People spend much time and effort to different options to remove unwanted hair. What most don’t know is that some of the agents that can remove those hair you don’t want growing in certain areas can be found right in your pantry. Here are some of the natural agents that can help you manage unwanted hair.
First Off: Why Do We Have Unwanted Hair Anyway?
There are plenty of reasons why we grow hair in areas we don’t want to. Stress, heredity and hormonal changes are the common reasons. Hair growth is a common occurrence for adult men and women, in men, it is normal to see hair that grows dark and coarse along the face, back and chest area. Women experience this too; however, the hair that grows is usually fine and almost unnoticeable.
But in some cases, the hair grows in a way we don’t want it to be (talking about women here). Hair that grows dark, coarse and thick in the facial area is perceived by most as undesirable; and so shaving, waxing, plucking and other treatments are done to remove it.
Fortunately, there are plenty of options on how to reduce or manage unwanted hair. Natural home remedy is one option if the hair growth is mild to moderate. Here’s how.
Bengal Gram Powder
Bengal gram that is powdered can be used to reduce growth of unwanted hair. It can be powdered and used as a soap substitute. Bengal powder is actually a natural scrub and cleanser; use it regularly as a scrub to reduce hair growth.
You can also use a combination of milk cream and turmeric together with Bengal powder to minimalize hair growth.
Home Made Wax
Waxing agents can cause irritation especially for those with sensitive skin. You can prevent this by preparing your own natural and homemade wax. All you need is 500 grams of sugar granules, one cup of water, a quarter of teaspoon of citric acid and half a teaspoon of glycerin. Heat the water and the sugar until it melts; at this point add the citric acid. (Dissolve it first in half a cup of warm water). If the consistency of the mixture is a little thicker than honey, then add the glycerin.
Waxing reduces the density of hair growth, take note that it does not remove the hair permanently.
Homemade Bleaching Agent
Bleaching agents are used to lighten the color of the hair to make it unnoticeable. You can make so at home using natural ingredients. A combination of lemon juice and honey can do the trick. Apply this combination regularly to lighten the hair.
Remember that these home remedies are temporary and can only be effective for mild cases. Clinics such as Onyx treatments can give you a more permanent and fast result.
This article on hair and skin care is written by Farah Hills. Farah is author of numerous health and skin care articles published on the internet. She particularly writes about hair and skin care procedures.