Hair removal, also called epilation, is the process of deliberately removing excess or unwanted hair. Hair grows all over the body and can increase after puberty, and hair removal is done for various reasons. This includes hygiene, sexual or cultural reasons, and aesthetic reasons. Some areas from which hair is generally removed are from the armpits, pubic region, upper lips, arms, legs, and chest. Sometimes hair may be removed prior to surgery in order to keep the procedure precise and clean. Here are some natural remedies for hair removal at home:
You can make wax at home and save some bucks by not rushing to the salon every time you see a patch of unwanted hair on your body. Here’s how to make homemade wax and use a natural home remedy for hair removal:
- Pour two cups of sugar, along with 1/4th cup water and 1/4th cup of lemon juice, in a vessel and heat it on a low flame.
- Stir until all the ingredients form a thick brown liquid.
- Let it cool for a while; check the temperature of the mixture with your finger.
- If you feel like you can take the heat, apply the wax on your skin (where you want to remove hair) using a butter knife. Use a waxing strip to pull out the wax from your skin, and apply ice or cream to soothe the area.
This is among the most effective natural home remedies for hair removal, and the procedure can also be done by adding honey and molasses in a procedure called “sugaring.”
Turmeric has been used to remove and stem hair growth for several decades now. Along with its many other health benefits, turmeric helps reduce hair growth and remove unwanted hair. Here’s a natural home remedy for hair removal:
- Soak enough turmeric to cover the entire patch of hair in a bowl containing water or milk. Make a paste that is neither too tight nor watery, and apply it to the skin area with the hair.
- Let it sit until it tightens and dries up, and then wash it off with warm water.
If you have dense hair, you can add gram flour or ground oats to the paste.
In areas like the upper lip or eyebrows, you can simply pluck out the hair strands. There’s no need for pastes and wax for hair removal in these areas, as only a few strands need to be carefully removed.
- Plucking once a week can help maintain a clean appearance.
- Threading is extremely helpful for those who have sensitive skin. It is done by coiling two strands of threads and placing the hair strand between the strands. Then, the strands of thread are uncoiled in the same place, plucking the hair away.
You can use a pumice stone regularly on your hands and legs to diminish hair growth. Use this stone to scrub your limbs after applying soap.