One of the most popular way to camouflage unwanted body hair is by bleaching. Most people prefer to bleach their arms and legs instead of face. Bleaching saves you time, toil, and a load of turmoil.
One of the biggest beauty dilemma that almost all women face is the method to adopt for removing unwanted body and facial hair. Many of us commit the blunder of taking to the razor, or waxing strips to go virtually pilgarlic, only to end up with infections, and allergies. In order to do away with this drama, one may prefer bleaching their hair. The bleaching process lightens the hair color, making the hair less detectable.
The procedure for bleaching hair on the body like arms and legs is different from that of bleaching facial skin. Since the facial skin is far too delicate, creams meant to bleach the arms or other parts of the body must not be used. Your facial skin may end up looking chaffed as body bleaching creams constitute chemicals that may not prove compatible with your delicate facial skin.
Ways to Bleach Arm Hair . . .
. . With Hydrogen Peroxide
One of the best methods to bleach your hair is with the help of hydrogen peroxide. In a bowl, add ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide, and to it a few drops of lemon juice. Add ½ tablespoon of ammonia to the bowl. Apply this mixture onto your arm, and wash it after 5 – 10 minutes. Repeat this procedure regularly, in order to get the desired result. In this way, you can bleach your arm hair with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide in itself, is a harsh chemical which can damage the skin; hence, care should be ascribed when used.
. . With Bleaching Cream
One can also make use of bleaching creams. Before you apply the cream, wash the arms properly, and make sure that they are clean. Pat them dry, and only then apply the cream. Follow the instructions mentioned on package in order to avoid any kind of infections. You can try a test patch first. If it does not implicate any side effects, you may proceed, and bleach your arm hair. Apply the cream as per the instruction mentioned, and allow the cream to remain enveloping the hair for a stipulated period. Wash the cream off with lukewarm water. Make sure that you rinse your skin well, and that there are no residual remains on it. This indeed is one of the best ways to bleach hair on the arms, without being overtly messy.
. . With Lemon Juice
Apply lemon juice to the arm hair. Expose the hair to sunlight for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water, and a mild soap. Though this procedure will not lighten the hair in the very first attempt, after 3 to 4 attempts you surely will observe a difference in the color of your hair. Most of the time, this treatment to lighten the arm hair does not give in to any side effects. For skin types allergic to lemon juice, one must avoid this treatment.
Take Note of these Tidbits . . .
- Unless you are on a mad-dash mission to go blatantly blond, do not allow the bleach to stand on your skin for more than a few minutes. Sure you want to camouflage your dark ‘fur’, just don’t go overboard with the bleach, and get yourself declared a flibbertigibbet!
- You may be lucky if you are thick-skinned! Well, I mean, if your skin is not the sensitive sorts, you won’t sport any red patches. However, your skin may seem forcefully elastic, and parched when the bleach is on, and if your skin is reticent toward chemical composites.
- The time required for your hair to change color is variable, depending on the thickness, and texture of the hair. Thick, coarse hair may take double the time, and effort as compared to wafer-fine hair.
- If your arm itches, refrain from scratching the area. A sweeping stroke should help the itch die down.
- If your hair has not taken to bleaching, re-apply the cream. Leave it on for another 5 – 10 minutes.
- If you are left with an excess of the activated cream mixture, don’t blame yourself for wastage. Your bleaching solution is deemed effective for 30 minutes. So, if the hair has not gone lighter, don’t hesitate to ♻ the mixture.
- After you have bleached your arm hair, wash the area clean with cool water for the pores to contract.
- Do not wash the area with soap, thereafter, for the next five to six hours.
- Better not to step out into the ☀, immediately after your bleaching excursion. If you simply have to, then tampon the region well, to prevent the sun from having an easy access through.
- If your skin gets bumpy in a few sections of your arm, don’t panic. They would subside on their own, just don’t bother touching them compulsively.
- If your arm looks a frigid white, know that it is a slight reaction. Nothing worrisome, yet again. The skin color would resume normalcy in a matter of minutes.
- All those who have an extremely sensitive skin should avoid bleaching all together, as they are prone to damaging their skin.
Bleaching is one definite way to lighten arm hair. Let this article instate that the information provided here is for pedagogical purposes. If you have laid your hands on a bleaching cream, and are planning to use it for the first time, seek appropriate guidance in accordance to your skin type. You sure wouldn’t appreciate if your hair is embezzled with tones of gritty gold, or fiery brown! A lighter shade would serve better to disguise a few . . . and yourself!