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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Warnings

  • At-home bleaching products can cause an allergic reaction for certain users. Always read the included materials thoroughly.

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.