12 Natural Hair Removal Methods That Are Actually Effective

When I decide to incorporate something into my beauty routine, it’s because it fits two distinct qualifications: It’s easy, and it doesn’t cause any harm to my body. Natural hair removal methods are no exception. While I’ve got all the respect in the world for the No-Shave Movement, I personally prefer my skin to be hairless — but that does not mean I’m going to jump through hoops to get to that point, and I’m sure as hell not going to put tons of harsh chemicals on my skin that might result in burns or rashes. If I’m going to use a product, it’s going to be safe and effective.

Fortunately, other people feel the same way I do, and in the past couple years, there’s been a huge demand for effective hair removal products that also fit into the natural and organic categories. That means that businesses and companies have started coming out with new and innovative all-natural solutions, and the best news is that you can get them delivered straight to your door without ever having to step foot in a drugstore or salon. Some people even say that they work as well as or better than their counterparts, so if you’re looking to try some of them out, here are the most popular and raved-about options out there.

1. These Weird But Innovative Hard Wax Pearls — No Strips Required

Bluezoo Coffee Depilatory Pearl Hard Wax, $15, Amazon

These Bluezoo Coffee hard wax beads are pretty innovative because you don’t need cloths or strips to remove them. Simply heat the wax beads, spread a layer with a spatula, let it cool, and pull it off. They remove hair anywhere on the body, they’re made from coffee, and people love that they don’t leave behind a sticky residue.

2. The Same Results As A Professional Waxing Job

Gentle Bees Body Hair Remover Pro, $14, Amazon

The most innovative part of this Gentle Bees body hair remover pro is that it’s made from honey that adheres to the hair (not the skin), and it helps to fight infections because of its antibacterial qualities. It’s hypoallergenic and made from 100 percent natural ingredients, and reviewers are calling it, “Heaven in a jar. I used to spend hundreds on waxing... This product gives you the same results of a professional center!! I recommend this any day!”

3. A Rich Lather Shaving Soap In Bar Form

Henry Cavendish Himalaya Shaving Soap, $13, Amazon

With more than 1,700 incredible reviews, Henry Cavendish Himalaya shaving soap has people really excited. Even though it’s all natural, it’s got a rich lather from shea butter and coconut oil that makes for the closest, easiest shave you’ve likely ever had. It also won’t irritate your skin, and while it’s marketed towards men’s faces, reviewers have used it all over their bodies with incredible results.

4. This Natural Spray For Long-Lasting Hairless Results

Smooth, $50, Amazon

If you’re sick of hair-removal chemicals that cause burning, itching, and peeling, Smooth is the answer. Because it’s made with natural hydrating ingredients like olive leaf and almond fruit extract, it can be sprayed anywhere on the body to inhibit hair growth after waxing or shaving, and people say that it has no smell and doesn’t burn like other products. Best of all, people say “this product is working.”

5. Sensitive Skin? Check Out This Soothing Shave Set

Aya Natural Shaving Set, $29, Amazon

The Aya Natural shaving set comes with two incredible products: a premium shave soap and a skin relaxation cream. Both are made from great ingredients like shea butter and essential oils that condition and soothe skin, so every area is silky soft and moisturized. “The smell of the Aya shave set is amazing!” says one reviewer. “I have super sensitive skin and am prone to razor bumps when I shave, yet I can’t avoid it. I have been using this product for almost a week and have notice a decrease in razor bumps.”

6. This Natural Safety Razor Made From 100 Percent Recycled Material

Bamboo Double Edged Safety Razor, $18, Amazon

If you’re looking to try out a safety razor (people swear it results in a closer, less irritated shave), then this bamboo double edged safety razor is a great place to start. It’s made from 100 percent recycled material, it’s got a smooth and natural bamboo handle that offers loads of control, and it comes with five replacement blades for months of smooth skin.

7. This Lotion That Inhibits Hair Growth In The First Place

WOW Hair Vanish, $16, Amazon

Free from parabens and using only natural ingredients, the secret to WOW Hair Vanish is the Papain Enzyme, which inhibits hair growth for smooth, hairless skin. It’s a lotion that, with repeated use, can keep hair away for weeks or even months at a time, and it helps hair to grow back finer and lighter than before.

8. A Fluffy And Moisturizing Shaving Cream

Avalon Organics Moisturizing Cream Shave, $21, Amazon

If you’re looking for an effortless glide, tons of moisture, and a really close shave, look no further than Avalon Organics moisturizing cream shave. This pack of three has a fluffy cream consistency that cushions and hydrates skin while you shave for anyone, and because it skips all the parabens and uses natural ingredients, it’s great for sensitive skin anywhere on the body.

9. This After-Removal Forum That Targets Irritations

Kerah Lane Organic Razor Bump & Ingrown Hair Formula, $17, Amazon

People are flipping over this Kerah Lane organic formula for any post-hair removal issues — including bumps, irritations, ingrown hairs, cuts, dryness, and rashes. It’s got incredibly soothing natural ingredients (like witch hazel and aloe) that help to ease agitated areas and fight the type of bacteria that causes infections, and quite simply, people are calling this one a godsend.

10. This Quick And Easy Kit That Won’t Clog Your Pores

Nad's Natural Hair Removal Gel Kit, $12, Amazon

As far as natural on-the-go solutions, Nad's natural hair removal gel kit is probably your best bet. That’s because it comes with the wax, the strips, and the soothing post-wax balm, but it doesn’t require any heating beforehand. It also washes off with just water, and reviewers swear that “ It does not clog your pores! When you are done using it, you just hop in the bath (or use a wet napkin if you prefer), and rinse off.”

11. Fed Up With Waxing? Try Sugaring

Cocojojo Sugaring Paste, $36, Amazon

Hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic, and 100 percent natural, this Cocojojo sugaring paste is pretty much a reliable, effective version of all those DIYs you see on Pinterest. People say it’s way more effective than waxing when it comes to removing hair anywhere on the body, and it’s filled with healthy oils and exfoliating sugar that leaves skin smooth, hydrated, and healthy. “The result is just WOW. Now my hair is growing back after almost 25 days (which is much longer time than waxing or machine), and it became very fine and softer with no pain at all.”

12. This Organic Kit That’s Quick, Easy, And Hassle-Free

Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit, $14, Amazon

The Moom Organic hair removal kit is one of the best-selling natural kits out there for getting rid of stubborn stubble. It’s USDA-certified organic and removes both fine and course hair while pampering skin with ingredients like chamomile and tea tree. It comes with the sugar wax and the strips, it doesn’t necessarily need to be heated, and people say it’s way less messy than other kits.

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