Although I am known to use hair growth serum for healthy hair, there are some places that do not welcome hair. From chemicals to electrochemicals to shaving to hair removal, there are many options available. Here I cover natural hair removal options that work and are soft on the skin.
What is the purpose?
Before we talk about hair removal, let’s talk about why he is there. Body hair serves many purposes, but primarily it provides heat and reduces friction. It protects against sun and wind damage and in some places (like the nose) acts as a gatekeeper to prevent bacteria and dirt.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, every month we add an inch to our hair.
Although hair serves a purpose, we do not always want it in certain areas. When choosing a hair removal method, it is important to note the different options that work best on different areas.
Hair removal options
Many hair removal options are safe and natural. others…. Not so much. Here are some tips to help you get rid of unwanted hair. I will cover everyone’s goodies and cash and what methods are healthy for skin and hair.
what’s this: A small needle is inserted into each hair to permanently damage the hair follicles. The injection electrocuts the pelvis with shortwave radio vibration frequencies.
Profession: It works.
Cons: It can be painful and can destroy the working part of the body. Hair follicles do important work, so killing them permanently can have negative effects. If not done properly, electrolysis can also cause scars and infections. It requires a lot of treatment, is labor intensive, and can’t be painful.
Bottom line: This is not a hair removal method I will try anytime soon.
what’s this: A doctor uses a laser light to damage the hair follicles at the roots. There are also laser devices that women can use at home.
Profession: It can permanently reduce or eliminate hair growth in treated areas after several sessions and annual follow-up. The laser can also treat a variety of areas, from the face to the underarms and feet.
Cons: Lasering is expensive and takes more than one session. According to the Mayo Clinic, it does not work on light-skinned people or dark-skinned people. It causes skin discoloration, pain, redness, swelling, blisters, crusting, blemishes, and skin damage. Removing a home laser can be even more dangerous because these devices are not installed in a doctor’s office like lasers.
Bottom line: There are safe ways to remove hair, so this is not my first choice for hair removal.
Depilatories (Chemical Hair Removal)
what’s this: A liquid that is applied to the skin and chemically dissolves the hair. They come in a variety of gels, creams and soaps.
Profession: This type of hair removal can be quick and easy.
Cons: Depilatories only remove superficial hair so they need to be reused frequently. It can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions, according to the FDA. There are even reports of burns, blisters, rashes, rashes, and skin rashes. It is literally burning the hair with harsh chemicals.
Bottom line: Also another hair removal option that is not on my list to try.
Natural Hair Removal Options
So now that we’ve covered what we haven’t suggested, let’s take a look at some of the best hair removal options that work.
what’s this: The molten wax is applied to the skin and then, after it has hardened, it is quickly pulled out.
Profession: It tears the hair from the roots so it lasts longer than shaving. Wax does not require the use of certain methods such as harsh chemicals and can be a natural way to remove hair. Natural wax recipes include wax for wax and maybe coconut oil.
Cons: Waxing cannot be used on damaged skin, including varicose veins, scabs or warts. It should not be used on more delicate parts of the body such as the bikini line, nose or ears. Waxing can cause skin irritation and damage, irritation, or infection if done incorrectly.
It doesn’t hurt to remove the wax from the hair. Hair must be 1/4 to 3/4 inch apart from shaving or polishing to work safely and effectively.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, people taking antibiotics should not have wax. Prescription antibiotics can damage and rip the skin by thinning and waxing the skin. People with diabetes and skin problems or circulatory problems are also not hiding candidates.
Bottom line: For healthy skin, using natural wax free from synthetic chemicals may be a good choice for some people. However, the risk of many falls and skin damage may be higher than other options.
How to make wax?
If you are ready for the challenge, here is how to do it.
- Apply non-GMO corn starch or arrowroot in this area. This helps the wax to stick to the hair, not the skin!
- Apply the wax as directed by the manufacturer. If you are using the home version, people usually melt 1 part wax in 4 parts.
- Then apply some moisturizer like this homemade lotion.
2. Giving advice
what’s this: Like waxing, a sugar paste is applied to the skin and removed to tear the hair.
Profession: It makes the skin really smooth and lasts longer than shaving. You can buy or make your own DIY sugar paste. Cigarettes can be cheap, fast, and ancient.
Unlike wax, it can be done on really short hair, is less irritating to the skin, and does not cause haste because it is done at room time. This hair removal is also helpful in removing thumb hair over time due to shaving.
Cons: This method can hurt if done wrong, although not more than waxing.
Bottom line: Even at home, there is a safe, natural and affordable way to remove hair. The skin stays smooth and there are very few risks.
How to remove hair sugar
If you’re short on time, here’s a sugar wax ready to go. If you prefer DIY then here’s how to do it:
- In a bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/4 cup honey. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once it becomes dark caramel and thicker, remove from the heat.
- Apply warm (not hot!) Sugar wax to the desired area and remove with cloth strips or wooden applicator sticks.
3. Climb and shine
what’s this: Handheld tweezers can pull unwanted hair out through the roots.
Profession: It is a very safe hair removal option and is good for small areas, such as eyebrows and facial hair.
Cons: Tweezers can be uncomfortable and painful for large areas of skin.
Bottom line: I will use tweezers to trim my eyebrows and from time to time, pluck out the hair that lives outside. However, there are faster, more efficient options when it comes to the legs and underarms. Here’s a nice pair of tweezers for trimming small areas.
what’s this: Like a snatch, two cotton threads are twisted together to pull the hair out of the roots.
Profession: Threading has been around for centuries and many use it safely. It is useful for small areas like eyebrows.
Cons: Threading will not remove hair from large areas and needs to be done by a professional. It can also cause skin irritation and infection for some.
Bottom line: When right threading can be a good option for small body parts.
How to do threading
It is not recommended to try it at home. There are DIY videos out there, but the dangers include tearing the skin and removing unwanted hair (like eyelashes). Check with local salons and spas to see what threading offers in your area.
what’s this: A handheld electric device that uses a coil to pull hair out of the root.
Profession: Over time, an applicator can help make hair smoother, smoother and better. The results last longer than shaving because it removes hair from the roots. It can also be used on really short hair. Newer versions are used on wet skin and are not as painful as dry pulls.
Cons: It can be painful, like really painful. Applicators can also cause thumb hair.
Bottom line: Epilators can be a great way to get rid of fine natural hair, but discomfort can stop some people.
How to Use an Epilator
There are many options when it comes to applicators. For starters, especially the wet / dry option is useful which can be used in the shower. Wet applicators are easier to clean and more comfortable. Here is an advanced applicator for large areas like feet, and more delicate areas like face and eyebrows. This brand is also good, but a little savvy about the budget.
what’s this: A razor pieces through the hair on the surface. You know the drill.
Profession: It’s fast, easy and familiar. Shaving can leave the skin smooth and is one of the most popular hair removal methods.
Cons: Improper razors or shaving creams can cause dandruff, irritation and insomnia. Shaving is more likely to irritate sensitive areas, such as the bikini line.
Bottom line: As long as you have the right tools to work with, shaving is a safe natural option. You can find my recipe for shaving cream and soap here, and a protective razor here.
7. Paste the turmeric
what’s this: Turmeric can make a turmeric paste, but it is also good for hair removal. Yes, indeed. The elasticity of turmeric paste on the hair as soon as it dries, so along with the paste, the hair can also be protected from shaking.
Profession: This is a natural and fairly easy way to remove hair. Regular use of turmeric over time helps to lighten and improve hair.
Cons: Turmeric can temporarily stain the skin. Because this method pulls the hair from the root, it can be a little uncomfortable.
How to use turmeric paste
You can use only turmeric and water, or add it to rice flour, baking soda, milk and other ingredients. Milk adds some skin softening benefits.
- Make a thick paste with crushed turmeric and cow’s or coconut milk (or water).
- Apply on skin and allow to dry.
- Also use a warm wash cloth to clean the paste and hair.
Questions about natural hair removal
How does shaving / waxing increase hair?
Many people claim that shaving or waxing changes the hair on their body. Although these experiments may be accurate, it is believed that shaving does not change hair. According to the FDA, shaving does not change the texture, color or growth rate of hair.
Is it more natural not to remove body hair?
Technically yes, but even natural hair dye and styling hair are not at all natural. Some women choose to keep all of their body hair, while others prefer to remove some or all of it. This is a personal decision and any option can be healthy!
What are your favorite options when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair? Would you try one of the above? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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