Hair is great to keep you warm and to style atop your head, but it isn’t so great when it shows up in places that you don’t want. Hair on a woman’s face can be embarrassing, and make a woman feel less feminine. There isn’t a woman on earth who doesn’t have hair growth in places that she would rather not, but the problem is that shaving it is not an option. When you shave your face, not only will the hair grow back, it will come in fuller and more noticeable. It can also cause damage to the skin. If you want to get rid of unwanted hair on any part of the body, there are things that you can do.
12 ways to get rid of unwanted hair
If you have hair in random places that you don’t want, pluck them with tweezers at the base of the hair follicle. It will not stop the hair from growing back, but over time, it will make the hair finer and less noticeable. Although being painful at first, applying some witch hazel which is a natural antiseptic and analgesic, can numb the area and make it less hurtful.
2. Chickpea flour paste
Although not something that you commonly have in your pantry, chickpea flour has been something that has been used for centuries in India to remove unwanted hair. Make a mask by combining it with turmeric powder, milk, and fresh cream. Mix it into a cream and apply to the skin. Leave on as a mask for thirty minutes or more, rubbing it around. Make sure to rub circular and counter to the way that the hair grows. Wash your face with warm water. Repeating once a week will help you to get rid of hair that you don’t want.
3. Lemon juice
Lemon juice may not remove unwanted hair, but it can lighten it and make the hair less noticeable. Applying lemon juice directly to the area that you want to bleach, allow it to sit overnight. For additional effect, expose the area with lemon juice to direct sunlight to lighten the hair quicker. It is a pain-free way of making hair “disappear” while still being there.
Electrolysis is something that you can either have done professionally or you can do at home. Due to the popularity of it, and the results that you get from it, many manufacturers make home versions. Electrolysis works by applying electrons to the hair follicle to stop the growth. A permanent solution, it may not be a cheap one. If you go for treatment, it often takes many rounds to rid yourself of unwanted hair. The home versions are upwards of $300 or more.
If you are okay with a little punishment for pain, you can wax unwanted hair from the body. A sugar-based wax is the best product to use. Apply the wax to the area where you want the hair gone and then cover the wax with strips of specially woven cotton. Rip the cotton off by going against the growth of the hair follicle, but make sure that you do it quickly. Like ripping off a bandage, it can be extremely painful. Fret not, as time goes on, you get used to it.
Epilating is better than shaving, but also more painful. It doesn’t produce the bumps that shaving can cause or damage to the skin. It is something that works well if you continue to do it often enough. Over time, the hair ceases to grow. You just have to have the patience and the money for it.
Nair and other hair removal cream products have been on the market for a long time. They work alright, but not as good as the ones that you can get if you go to a professional salon. They work by removing hair at the root, but the problem is that the hair will continue to grow back. You may also not want to continue to expose your skin to heavy chemicals. Whatever you put on the outside of your skin is absorbed into the inside of your body.
8. Laser hair removal
An expensive process, it works well to rid the body and face of unwanted hair if you are consistent, and you have the resources. Lasers work to stop the hair follicle from producing hair. The results can be permanent if you do it often and frequently enough.
9. Pumice stone
Working on the hair follicle the same way that it does dead skin, the pumice stone works by consistently rubbing it over the area of unwanted hair. The friction of the stone leads the hair to fall of the hair follicle. It can cause sores and be a little more caustic than you may want. To ensure that it is a viable way to remove hair in the places that you are targeting, start with a very small section and see what type of results you get.
10. Spearmint tea
Some hair growth is due to hormonal irregularities. The way, to get rid of it, is by balancing your hormones. Spearmint tea is a great way to put your hormonal balance back into check. Drink the tea with spearmint twice a day for five days initially and then maintain the results by drinking it daily.
11. The pill
If you have unwanted hair growth, you may want to try something a little more drastic. The pill is an effective cure for acne, but it may also work on hair growth. Balancing out your hormones from the inside out, it can help you get rid of hair in places that you don’t want.
A known medication used as a diuretic may also help to balance an excessive amount of androgen that is the source of not only acne, but unwanted hair growth. Taking it for a while to balance your hormones, it will not only help with abscess like pimples, it can also cease hair growth on the face, and other places. Not a long term cure, make sure that you weigh the benefits against the risks.