For a huge number of people, unwanted hair can be intimidating. This is the most obvious reason why hair removal has become quite a popular phenomenon in today’s beauty industry. To begin with, however, some of the hair removal methods used can be expensive. Others can even be painful, not to mention that some have been associated with certain side effects. And then there’s the DIY option. There are indeed, a number of natural methods you can use to remove unwanted hair completely at home. These are permanent hair removal methods that target the destruction of hair follicles, which prevents the unwanted hair from growing again.
DIY hair removal comes with a couple of benefits, including the fact that it is relatively inexpensive and has little to no side effects when natural methods are used. You also have your privacy and it’s more convenient. If you are looking for the natural ways to get rid of unwanted hair, look no further. Below are ways on how to destroy hair follicles naturally at home.
1. Turmeric in Rosewater
You probably have come across this potent root in other platforms for different applications. Turmeric has so many uses and it’s no surprise that it’s ended up in this piece. This one-of-a-kind herb contains a compound known as Curcumin, one of the most powerful antioxidants around. It helps to fight bacteria and other pathogens, not to mention its amazing benefits in replenishing and rejuvenating the skin. Turmeric has also been found to contain the ability to considerably reduce hair growth. The historic herb softens and dissolves the hair from the follicles up to the shaft. It’s known to be effective in treating hirsutism, a condition in which women develop some male-pattern kind of hair growth especially on the face, back, and chest. Below is how to make the remedy.
When ground turmeric is mixed with a few tablespoons of rosewater to form a paste-like substance, applied to the area with unwanted hair, and left to sit for 20 minutes, it is known to have a beneficial effect in getting rid of unwanted hair by destroying the hair follicles. This is what some like to call turmeric hair removal.
2. Raw Papaya
This tropical fruit is more than just that. It contains a natural enzyme known as papain. This enzyme helps to break down and dissolve the hair in the follicles. A 2007 animal study on Papain’s depilatory effect showed that this natural ingredient indeed had a destroying effect on the hair follicle. This is probably the reason it has also been used to slow down the rate at which unwanted hair grows back after removal. What’s even more interesting is that as it gets rid of the unwanted hair, it leaves the skin replenished and healthy too. The remedy is even more effective when combined with turmeric root to make a raw paste, which is then topically applied severally (say twice weekly) to the affected area.
3. Sugar and Lemon
The acidic sap that comes from lemon tends to have a burning effect on hair follicles, thus weakening them. It’s inarguably the easiest home hair removal remedy so far. Your skin will also benefit from the vitamin C in the lemon juice. Vitamin C is crucial in the in the production of elastin and collagen, two very important substances when it comes to skincare and health. For this remedy, you’ll need 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add a warm cup of water. Using your hands, apply the mixture to your face but concentrate more on the areas with unwanted hair. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Apply this remedy twice a week for a couple of weeks to achieve the best results.
Most of these ingredients are available at home and if not, they cost less in comparison to the chemical products on the shelves.