Outside of the stress and sickness there have been some pretty good things going on. I'm starting to sew clothes (I'm making a cool long jacket with a fox pattern on it right now) and play around with fashion. Two days ago I did something I've been considering for a long time but hadn't actually done.
I de-grayed my moustache. With dye.
Now, I don't actually mind the gray of my facial hair at all. I've had gray beard hairs since I started growing a beard (I hear that's an estrogen side effect but even at peak testosterone it was coming in that way!). Plus, my girlfriend likes it But the moustache is a different story, because although I'm certainly cute (in a baby bearish sort of way), the extent to which my moustache lacks color means that it's hard to see I even have one sometimes. My moustache sort of washes into the rest of my face.
|Moustache washed into face, complete with|
wiry gray hairs on the chin.
|I mean, I styled it better and everything too, but still.|
I think I left it in a touch too long. I got a light brown color, but beard and moustache dye runs very dark and leaving it in too long makes it even darker. It's toned down now so it doesn't look awkwardly black, and matches pretty well.
Oh, fun fact, I've been off of testosterone and back on my natural estrogen for well over a year now, and I'm still gaining new terminal hairs, something I didn't expect to happen anymore. The old beard's still trying to fill in between the moustache and little pointy tips like the trooper it is. I guess I shouldn't be super surprised by this as the women in my family also tend to gain more terminal hairs on their faces as they age, but it's like... the same rate I'd been gaining new ones before. The point is, other than being a little more emotionally volatile and losing a chunk of sex drive going off estrogen changed less than I would have expected.