Affordable, Natural Remedies for Unwanted Hair
Hirsutism is the unwanted, excessive growth of hair on women where it normally grows on a man. This includes the face, back and chest. It’s conventional for most women to shave hair under their armpits (unless you are Madonna :-) ) and their legs and if you have unwanted hair, you may want to remove the unwanted hair too. The trouble with shaving is that shaving only makes the hair grow back faster! If you want to deal with your hirsutism you need to adopt other measures to achieve this.
What Causes Hirsutism?
Women can develop hirsutism due to:
- Taking certain medications
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irregular menstrual cycle
Dealing with the root cause of the situation is the first step to take. You can remove the unwanted hair, however it will continue to appear unless you deal with the problem first. Consult with your medical practitioner so that he or she can help you to sort out whatever is causing this unwanted growth of hair.
How to Deal with Unwanted Hair
Many women have turned to these methods to deal with unwanted hair growth, however these are costly and therefore not always available to all women:
- Laser hair removal
However, these treatments may not always be affordable or accessible to every woman. Let's look at some more easily accessible methods of dealing with hirsutism:
- Change to a healthier diet in order to better regulate your hormones
- Drink lots of water and fruit juice
- Start meditating and doing yoga as this will calm you down and help with regulating your hormones
- Ensure that you get enough sleep as this will help to reduce the stress in your life
- Begin and continue with an exercise regime as this also help to regulate your hormones and will reduce stress significantly
- Have a hot steamy bath before applying any of the following natural remedies as this will open up your pores and help you remove the hair
- Play around with all the suggested remedies until you find the ones that work for you.
It’s important to be patient as you will not remove the hair overnight. You will however remove it safely and at significantly cheaper than methods used by beauty clinics. If you notice your voice becoming deeper, your breast size altering and unexplained weight gain, you should consult with your medical practitioner as there might be something more serious causing the hair growth.
Natural methods are great because:
- They are cost effective
- They are not harmful to your skin
- They have multiple other benefits for your skin
- They are easily accessible
- They are simple and quick to prepare
Natural Methods of Removing Unwanted Hair
Most cases of hirsutism are due to hormonal imbalance due to an irregular amount of oestrogen. Scientists are in the process of proving that increasing your phytoestrogen can aid the process of removing unwanted hair. By increasing your phytoestrogen levels you can create hormonal balance and slow down the process of unwanted hair. Try to include the following foods in your diet:
- Brahmi herb
- Flax seeds
- Soy milk
- Fennel seeds
Blackstrap Molasses is laden with iron and minerals that can retard the growth of hair on your body. Consume two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses daily to remove unwanted hair. Diabetics and people who already take iron supplements should consult with their medical practitioners before consuming the prescribed amount of blackstrap molasses.
Drink spearmint tea regularly to reduce the levels of androgen in your body. Increased levels of androgen cause hormone imbalance in your body. Drink this tea 1-2 per day for optimum results. Here is how you make the tea:
- Boil water and spearmint herb or fresh spearmint herbs in a pot of water
- Allow the covered pot of tea to steep for about 10 minutes
- Strain the water and drink the remains
Remove excess and unwanted facial hair with a honey and lemon juice mask
The mixture will stick like crazy to your face and will literally rip the hair from your face. Added benefits of doing this is that your face will become soft and smooth thanks to the honey. The lemon juice will lighten any residual hair on your face and it will also cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Both honey and lemon juice contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which will ensure that your skin is not irritated.
Mix four tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl and spread this mixture to your face, back or any other area where you want to remove hair. Leave on for twenty minutes and remove with clean lukewarm water. For best results, do this at least three times per week.
Use an egg mask to remove unwanted hair
Mix a tablespoon of sugar with a tablespoon of cornflour with the white of an egg and beat this to a fine paste. Apply the paste to your face or back and leave on until it dries. Once it is dry you can pull the mask off along with the hair. Repeat this a few times per week for best results.
Turmeric Hair Removal Mask
The Indians have used turmeric for centuries to heal many ailments. Make a paste of turmeric, rose water, or milk and apply to your face. This should be left on for 20 minutes then washed off with warm water and a face cloth. Turmeric is good for your skin as it also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
All of these methods work provided you implement them consistently. You need to be patient and disciplined if you want to remove unwanted hair from your body. Looking for an easier method? Try these advanced hair removal products.