I leave April 15...well actually our travel time will be between 12-14th and official start date of trail on the 15th. I'm panicking a little, because I'm trying to be prepared in conditions that are less than ideal. I want to enjoy the trail and not let this issue bog me down. There is enough already that will make this trip a challenge!
I've heard of people w/ PCOS using Saw Palmetto but few reported their results. If it helped minimize my hair I would be happy. I've used actual hair minimizing lotions in the past which helped reduce hair, but once I stopped, the hair came back in full force.
I'm considering taking along a lightweight razor (or two) for each stage of the journey. I will be mailing myself supplies including food and hygiene stuff at least once a week, so I could easily send myself fresh razors. The thing is I may not always have access to water, and the precious water I filter may only be available for drinking and cooking purposes.
I've been reading up how people have success using shaving oils, including on backpacking trips. I tried an experiment just using lotion - no pre-heating face, no water. It was okay - skin still felt sensitive with a bit of razor burn but I can't seem to escape that.
My only concern is I don't want to attract bears or other animals w/ scented products. So perhaps I could shave with unscented lotion in a pinch when water was scarce? And then wipe off with unscented baby wipes or camp towel? I plan to shave my legs, though it may not be possible every day, perhaps using the lotion method.
I'm definitely open to suggestions. And I am going to pick up saw palmetto this week! Thanks.
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