Body hair removal is a pain, literally. Whether you’re waxing, shaving, plucking or getting laser done, it’s a tedious and painful process. For women with dark arm hair, or men who want to get rid of unwanted body hair, bleaching is a quick and easy alternative. Bleaching will leave the hair noticeable, but barely. Bleaching is also cheap, and most people will find it favorable to other hair removal methods. The steps below describe a home made bleach and a store bought brand, which is recommended.

Things You'll Need

Mix in about 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few drops of lemon juice and about a tablespoon of ammonia.

Start adding the soap flakes until you get a paste. The paste should be thick enough to cover the hair that you want to remove without running.

It is recommended to bleach your body hair with a cream bleach because the results are quick. You can pick up a cream bleach at any drug store like Walgreens. The good part about bleaching cream is that it comes with an accelerator, which make the bleaching process quick.

Clean and dry the area before applying the cream.

Do a small test patch on an indiscriminate area to test for an allergic reaction. Wait 1 full day before proceeding.

For the homemade bleach, put it on so that the hair is completely covered and go out into the sun for a while. Home bleaching will take at least 3 or 4 cycles before you start seeing results so there is no set time before you wash it off.

After you are done completely rinse off the bleaching cream. For store bought bleach, you can re-apply the cream to the area for lighter hair if you are not happy with the results.