Try these home recipes for making your own 100% natural hair remover
Hair removal can be an expensive business, especially for those that want to rid themselves of hair on large parts of the body, such as the legs or chest. But did you know that there are a multitude of do-it-yourself home hair removal recipes that can be made from ingredients you probably have lying around your house?
Here are our top home-made cheap hair removal recipes – now you can achieve luscious hair-free skin without breaking the bank!
Papaya and turmeric cream
This one’s simple – all you need is raw papaya, turmeric powder (available at any local store or supermarket), a peeler and a grinder.
First off, peel and slice the papaya and grind a few slices into a pulp. Stir half a teaspoon or turmeric power into around two tablespoons of the papaya pulp you just made.
Apply the mixture to unwanted hair on your legs, chest, face, arms or back. Massage the solution for around 15-20 minutes, then wash it off thoroughly with water. Repeat once or twice weekly for optimum results.
An egg mask
Egg masks are great for removing stubborn facial hair – but this method does require quite a bit of care and attention, so don’t try it if you’re in a rush to go out! Start off with one egg, a tablespoon or sugar, half a tablespoon of corn flour and a bowl.
Crack the egg into the bowl and take out the yolk. Add the sugar and corn flour and stir to make a thick paste. Apply the mixture to your face and let it dry for a maximum of 20 minutes. By this time the mask should be totally set – peel it off slowly and carefully. Use cold water to remove any excess – it’s important not to use warm water because the egg will start to cook on your face! Repeat up to four times a week.
Create your own wax
Using honey, sugar and lemon juice, you can create your own homemade waxing kit. Extra equipment includes a spatula (a plastic knife or butter knife would do), a cloth or waxing strip and a container that can withstand hot wax.
First, mix one tablespoon each of honey, sugar and lemon juice. Heat the mixture for three minutes until it turns into a smooth paste – add some water if it becomes a little too thick.
Don’t apply the mix right away – it’s likely too hot! Wait until you can comfortably apply the mixture to your skin to start. Dust the unwanted hair on your arms or legs with cornstarch or flour, then spread the warm paste over the flour.
Cover the area with your cloth or a waxing strip, leave for a few seconds, then pull off in the opposite direction for smooth, hairless skin.
So there you have it – our favourite free hair removal recipes. Which one is your go-to recipe?