Vegan hair removal is one of the safest ways of getting rid of hair especially in areas where they shouldn’t be. Most of the time, most people opt for inorganic hair removal kits that claim to be cruelty-free.
These kits aren’t cruelty-free in reality and would cost you a pretty buck. Very popular methods of vegan hair removal include waxing and sugaring, however, beyond these two methods, there are a number of other vegan hair removal methods that are rarely explored.
These methods are equally as effective and can halt hair growth for a while. And what’s more, they can be easily done at home.
Here are some of these methods that are super effective:
1. Hair Removal Using a Pumice Stone
Beyond using your pumice stone for your feet, there is another use for it and it works like magic. The pumice stone’s rough surface is great at snagging hair and pulling them out of your skin. Likewise, it is 100% natural and doesn’t involve any inorganic materials.
To try it out, all you have to do is get a dry pumice stone and your clean and dry skin in small circular motions. The motion of the stone would cause the pores to cling onto the hair and then pull them out.
After the process, ensure that you moisturize. The texture of the pumice stone brings about an exfoliating effect on the skin and may leave it dry.
Be sure to moisturize afterward, as the texture of a pumice stone also provides an exfoliating effect and may leave the skin dry.
2. Hair Removal Using Papaya Paste
A good long-term solution for hair removal is Papaya. Although papaya doesn’t work overnight, it is known to be very effective. This fruit contains a special enzyme known as papain which serves to weaken hair follicles and prevent hair from growing after it’s been removed.
While this may not be one of the methods that you are very familiar with, it does work. In order to make this paste, the main ingredients that you would need include 1-2 tablespoons for mashed, raw papaya flesh and half teaspoon of Turmeric powder.
Here’s how to apply the paste:
- Mix the turmeric and the papaya together thoroughly until it forms a thick paste.
- Apply generously on your skin and massage the mixture in so that it gets into the hair follicles.
- Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes.
- Afterward, rinse it off with water.
- Repeat this process regularly, about 2 to 3 times every week and you would notice a reduction in hair growth.
3. Using Turmeric Powder
This bright yellow and fragrant spice is one that has been used by Indian women for generations. It is known for its various natural beauty remedies.
Apart from boosting skin health thanks to its antioxidant properties, it is also a multi-purpose beauty ingredient.
It is a known tooth whitener and not surprisingly, an effective hair remover as well. It contains compounds that are known for their effect on removing hair and inhibiting hair growth.
In order to use it as a hair removal product, here are some steps to take:
- Put three teaspoons of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of water in a bowl
- Mix it thoroughly until it forms a thick paste and apply to your desired area
- Leave it on there for about 20 minutes so that it dries
- Rinse it off and just like magic, the hair would come off from the roots
Regular use over a period of time helps to reduce hair growth in that area.
This method would taste to your pain threshold. Threading is a technique that is very popular in Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The reason why it is so gray for removing hair is because of its great precision and it does not aggravate skin the way shaving and waxing does.
To carry out threading, you would need a cotton or silk thread which you would double, twist and pull tautly. Then roll it over and pluck the follicles at the roots.
Unlike tweezing or plucking hair singly, threading doesn’t take up so much time because the thread can attach to multiple hairs at the same time. It is best suited to small areas like the upper lips, cheeks and eyebrows.
After threading, it may take up to six weeks for your hair to grow again. This makes it a great alternative to shaving or other conventional hair removal methods.
All of these methods that have been mentioned have been tested and have proven to be highly effective.
However, if you still decide to opt for conventional methods like shaving or hair trimming. Using quality equipment is essential to getting a clean and smooth trim – here’s a handpicked list of nice trimmers for every purpose. And yeah they’re a perfectly vegan way to remove hair without the headache!
Either way you choose, you’ll get rid of that hair patch that is such a peeve.
~ Groom & Style