One of the benchmarks of puberty in both men and women is the growth of hair spread throughout the body. This spurt of growth involves areas such as the armpits, pubic region, and legs. Males tend to grow hair on their face, and trunk. In an attempt to adhere to social norms, people generally employ methods to remove unwanted hair.
Hair strands sticking out of uncommon places may be unsightly and unaesthetic. Women in particular seek various hair removal methods before important events and vacations to the beach. Aside from aesthetic reasons, there are more significant indications for removing unwanted hair. As a preventive measure against post-operative infections, operating room technicians have the patient’s hair removed an hour prior to surgery.
There are a number of chemical and mechanical methods available to remove unwanted hair. Most of these however can be done at the comfort of one’s own home.
Remove Unwanted Hair Home Remedies
There are different hair removal methods an individual can perform at home. Temporary methods include:
- Tweezing. Strands of hair are pulled out from the roots with the use of a tweezers.
- Waxing. A choice of either hot or cold wax is applied and removed with the use of cloth strips. Although painful, this can assure absence of hair for a few weeks. Sugar and honey-based wax leave the skin soft, smooth, and supple.
- Threading. Twisted strands of thread catch hair strands by a rolling motion.
Another method similar to waxing is the use of sugaring technique. Instead of a thick wax, a sticky paste is applied unto the surface. The following ingredients can be prepared at home:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ lemon slice
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ tsp molasses (optional)
- Piece of cloth
To make the paste, sugar, lemon, honey, and molasses should be mixed together and heated on a microwave for 2 minutes, or until bubbles appear. Dust the area with unwanted hair using a thin layer of cornstarch. Spread a thin layer of slightly hot wax unto the skin, and cover with the piece of cloth. The cloth should be removed in the opposite direction of hair growth.
Remove Unwanted Hair Permanently at Home
Removing unwanted hair permanently is usually done at clinics and spas, where technicians use aberrant methods such as laser technology, photodynamic therapy, and chemical formulas. Removing unwanted hair permanently at home is not without risk. One can apply a hot wax above the skin surface, but this can burn off and damage the cells. The resulting damage could prevent hair from growing permanently.