Summer is a time for light dresses, tank tops, shorts, and of course, bikinis. These are beautiful and all, but it’s a real pain for people who like their legs and armpits to be hairless. Shaving causes irritation, ingrown hair, and results that only last 24 hours at most. Despite that, 77% of millennial women were still shaving in 2017, while the other 33% decided to go natural. It’s time to consider some alternatives!
smartzune.com has collected 5 DIY ways to fight body hair so we can throw the razor away once and for all. If you’re really serious about it, check out our bonus tip at the end of the article!
1. Sugar + lemon juice
Sugar and lemon are well-known ingredients when it comes to fighting unwanted hair. They’re components of a sugaring paste — a wax-like substance that removes hair easily and for a long time. Though the process is painful, the results can last up to 4 weeks and don’t cause as much ingrown hair.
By the way, if you add honey, you can easily make it in a microwave. For this, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of honey
- juice from 1/2 lemon (2 tbsp)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth, then put it in a microwave for 2 min. Take it out and stir every 20 to 30 seconds. Let cool before use.
Lemon is acidic, so it also acts as a bleaching agent, making your hair light and almost unnoticeable while also slowing down hair growth. Here’s a remedy that can help you out with this:
- Take 2 tbsps of sugar and 1/2 cups of warm water.
- Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and stir well.
- Apply it to the armpits and leave for 20 minutes.
- Wash off with warm water using slight rubbing motions.
- Repeat 2 to 3 times a week.
If you use these 2 together, you won’t have problems in between your sugaring sessions, like when your hair is becoming visible but isn’t long enough to pull out.