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Body hair removal is a pain, literally. Whether you're waxing, shaving, plucking or having laser treatments done, it's a tedious and painful process. For women with dark arm hair, or men who want to reduce the appearance of body hair, bleaching is a quick and easy alternative. Bleaching will leave the hair noticeable, but barely. Bleaching is also inexpensive, and you may find it favorable to other hair-removal methods.

Mix 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few drops of lemon juice and 2 tsp. of ammonia.

Add the soap flakes to the mixture until it reaches a paste-like consistency. The paste should be thick enough to cover the hair that you want to remove without running.

Clean and dry the area before applying the paste.

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

Spread the paste on the area you wish to lighten. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then wash the paste off. Repeat every few days until the hair reaches the desired lightness.


Do not apply the paste to an area of your skin that is cut. Using the paste too often can leave your hair brittle. Do not use chlorine bleach on your body, as it is a caustic substance.