“I am a 23 year old man having excess hair on my hands, legs, neck which makes me look darker. Please suggest ways by which I can lessen this hair growth?”
“I am 26 year old female with excess hair above the lips and on the chin. Is there any medicine I can take for stopping this hair growth?”
Many readers write in to us asking about natural ways to remove hair permanently at home, for men and women. Most people have tried the usual hair removal techniques like creams/electrolysis/waxing/bleaching and laser. Majority of these methods are painful and also need to be repeated frequently. Some of these techniques also come with unpleasant side effects and permanent solutions like electrolysis and laser require many sessions and are often expensive. In this article, we will discuss homemade natural solutions to remove hair permanently from arms, legs, underarms, face and private areas.
1. DIY permanent facial hair remover recipe
- 1 tbsp honey
- ½ tsp of ground oatmeal
- Few drops of lemon juice
Men and women can safely use this all-natural permanent hair removal remedy to get rid of unwanted hair in the comforts of their home. Mix all the ingredients to create a sticky face masque. Apply the masque to the upper lip, cheeks and forehead as well as other parts of the face having excess hair. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water. Repeat this remedy weekly and diligently to eliminate facial hair permanently. Women may also use this remedy on private parts to get rid of hair from the bikini area.
2. Coffee and baking soda hair removal
- 2 tbsp coffee grounds
- 1 tsp baking soda
Mix the two ingredients and scrub the face gently in circular motion. This may not show instant results but your face will feel cleaner and you will end up with unclogged pores. Use this method diligently to see results.
3. Turmeric for permanent safe and natural hair removal
Indian women swear by this remedy to curb excess hair growth. This remedy is even used on baby’s gentle skin when there is excess hair growth at birth on face and arms.
- ½ cup ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp warm milk
Mix the two ingredients to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the hair in the direction of hair growth. Let it dry. Using your hands or a scrub, remove the paste once it is dry. Use this remedy every 2-3 days for several months to see results. Turmeric permanent hair removal is completely natural and has no side effects.
4. Natural hair growth inhibitor serum
Any hair growth inhibitor serums are available in the market.Stophair is a popular product in this category. It contains all natural plant extracts and is safe for use for both men and women on any part of the body. Note that the product can be used only after epilating to inhibit hair growth. It cannot remove existing hair but is great for stopping new hair from growing. Other great hair retardant products are: WOW Hair Vanish, Barever, Don’t Grow There, Gigi Slow Growth etc.
- New hair that grows is fine and can be easily plucked.
- All natural, hypoallergenic
- You need to use a lot of the product on the legs and larger areas with hair.
- Does not get rid of existing hair but thwarts new hair growth.
5. Egg flour sugar hair remover mask
This is a great DIY homemade facial hair remover.
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tsp sugar
Beat the ingredients with a fork until you obtain a glue like consistency. Apply a thin layer all over the face. Let it dry completely-about 15 minutes. Pull off the masque against the direction of hair growth. Wash your face to see softer, smoother glowing, hair free skin!
6. Pumice stone
Buy a good quality pumice stone from a health food store or drug store. Use the stone all over the hair during bathing, after you have applied the soap or body wash. Scrub gently all over the hairy areas to remove hair. Use daily to see great results.
7. Turmeric chickpea and yogurt hair removal mask
This is a remedy used in the Middle East to remove hair from upper lips, underarms, legs, hands and face.
- 1 cup Chickpea flour- This is also called gram flour or besan and is found in Asian markets and Indian stores.
- ¼ cup fresh plain yogurt. You can also use whole milk
- 1-2 tsp organic turmeric
Mix the ingredients well to form a thick paste. Apply it all over the hair on face, arms and legs. Let it dry naturally for a few minutes until the skin feels tight. Scrub gently to remove the mask. Wash off with cool water. Repeat this home remedy for permanent hair removal twice a week to see results.
Other natural methods for removing hair from body and face include the use of epilator devices. This is a one-time expense and you can use it regularly to get rid of unwanted hair naturally and permanently without having to resort to other expensive techniques.