How do cosmetics work for the galra? i.e. Hair/fur dying, colored contacts, implants? ( if that's even a thing for the galra)
❝ How else do you think it would work? The same way for any species, I would imagine. Are you expecting me to enlighten you that we use blood in our products? ❞ Sendak pointedly neglects to mention that yes, some shampoo products do indeed include blood, and instead opts for an exasperated tone.
❝ There is no catch-all that every Galra is even capable of using. Ours is a species varied enough to where a body wash that would work on one Galra might burn the flesh off of another. You would not use the same shampoo you’d use for plating as you’d use for fur. ❞ That much he can vividly remember snapping at Zarkon when he had tried to make a suggestion regarding the subject. ❝ The answer is exactly what you would expect. The ingredients for each possible subrace vary. It can be very tedious to get the right hygiene or cosmetic products, granted skin and plating do not come with the same problems fur does. ❞
Speaking from experience, of course. The Zehn Khasik are a particularly rare subspecies with a particularly rare defect. Fur meant to withstand the harshest cold weather with the most extreme radiation requires care to treat properly. Thus makes for a laughably expensive anything, if it involves it.
Looking thoughtful, Sendak runs his fingers idly through his own fur.
❝ …In any case, yes, dyes work nearly the same ways shampoos do. They fluctuate greatly considering the multitude of subraces. You don’t find many Galra with dyed fur, though. For good reason. It’s so… ❞ There is a contemptuous sniff then. ❝ Unprofessional. There is no reason to dye one’s fur or flesh anything but shades of purple unless you really want to look like an idiot. ❞
❝ As for contacts, implants and the like– Yes, of course they exist. Contacts are used routinely on stealth missions if only for the sake of muting the glow of one’s eyes. Those tend to be more general, though there still exists special cases. If you can think of any possible way to change one’s appearance, mark my words: it exists. If you’re asking me this at all, you must be new to the space outside your own solar system. ❞