There are many ways to permanently stop hair growth on nearly any part of the body. However, many of the most well-known methods, like electrolysis or laser hair removal, are expensive, potentially painful and can cause infections. Before you hurt your wallet and your follicles at the same time, consider a way to stop hair growth with remedies at home that will not have you reaching any further than your own kitchen pantry. While most home remedies to stop hair growth require time and patience, they are less expensive and can be far less stressful on your skin.
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Things you need
- Turmeric powder
- Soft washcloth
- Butter knife
- Clean strips of cloth
- Ice pack
- Calamine lotion
- Lemon juice
Combine 3 tablespoons of yoghurt and 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of besan (gram flour) at a time until you have a paste that is thick but can still be easily spread.
Smooth the turmeric paste onto the areas that you wish to clear of hair. Apply the paste so that it covers the area completely. Stay away from the eye and genital areas.
Let the paste dry. This may take 20 minutes or a little more. You will be able to feel the paste cracking when you move that area of the body when it is completely dry.
Rub the paste off the area. Use your fingertips or a soft, dry washcloth. Much of the hair will come away with the paste (which exfoliates the hair away upon removal), but it will grow back. In order to permanently stop the hair growth, you will need to use the remedy regularly.
Use this treatment every 2 to 4 days. Turmeric has been used for centuries to remove and impede the regrowth of body hair. Over time, it will cause the hair to become finer, grow slower and eventually stop growing back.
Heat 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of lemon juice in a pot. Heat it on low so that the sugar melts but the mixture does not boil. Stir constantly.
Check the temperature of your homemade wax. It should be warm, but not hot, to the touch. It should also be thick and sticky.
Wax the hair that you wish to remove. Use the butter knife to smooth the wax onto your skin. Before you apply it to your skin, blow on the wax to cool it. Then press a strip of clean cloth over the wax and hold it in place for about 10 seconds before removing it with a firm, upward yank.
Soothe the waxed area with calamine lotion. This lotion is an astringent that will tighten the pores and relieve itching and inflammation.
Ice the waxed area. The cold will help sooth the burning and ease inflammation while tightening the pores to slow regrowth.
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Tips and warnings
- The haldi paste treatment is often used on small children since it is designed for sensitive skin.
- Test the haldi paste treatment on a small area of skin like the inner wrist before applying it to other areas of the body.
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