Shaving is not the solution for armpit hair as its results only last for 24 hours at most while it causes irritation and ingrown hair. As of 2017, around 77% of women still chose to shave their legs and armpits while only 33% tried natural remedies for armpit hair.
There are 5 effective DIY ways which can help in preventing the growth of body hair and which will make you no longer need the razor. If you are serious about trying alternative ways to have smooth hairless skin then follow these five tips:
1 Sugar + lemon juice
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When it comes to fighting unwanted body hair, some commonly used ingredients include sugar and lemon. A sugaring paste can be made from these two ingredients, which is almost like a wax-like substance that easily removes hair for a long time. As painful as this process may be, its results are worth it as it keeps hair from growing back for up to 4 weeks. It neither causes any ingrown hair. You can even add honey to it and prepare this in a microwave a good remedy for armpit hair.
Ingredients: 1 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of honey.
In a bowl mix these ingredients and stir it till it is smooth. Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes after which you take it out and stir every 20 to 30 seconds. Let it cool down a bit before using it. The acidic components of lemon make it a good bleaching agent which will make your hair light and almost unnoticeable in addition to slowing down its growth.
2 Egg white + cornstarch
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If you have ever tried a peel-off face-mask then you will know that it is much effective in removing body hair than removing blackheads. But, did you know that you can make such a mask to remove your underarms hair?
Ingredients: 1 egg, 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Crack open 1 egg and separate the white into a bowl and put the yolk away. Now, add half a tablespoon of cornstarch along with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Stir it thoroughly till it becomes a smooth paste and then apply it to the hairy area of your underarms. Leave it on till it dries and then peel it off. This is among good remedies for armpit hair.
3 Milk + turmeric
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Milk and turmeric is yet another DIY remedy which can reduce and slow down hair growth making hair thinner over time.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of milk and 3 teaspoons of turmeric powder.
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of milk together until it forms a thick paste and apply this paste to your underarms. Let it be on for 20-30 minutes till the paste dries completely after which you can take a cloth, wet it with warm water and use it to rub the mask off in circular motions. Wash off whatever remains with warm water and dry your underarms with a towel. For visible results repeat this regularly.
4 Papaya + turmeric
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The papain enzyme contained in papayas is perfectly capable of destroying hair follicles which prevent the regrowth of hair. This one is really exotic among remedies for armpit hair that can work wonders for you. Just give it a try!
Ingredients: 1-2 tablespoons of mashed raw papaya and 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
Mix 1-2 tablespoons of mashed raw papayas with half a tablespoon of turmeric powder and stir it into a fine paste. Apply this to the hairy area and gently massage it. Leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it off. As this remedy is effective over time, you can choose to repeat it 2-3 times per week for several months to get the best results.
5 Turmeric + baking soda
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This remedy is rather easy to prepare and it produces quick results too. While it may not be an exotic remedy such as the papaya and turmeric remedy it still is an effective hair removal remedy.
Ingredients: 1 part turmeric and 2 parts of baking soda.
Take 1 part of turmeric with 2 parts of baking soda and mix these two together with water, gradually add the water while mixing these ingredients so that it forms a thin paste. Apply this paste on the armpits and leave it on to dry. Once dried, rub it off with your hands and wash the remaining off with water and pat your armpits dry.
Since turmeric has a bright saffron color, the color of your skin may change a bit too. Just be patient and keep rubbing, your skin will definitely revert back to its original coloration.
Here’s a bonus tip for permanent hair removal
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While these DIY remedies for armpit hair can give you the results you hoped for, you will have to keep repeating them to maintain such results. However, if you really want a permanent solution to get rid of unwanted body hair once and for all, then try electrical epilation. Electrical epilation is a sure way to get rid of 100% of the hair despite the color of the hair. In this method, a tiny needle will be used to enter each hair follicle and destroy the root from the inside.
If it sounds scary and painful, it’s because it is, but it can remove even grey hair and you can do it any age. It may even be rather expensive and time-consuming and also requires certain rules to be followed by you in between sessions to achieve the promised results. For many people it is totally worth the pain, money, and time.