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How to Lighten Stomach Hair

By Mary Smith. Updated: May 25, 2017
How to Lighten Stomach Hair

For some people, dark hair on different parts of the body can become an embarrassing aesthetic problem that requires attention. Many women opt to shave their legs or remove hair around areas like the eyebrows or upper lip. But in other areas such as the abdomen, it may be preferable to lighten or bleach hair rather than remove it. But what method should you use?

OneHOWTO will show you how to lighten stomach hair with different solutions; from natural products to equally effective commercial alternatives.

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Lighten stomach hair with bleaching cream

One of the safest and most effective ways to lighten abdomen hair is to use a commercially available bleaching cream. This product is specially prepared for this purpose and has simple instructions.

To use it on your stomach you should:

  • Wash the area with soap and water and dry it well.
  • Mix the components of the bleaching cream in equal proportions, usually composed of ammonia and bleaching powder.
  • Apply to the hair with a spatula and leave for 5 to 7 minutes. Don't leave it on any longer as the skin may suffer from an allergic reaction.
  • Remove with warm water. It is normal for the area where we have applied the cream to look a little lighter for a few hours afterwards, but this effect won't last long.

With this said, commercial bleaching creams have chemical ingredients that may be harmful for people with sensitive skin. Therefore, we have some natural alternatives for you to try.

Lighten stomach hair with lemon

A natural solution for to lighten and bleach hair is to apply a little lemon juice to the previously washed area, preferably using a cotton ball or bud for more precise application. You can use bottled or organic lemon juice but freshly squeezed is always better. Leave it for 20 minutes and then remove with warm or cold water.

This method can take time, so we recommend you repeat the process every day until you get the tone you want. If you want to speed up the effect you can apply a little heat to the area using a hairdryer at medium temperature.

Be sure to moisturize the area after this process. The acidity of lemon can be harsh and drying on the skin, so combat that with a soothing and softening cream.

How to Lighten Stomach Hair - Lighten stomach hair with lemon

Lighten stomach hair with chamomile

Like lemon, chamomile has a lightening effect, especially for those who have brown hair that isn't very dark. The procedure is the same as explained above: apply the chamomile with a cotton ball and leave it for 20 minutes. Repeat every day until the abdominal hair has been lightened as desired. This is the most gentle method than the rest but perhaps not the most effective.

How to Lighten Stomach Hair - Lighten stomach hair with chamomile

Lighten stomach hair with hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is also commonly used to bleach abdominal hair. This method is the safest and most effective natural bleach, made of only hydrogen and water. Luckily, it is also cheap and easily available.

  1. Mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with water in the ratio of 1:1.
  2. Soak cotton wool in the diluted hydrogen peroxide and apply on your hair.
  3. Allow the hydrogen peroxide mixture to stay on your skin for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Rinse thoroughly
  5. Moisturize your skin with a thick cream

Be careful not to leave the hydrogen peroxide on your skin for too long. It is normal to feel a tingling sensation but if it burns or starts itching, remove immediately and rinse with cool water. We recommend you do a patch test before commencing the bleaching process.Patience is key as perfect results will not appear immediately. You may have to repeat the process for several days.

How to Lighten Stomach Hair - Lighten stomach hair with hydrogen peroxide

Alternatives to lighten hair

If you think that hair lightening isn't for you, oneHOWTO offers you the chance to discover the most effective ways to remove stomach hair.

If you want to read similar articles to How to Lighten Stomach Hair, we recommend you visit our Beauty & Personal Care category.

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