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14 Remedies To Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair


Body hair removal has become a skilled task because if you do not use the right method or tool, it leaves the skin with bumps, rashes, and, most likely, skin diseases. Some people are comfortable if they don’t get rid of unwanted hair from their bodies. Others think it is unhygienic to leave hair on some parts of the body, particularly the pubic regions.

Whichever method you use to remove hair from the body, if the result isn’t smooth, flawless, and hair-free skin, you are likely going to be very disappointed and seek to try out a more safe method.

Below are home remedies that will help you get rid of unwanted hair from certain parts of your body.

14 Methods for Removing Unwanted Hair Naturally and At Home

Although the methods for hair removal we are going to talk about may not be the permanent solution to unwanted hair growth, consistency in the application will certainly help to get rid of unwanted hair.

1. Raw Papaya Paste with Turmeric

Get raw papaya (Paw-paw) and add a few peels into a pulp, preferably juicy pulp and then add one or two tablespoons of dried but powdered turmeric. Mix until it becomes a paste and then apply it on the face or body parts. Leave for up to 20 mins before washing off. You may do this two times a week for up to three months to guarantee results.

  • How does this work?

Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that reduces the growth of the hair, and turmeric contains antioxidants that prevent the skin from bacterial infection.

2. Potato and Lentil Paste

You can use potato and lentil paste to get rid of unwanted hair. This method requires you to soak up a cup of lentils in water, preferably overnight. You can grind it to turn it into a paste the next day and then grate or sieve the potato to extract the juice from it with a clean cloth. You can add the juice to the lentils, add lemon and honey in small portions and then apply it on the face and body for up to 20 mins before washing off.

  • How does this work?

Potatoes have bleaching properties because of their acidic properties in them. It lightens the hair and slows hair growth.

3. Cornstarch and Egg


The idea is to make a peel-off mask out of egg and cornstarch. You may need to learn to separate the egg white from the yoke. After that, add a teaspoon of cornstarch to egg white from a piece of egg, and you can apply the paste made from it on your face or legs. Leave for up to 20 minutes after feeling the egg mask tightening and then peel off the mask and pat dry.

  • How does this work?

Cornstarch can remove hair and some dead cells from the skin while the egg nourishes the skin.

4. Sugar, Honey, and Lemon

Mix a tablespoon of lemon, sugar, and honey. Heat mildly till it becomes a paste that is wax-like. You may add some water if it is too thick and apply it to parts of the body. You can cover the area with a waxing strip, and strip it off in the direction opposite the hair growth.

  • How does this work?

Honey is a moisturizer of the skin while sugar removes the dead skin cells through exfoliation. Meanwhile, lemon bleaches the skin.

5. Baking Soda and Turmeric

A spoonful of turmeric can also be mixed with baking soda. Add very little water and mix until it becomes a paste. Apply to the body and massage gently for up to 15 mins before washing off with lukewarm water.

  • How does this work?

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and when mixed with baking soda, it reduces hair growth.

6. Oatmeal and Banana Scrub

Smash the banana and mix it with a spoon or two of oatmeal to make a paste. Apply the paste on parts of the body where you want reduced hair growth, and massage gently opposite in the direction of hair growth. Leave for 20 mins before rinsing with cold water.

  • How does this work?

Oatmeal can serve as a body scrubber to smoothen the skin while banana softens the skin. It reduces the further growth of hair when applied to the body.

7. Oil Massage

One of the many benefits of using oil for massages is that it reduces hair growth. Coconut oil, sesame oil, olive oil, and castor oil are all good for body massages and they reduce hair growth.

  • How does this work?

Hot oil massage leaves the hair lighter and thinner because of the friction involved. With regular massage, the hair roots might eventually be closed.

8. Garlic Juice

Part of the many benefits of garlic is that it reduces hair growth. You can blend some cloves of garlic and extract the juice. Dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply it on parts of the body where the hair makes you uncomfortable. Leave for 20 mins before washing off with lukewarm water. Because of the pungent smell of garlic, you may need specific moisturizers to get rid of unwanted smells.

  • How does this work?

Garlic is high in zinc, selenium, and sulfur, which aids hair removal.

9. Cornflour with Milk

You can make a mask out of cornflour and milk. Mix the two substances in equal portions until it becomes a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area, leave for 20 mins before peeling off, and pat to dry afterwards.

  • How does this work?

The mixture of cornflour and milk, when applied to the skin, sticks to the hair follicles, holding it tight.

10. Rosewater And Alum Powder 

Alum is not only used to purify water, it can also serve as an ingredient in aftershaves and deodorants. You can mix a half spoon of powdered alum with rose water and apply it as a paste on the face or skin. Leave it for up to 45-60 mins and then wash off with cold water – you may need to apply moisturizer or coconut oil to keep your skin soft and hydrated.

  • How does this work?

Alum is effective in ridding the skin of wrinkles, unwanted hair, and cracked heels while rose water hydrates the skin and gives it a natural glow.

11. Basil Leaves and Onion

Get like 5-6 basil leaves, crush and add some thin onion layers from a bulb and make it into a paste. You can apply the mixture to the part of the body with the unwanted hair and leave for around 20 minutes before washing it off. If you do this twice a week for some months, there’d be obvious evidence.

  • How does this work?

Onion and basil leaves are antioxidants that reduce the effect of wrinkles and rashes on the skin.

12. White Pepper and Camphor

Smash some small balls of camphor and mix with 2 teaspoons of white pepper, and apply on the body part with hair that needs to be removed. You can mix it with carrier oil to make a paste before application. Leave for up to 15 minutes before washing off with warm water.

  • How does this work?

Camphor is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent which cures several skin-related issues. Meanwhile, white pepper acts as a scrub, which helps in the process of hair removal.

13. Gram/Chickpea Flour Scrub

Gram flour is one of the oldest methods of natural hair removal. A half-cup of gram flour is mixed with any carrier oil. You can also add curd to parts of the area where hair is unwanted – leave for up to 20 minutes until dry, then use water to wash it off.

  • How does this work?

Gram flour removes all impurities from the face and body.

14. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea can also be used to get rid of unwanted hair, as it lightens the colour of the hair, and this method of hair removal has been in use for ages. You can brew two bags of chamomile tea for a few minutes. When it is cool, apply it to the body part that requires attention. Leave for 20 minutes before washing off.

  • How does this work?

Chamomile naturally lightens the hair because the yellow colour of chamomile soaks it.


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