Charlie’s Pre-HRT MTF Transition Tips | Hair

Firstly, you DO NOT have to grow your hair. There is no rule that says you need long hair to pass. That said, longer hairstyles tend to help with being read correctly. Tons of women, trans or cis, prefer shorter cuts, and there are tons of styles you can rock while looking cute and feminine. Pick a style you like, and the confidence you’ll gain in looking sharp, will help with passing.

In general, you want to pick a hair style that complements your best features, or plays off of your bone structure. You’ll also want styles that are “softer,” meaning trying things like side-swept bangs, soft waves, a layered hairstyle, or gentle highlights. Avoid harsh, straight across bangs or bobs that are angular and “harder”. While many stylists can help suggest a haircut that would work for you, it helps to know what look fits your style, hair type, and face.

Many women report that their hair loss or receding hairline reversed once they started hormone replacement therapy (HRT), but if you have not yet, or do not plan to take hormones, you still have options. You could try a topical minoxidil product for mild to moderate thinning. Some women also go for hair transplants if they’ve experienced significant recession. No matter what, you can always use hair extensions or a high-quality hair piece that blends with your natural hair to achieve whatever style you choose.

Source: (@point5cc )

Disclaimer: These TIPS will not fit everyone’s journey and are by no means a must on your path. Take it for what it is, a suggestion. If a tip does not fit your idea of what feminine is, then don’t do it. Simple as that. These are just the things that the broader community have done to make their journey easier.


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers I am a 45yo transgender woman (HRT) documenting my journey, and sharing the tips that worked for me to date.

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