Hair Removal Home Remedies

Posted 3 months ago by Prakhar Parihar in

Every woman wants to have smooth silky skin which is free from unnecessary hair. However, since humans evolved from apes and our hair are not fully gone in the pursuit of evolution just yet. So, we have to remove our hair by ourselves at his point in time. The trend for women has always been to be smooth and hairless in most parts of the body. However, the body does not follow trends and undesirable hair crop up in visible places occasionally. This has created a need for hair removal methods and techniques which employ a large section of beauty care people. There have been many different techniques and methods developed which are great for removing the hair from the body. Women are especially fettered if they spot visible hair growth on their face like over their upper lip. Sometimes, such situations need quick remedying and in those conditions, home remedies are always at the forefront because of their easy availability and economical nature. Home remedies can also be available to most people without much hassle as they utilize common household ingredients which most people already keep in their homes for some use or other. As you might have guessed by this point, in this post we will help you ladies learn about the various methods of hair removal and how you can achieve that by making your own home remedies using natural and safe ingredients for the most part.

Hair Removal Home Remedies

Causes of Unwanted Hair in Women

Now, commonly, most women are mostly hair free on the usually visible parts of the body. However, it is not unheard of for women to develop fine facial hair[1], it is actually reasonably common. Unwanted and extra hair can appear on women on the areas like face, chest, chin, etc and usually, the male hormone testosterone[2] is considered as a culprit for bringing about these changes. However, that is not the truth and the situation is a little more complicated than that. Every human being has both the hormones in their body. Women have mostly estrogen but they do have testosterone too in their body. If a woman develops extra hair on her body it will not just depend upon the levels of testosterone in her body but also on other factors like hair follicles’ androgen[3] sensitivity, her insulin[4] sensitivity, and things like the equilibrium of testosterone on the list of body’s other hormones like progesterone[5] and estrogen[6]. Basically, all women have facial hair but they are fine enough that they are not visible. Now, various reasons like hormonal imbalances[7] can cause this hair to thicken and consequently be visible and noticeable which is what makes them unwanted to most women. These types of things can also depend heavily on genetic factors. Also, it could be a medical condition like hirsutism[8], which could be caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS[9]) or an adrenal gland disorder like adrenal cancer or tumor. In hirsutism, there is excessive growth of body hair in women and you should consult your doctor for the diagnosing and treatment of such issues. However, that is only an extreme and marginal case and most of the time you will be able to just remove your facial and unwanted hair without much of an issue. Some common causes behind excessive unwanted hair on women's body are detailed in the points below:

Home Remedies for Unwanted Hair Removal

Now, it is time to learn about the solutions and remedies which are going to help remove unwanted hair from your body. All these remedies are made up of common household ingredients and most of them are also naturally sourced. Now, let us get on with the list of home remedies to remove unwanted hair from the body. First up is:

  1. Egg White Mask
  2. Sugar Wax
  3. Papaya
  4. Turmeric
  5. Potatoes and Lentil
  6. Sugar and Lemon
  7. Green Gram and Rosewater
  8. Tea Tree and Lavender Oil
  9. Basil and Onions
  10. Bananas and Oatmeal


Egg White Mask

Egg white[11] mask can be quite effective or removing any unwanted hair on the body as it makes for a nice and sticky mask which can easily stick to the hair and after that pull them out to get rid of them. Making and using this is also pretty straightforward and simple as you just need an egg for this one along with some cornstarch[12] and sugar. Moreover, egg whites are a rich source of proteins and other nutrients which are great for the skin and promote its regeneration and health. Follow the instructions given below to learn how to make and use this remedy:

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and crack an egg and extract its whites into the bowl.
  2. After that, add in a tbsp each of cornstarch and sugar to the mixing bowl.
  3. Then, mix all the ingredients together by beating and whipping the mixture well. You should obtain a smooth and consistent pasty mixture.
  4. After that, apply the mask onto your face or part of the skin from where you want to remove the hair from.
  5. Then, leave the mask on for about 20 minutes until it can dry off completely.
  6. After that, remove the mask by peeling it off with a sudden jerk to also pull out the unwanted hair with it too.
  7. Lastly, wash your skin with water and you are done! Follow this remedy a couple of times in a week to get great results in removing your unwanted hair.


Sugar Wax

Sugar wax is a kind of waxy substance which you can make yourself easily in your home. This natural wax can be a great tool to remove unwanted hair from the body as it works as a great wax for hair removal. Moreover, it is natural and can be easily homemade so you can be sure that it is free from any harmful chemicals and other compounds. As the name suggests, it is made from sugar. Other than that you will need some lemon juice and water and that is about it. The honey in this remedy is great for the skin hence it makes for a nice ingredient for making wax. It can nourish and moisturize the skin to counteract the stress it is about to handle. Consequently, it can help make the skin smoother and softer along with the skin lightening[13] properties of lemon to add some fairness to the skin. The instructions on how to make and use this are given below:

  1. First of all, take a saucepan and place it over a flame. Add 200 gm sugar along with 60 ml each of water and lemon juice to it. Stir and mix the ingredients together gently in the saucepan. Keep it on the heat until it starts to begin boiling.
  2. After that, once the mixture has boiled once, turn down the heat to medium-low. keep stirring the mixture. Keep the pan on the heat until the mixtures turn into a golden brown color, then remove it from the heat.
  3. Then, transfer the mixture into another clean jar and leave it be for half an hour so that it can cool down.
  4. You have obtained the wax, now it is time to use it to remove unwanted hair. Take some sugar wax out of the jar or container and turn it into a ball by rolling it around in your palms.
  5. After that, spread the wax over the area of your skin from where you want to remove the hair from. Make sure that area(s) is dry and clean.
  6. Then, let the wax sit on your skin for a few moments and then rip it off by grabbing and yanking a corner of the spread wax. Yank it in the opposite direction of your hair growth.
  7. That is about it. Lastly, wash the affected area with warm water and you are done!


Papaya

Papaya is a delectable and juicy fruit but not many know that it also has properties which can help remove unwanted hair from the body. However, this is not the same as other methods. This is more of a turtle in the hare and turtle race analogy. That means it does not remove hair immediately but it takes time with this but the effects are of a more permanent disposition. This is because of a compound which papaya fruit contains within it. Papayas contain an enzyme which is known as papain[14]. This enzyme can weaken the hair follicle on your skin. This curbs the growth of hair and over time it minimizes the regrowth of your hair. For this remedy, you will need a couple of tbsp of fresh papaya along with half a tsp of turmeric powder. The instructions are detailed below, peruse them closely to learn how to utilize this remedy.

  1. First of all, take about 2 tbsp of mashed fresh papaya pulp and mix it with half tsp of turmeric powder in a mixing bowl.
  2. After that, massage this mixture onto your skin from where you want to remove the unwanted hair from.
  3. Then, leave the mixture on your skin for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with normal water.
  4. Lastly, follow this remedy regularly 2 to 3 times in a week to curb the growth of your hair and reduce their appearance.


Turmeric

Turmeric is a versatile and great common Indian spice which is used extensively to treat skin issues. It has found tons of uses in the kitchen and the culinary arts but it is also used a lot to beautify the skin and make it better and healthier. Subsequently, turmeric can also help remove any unwanted hair from the body. Turmeric[15] also curbs the growth of hair like papaya, so that eventually, the appearance of your hair goes away and its growth rate also slows down to a crawl so that one day you will have no unwanted hair. The instructions are given below on how to use turmeric to make homemade hair removal remedy:

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and combine 3 tsp of turmeric powder with 1 tsp of milk in it.
  2. After that, apply the hence-obtained mixture onto the parts of your skin from where you want to remove the hair from. Spread it over the skin along the direction of your hair growth.
  3. Then, let it stay on your skin for about 20 minutes. It should dry off completely in that time.
  4. After that, wet your hands and then wet the paste on your skin with the water and massage your skin with your wet hands. Use small circular scrubbing motions on your skin.
  5. Lastly, rinse the mixture off using lukewarm water and then pat your skin dry and you are done.


Potatoes and Lentil

There is no doubt that you have eaten potatoes in the past. Millions of earth's residents depend on this starchy food for their energy supplement every day. However, it is a relatively unknown fact that potato holds several properties which make it quite beneficial for the health and look of your skin. Potatoes have mild bleaching properties due to a component called catecholase in it. Hence, potatoes are great for lightening the complexion of the skin and making it brighter, fairer and clearer. However, potato can be irritating on your skin or there could be some allergy that your skin might have for potatoes so it is a good idea to go for a patch test for this remedy on some discrete part of your skin like on your forearm to test its sensitivity. For this particular remedy, the ingredients which you are going to need are- yellow lentil, a potato, a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of lemon juice. You need to soak the yellow lentil in water overnight beforehand. Then, follow the upcoming steps closely to prepare and then use this remedy to remove any unwanted hair from your body.

  1. First of all, take the bowl of soaked lentil and drain all the water from it. Then, take the soaked lentils and grind them into a smooth and consistent paste using whatever tools you have like mortar and pestle or food processor. Place the ground lentils aside for later use.
  2. After that, take the potato and mash it. Then, strain the potato mash using a cheesecloth or something to extract its juices into a bowl.
  3. Now, take a mixing bowl and add the ground lentil in it along with the potato juice, 1 tsp of honey, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Combine all the ingredients together well by stirring them vigorously.
  4. Then, apply the hence-obtained paste all over the parts of your skin where you want to remove the hair from.
  5. After that, leave the paste on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes. It should dry out completely in that time.
  6. Then, rub over your skin and the paste to remove it from your skin. 
  7. Lastly, rinse off the mixture using cold water and you are done!


Sugar and Lemon

This remedy is quite similar to the sugar wax when compared together as they both contain sugar and lemon juice. This remedy is a great one for eliminating any pesky unwanted hair from the facial area. This method is similar to waxing but is less painful than it that is why it works quite well for facial hair removal purposes. Sugar is terrific in this remedy as it just sticks to the hair and then pulls it off to remove it. Hence, it leaves the skin alone and does not cause any damage or stress to it. Furthermore, the lemon juice is renowned for skin bleaching properties hence it can help with the lightening and brightening of your skin along with helping to get rid of unwanted hair. Consequently, this remedy works very well for eradicating unwanted hair from the face like from the chin or upper lips. Follow the instructions given below to learn how to make and use this remedy effectively.

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and add about 2 tbsp of sugar into it along with 2 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and about 10 tsp of water.
  2. After that, mix the ingredients together well and then transfer into a pot and put it over a flame to heat it up. You do not need to heat it up too much, just do it for a few minutes and then take it off the flame and set it aside so that its temperature goes down a bit.
  3. Then, take the mixture and apply it onto the areas of skin where you want to remove the hair from.
  4. After that, leave the mixture on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes, it should dry off in this time.
  5. Lastly, wash off the mixture using cold water and you are done! Follow this simple and straightforward remedy a few times a week to remove your unwanted hair and keep your skin looking silky smooth.


Green Gram and Rosewater

Now, this is another great remedy for removing unwanted hair and especially unwanted facial hair from the body.  It makes use of nice natural ingredients which work quite well to improve the quality of the skin too while also making it smooth and hair free. We will use the flour of green gram in this remedy. It supplies effective exfoliating properties to this remedy and together with rose water it helps remove unwanted hair from the body and curb the growth of unwanted hair from the skin to help make and then keep your hair less. This remedy works just for any and all skin types as it is quite gentle so go for it even if you are worried that your skin is quite sensitive. Follow the instructions detailed below to learn how to make and use this remedy effectively to get rid of unwanted hair from the body.

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and add 2 tbsp of gram flour to it and then add about a couple of tbsp of rosewater to it and mix the two ingredients together well.
  2. After that, add about a tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture and combine all the ingredients together thoroughly.
  3. Then, apply the hence obtained paste onto the areas of your skin where you want to remove the hair from.
  4. After that, leave the mixture be for about 20 to 25 minutes. It should be completely dried off in that time.
  5. Lastly, rub the mask to remove it and then rinse with normal water and you are done! You can utilize this remedy a few times a week to curb your unwanted hair's growth.


Tea Tree and Lavender Oil

Both of these essential oils possess anti-androgenic properties. Which means that these oils inhibit the amount and production of male hormones in the body like testosterone which have a big hand in the growth of hair in unwanted areas of the body including the face. Consequently, these ingredients can be highly effective in inhibiting unwanted hair growth in the body and also making them finer and much less visible. So, this ingredient is great for removing unwanted hair from the skin and body for good. Moreover, both the oils are great for nourishing the skin and improving their condition greatly too. Tea tree is especially effective in eradicating harmful microbes from the skin to prevent acne and promoting and stimulating the regenerative and healing properties of the skin. So, certainly, try this remedy out if you want to remove unwanted hair from your skin and also face various skin issues like acne and blemishes. The instructional steps on how to prepare and use this remedy are mentioned below:

  1. First of all, take a mixing bowl and add 1 tsp of Lavender oil to it.
  2. After that, add in 4 to 6 drops of tea tree essential oil to the bowl and blend the two oils together well.
  3. Lastly, apply the oil blend onto the areas of your skin where there is unwanted hair using a clean cotton ball or swab. You are done! Follow this remedy a few time per week for a few months to curb the growth of your unwanted hair and get rid of it for good.


Basil and Onions

This is a great and effective remedy for curbing hair growth and consequently get rid of unwanted hair. Onion is one of the most common staples of kitchens all over the world but not many realize that it is also great for the skin and hair as a topical application. It can help promote the condition and rate of hair growth. Although, when the onion is used in tandem with some basil leaves, the effect is reversed and those two together inhibit the growth of hair. This property is highly effective to create remedies which help get rid of unwanted hair from the body. Furthermore, this remedy isn't harsh or anything like that even if it may sound like it. Consequently, it works well with any and all kinds of skin types. Alright then, let us look at the ingredients and their quantities. As the name of the remedy suggests, you will use basil and onion in this remedy and those are all the ingredients you are going to need also. You need 2 medium sized onions along with about 10 to 12 leaves of Basil. The detailed instructions are mentioned below, peruse them to learn how to prepare and use this particular remedy for unwanted hair removal.

  1. First of all, you need to extract the thin transparent membranes of skin from the onions which reside in between the layers of the onion. If you have ever handled, eaten, etc an onion, you would be aware of this thin transparent film.
  2. After that, take a mixing bowl and place all the extracted onion skin membranes in it along with about 10 leaves of basil.
  3. Then, crush the ingredients together to form a sort of a paste or mash.
  4. After that, take and apply the hence-obtained paste evenly onto the areas of your skin from where you want the unwanted hair gone.
  5. Lastly, let the mixture stay on your skin for about 20 to 25 minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water. You are done! Utilize this remedy 3 or 4 times every week for a couple of months to curb the growth of unwanted hair in the affected area.


Bananas and Oatmeal

Owing to its coarse and grainy texture, oatmeal makes for an effective exfoliator of the skin. Moreover, banana is great for the skin too and not just an energy filled fruit which people all over the world eat every day. These two ingredients together can help curb the growth of unwanted hair and get rid of them once and for all. This is a simple and straightforward recipe too and you are going to just need a ripe banana along with a couple of tbsp of oatmeal for this remedy. Furthermore, it is quite gentle and works just fine on all and any kinds of skins out there. The step by step instructions are provided below, follow them closely to prepare and use this particular remedy:

  1. First of all, take a ripe banana, peel it and then mash it into a smooth and evenly consistent paste.
  2. After that, take the mashed banana in a mixing bowl and add 2 tbsp of oatmeal to it. Mix the two ingredients together thoroughly to achieve a sort of a smooth paste.
  3. Then, massage the paste onto the areas of your skin from where you want to remove the unwanted hair from. Use circular motions while massaging the mask onto your skin.
  4. Lastly, leave the paste on your skin for about 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water to get great results. Follow this particular remedy a couple of time every week and pretty soon you won't be able to see your unwanted hair as it will be gone.

Tips and Tricks for Unwanted Hair Removal

Now, we have learned about more than a few remedies which will help you get rid of your unwanted hair and also inhibit the growth of hair in those areas in the future. This way you will be able to get smooth and silky hairless skin. However, there is always room for improvement and if you study and follow these tips and tricks, you will have a better experience and also get more effective results. All of these are minor and easy to follow instructions which you certainly should follow. Now, onto the list of tips and tricks:

We hope that you have found useful and effectual information from this post which can help you get rid of unwanted hair from your body. Feel free to try any of these out as they are gentle and perfectly safe. However, remember that home remedies are not meant to substitute all forms of medicine or treatment. If you are seeing an increase in masculine features in your body other than hair growth or if you feel like that there is anything wrong within your body, consult your trusted doctor immediately to get proper advice which pertains to you and is targeted at your particular issues.


This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 12/06/2019 

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