Easy Homemade Ways to remove Underarm Hair

Haven’t we all taken the easy way out and taken to the razor to get rid of underarm hair when we are in a hurry? Be it due to laziness to make that salon appointment or pure dread of putting your underarms through waxing, many of us prefer shaving to remove underarm hair. If I told you that there are simple ways in which you can remove your underarm hair at home, with lasting results, would you be willing to try them?So here are some homemade ways to remove underarm hair easily.

Homemade Ways to remove Underarm Hair

1. Sugaring

This is the most effective way of removing underarm hair. It works on hair whose length is around 1/16th of an inch too. In order to do this, you need to prepare the sugaring paste whose ingredients are

  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients over low heat in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Once it comes to a boil, simmer and let it process on low heat for 20 minutes. At the end of it, it turns a nice wine red-brown color. At this point, turn off the heat. Let it cool and store it in an airtight container.


Prepare your skin by cleaning it with a wet cloth and dusting baby powder on it. To use the sugaring mixture, take a scoop out with your fingers.It is a gooey mixture which can be rolled into a ball. Roll it and press on your underarms, in the “opposite” direction of hair growth. Firmly press it on the skin. Now raise your arms so that the skin on which you are working so that it is taut. With your fingers, pull off the sugaring solution in the “same” direction as hair growth. Keep working on small sections of your skin to remove hair from the entire region. Finally, rinse the area with soap and water.

Also Read – How to lighten the underarms – Home Remedies Here

Sugaring is better than waxing in that it prevents ingrown hair and retards hair growth for close to a month. It is not as painful as waxing and can be done from the comfort of your home.

Also Read – Waxing vs. Epilators – Which is a better method of hair removal? Here

2. Lemon and sugar pack

Mix 1 tbsp of sugar with 2 tbsp of lemon juice and make a paste. Apply this paste on your underarms in the direction of hair growth. Leave it for ten minutes and wipe with a wash cloth. Do this twice a week and it will slowly help remove hair over time. It also helps lighten the skin on your underarms.

3. Egg and corn flour pack

cornflour egg mask

Whip 1 egg white with 1/2 tsp of corn flour and 1 tsp of sugar. Apply this paste on your underarms and allow it to dry. Peel it off from the skin when it dries. Repeating this weekly will help you remove your underarm hair while peeling off the mask.

Also Read – Ingrown Hair Prevention Tips & Natural Remedies Here

4. Milk and turmeric pack

Mix a pinch of turmeric with two tsp of milk and apply it on your underarms. It is not so much of a hair remover as much as a retarder.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.