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Natural Remedies to Remove Unwanted Hair

Posted Feb 09 2010 1:37pm

The removal of unwanted hair on the body can be a great hassle. Permanent hair removal procedures, such as electrolysis and laser treatments, can be very expensive. Techniques such as waxing and threading, although relatively inexpensive, can be very time consuming. There are, however, many natural hair removal techniques that have been used for hundreds of years. Some of the most popular ones are discussed below.

Pumice Stone:

A traditional hair removal technique involves the use of the pumice stone. During a bath, the pumice stone is rubbed on the site of unwanted hair, along with soap and water. This treatment is repeated every few days. Hair is said to return, but lighter in appearance.

Gram Flour (Besan) Treatment

The use of gram flour as a hair removal remedy is quite popular in India. Here are a few remedies involving the use of gram flour.

Take a tablespoon of gram flour and add to it a few drops of water, forming a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area. Once dried, rub the paste off softly with a dry cloth. Then wash the face with soap and water. This treatment is conducted daily. Slowly and steadily, the hair will remove.

Make a paste of gram flour, turmeric and water. Apply this paste to the site of hair removal. Once dried, rub off. Instead of water, add to it yogurt instead.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has natural bleaching potential. Although a very popular hair removal method, make sure to stay away from direct sunlight during lemon treatments due to the skin’s increased photosensitivity to the sunlight.
Lemon juice is applied to the affected area. This is said to lighten the colour of the hair.

Mix together lemon juice with honey. Leave this mixture on the affected area for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water, and repeat every day.

Heat together the fresh juice of a lemon, sugar and honey. Once bubbles form, remove from heat. Once tolerable to the touch, apply a thin layer of this mixture to the area of desired hair removal. Cover this area with a layer of fabric, rubbing the strip the opposite way of hair growths. Grab the fabric end and pull it off very quickly against the direction of the hair growth.

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