Laser Hair Removal Herbal Alternatives - Plant Seeds

Why Laser Alternatives

But if the consumers find long lasting or permanent hair removal safely
(if performed properly), and find that hair regrowth comes back finer in texture and lighter in color, then why do they need alternatives?

Well, the new technique depends on aiming the laser energy at the pigment in the hair (melanin), and this energy causes the follicles to be completely or partially destructed to either do not grow hair, or grow them thinner and paler, and here are all the drawbacks of this technique like :

- Un-pigmented (gray) hairs and red or blond hairs response is not as effective as dark hair

- Application on darker or tanned skin is hazardous and should be paid great attention

- Skillful practice is essential as improper treatment can cause burns, lesions, skin discoloration or patchy regrowth

- Some find the treatment painful and expensive, and some others do not respond to the treatment in the expected way

- Recent data suggest skin structures other than hair are often affected by laser irradiation, and the long term impact on these structures is unknown

- There is limited data on the precise effects of the technique like, how long hair removal usually lasts, how much hair reduction is typical, and how often hair removal occurs permanently

Herbal Alternatives

Delving into the traditions of different nations, we find that many people have been using some herbs to inhibit regrowth of removed hair.Digging into the composition of these herbs, we find that all of them reduce the blood flow to the hair follicles.

Many of these herbs contain alkaloids that are known to reduce blood supply to the body tissues. The absorption of these alkaloids is improved in alkaline medium, and this can be induced by adding some fruit juice like lemon juice.

Certainly you are concerned about their safety, then you should know that you already ingest many of them for other purposes. They can be applied after any method you prefer to remove unwanted hairs.

Herbs Used to Inhibit Hair Regrowth

Except 1 seed that is grown and often used by the Arabs (Saadane), all other herbs and plants are known to people worldwide. Ephedra that is used for weight loss, Datura, the origin of most of the antispasmodic pills, Witch Hazel used for treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins, and Lupins termis that can be eaten and heavily used as mezza (appetizer)in Egypt.

The method used for all herbs is more or less the same, boiling extraction of the active ingredient in 2-3 tablespoons of the powdered herb or seeds in 1 liter of water, filtrating, storing, and applying on the desired areas of the skin for 6 days every month after hair removal, until you get the desired effect.

Should you need to modify the materials or the methods used, apply to a small area first. For example you can utilize the ready made powders of some of the mentioned herbs, so you can reduce the amount, and test on a small area.

Lupins ( Lupinus Termis) Seeds

Soak 100 grams of Lupins seeds in 1 Liter of water, bottle and keep in the refrigerator. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of the filtrate and apply on the treated areas for 6 successive days every month.
Soak 100 grams of Lupins seeds in 1 Liter of water, bottle and keep in the refrigerator. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of the filtrate and apply on the treated areas for 6 successive days every month.

Saadane (Neurada Procumbens) Seeds

Boil 3 Tabledpoons of the plant seeds in 1 Liter of water for 15 minutes. Filter, bottle and store. After hair removal apply the filtrate to the treated areas for 6 successive days every month.   If you want better results you may extract it with Dat
Boil 3 Tabledpoons of the plant seeds in 1 Liter of water for 15 minutes. Filter, bottle and store. After hair removal apply the filtrate to the treated areas for 6 successive days every month. If you want better results you may extract it with Dat

Datura Stramonium Seeds

Apply the same method of extraction and use. If you want to get better results combine the herb with Saadane.
Apply the same method of extraction and use. If you want to get better results combine the herb with Saadane.

Ephedra Sinica (aerial parts)

Yes it is. It is Ephedra for weight loss, and it is Ehedrine that we want. Apply the same method as above in Saadane. You may add some lemon Juice.
Yes it is. It is Ephedra for weight loss, and it is Ehedrine that we want. Apply the same method as above in Saadane. You may add some lemon Juice.

Witch Hazel (leaves and bark)

It is used for sore throat, diarrhea, vaginitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, burns, and bleeding.    Apply the same way as in Saadane.
It is used for sore throat, diarrhea, vaginitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, burns, and bleeding. Apply the same way as in Saadane.

Fresh Ginger

Apply grated fresh Ginger after hair removal for 3-4 days. You will feel heat sensation after application.
Apply grated fresh Ginger after hair removal for 3-4 days. You will feel heat sensation after application.

Try This Method To Remove Hair

Ingredients :

• Sugar ...................................... 2 cups

• Lemon juic ................................. 1/2 cup

• Mustard oi ................................. 1/2 cup

• Water ...................................... 3 cups

• Glycerine .................................. 2 Tablespoons


Method :

1- Dissolve 2 cups of sugar in 2 cups of water

2- Heat all the ingredients except glycerine for 45 minutes or until you get a brown mixture

3- Remove the heat and add glycerine and leave to cool

4- Massage the skin with cold milk or Talk powder before sugaring

5- Apply on the skin in the direction of hair growth and then put a gauze patch

6- Pull the gauze abruptly in the opposite direction of hair growth


This method may participate in thinning the hair and delaying its regrowth.

Tips For Waxing

Whether you use wax or sugar, waxing is a mechanical pocedure to remove hairs by force, and this results in pain and redness, and may cause skin reactions. To abolish or minimize these effects, here are some tips you can implement before ar after waxing.


Before Waxing :

- Mix 1 teaspoon of yeast with 1 teaspoon of honey and add 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Apply to skin and leave it dry before waxing

- Dissolve 3 teaspoons of sugar in 1/2 cup of water, add 1 tablet of yeast, stir and apply this mixture before waxing

- Apply toothapaste before waxing

- Apply Clove oil before waxing


After Waxing :

- Dissolve 1 teaspoons of salt in 3 teaspoons of water, apply and leave for 5 minutes

- Massage your skin with lemon juice

- Mix 1 Tablespoon of starch with 3 tablespoons of water and apply to the skin

- Make a mixture of ice cubes and 4 cups of milk. Dip a piece of cotton in this mixture and rub the skin. Repeat until any redness or pain is relieved

- Make a paste using talk powder and sufficient water and apply to skin

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Comments 14 comments

Epilasyon 7 years ago

Hi elqalatawy,

Your article related to other epilation types interested me. You're completely right for herbal epilation alternatives. because for blonde people laser hair removal could not be applied.


Lili 6 years ago

Great article, Thanks for the information.

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thelaserman 6 years ago from Buffalo, NY

Great hub about alternatives to laser hair removal. I know that laser hair removal is not effective for a lot of people such as people with lite colored hair (blonde, red, gray) so this is great info! Thanks for the insight!


lazer epilasyon 6 years ago

good article thanks


Nicky 6 years ago

Hi everyone,

I just wanne add a bit of info THE GINGER IS NOT TO REDUCE HAIR GROWTH BUT ACTUALLY TO IMPROVE IT, AS GINGER INPROVES THE BLOODCIRCULATION TO THE FOLLICLE, SO WATCH OUT WITH THIS ONE! (it's being used by Chinese herbalist to improve hair growth)


John Dolle- skin tags removal 6 years ago

I don't like so much natural methods for hair removal problems. But, the laser hair removal is perfect for that.


zuby 5 years ago

hi does it have to be lupinus termis or any lupin seeds??


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elqalatawy 5 years ago from Egypt Author

Hi zuby,

Thanks for your visit!

Yes, lupinus termis is what has been tried.


rashmi 4 years ago

sir whether this method of using lupin seeds work for all type of skin? is this a permanent solution for hair removal? will ther be any side effect? are these seeds poisonous?


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elqalatawy 4 years ago from Egypt Author

Hi rashmi,

The seeds are eaten and they have no side effects. They work for all skin types and it is supposed that they make hair follicles shrink, but there is no clinical trials to see how long they affect hairs.


Ayub 4 years ago

Here is herbal alternative to laser for permanent hair removal called HairyCure you can see their site. the best n most effective permanent hair renover.


pinky 4 years ago

sir, lupin seeds kahan se milay ge.or ye permanent hair removal hai kya?kitnay days is ko use karna hoga.


3 years ago

great topic n totally support this page.. i'd like to add one more thing about the lupin termis.. there r 2 types of lupin, the sweet and the bitter lupin.. for hair reduction we use the bitter ( called " termis balady " in Egypt)


raji 3 years ago

Does anyone know where to find these Lupinus Termis seeds...I searched online the only thing i can find is lupinus...any help would be great!

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