How to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair With Home Remedies

by Nicki Howell ; Updated July 18, 2017

Natural remedies may assist in getting rid of leg hair.

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Unwanted hair appears all over the face, body, such as the legs, chest, back, armpits and feet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Traditionally, shaving, plucking, waxing and over-the-counter hair removal treatments are used to get rid of unwanted hair. You might prefer to take a different approach to hair removal, though, and use a home remedy.

Use besan and turmeric, which can be found at your local natural food store, to remove unwanted hair, recommends Besan, which is also referred to as gram flour, is made using chickpeas and is a common ingredient in Indian foods. Besan and turmeric work together to inhibit hair growth. Apply equal parts of each ingredient and mix well. Gently rub the mixture into the problem area. Allow the substance to completely dry and use a warm cloth to wipe away the hair and ingredients.

Use a sugar mixture to remove hair. Mix sugar, honey and lemon in a bowl and microwave the mixture for up to three minutes, recommends The mixture should have a smooth consistently. Apply the mixture to the unwanted hair and cover it with a cloth strip designed for waxing. Quickly remove the strip against the direction of hair growth.

Apply an egg mask to facial hair, recommends Mix one egg white with 1 tbsp. sugar and 1/2 tbsp. corn flour into a paste, apply to the unwanted hair and allow it to completely dry. Once the mixture has dried, peel off the mask, and unwanted hair will come off, too.

Mix ground white pepper, a couple drops of kerosene and white pepper into a small bowl, recommends Apply to the legs and allow to sit for up to 15 minutes. Wash the mixture off with warm water and hair will fall off. Test a small area of skin first. Some people experience skin irritation from kerosene. Repeat this process once hair starts to regrow.


  • A single treatment option doesn’t work best for everyone. You might need to try a couple different options before finding the best natural treatment for your problem areas.

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About the Author

Nicki Howell started her professional writing career in 2002, specializing in areas such as health, fitness and personal finance. She has been published at health care websites, such as HealthTree, and is a ghostwriter for a variety of small health care organizations. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Portland State University.