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How to Make Body Hair Thinner and Lighter Naturally?

By Mariela
May 15, 2024
6 minutes
How to Make Body Hair Thinner and Lighter

Looking at unwanted hair sprouting on your arm, legs, and other parts a few days after you got rid of it makes your confidence and self-esteem go down the drain, right?

No matter how many times you shave or use hair removal creams, the hair regrows back quickly looking thick, blunt, and coarse. Also, electrolysis and laser hair removal might make the hair thinner, these procedures are expensive, time-consuming, and inconvenient.

Therefore, do you want to know how to make body hair thinner and lighter naturally? If yes, let us talk about the 10 natural remedies to make body hair thinner and lighter at home along with some tips to manage excessive hair growth in PCOS.  

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Natural Homemade Remedies to Make Body Hair Thinner and Lighter Naturally

Here are the 9 natural solutions to dealing with thick body hair naturally. 

1. Lemon and Sugar Scrub 

 Lemon and Sugar ScrubIf you want to lighten the unwanted hair so that its appearance on the skin is reduced, the bleaching properties of lemon can help you. So, make a scrub by adding, 

  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

While you can use this scrub directly on the skin to lighten the hair color and exfoliate it, heating it to make natural wax can help you remove unwanted hair as well. 

2. Sugaring 

Sugaring The first thing you can do to reduce hair regrowth significantly is wax the hair with a sugar paste. Sugaring is a natural alternative to synthetic wax. With a softer consistency and hydrating ingredients, sugaring enables you to remove the hair from its roots gently. 

You can make your sugaring mixture by heating the following ingredients on moderate heat.

  • 1 cup of white sugar 
  • ⅛ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ⅛ cup of warm water
  • ⅛ cup of honey (optional 

Not only is it gentle and relatively less painful, but also biodegradable, economical, and easy to clean. Also, you can learn more about Sugaring hair removal here. 

As the sugaring material removes the hair from the roots, it imposes an injury to the hair follicles, and the growth of hair is reduced. 

3. Pumice Stone Scrub

Pumice Stone ScrubBefore the arrival of sugaring to remove unwanted body hair, pumice stone was used to scrub the unwanted hair off the skin. This natural stone has a small bubble-like texture on it.

Therefore, moving it in circular motions on the treatment area removes the unwanted hair by trapping the hair in this texture and removing it by friction. Although using it on dry skin provides better results, you can make your skin damp if it is sensitive. 

4. Alum and Rose Water Paste

Alum and Rose Water PasteOften used as an astringent, alumstone powder has also been used in Asian countries to stop the growth of unwanted hair. It does so by inhibiting the action of hair follicles. However, the application of alum powder directly on the skin can be irritating. 

So, you can combine, 

  • 1 tablespoon of Alum powder
  • 2 tablespoons of rose water

Try waxing or threading to remove hair from the body. Then apply this paste, wait for it to dry, and wash it off. Using this paste 2 to 3 times every week for 3 months provides the desired results in slowing down hair growth.

5. Turmeric, Gram Flour, and Milk

Turmeric, Gram Flour, and MilkTurmeric, especially wild turmeric, contains chemicals in it. These chemicals reduce the stimulation of hair follicles and weaken the hair roots. Moreover, it also antagonizes the action of melanin.

Consequently, consistent use of turmeric on unwanted body hair reduces the thickness, number, and pigmentation of the hair. You can make a turmeric hair removal mask by mixing these ingredients,

  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of gram or any other flour 

You get a thick paste mixing the material mentioned above. Simply, apply it to the desired area, wait for it to dry, and scrub it off. 

6. Oatmeal and Banana Paste

Oatmeal and Banana PasteThe coarse texture of oatmeal with the nourishing properties of banana can be used to remove unwanted body hair without putting the skin at risk of a compromised barrier. 

Therefore, make a natural hair removal scrub using these ingredients,

  • 1 mashed banana 
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal

Apply this paste on your skin with unwanted hair and scrub it gently in circular motions. You will see that the hair is removed leaving your skin silky and soft. Also, hair regrowth reduces progressively. 

7. Raw Papaya and Turmeric Paste

 Raw Papaya and Turmeric PastePapaya contains enzymes that slowly destroy hair follicles while turmeric has natural chemicals to prevent hair growth by inhibiting the action of the follicles. Combining these two ingredients together can help you thin and lighten unwanted body hair.

Therefore, use papaya and turmeric in the quantities given below to make a paste.

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of mashed papaya or its juice
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric 

You should massage this paste gently into your skin for 10 to 20 minutes once or twice every week. 

8. Potato and Lentil Paste

Potato and Lentil PasteLentils have the unique property of turning into a sticky substance when they are soaked in water. Potatoes have skin-lightening benefits. Therefore, you can make the use of, 

  • 1 cup of ground lentils that have been soaked in water for 12 hours
  • Juice of 1 cup of grated potato

9. Cornstarch and Egg Mask

Cornstarch and Egg MaskThe idea behind reducing body hair growth lies in removing the hair from the roots in a way that hair follicles are weakened. One of the methods of doing so is using a cornstarch and egg white peel-off mask.

While it appears mild and gentle for the skin, this mask sticks to unwanted hair strongly and removes it efficiently. Therefore, regular usage of this mask makes the hair thin.

To make this mask, add the following ingredients together,

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar (optional)

At-Home Solutions to Make Body Hair Thinner and Lighter with a Device 

IPL Hair RemovalSadly, natural remedies to make unwanted body hair thin and light require patience and you have to use them for months before noticing the results.

So, we would like to suggest some other economical options for reducing undesired hair regrowth. 

1. Epilation or Tweezing of Unwanted Body Hair

An epilator is a battery-operated device and a tweezer is a small manual instrument. Both of these grab the hair from its base and pull it out from the follicles with force.

This force exerts trauma to the hair follicle and thin hair regrows back. However, you have to repeat this process every 15 to 30 days for it to be effective. 

2. IPL Hair Removal 

If you want to get rid of transient methods of hair removal, Ulike Air 10 IPL Laser Hair Removal Handset is for you. In contrast to traumatizing hair follicles, Ulike IPL device puts them in a state of dormancy.

As a result, they cannot regenerate hair follicles. Also, the hair is thin and light even if it regrows. 

Tips to Reduce Unwanted Body Hair Thinner and Lighter 

Tips to Reduce Unwanted Body Hair Thinner and LighterIn addition to trying natural remedies to remove the hair, here are a few lifestyle tips to reduce unwanted body hair. 

1. Maintain Body Weight

Obese women have increased fat reserves that can be used to make steroidal hormones like androgens. These androgens stimulate the follicles and enhance hair growth.

So, start taking a healthy yet calorie-deficient diet plus exercise regularly to reduce your fat reserves. 

2. Use Spearmint Tea

Spearmint is known to deal with hirsutism caused by PCOS and other hormonal disorders. It does so by,

  • Lowering blood sugar levels and increasing insulin sensitivity 
  • Balancing hormones by lowering the level of androgens in the body 

So, incorporate spearmint tea instead of milk tea or coffee into your diet. 

3. Control Level of Hormones by Medicines

If you are diagnosed with PCOS and home remedies are insufficient to reduce thick hair regrowth on your body, it is time that you consult with a doctor and start taking hormonal contraceptives.

These medicines reduce the level of estrogen and androgens in the body. Therefore, hair regrowth also goes to the baseline. 

4. Use Eflornithine Cream

Some years ago, a prescription cream known as eflornithine was introduced for women with PCOS to reduce hair growth. It is used by women without PCOS as well. 

This cream antagonizes the action of enzymes present in hair follicles. As these enzymes trigger hair regrowth, inhibiting them makes hair thin and light.  


Coarse body hair makes one conscious about him/herself like nothing else. So, people resort to hair removal options to get rid of it. However, several hair removal options do not affect the hair regrowth.

Therefore, we have discussed some natural remedies to make your unwanted body hair light and thin in this article. Furthermore, you can try IPL hair removal to reduce hair regrowth within a few weeks. 

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