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KyleJacobs from DC - Southern efficiency, Northern charm Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
Aug 17th 2013 at 12:13:30 AM

Question for the men: the skin under my eyebrows, mustache, and about half of my goatee has started to flake like crazy this summer. Anything I can do other than continue using dandruff shampoo?

Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Aug 17th 2013 at 12:31:44 AM

[up]Start thinking conditioner and/or applying moisturiser a few hours before you actually shampoo.

I may not be a bloke, but... there's nothing I don't know about either conditioner or moisturiser. wink

ohsointocats from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Nov 21st 2013 at 4:18:33 PM

I need a haircut...

MurkyMuse Magical Girl Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Magical Girl
Nov 22nd 2013 at 11:34:39 AM

I'm letting my hair grow out. Mostly because it turns out hair cuts around here are really expensive.

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LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Nov 22nd 2013 at 3:17:48 PM

I'm in the very slow process of growing mine out. It's at the stage where I can just pull the majority of it back into a ponytail, but one clump over my right ear is still too short.

I'm also being reminded of the reasons why I cut it short. It's pretty wild.

Be not afraid...
ohsointocats from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Nov 23rd 2013 at 9:05:36 AM

I think I have a heart shaped face... I don't know, I'm fat, so that might confound things.

PhilosopherStones Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm from The North (lots of planets have them) Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Anyways Here's Darude Sandstorm
Dec 10th 2013 at 3:18:59 PM

[up]Big is beautiful

Anythin' to do about dry skin in the winter?

GIVE ME YOUR FACE
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Dec 10th 2013 at 4:04:32 PM

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

edited 10th Dec '13 4:04:47 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Dec 11th 2013 at 4:08:05 AM

I've been thinking over investing over an epilator...are there anybody here who has tips for removing unwanted body hair? note  Either that, or my only option of getting it waxed. ._.

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Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Dec 11th 2013 at 5:54:21 AM

I have no personal experience, but I have this piece of anecdata on epilators: A friend of mine who is deeply into the S&M scene as a masochist said that the only time he ever safeworded out of a scene because the pain was too much for him, a Epilady was in use... And given how they work, I can't see that using one would be any less painful than waxing. It is, after all, plucking multiple hairs at once.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Dec 11th 2013 at 6:59:52 AM

Oh wow. I'll assume it was a sensitivelol area. Did he mention how he prepped for it? Do you remove body hair or leave it?

Mine tend to regrow after five days after getting it waxed, two days when I shave. It's already embarrassing secretly ordering home wax kits and hiding the large patches of hair—despite liking body hair on others, I appreciate the feeling of smooth and soft skin. It was hard to explain towards my grandparents... XD

Tales of Berseria - Burn
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Dec 11th 2013 at 7:37:25 AM

I really don't know any more than what I said. He and I ran in circles that only lightly and occasionally overlapped, but his comment about it came up in a conversation that a third party started with the same question you asked: "I'm thinking about getting an Epilady. Anybody have experience with one?"

The thing is, since it works on the same principle as waxing (pulling the hairs out), I don't see any reason that its results would last any longer than waxing does.

edited 11th Dec '13 7:41:27 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Dec 14th 2013 at 2:56:59 PM

My hands were getting chapped from spending all day in the dry cold outdoors, and a variable temp kitchen. So I borrowed a little almond oil, spread it all over my hands, and wore some cheap cotton gloves that I didn't mind staining to keep my hands warm and from getting oil on everything I touched.

Half an hour later, the chapping is nearly gone, except for a bit around the knuckles. I'll use olive oil from now on, since I have a whole bottle of that.

TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Dec 14th 2013 at 4:11:49 PM

Coconut oil is also supposed to be good for the skin also handy as a chap protectant. It comes in refined (less nutrients but no smell) and unrefined which will smell and taste like coconuts.

The wife approves of coconut oil massages. Just gotta keep the dogs from cleaning mommies arms and legs.

edited 18th Dec '13 6:05:20 PM by TuefelHundenIV

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Dec 14th 2013 at 4:22:58 PM

Unrefined coconut oil is a bit strong for my taste, and I can't find the refined scentless kind, so I just use other oils.

edited 14th Dec '13 4:23:55 PM by Leradny

blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Dec 14th 2013 at 4:59:12 PM

Baby oil is also good, it's really just scented mineral oil. If you can find mineral oil it is even cheaper.

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Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Dec 14th 2013 at 5:40:40 PM

Vegetable oils tend to absorb a bit better for moisturizing than mineral oil does, in my experience. But mineral oil is a better protectant against windburn or chapping before it happens.

edited 14th Dec '13 5:41:53 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Dec 14th 2013 at 6:43:56 PM

I can't really use mineral oil for the protecting quality since I'll have washed it all off by lunch. So it's vegetable oils in the evening for me.

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LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Dec 14th 2013 at 9:36:39 PM

Home waxing kits? Ouch. I only tried them once - I'm enough of a baby about it that I never tried again. Always got them professionally done, but that's expensive.

Isn't there also the option of hair dissolving creams?

Be not afraid...
tdgoodrich1 R.I.P 2 My Youth from Atlanta Relationship Status: Californicating
R.I.P 2 My Youth
Dec 15th 2013 at 10:00:11 AM

Or laser hair removal. Bit pricey, but it's a one-time cost.

"Polite life will fill you full of cancer." - Iggy Pop "I've seen the future, brother, it is murder." -Leonard Cohen
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Dec 16th 2013 at 12:06:40 AM

When it comes to body hair removal I advocate the use of a safety razor, but I'll readily acknowledge the penalty for mistakes as being higher when compared to a modern disposable. I've given my face some nasty nicks due to a moment's inattention. Thank god for the styptic pencil. [lol]

However, my girl borrows my safety razor to shave her legs (and prefers it to the girly shit she used to employ) so there is that to consider.

I like my safety razor for the control it offers; I only have one shaving edge to worry about so I can get in and around my mustache easily. Also, if I miss a spot I can pass over it again without irritating my face to hell and gone *

. Finally, the blades retain their functionality longer and cleaning it is much more simple.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
ohsointocats from The Sand Wastes Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Dec 18th 2013 at 9:17:37 AM

Does anyone know how to make dark lipstick/gloss last longer?

Nocturna Seeking for Light
Seeking for Light
Dec 18th 2013 at 4:29:04 PM

Not sure how much this will help, but the one thing I've found that makes the most difference in the longevity of lipstick application is the quality of the lipstick itself. More expensive lipstick stays on longer.

blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Dec 18th 2013 at 7:06:22 PM

In stage makeup class it was: moisturizer, lipliner, lipstick, blot, powder, lipstick, blot.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.

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