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Underarm Hair Removal Methods and Tips

Long, shiny, bouncy are some of the adverbs women want people to describe their beautiful tresses as, the tresses that adorn and are the crown of their head. Women take various measures to maintain them and help them grow. But when it comes to body hair, women’s opinion exactly contradicts the one they have about hair on the head; they want to get rid of body hair. It is important to understand that the main function of body hair is to cover and act as a cushion for sensitive body parts against the external damages. So, having hair in different parts of the body is beneficial. But for many people, especially women, body hair tends to affect their looks and aesthetic wellbeing and therefore opting to remove them permanently is the best solution. The usual issues faced, especially by women, are about facial and armpit hair and fittingly there are different techniques through which they can be permanently removed at salons. However, hair removal, especially on the underarms can be performed at home. Doing so at home is not just cost effective, but natural and more importantly, safe.

Artificial Underarm Hair Removal Methods:

There are quite a ways to remove underarm hair for women. While some of the techniques are not painful, they do not give the desired result. Similarly, some techniques can hurt but provide long lasting results. Few of the usual techniques for underarm hair removal are:

• Shaving Underarm Hair:

The most common thought for any gender when it comes to removing body hair is shaving. It is the easiest, most readily available and the most cost effective way of removing armpit hair. Shaving is a quick process with a person needing a good razor and a good quality, no side-effect causing cream.
The short-hand of shaving is that it will not give long lasting effects and may result in causing rashes and cuts on the armpit area, sometimes leading to itchiness and burning sensations. However, if shaving is combined with other products available at the stores, it can provide longer relief from underarm hair.

• Tweezing :

Tweezing has its advantages and disadvantages when compared to shaving. The positive being that tweezing gives a more long-lasting effect than shaving with the effect lasting for 4-5 days than the 2-3 days when you shave the underarm.
Drawback :
However, tweezing can be very painful as it involves plucking of hair and the underarm being a sensitive area, it can cause discomfort. Tweezing is a better option when it comes to removing facial hair.

• Underarm Waxing :

Waxing is a method that results in semi-permanent effect when removing hair i.e. it removes hair for up to three weeks. This requires the use of hot wax at the desired body areas. The hot wax is applied with the help of a cloth, which is then removed by pulling in the opposite direction of the hair growth direction in a swift motion. Drawback:
Though effective, waxing can be a painful experience.

• Epilators :

It is an electronic device that removes body hair by holding onto it and pulling it out. It is easy to operate and causes less pain while removing body hair. However, epilators might not work well on all skin types and may end up darkening the skin.
Drawback :
Make sure your armpit hair is not too long as it can cause the device to get tangled and make the experience hurtful. While all these are the artificial methods are effective in their own ways, there are several homemade methods for underarm hair removal which are equally and more effective, both performance and cost wise. Some of these useful and thoughtful home remedies are mentioned below.

Home Remedies to Remove Underarm/Armpit Hair:

• Using Turmeric Paste

Turmeric has been boon for the mankind for its medicinal value but not many people know that it was one of the ancient ways of body hair removal. This is a totally painless and a long lasting method.
Requirements :
  • Half cup turmeric powder
  • Rosewater
  • Warm water
  • Dry towel
Procedure :
  • Make a thick turmeric paste using turmeric and rose water
  • Stir the paste well and apply on the underarm hair
  • Once applied leave it to settle for half an hour
  • Wash the paste with the towel soaked in warm water
  • Softly rub the area dry and repeat the process to remove underarm hair

• Using Homemade Sugar Wax

One of the natural remedies for permanent hair removal is the use of sugar wax. This is not only cost effective but also provides long-lasting effects. Sugar wax can be made at home with just 3 cups sugar, half-cup water, and ¼ cup of lemon juice.
Requirements :
  • Put sugar in a pre-heated pan and add water to it
  • Stir it well to mix and cook till the sugar totally dissolves and leaves a brown caramel color substance
  • Pour lemon juice to the mixture and stir it till it becomes a waxy solution. This can take around 20 mins
  • Put the wax into a heat resistant bowl and allow it to cool down
Procedure :
  • Wash the body area with warm water and rub it dry with a towel.
  • Put the wax on the body area and spread it with a spatula
  • Place a waxing strip on the applied wax and press it well
  • Remove the strip with a quick jerk in the opposite direction of hair
  • Put moisturizer on the waxed area for soothing and calming any inflammation or pain

• Using Honey Lemon Mixture for Underarm Hair Removal

Honey and lemon both have been the source of physical treatment even though they aren’t as popular with regards to hair removal. Honey, if applied regularly, is a useful resource for hair removal. Requirements :
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 3 drops lemon juice
  • Warm water
  • Dry towel
Procedure :
  • To begin with, mix honey and lemon juice together and stir well
  • Apply the mixture on the underarm area and leave it on for 15-20mins
  • Wash it with a towel soaked in warm water or rinse it off with warm water
  • Softly rub the area dry. This treatment is to be repeated for 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks for permanent hair removal.

• Using Corn Flour & Egg Paste

It is a wonderful experience to know that our kitchen is full of remedies for various issues. In this case, corn flour and egg paste is a painless process to remove underarm hair. Although it is a time consuming process and requires multiple application.
Requirements :
  • An egg
  • ½ teaspoon corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
All the above ingredients are to be added and mixed thoroughly to make a paste
Procedure :
  • Paste needs to be applied on the underarm hair area
  • Let it settle and dry
  • Once dried, peel off the dried up paste
  • This process is to be repeated every week for permanent underarm hair removal

    • Using Lentil and Potato

    This is an effective treatment of removing body hair in India since ages. The potato contains special properties that help to dry out your skin and hair follicles, and mixing it with the dried lentils makes it easier for the hair to be pulled out.
    Requirements :
    • 1 potato
    • 1 bowl of dried yellow lentils
    • 1 tablespoon of honey
    • 1 lemon
    Procedure :
    • Soak lentil in water overnight to easily crush later
    • Crush the potato and squeeze its juice in a bowl
    • Mix potato juice with crushed lentil
    • Apply mixture and keep on for 20 minutes
    • Wipe the paste off

      • Using Basil and Onion Paste

      Did you know that onion not only makes your dishes delicious but also can help remove unwanted hair when combined with basil? All you have to do is a little practice to discover the slight transparent films that lie between the layers of an onion.
      Requirements :
      • Basil leaves- 10-12
      • Onions- 2
      Procedure :
      • Take out the flimsy transparent layers from between the onion layers
      • Now squash the basil leaves alongside the onion films to get a glue
      • Apply this glue on your unwanted hair
      • Leave for 15-20 minutes
      • Wash off with water
      • Repeat this 3-4 times each week for a month or two to uproot your unwanted hair
      Above-mentioned techniques are mostly painless and cost effective. Though time consuming, they have a long-lasting effect in removing underarm body hair. It is important to clean underarm hair regularly to maintain physical hygiene and avoid body odour issues, as armpits are one of the major sources of body odour since they are dense and absorb more sweat.

Clinical Importance of Underarm Hair Removal

Armpit hair is also known as axillary hair and enables more sweat through the axillary gland compared to the other body areas. More sweat results in stronger bacterial influence that produces strong body odour. However, if the armpit has less hair it would enable less sweat and hence lesser bacteria. Moreover, if the armpit hair are not removed or cleaned, it can cause the following ailments:
  • Axillary Intertrigo :

    Skin inflammation caused by moisture, heat and friction is known as intertrigo. Excessive underarm hair is a dense source of sweat and the moisture can result in the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and yeasts
  • Rashes & Burning Sensation :

    More hair results in friction which generates heat which can cause rashes and burning sensation
  • Breast Cancer :

    Armpit is home to lymphatic nodes and breast cancer is mainly spread through lymphatic vessels to lymphatic nodes

Underarm Hair Removal at Kaya

Underarm hair may seem to be a harmless affair but it can cause quite a few irritations if persisted with. While there are many natural and DIY processes for underarm hair removal, we at Kaya can help you get rid of your body hair issues on a permanent basis. At Kaya, we use US FDA approved Nd-YAG laser that’s really safe for the Indian skin. Laser hair removal* will help in saying permanent goodbyes to your body hair worries. Kaya Hair Free Gentle Touch finds out the type of hair you have and on the basis of that hair removal treatment is customized to give you a painless and long lasting resolution.
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