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How to Remove Unwanted Hair at Home Naturally? (10 Methods)

By Viktoria
February 27, 2023
6 minutes

Body hair is women’s biggest enemy. Biggest and clingy we would say. No matter what you do to get rid of them, they grow back.

Along with growing back, they give you skin rashes, irritation, nick, bumps, and ingrown hair. Not to mention the cost and chemicals used in shaving, waxing, and threading.

Fighting with hair all their lives made some women go all natural and make hair their friend. We appreciate the opinion. But most women just want to feel like a dolphin with smooth hairless and hydrated skin. Also, they want to use no harsh methods or chemicals.

Here, natural methods of hair removal come into play. All ingredients you need to remove unwanted hair naturally are just in that corner of your kitchen cupboard. Moreover, such methods involve no harsh chemicals, no painful treatments, and no back-breaking expenditure.

Do Natural Hair Removal Methods Really Work?

Yes, you can remove unwanted hair at home naturally with ease. Additionally, these methods make hair grow back slower and you enjoy hairless skin for a longer time period.

However, the process is time taking. You cannot expect to lose all hair in one treatment. Slow, consistent, and gradual use of these methods will give you the skin you aim for.

Methods to Remove Unwanted Hair at Home Naturally

Let us look into some at-home hair removal methods that work wonderfully.

1. Alum with Rosewater

Alum has been used as an antimicrobial to prevent infections. Additionally, it is used to remove bad body odor and calm the skin after shaving. Rose water is a natural toner that hydrates the skin. These two together remove unwanted body hair.

How to Use it

Alum comes in form of a stone. First of all, grind the stone into a powder form. Then take 1 tablespoon of alum and two tablespoons of rose water. Make a thick paste with it. Apply it over your unwanted hair, either face or body.

Leave it for 15-30 minutes and wait for it to dry. When it is dried, scrub it in a circular motion over the skin. Lastly, wash your face with cold water and put on a moisturizer.

2. Sugaring

Sugaring, the gentle foremother of waxing, has been used to remove unwanted body hair since the ancient Egypt era. It is less painful than waxing as it adheres to the hair roots and not the skin.

How to Use it

The first step is to make a sugaring paste. For this, take 1 cup of granulated sugar, add ⅛ cup of lemon juice, and ⅛ cup of water. Then heat the mixture over slow-medium flame until a candy-like sugaring mixture is prepared.

Then remove it from the flame, and let it cool down a little. Use your fingertips to take an adequate amount of it, apply it over your hair, and pull them out. It will gently remove your hair in one go. Moreover, the hair becomes thinner and softer when they grow back.

3. Pumice Stone

Pumice is yet another ancient method of removing unwanted hair naturally. While being mostly used for exfoliating the hands, feet, and heels, it removes hair efficiently.

How to Use it

Take a pumice stone, preferably with smaller holes. Also, make sure that the stone and your skin are dry. Then move the stone on your skin slowly in circular motions. Try not to be too aggressive or keep rubbing the same area multiple times.

It will remove fine unwanted hair. Afterward, apply an aloe vera gel or any lotion on your skin. You will see significant results after using the pumice stone regularly for two weeks.

4. Cornstarch and Egg

Egg and cornstarch are just not for baking your cupcakes, they can also help you get rid of unwanted hair with no hassle. Let us see how.

How to Use it

Take egg and cornflour in 1:1. That is 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Make a paste with it.

You can also add 1 tablespoon of sugar or lemon to get the desired consistency of the paste. Then apply this mixture like a peel-off mask on your arms, legs, hands, and upper lip.

Let the mixture dry completely. Lastly, peel it off from your skin. It will remove hair as the peels come off. Moreover, you can also use an egg white mask alone.

5. Papaya and Turmeric

Papaya and turmeric paste give slow yet long-term hair removal results. Papaya is rich in the enzyme papain that reduces hair regrowth. Turmeric also has similar chemicals in it that loosen the hair from the skin and inhibit regrowth.

How to Use it

Take 1 papaya fruit, peel it off, and cut it into small pieces. Then take a fork and mash the pieces into a paste-like consistency. Gradually add 1 tablespoon of turmeric in it and mix it well. Apply this paste and massage it gently into the skin.

Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Again rub it gently and rinse it off with lukewarm water. Using it on alternate days for 2 weeks or once a week for 3 months will reduce hair growth effectively.

6. Chickpea Flour

Chickpea flour mask, used for exploiting skin naturally, can be used to remove unwanted hair from it as well.

How to Use it

Take ½ cup of chickpea flour, and add ½ tablespoon of turmeric to it. Mix it well and add 2 or more tablespoons of curd into it. Make a paste by stirring all these ingredients together.

Apply it on your face, arms, and legs. Wait for it to dry. Now dampen it with water or rose water spray and massage your skin. Lastly, wash your face with warm water. This mask will remove the impurities and unwanted hair from your skin.

7. Baking Soda

Again, baking soda is also not just for baking. This easily available kitchen supply can remove hair from your body.

How to Use it

Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add enough water to it to make a paste. Apply this paste on wherever you want no hair. Wait for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off the mixture will plain water.

To get better results, add 1 tablespoon of turmeric to the mixture as well. Baking soda is great for removing thick hair.

8. Gelatin and Milk

Gelatin and milk mask is the mixture we swear by. Gelatin is a thickening agent that grabs the hair firmly to remove them and stimulate the production of collagen in the skin.

How to Use it

Mix 1 tablespoon of plain unflavoured gelatin into 3 tablespoons of milk. Add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Microwave the mixture for 20 seconds. Then touch it to feel the temperature.

Apply it on your face when its temperature is bearable. And wait for it to form a peelable layer on your skin. When it is dry, peel it off gently and you will watch your hair go. Afterward, wash your face and apply a moisturizer.

9. Oatmeal and Banana Scrub

Oatmeal and banana scrub might make you want to eat them. But wait, hair removal is important.

How to Use it

Take 2-3 tablespoons of oats and 1 banana. Mash the banana with a fork and mix oats in it to make a scrubbing paste. Apply it to the skin surface you want to treat. Scrub the skin in direct opposition to that of hair growth.

Leave it for 20 minutes or until it dries off. Then clean it from your skin with cold water. This is one of the most effective masks to remove unwanted body hair naturally.

10. Lemon and Honey

Lemon and honey would instantly remind you of some calming tea. But they can help you remove unwanted hair peacefully as well.

How to Use it

Take 1:2 of lemon and honey. Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon with 4 tablespoons of honey. When a uniform mixture is made, apply it to your body hair with cotton. Leave it for about 20 minutes.

Then take a warm damp towel and wipe off the mixture from your body. This mixture will gently remove the hair and inhibit its growth. Use this mask twice a week for 1 month to see results.


Nothing comes easy, right? While there is fear of pain, discomfort, and unbearable cost with the common methods of hair removal, patience is required to see results in natural hair removal methods. However, these methods reduce hair regrowth gradually in contrast to shaving and waxing.

All ingredients required for natural hair removal masks are available in your home. But the only catch is to decide whether you want to eat them or treat your unwanted hair. And if you decide to remove your hair using them, they will also provide you with some additional benefits. Not a bad deal at cost of some patience, right?

Honey, rose water, and milk are hydrating for the skin. Sugar, pumice stone, oatmeals, chickpea flour, and baking soda are great at removing dead skin cells. Bananas, gelatin, and alum make the skin tight and firm. Papaya and turmeric can literally act as hair regrowth inhibition serums.

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