How to Transition WITHOUT Hormones | MtF HRT
Welcome to KetchBeauty and I hope you're having a great day. I'm going to talk about something that I have talked about in a previous video and that is how to transition without hormones.
If you're new here, my name is Mathilda Hogberg, I'm a transgender woman and I transitioned over ten years ago.
Today, I thought I could give you a few tips and tricks on starting your transition earlier without HRT (Hormone replacement therapy).
I know it can be a real struggle waiting for HRT to arrive. Or maybe you're just reading this without having the intent of going on HRT.
And that's also fine. All trans people are different; all transition differently. And that's okay. Like you live your life, you do you boo.
But today, I will give you a few tips and tricks on transitioning without hormones, so let's dive in.
1. Be prepared before actually transitioning
My first tip is knowledge is power; it is important to do your diligent research and be prepared before actually going in.
Transitioning can be mentally taxing and it's just important to know what you're getting yourself into, whether it is research about makeup, mannerisms, or getting yourself a therapist.
And that's also an essential tip go out into the world and find yourself a good therapist. So that's my biggest tip. Be prepared before actually transitioning.
2. Feminine Mannerisms
Number two is your mannerisms. I'm talking about how you behave in public, how you talk, how you walk, how you sit down, all of those things are coded feminine or masculine.
I'm not saying you have to be 100% feminine as a trans woman; I'm just saying that these things can help you along the way when you're transitioning.
If you have grown up as a boy, chances are you have been conditioned to behave more masculine so just doing a few things like sitting more properly and having better posture are typically coded more feminine and can help you along the way when you're transitioning.
So number three is pretty obvious, but that is makeup; makeup is important to feel feminine and be perceived as feminine.
learning the basics of makeup can be a stepping stone in your own transition. However, please remember, less is more; when you're out and about people-watching you can see that cisgender women don't typically have a lot of makeup on. It's pretty subtle and pretty natural looking.
So just learning the basics of makeup can get you a long way. My tip is to go on YouTube; search for everyday makeup or makeup for trans women and you can find so many amazing, great tutorials out there, and just practice; practice makes perfect. That's what they say, at least.
Honestly, I started doing that myself a long time ago; when I transitioned, I watched a bunch of makeup tutorials, and I've practiced and practiced and practiced, and let me be honest, it was hard, but it was worth it.
I learned a lot, and look at me now. I'm no beauty girl, but I can put on a great face. So that's my tip number three.
4. The Right Clothes
I've talked about this previously so I'm going to keep it short and simple, but I'm talking about clothing, especially how to hide your manly features and show off your more feminine ones.
When I transitioned, it was popular with peplum tops. <amazon link. If you're not entirely sure what the peplum top is, they're more stone in the waist, and then they go out, giving you the illusion that you have a wider hip ratio to your skinnier waist, if that makes sense.
Or you can wear a skater skirt that gives the illusion of having wider hips or wear high-waisted jeans. It's essential to find clothes specifically targeted for your body type.
So please do your research, or you can wear shaped clothing underneath; wearing shaped clothing underneath your regular clothes can also really bring your waist in and give you a more feminine form.
5. Your Nails
Honestly, whenever I feel down, sad, or gender dysphoric, I hate myself for all of that. I get my nails done, and painting them makes a real difference.
I feel so much more feminine, and trust me, it's a cheap quick fix. If you do it yourself, it's so easy and cheap, or you can go to a salon to get acrylic nails or get them painted at a salon.
It just makes a big difference. Having your nails done elevates your look and makes you feel more feminine.
6. Feminine Haircut
My next tip is to get yourself a feminine haircut. Maybe you're trying to grow your hair, and that's fine, but it's not necessarily important to grow out your hair to get a feminine haircut; you can get yourself a pixie cut or a short bob.
Men and women typically have different hairstyles, even if they have the same length so just getting yourself a feminine haircut is important when it comes to your transition.
7. Remove your unwanted body and facial hair
Tip number seven is to remove your unwanted body and facial hair at home; if you're not entirely sure what KetchBeauty does or what they sell, they mostly sell IPL machines.
This helps you remove your unwanted body hair and facial hair permanently in the comfort of your own home without any hassle or pain.
I know that having a lot of body and facial hair can be dysphoric especially in the early transition stages.
I went to a salon to remove my facial hair in my early transition, but now, I use the KetchBeauty V4.1 IPL, and it works. I use it on my body and have been for like one and a half years, and it works amazing.
How do you use it?
You plug it into the wall, obviously, and then you press the flash button, and you just use it wherever you want to on your body. It's amazing. It works, and I love it, trust me, boo. I love it, and it has helped me feel more comfortable in my own body on my journey.
Still, if you're interested in purchasing one yourself and, as I said truly recommend it, you can use my discount code MATHILDA.
But now, let's get into all of the other tips.
8. Pamper Yourself
Tip number eight goes hand in hand with getting your nails done, but it is taking care of yourself, pampering yourself, and having a good skin routine; your skin is important and if you have good skin, you will feel more feminine and get your lashes done.
Pamper yourself at a salon, get your hair, lashes, and nails, make yourself look more feminine, and feel more feminine.
It's also important to eat healthy and to exercise a regularly. If you exercise, eat healthy, take care of your skin, lashes, and everything else I said, I can promise you that you will feel much better about yourself.
And if you feel better, you will look better. That's everything. So drink water, eat healthy, exercise, get your nails done, have lashes, and having a good skin routine is the most important thing. Trust me.
So that's my tip number eight, take care of yourself.
9. Voice Feminization
My last but not least tip is your voice. Trust me when I say having a feminine-coded voice is the most important thing.
We all know if you've seen a person you can't identify, male or female, whenever they open their mouth, you can be like, yes, she's a girl, or he's a guy.
This is just human nature. We try to put people in boxes, whether right or wrong. It doesn't matter; I think we all do this; subconsciously, we try to put people in boxes.
So, working on getting yourself a feminine-sounding voice is critical. When I transitioned, I went to a vocal coach for six months, and she helped me get a higher pitch in my voice to sound more feminine.
I don't recommend going on YouTube and watching people who are not professionally trained in feminizing your voice.
However, if you watch a professionally trained person on YouTube, you can do that but it's just not a good idea to learn from someone who hasn't been taught the right way to speak because that can damage your voice and that's not good.
10. Bonus Tip - Don't purchase hormones illegally
Please don't purchase illegal hormones. This is self-explanatory; it can damage your body, and hormones have real side effects.
So it's essential to get a real doctor with a real prescription who can help you along the way and monitor your vitals.
Whatever you do, do not do it. I know that gender dysphoria can be too much sometimes, but you don't want to ruin your body forever.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and thank you, KetchBeauty, for sponsoring today's video.
Please remember, if you want a good IPL machine, use my discount code MATHILDA. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you at the next one.