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5 Ways to Remove Unwanted Hair Naturally

Updated on February 24, 2015

Simple Home Remedies for Hair Removal

Unwanted hair has always been a concern for women, and to some extent for men. The amount of money spent annually on hair removal products is proof. Everyone is eager and willing to pay the price to get rid of that excess hair, especially when the temperature rises. You can find many home remedies for hair removal, but doing so thoroughly requires a bit of patience and knowhow.

Pumice Stones and Soap

Pumice is very light and porous volcanic rock that can be used as an abrasive for removing hair and dead skin. Pumice stones have pores that can be used to scrub off unwanted hair and calluses. Use it after you apply soap or another lubricant, or else you may develop a rash or red spots on your skin. Over time, regular use of a pumice stone can help in decreasing hair density or completely removing hair.

Gram Flour and Turmeric Powder

In India, this method is widely used because it's especially gentle on sensitive skin.

  1. Make a paste of turmeric powder (haldi), gram flour (chickpea or besan), and plain yogurt (curd).
  2. Apply the paste to the surface of your skin and let it try (usually takes about a half an hour).
  3. Rub the paste off in the opposite direction of the hair growth and then apply moisturizer.

Do this at least once a week for four months and you will see the difference.

Spearmint Tea

Sometimes hormones are the reason for unwanted hair growth, specifically high levels of testosterone. Spearmint tea can help reduce testosterone levels and naturally decrease the amount of hair. Drink one cup daily in the morning for results.

Honey, Lemon, and Sugar

As a homemade waxing product, this is easy to make and apply!

  • Mix honey, lemon, and sugar (in proportions of 30:10:60: for example, three teaspoons honey, one teaspoon lemon juice, and six teaspoons sugar).
  • Microwave on high until it turns into a paste (or reduce in a saucepan over a high flame).
  • Let it cool (on a plate or a stone countertop) so that you can apply comfortably (don't rush this step and burn yourself!).
  • Apply a thin layer on the area with the unwanted hair. Press it into the skin then pull it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth.
  • Afterwards, clean the skin and apply moisturizer for smooth and glowing skin.


Simply rub a fine sandpaper on the skin with hair. This process can be somewhat uncomfortable and does not remove much hair, but it works for people who are not very sensitive and have light hair growth. Sandpaper can hurt sensitive areas but it's a great exfoliator.

Note: Do not use this method for facial hair and avoid using heavy-grained sandpaper. For those with sensitive skin and/or heavier hair growth, maybe you should stick with the pumice stone (see above).

What about you?

What works for you in removing unwanted hair naturally, at home?

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      thara 2 years ago

      i have dense unwanted hair in my legs pls tell how i can remove that instantly at home

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      lekz 2 years ago

      Wat about thanaka powder n kusumba oil guys??could anyone use that method?

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      harshi 2 years ago

      Is besan ,curd and haldi also remove tan from teens?????

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      ankita 2 years ago

      i used pumic stone but it didn't went successfully and my skin started itching. What is the most easiest way for removing hair for teens ?????

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      reshu 3 years ago

      please uuper lip tips &remove the my friend upper lip

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      Achu 3 years ago

      I have dense hairs in my hands and legs. and i have not tried waxing or any other treatments yet. If i try using turmeric + besan, how long will it take to have reduced hair growth? and if i use kasturi manjal(to get rid of color), will it be effective and yield result like normal turmeric?

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      vino 3 years ago

      I am having polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).so I am having hairs on my face especially upper lip and below pleaze tell me tips to get rid of it.

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      anitha 3 years ago

      yennoda facela poonai muti poga thirupa varamal eruka tips plz

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      dolly 5 years ago

      i am having facial hairs in my upper friends are teasing me .actually i am dark i tried out threading it was so painful and mt face luks ugly bcz the threaded area luks fair.hw to remove unwanted hair naturally

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      Ritz 5 years ago

      is that Turmeric Powder(Haldi) + Gram Flour(Besan)+ Curd is also useful for teens??????? will b waitn 4 ur reply guyz

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      UrbanStyleGuide 5 years ago

      Sandpaper? That definitely will make your skin crawl. Hope none try.

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      Kewl 6 years ago from Mumbai, India

      @ rorshak sobchak

      Glad to know that friend,

      Thanks for your valuable comment.

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      rorshak sobchak 6 years ago

      These are some really neat ideas which I have never heard of great job!

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      Kewl 6 years ago from Mumbai, India


      Thanks for your comment!!

      Of-course I will love to read your experience with home-made wax.

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      Kay Mitchell 6 years ago from California

      I am definitely trying the home made wax! I'll blog about my experience if your curious :)