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How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: October 12, 2020
How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area

One beauty practice steadily gaining popularity is removing hair from the anal area. It's a sensitive issue for a sensitive area. The amount of hair one has around their anus will vary person to person, but so too will each person's comfort level. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with having hair on your anus area. Some men or women simply prefer the aesthetic of a hairless butt. If done carefully and with the help of an expert, hair can be removed the perianal area relatively comfortably. It can keep you maintained and boost your confidence levels.

At oneHOWTO, we not only show you how to remove hair from the anus area, but we share considerations you need to make removing anal hair. This way you can choose which type of anus hair removal is best for you.

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  1. Waxing
  2. Removing hair from the anus using IPL
  3. Laser hair removal
  4. Sugaring
  5. Shaving the anal area
  6. Remove anus hair with epilator
  7. Ingrown hair near the anus


One of the ways to remove hair from the anus without hurting your skin is by waxing. It is also one of the most common. It is something you do at home with a home waxing kit (some combination of wax and paper strips). While it may be a big ask for some, this is something best done with the help of someone else. if you cannot, you will at the very least need a carefully positioned mirror. Your flexibility will also play a part.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to wax your anal area:

  1. Wash the area thoroughly and dry completely.
  2. If on your own, position the mirror so you can see the entire area.
  3. Trim the hair with scissors. It should be about 1/4" long.
  4. Don't use hot wax as the sensitive perianal area can be very sensitive. Hold the skin around your anus area tight with one hand and apple the wax to the hairy areas with the other.
  5. Press the strip on the wax, rub the strip to let it settle and then pull the strip away. Prepare yourself for varying levels of pain.
  6. Repeat until you have removed all the hair you want and then wash with a cotton ball dipped in baby oil.

If you can get someone else to do this for you, it will be ideal. However, a friend may either be unwilling or too inexperienced. This is why, if you are in doubt, you should go see a beauty therapist to remove the hair for you. They might also be able to take care of any other hair removal you may require.

How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area - Waxing

Removing hair from the anus using IPL

Another alternative you can use to shave your anus is by intense pulsed light treatment. This method consists of a pulsed light transmitting energy through the hair. This energy generates heat and eventually destroys the hair follicle. It can also be used for other skin treatments such as removing spots.

To remove butt hair using IPL, it is important to know that the number of sessions will always vary per person. But, the results of this treatment are spectacular. IPL can eliminate between 70 and 80% of the hair in the treated area. Certain skin conditions or health issues can make using IPL unsuitable for individuals. You should check with a doctor or dermatologist to consider whether this option is for you.

Another issue with IPL is availability. Not every region will have it as an option and it may be prohibitively expensive for some people. Part of the reason for this is that it is not a regular treatment.

How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area - Removing hair from the anus using IPL

Laser hair removal

As a third option, we suggest you remove hair around your butt with laser hair removal. This regenerating technique can remove hair form the anus areas for prolonged periods. It can reduce regrowth of butt hair we are removing by up to 80%.

Among the advantages of laser removal, we highlight the fact it is a type of treatment suitable for all skin types and which can be used on any body part. This includes sensitive areas such as the anus. It can also improve skin quality.

To investigate this beauty treatment, you should consult a specialist.They will inform you about the number of sessions that your body needs, the effectiveness of treatment and the steps to follow before and after hair removal.

How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area - Laser hair removal


Sugaring, sugar-waxing or Persian waxing is another method using natural sugar wax. Sugaring is done by applying a sticky honey-like sugar mix to gently pull the hair from the root. There are no risks of irritating side effects, as the ingredients used to make the mix are natural.

For anal hair sugaring, it is better to use the non-strip technique, so that mess can be avoided. For sugaring you will need to:

  • Prepare the anal area as you would for waxing (see above).
  • Combine 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of lemon juice, and 1 cup of water.
  • Simmer on low heat and take off the heat once the consistency starts to resemble honey.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Once cool, scoop the mixture with your hands and roll into a ball.
  • Once you think the ball is warm and malleable enough, lift your leg and spread the mixture onto your anal hair.
  • Always follow the direction of your natural hair growth. After 1 minute,gently pull the wax away from the natural growth.
  • Gently wash yourself with clean water and pat dry.

This takes a little practice and it is not as effective or permanent as some anal hair removal options. However, it is natural, unlikely to cause skin irritation and very cheap.

Shaving the anal area

Shaving he anal area is not ideal. It can be very rough on the sensitive skin and there is a greater risk of nicking. This is something which will not only be painful when it happens, but also when you walk and have your perianal area rub against your jeans. It is possible, but we highly recommend you do not shave the anus area.

Regrowth is also difficult and stubble around your butt can be itchy. This is because shaving can result in razor burn. This is where you have red bumps on your skin caused by the hair follicles being agitated.

How to Remove Hair from the Anus Area - Shaving the anal area

Remove anus hair with epilator

An epilator is an electrical device which grabs and plucks hairs automatically, almost like a tiny combine harvester for hair follicles. It can be very effective as it covers large areas of hair and is fairly comprehensive. It is also one of the more painful hair removal techniques because it pulls the hair out by the root.

Do not use an epilator to remove anal hair. You can use it on the outside of your butt, if you want, but your perianal area is very sensitive and an epilator will cause acute discomfort and can be very painful. It is also difficult to be precise. If you end up epilating your actual anus, you'll wish you heeded this advice.

Ingrown hair near the anus

Due to frequent hair removal or other reasons, some people find painful ingrown hair near the anus. These will appear as red bumps, but can be of varying size. Obviously, these will not disappear with any of the methods mentioned above, so here is a solution if you want to get rid of ingrown hair in the pubic area.

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The sugar wax recipe did not work for me. Adding water made the boiling process take quite a bit longer for the mixture to begin thickening, close to around 50 minutes. Even then, I wasn't able to mold it into anything as it just oozed through my fingers and made a mess. I even left it in the refrigerator for a couple hours, but couldn't get it to stick enough to remove any hair. I've had more success using subsequent recipes that exclude the water and just use sugar and lemon juice.

Also, the link at the end of the article that is supposed to connect to another article about removing ingrown hair just takes you back to the beginning of this same article.
Astral Haze
Just a tip, avoid appeals to nature as they can make people distrust what you say. Poison ivy is natural, and I guarantee it causes irritation.
Thanks for the tips. This was very helpful....
Thanks for the suggestion. Very useful article.
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why isthis a thing that people can you imagien jotnnto being able to take a shit can y9u 8maginge that dude like im so sorry for ccommentingn imm laughing so hard.

Anyway thank you for the article this was very informative.
You don't need to know
I want to know how to shave my anus with a razor
OneHowTo Editor
As we point out in the article, it's not the best of ideas to do so. However,if you must in an emergency situation, make sure you clean the area thoroughly, pat it dry and use a small amount of shaving cream. Spread your legs open and use a mirror so you can see properly, shave using the mirror as a guide. Be careful, as cuts around this area can be pretty nasty.
We recommend any of the other alternatives described in this article though.
Richard. Floyd
What kind of doctor can help remove hair from your anus
Michael Riley (oneHOWTO editor)
Hi Richard, unless you have a medical problem you won't need a doctor. There are lots of specialist hair removal salons where you can pay for a professional to carry out one of the procedures discussed above - hope this helps!
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