nose/ear hair. If possible, waxing the nose and ears are always an option however, trimming is way less painful. For those whose cross-dressing is a secret, be conservative with trimming – slow and steady each time. If trimming and shaping brows is not possible, look for simple fixes like the Miracle Eyebrow Kit.
Waxing/Shaving: The most common things to wax and shave as a crossdresser is, of course, your beard. Shaving is the go-to approach but, there are some brave souls that enjoy waxing their full beard for a smooth, razor bump free complexion. Both ways are very effective and of course crucial for passing as a woman. See our article on how to shave your beard here.
Other places that might need to be waxed or shaved would be any toe hair, finger hair, armpits or leg hair depending on preference or need! Depending on if you will be showing off these features, they must be either waxed or shaved! For instance, If you are wearing a tank top out of the house, your armpits should be shaved! Same applies when you decide to wear a dress with no stockings or tights!
Moisturizing: A great habit to get into has to be moisturizing! Making this a daily habit will benefit your skin in so many ways! Moisturizing your whole body and face first thing in the morning and right before bed will make your skin look super soft and glowy. Women are praised for having gorgeous, luminous skin so managing rough dry skin is a must as a crossdresser! Tip: Don’t skimp on moisturizing your feet!
Another way to moisturize is drinking enough water throughout the day. This might seem minuscule but, it makes a huge difference.
Wig Maintenance: Keeping this grooming habit consistent will keep you looking great, plus save you lots of money from having to buy new wigs! You can learn how to maintain and clean your glamour wigs here.
Keeping all your wigs – ready-to-wear will prolong their life and, most importantly, keep you looking your absolute best when dressed! Remember, competing with woman’s real hair, even with a thousand dollar wig, is hard enough so wig maintenance is very important to passing. It’s a dead giveaway when a dresser wears a messy wig!
Nail Painting: This has to be the most fun feminine grooming habit! Since there are so many creative looks that you can accomplish by yourself in just a few minutes! Plus, nothing is permanent so you can remove the color whenever you like! Trust me, painting your nails might seem like such a small habit but, just the simples pop of color can instantly feminize your hands! In addition, nail polish is super cheap and affordable.
If you are not comfortable painting your own nails, glue on nails are just as simple! Just add some glue and pop em on! Browse glue on nails here.
Plucking: Plucking is most common for getting those stubborn hairs around your eyebrows.
Those are the six feminine grooming habits that all crossdressers need to know about! If you have any questions or would like to add anything to this article please email [email protected].