How to Bleach Chest Hair

by Lorna Parever ; Updated September 28, 2017

With summer comes bathing suits and lower-cut tops, unless you're embarrassed by unwanted chest hair. Chest hair isn't a big problem in the scheme of things, and it's easy to be rid of. If you want to subtly lighten any fuzz, the options range from store-bought products to salon services.

Use a store-bought bleach kit found in the personal-care aisle of most supermarkets and at drugstores. These bleaching kits contain a mixture of bleach, hydrogen peroxide, moisturizers and softening ingredients for safe at-home bleaching. At-home bleaching kits are available for the body, and those safe for the face also will be safe for the chest. Whichever type you choose, always test it on a small area before applying to the entire area you want to lighten.

Make an appointment at a salon or spa for body-hair bleaching. The advantage of requesting a salon professional to bleach your unwanted hair is the assurance that the bleaching will end up as intended -- and in a timely manner. The cost of services vary depending on the salon.

Concoct an at-home remedy to lighten the chest hair. Lemon juice is a well-known hair lightener. Squeeze out the juice from one lemon and mix with approximately 6 tbsp. water. Add to your hair and then let the mixture stay on for a few hours. Repeat this process until you see the desired effect.

Ask your salon about safe alternatives to the bleaching process. One new trend is seaweed bleaching, which works slower than traditional salon-lightening techniques but results in blond hair just the same.

About the Author

Since 2006, Lorna Parever has worked as a professional writer on topics as diverse as contemporary art, teaching and etiquette. She has published internationally in print magazines and online publications and works as a freelance and consultant editor. Parever holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in literature and art history and a Master of Arts in art history.