If you are a girl then you must be desperate to get rid of underarm hair to wear your beautiful sleeveless dresses.During summer its really difficult to wear something full.

There are many ways you can get rid of underarm hair.I ve given list of methods which you can apply to remove the underarm hair.I would like you to give a try at the natural remedies.

Hair are the protein filaments. They grow from follicles found in the skin. Hair normally grows on the entire human body with an exception that their quantity varies cup on various body parts.

Visibility of hair increases during and after adolescence. Hair are beneficial at many places, as they cover the sensitive areas from external harms.

But, hair are found to be aesthetically disturbing, considered as the cause of friction, and give rise to bacteria, especially, hair around genital and armpit region.

As per body function, armpit hair or auxiliary hair usually begins to appear with the age of puberty. Removing the underarm hair is not only done according to aesthetics, but there are some religious beliefs, cultural beliefs, and is also a hygienic practice.

There are various methods adapted timely to remove the armpit hair.

Some Methods To Remove Armpit Hair:


Shaving the underarm hair is the simplest, common, and less painful technique.


Waxing is also one of the practices to remove armpit hair. It has a semi- permanent effect.


Tweezing is another practice but is more painful than shaving. However, tweezing gives more permanent effect.

Above mentioned were the standard and artificial techniques, which needs some investment. However, some natural remedies or home remedies, are also available to remove armpit hair.

The natural remedies include:

  • Use of turmeric paste
  • Honey lemon paste
  • Homemade sugar wax
  • Gelatin peel- off remover
  • Sugaring paste

How the armpit hair does grow and what is their function? 

The area between the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder is referred as the armpit. It is known with a latin name “Axilla”.  It is also known with names, oxter, and underarm.

Axila is provided with an axillary artery, vein, nerves and axillary lymph nodes. They are also provided with sweat-producing glands.

The hair that is grown in the armpit region is called, axillary hair, or armpit hair. Informally, also referred as under-arm hair.

It may essentially shade sweat or moisture away from the skin, supporting ventilation. It is the main cause of the body odor, happens frequently in the axillary region.

The underarm region considered more important than the genital region in terms of the body odor. Axillary hair in men is dense than in women.

How removal of armpit hair helps in reducing bacteria build up? Why is it clinically important?

Grown armpit hair encourages more sweat production via axillary gland. It enhances more bacterial activity on sweat, thus results in stronger odors. But, less crowded armpits are less prone to sweats and hence reduce bacteria.

Armpit hair if not removed, can result in few ailments, like:

Axillary intertrigo: The condition of skin inflammation caused due to moisture, heat, and friction is referred as intertrigo. Crowded armpits are more prone to sweats, thus, remain moist and give niche to the growth of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts, and fungi.

Due to friction among hair, it remains heated as well. This is the main cause of the excessive perspiration that results in axillary intertrigo. The situation can cause rashes; chronic itching and can cause the burning sensation.

Breast cancer via lymphogenic spread: Breast cancer mainly spreads via lymphatic vessels to the lymph nodes found in the armpit region.

Artificial methods for removal of armpit hair: 

Axillary hair grows in both males and females. However, it is a common act for females to remove the armpit hair, men do it usually if they are athletes or in modeling. Armpit is the more sensitive region, so one should choose the adequate technique of hair removal. Here, are the listed methods.

Armpit is the more sensitive region, so one should choose the adequate technique of hair removal. Here, are the listed methods.


Armpit Hair Shaving
Armpit Hair Shaving

Shaving is the most popular, economical and simplest technique for hair removal. It is advised to use shaving cream or soap to the area to be shaved. It is applied to soften the skin and to lubricate it.

What we need:

  • Razor preferably, one having 2-3 blades inbuilt.
  • Shaving cream or soap.
  • Water
  • Soft cloth to clean excessive cream and soak the skin after cleansed with water.

The method will be more effective if practiced daily or alternatively, otherwise, stubble will start appearing on the shaved surface.


  • One should take care while shaving, the razor used, should neither be too sharp nor               be blunt.
  •  Razor should be washed properly, before and after use, to avoid infection.
  •  Apply some moisturizing lotion after shaving the armpit, to avoid irritation.


Waxing is yet another technique to remove armpit hair from the root. It is done by applying a thin layer of  artificial wax(slightly hot wax), and removing it in opposite direction using the wax strips. It is effective usually until 3-4 weeks, but, for some people hair regrowth may start in 2-3 weeks or soon.

It is effective usually until 3-4 weeks, but, for some people hair regrowth may start in 2-3 weeks or soon.

What we need:

  • Artificial wax
  • Wax Strip
  • Talcum Powder


  • Wax applied shouldn’t be too hot.
  • Wax should not be applied in thick layers, as it is painful to remove.
  • The wax strip should be removed in opposite direction of hair growth, otherwise, it may cause reddishness and can be painful.


Tweezing is popular yet the painful way to remove the armpit hair. Tweezing is the act of removing the armpit hair from the roots with the help of tweezers. Tweeze in the direction of hair growth.

What we need :

  • Tweezers
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Moisturiser


  • Clean tweezers after each use.
  • Protect the tip of tweezers with the cap.


The electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping and pulling hair, is referred as Epilator. It is usually easy to operate and is less painful. But, they won’t suite all types of skin and may result in skin darkness.


It is the newly rising method that is capable to completely remove armpit hair permanently. In the mentioned technique, the hair follicles of small electrified to kill the cells.

6.Laser treatment :

Laser treatment for hair removal has become extremely popular now. It uses the principle of using light energy to vanish the hair follicles. It is famous not only due to its speed but for its efficiency and it’s more permanent effect as well.

7.Use of hair removal creams:

Many hair removal creams like Veet, Caley,Nair etc. are available in the market. They remarkably help to remove hair from the roots and certainly is not a painful technique.

Home Remedies To Remove Armpit Hair:

Home Remedies To Remove Armpit Hair
Home Remedies To Remove Armpit Hair

We already have taken easy techniques to remove armpit hair. The above methods either involve appointment to the salon for proper waxing or need a little investment to be performed efficiently at home.

But, if I tell you some more easy remedies to remove the armpit hair with no investment at all. I am sure, you would like to try them. So, below are the enlisted methods for hair removal with natural ingredients available normally at home.

1.Homemade sugar wax:

Sugar wax is the natural remedy to remove hair. It is pocket – friendly method to for more- permanent removal of the underarm hair.

What we need:

  • A cup of sugar
  • 1/4th cup of water
  • A tablespoon of lemon juice

How to make:

Add a cup of sugar and 1/4th cup of water in a pan. Cook, till it turns to brown caramel solution. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice and stir well till it turns waxy solution. Let it cool a bit.

How to use:

  •  Wash the armpit if any moisturizer used previously.
  • Apply some talcum powder.
  • Apply a thin layer sugar wax over the hairy surface of the armpit.
  • Put wax strip or some cotton cloth, press it and gently and remove it quickly in opposite direction of hair growth.
  • Apply some moisturizer or cream to soothe the stressed skin.

2.Sugar and lemon pack:

It is an easy treatment to remove the armpit hair.

What we need:

  • A tsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp of lemon juice

How to make:

Mix a tablespoon of sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and stir it well to make the paste.

How to use:

  • Apply the paste to the underarm, in the direction of the hair growth.
  • Leave same, for ten minutes and wash it water then wipe it with the cloth.
  • Repeat the treatment to remove hair over time.
  • It also helps lighten the underarm region, darkened by overuse of razors while shaving or deodorant.

3.Honey lemon pack :

Honey is the natural ingredient, posses very efficient properties. It is also useful for skin benefits.

What we need :

  • 3 tsp honey
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • Warm water
  • A towel

How to make:

Mix honey and lemon juice thoroughly to make a uniform paste.

How to use:

  • Apply thin layer of the pack obtained on the underarm.
  • Don’t disturb it for next 15 minutes.
  • Wash off with warm water and soak it with the damp towel.
  • Repeat the treatment twice or thrice a week for upcoming 3-4 weeks to remove hair on more permanent basis.

4.Milk and turmeric paste:

It is not a hair removing remedy but is used to lose the hair follicles, which promotes easy hair removal.

What we need:

  • Turmeric
  • Milk
  • A towel
  • Warm water

How to make:

Mix turmeric, milk, and warm water. Stir it well to make the uniform paste.

How to use:

  • Apply the obtained mixture.
  • Leave it for 20-30 minutes.
  • Wash off with water and dry it with a towel.
  • Repeat the method to loosen the hair follicles of the armpit hair.

6.Corn flour and egg paste:

Like turmeric paste, this is also painless treatment to remove armpit hair. However, the treatment takes some time and need repetition.

What we need:

  • An egg
  • ½ teaspoon of corn flour.
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar.

How to make:

Add above ingredients; mix it thoroughly to make the uniform paste.

How to use:

  • Apply the obtained paste of an egg and corn flour, to the targeted area.
  • Allow it to dry.
  • Peel the skin off, when dried.
  • Repeat the same method weekly for more permanent removal of the armpit hair.

7.Gelatin peel- off paste :

It is less painful technique and shares same principle as sugar wax.

What we need :

  • A cup of water
  • Simply flavored gelatin
  • 1/4th cup of aloe Vera gel
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • A green tea bag
  • 3 tsp of lemon juice

How to make:

Grind cucumber and strain the juice.  Boil  green tea in a bowl, and add gelatin gel, aloe vera gel, cucumber juice and stir it till the gelatin is completely dissolved. Leave it to cool.

How to use :

  • Clean the armpit with water and soak it using a towel.
  • Apply the gelatin mask, leave the hand stretched to dry.
  • Remove the mask once it’s dried and apply moisturizer.

9.Gram flour mask:

Gram flour is used since ancient times to get soft, hair free and clean skin. We can try to remove the armpit hair using gram flour, however, it is only beneficial for fine hair

What we need :

  • Gramflour – ½ cup
  • Milk – ½ cup’
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh cream – 1 tablespoon (only for dry skin)

How to make:

Mix gram flour, milk, turmeric powder, and fresh cream. Stir it properly to make a uniform paste.

How to use:

Apply the paste on the targeted area; leave it to dry for 30 min. Then, start rubbing it in opposite direction of hair growth, when its done, wash off your face with warm water and soak it with the towel.

10.Raw papaya paste:

Papaya have an active enzyme name papain , that makes it suitable for sensitive skin. It breakdown the hair follicle and prohibit the hair growth.

What we need:

  • Raw papaya paste – 1-2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp

How to make:

Peel raw papaya and grind it. Mix turmeric powder with paste.

How to use:

Apply the obtained paste and leave it to dry for 15 min. Wash it off and soak it with the dry towel.

11.Lentil potato paste:

Potato with dried lentils help in remove the unwanted hair of armpit, legs, face, and hands.

What we need:

  • Yellow lentil – 1 bowl
  • Potato(crushed and peeled) – 1 bowl
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tbs
  • Sieve to filter the juice

How to make:

Soak the yellow lentils overnight, crush them next day. Peel and crush the potatoes and filter its juice using a sieve. Add potato juice, crushed yellow lentils, lemon juice, and honey in a bowl and stir it properly to make the uniform paste.

How to use:

Apply the paste to the targeted area of the armpit. Leave it to dry for 15-20 min. After then, remove it using fingers and you will find that hair will come off with the dry lentil paste. 

12.White pepper and camphor:

Pepper and camphor are both strong and have the property to lose the hair follicles, thus are used to remove the unwanted hair.

What we need:

  • Camphor – 2 tsp
  • White pepper – 2 tsp
  • Almond oil – a few drops

How to make:

Grind white pepper in fine powder, mix camphor with it. Add few drops of almond oil and mix it well.

How to use:

Apply the mixture on the armpit region. Leave for 10-15 min, waste off the paste. You will find hair on legs will fall off with waste when washed.

In the text, we mentioned various techniques to remove the unwanted armpit hair. Make a note that home remedies possess more permanent effect, but are slow to show results.

Thus, be patient using the techniques and be careful.


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