Taming the frizzy mane

Natural Hair Removal Techniques

There are many different natural hair removal techniques available today, which can be done in the comfort of your own home.

Shaving

1. Purchase a Good Quality Razor

Most razors have a lubricating strip, which are full of chemicals. However, it is possible to purchase razors that are more natural.

  • Purchase razors without moisture or lubricating strips.

  • You could purchase razors that do have the strips, but peel them off before use.

2. Purchase Natural Shaving Gel or Cream

Many well know brands of shaving gel or cream contain chemicals. Try to purchase natural brands.

  • Using coconut or sesame oil as shaving creams are highly recommended.

3. Apply the Shaving Cream to Wet Skin

Spread your preferred shaving product in a thin layer onto the skin you will be shaving. Ensure you have placed enough of the product, as your razor does not have a lubricating strip.

4. Shave Carefully

Shave with care moving in one long motion.

  • Ensure that you continuously rinse off excess shaving cream to ensure a clean shave.

  • Don't rush. You are more likely to cut yourself if you do not take your time.

Sugar Wax

1. Purchase the Products for Sugar Wax

This is a method you can carry out at home. Ingredients you need are:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 cup raw sugar

  • 2 tbsp water

  • Arrowroot or Non-GMO cornstarch

2. Gather Waxing Materials

  • Cooking pot

  • Stainless steel bowl

  • Cloth strips 6" x 12"

3. Prepare The Mixture

Place the lemon juice, sugar and water into the cooking pot and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer for approximately 5 minutes until the mixture become smooth and turns a golden colour. Cool the mixture in a stainless steel bowl for several minutes.

4. Prepare The Skin for Waxing

While the wax is cooling, wash and exfoliate the area you are going to wax. This will remove any dead skin cells which will allow for easier waxing. Sprinkle a thin layer of arrowroot or cornstarch on the area you are going to wax. This helps to remove the wax.

5. Waxing

Take a handful of wax and knead it until it becomes smooth. Spread it onto the skin then place a piece of the cloth over the wax pressing it down firmly. Wait a few minutes for the wax to cool before removing it, by griping the cloth and pulling it off against your hair growth. Repeat if necessary. Rinse off the wax and moisturise the skin with grapeseed or jojoba oil.

Pumice Stone

1. Purchase a Pumice Stone

Pumice stones can be found in most drugstores and supermarkets.

2. Exfoliate the Skin

Remove any dead skin cells by exfoliating. This will make the hair removal process easier.

3. Using the Pumice

Place the pumice on the hairline of the area you wish to treat. Rub the pumice over the skin in small circles until you have completed the entire area. Once you have done this, you should rinse the area with water to remove any loose hairs.

4. Moisturise

Using a natural moisturiser such as coconut oil or jojoba are extremely beneficial for the skin as it will reduce irritation possibly caused by the pumice stone.

If none of these methods work for you, consider going to a spa for your hair removal


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