Trying to control the length of hair can be a daunting task. Hair that grows too fast can be a pain to deal with and may take up a lot of your time and money. There are a number of treatment plans available that can stop your hair from growing too fast, but none of them are a guaranteed solution to your hair problem. The best way to try to slow down hair growth is to start with the more natural methods before trying riskier solutions.

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Use a hair growth inhibitor cream. Vaniqa is an FDA-approved hair inhibitor that can be found in stores. While many other products of this sort exist, only Vaniqa has been clinically proven to slow hair growth in some individuals.

Use soy. Soy products act as an inhibitor to testosterone which contributes to hair growth. You can consume soy products or try rubbing soy milk on patches of unwanted body hair. Soy milk that comes with a soy isoflavone solution may help enhance the effects.

Women’s Health Resource suggests waxing the area where you want to slow hair growth. While this is a painful way to temporarily remove all hair from a spot on your body, hair does grow back slower and finer than it did before the waxing.


  • Slowing down hair growth will not show instantaneous results. The speed of hair growth is genetically determined. You should be ready to commit weeks or months to the process, and be willing to try different techniques if you discover that one of the methods is not working.