How to Bleach Leg Hair, How to Lighten Leg Hair at Home, Naturally

How to Bleach Leg Hair Naturally at Home
How to Bleach Leg Hair

Looking for how to bleach leg hair naturally, at home? Use natural remedies such lemon, hydrogen peroxide and milk to lighten and soften dark coarse leg hair. Learn more on how to use hair bleaching cream to lighten leg hair at home. 

Why Bleaching Leg Hair is Better

Not many people like to shave or wax their leg hair. While shaving or waxing are faster ways of removing unwanted hair, doing it too regularly makes hair grow faster and thicker. This also comes with side effects like, pain, dark skin and shaving bumps. Lightening leg hair is a natural, painless and inexpensive way of making it softer and less noticeable. It also helps to make hair softer and get rid of it with time. Some of these methods even help to slow down leg hair growth. Here is how to lighten leg hair at home, naturally.

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How can you make leg hair less noticeable?

How to Lighten Leg Hair with Lemon Juice

Does lemon juice lighten leg hair? Using lemon to bleach leg hair is a common practice. It is a safe and easy remedy. Due to its acidic nature, lemon juice has long been used as a natural way to lighten leg hair. How to lighten leg hair with lemon juice,

  1. Squeeze enough lemon into a bowl
  2. Use a cotton swab to apply the fresh lemon juice to your leg hair
  3. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water

Alternatively, you can take half a slice of lemon and gently rub it onto your legs to bleach hair. It also helps to exfoliate skin.

It is important to note that lemon is mildly acidic in nature. The process of bleaching leg hair using lemon is gradual. This means that you need several applications to get a significant results. How soon you get the results depends on how thick and dark your leg hair is.

Discontinue application if you experience redness and skin irritation. DO NOT apply lemon juice to open skin or cuts.

Lemon Juice and Sugar to Lighten Leg Hair

A combination of sugar and lemon juice will help to exfoliate skin and lighten leg hair. While lemon juice lightens the color of hair, sugar rubs on the hairs making them softer and weaker. This will help to remove the unwanted hair with time.

You can whiten dark hair on legs with lemon juice remedy.
Use Lemon Juice to Bleach Leg Hair
  1. Mix some sugar and water in a bowl
  2. Add lemon juice into the solution and mix well
  3. Apply the mixture on your legs in the direction of hair growth
  4. Give it 20-30 minutes
  5. Rub gently with your hands for 5 minutes then wash off with warm water
  6. Do this three times a week for little less noticeable leg hair

If lemon is used in excess to bleach leg hair, it can dry out your skin. It is for this reason that you should always remember to moisturize your skin before and after bleaching leg hair with lemon juice.

Lemon Juice and Honey

Honey adds a moisturizing aspect to this remedy. It forms a tight mask as it dries on the skin. This will help to moisturize, soften and gradually pull out the unwanted hairs.

  1. Mix one tablespoon each of lemon and honey
  2. Apply it on your legs and leave it for 15-20 minutes
  3. Scrub lightly and rinse out with warm water

Lime juice can also be used in the same way.

How to Bleach Leg Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide

Bleach Leg Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide
How to Bleach Leg Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the best ways to lighten leg hair. It is a cheap, easy alternative for bleaching leg hair. Here is how to bleach leg hair with hydrogen peroxide:

  1. In a bowl, add ¼ cup of 6% hydrogen peroxide
  2. Add in several drops of lemon juice and ½ tablespoon of ammonia
  3. Mix the contents and apply to the legs
  4. After 5 minutes, wash off with cool water
  5. Repeat this procedure several times a week until you achieve the desired effects


Hydrogen peroxide can be very harsh on the skin and to some it may trigger allergic reactions. It is recommended that you do a small patch test on your legs to test for allergies.

Bleaching Leg Hair At Home with Cream

There are many hair lightening creams that can be used to lighten leg hair. These creams are not only effective, they are also gentle on the skin. Hair bleaching creams are also made in different strengths to match the different areas of the body. The kind of cream you need to remove facial hair may not be as effective for leg, stomach hair or back hair.

Also removing body hair from areas such as the face requires the mildest of formulations. Sally Hansen crème. It has different products that can be safely used to lighten hair on arms, legs and the face.

Bleaching leg hair at home with cream is very effective. Note however, that the results are not permanent. One has to reapply the creams every 6-8 weeks to maintain the newly achieved hair color.

  1. Wash and pat dry the legs
  2. Do a patch test the apply as instructed on the packaging
  3. Give it time as directed
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water making sure that none is left on your legs.
  5. Do not use soap for the next 4 hours

Note that the time it takes for the cream to lighten hair depends on the texture and thickness of your hair. Coarse hair takes a longer time to achieve the desired effects. Do not expose your skin in the sun as soon as you are done lightening hair with cream. If you have sensitive skin, opt for natural methods of bleaching leg hair.

With many hair lightening creams in the market, it is best to stick to one familiar brand to avoid those with harmful chemicals. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to the letter to avoid unwanted results.

How to Make Leg Hair less Noticeable- Naturally

Natural methods of bleaching leg hair held to lighten dark hair and soften it. For some people bleaching with creams, hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice may be a little too harsh on the skin. Natural ingredients such as milk will lighten hair color and also soothe the skin. Here is how to make leg hair less noticeable naturally.

Milk to Lighten Leg Hair

Milk Bath to Whiten Leg Hair
Milk Bath to Whiten Leg Hair

This is a common recipe for healthy radiant skin. Other than smoothing out wrinkles, milk can also be used to lighten unwanted body hair making it less noticeable.

  1. You can simply dab a cotton wool in cool un-boiled milk or cream and apply it to the legs. Allow it to dry then wash off with warm water. Do this once every day until you get desired results.
  2. Fill in a bathtub with milk as much as you can. Soak and wash in the milk for as long as you can. Do this once weekly- you should be able to get results a month.

You can also use milk and papaya paste to lighten leg hair.

Brazilian Golden Shower to Bleach Leg Hair

I first learnt about the Brazilian golden shower through Jessica Simpson’s The Price of Beauty. Brazilian women do not shave unwanted body hair but rather bleach it to a golden color that is less noticeable. A yellow/gold cream is applied to the area of the body that you want to bleach hair while you sit in the sun- this is because the cream is activated by the sun. You will find most Brazilian women with this bleach cream at the beach.

Sit in the sun for about half an hour and then wash off by jumping into the ocean or pool. The cream also stings a little. Once you start to feel the sting then you know it is time to jump into the pool. This will make your hair less noticeable with golden highlights in the sun. The golden hairs give a god contrast with dark or tanned skin.

It is important to always have in mind that leg hair bleaching will not work the same for everyone. Some of these methods may have to be used several times to get the desired results.


  1. So I have been searching for this for a long time! I really don’t want to shave because I’m only 12, but I’m very insecure of my leg hair. I have really dark leg hair and its very thick. But the lemon and sugar really worked!! The lemon lightened it so its a really pale colour. And the sugar made it less noticeable because it cut the hair so it’s really short (not stubble). Also the sugar made the hair really soft. Thank you!!

  2. Hello, Am glad that you found this article helpful. Yes, it is very safe to mix honey and lemon to naturally bleach leg hair. As described above, honey helps to reduce the harsh and drying effects of lemon by moisturizing and softening the hairs. Honey can also be used to make a tightening mask which pulls unwanted hair making it less noticeable.

  3. I tried the honey and lemon ritual and it didn’t make a difference but it did give me a huge rash all over my legs

  4. I think this is a great idea, actually going to try it now hehe ummm does someone know how long does it take for the hair to get lighter?

  5. When you do the lemon and sugar does the hairs come back again and if so are they thicker and longer or not?

  6. I didn’t know how much of each ingredeant to put in so I gussed !? Will that effect it in any way? One more question, this is my first day trying it, when will the hair start to lighten?

  7. Hi Anja thanks for your comment i am the same age as you well just
    to know how many days did it take to lighten the hair

  8. Yes. You can use limes or lemons in the same capacity to bleach leg hair at home. Be sure to use sour limes since they contain citric acid unlike sweet limes. Please let us know how that works for you.

  9. i mixed hydrogen peroxide with lotion (50/50 mixture) and apply it every morning then wash it off at the end of the day it works pretty well for me

  10. Shaving hair doesn’t make it grow faster ir thicker or darker. The same is true for cutting hair. The hair bulb is inside your skin and is not affected by shaving.

  11. Bleaching leg hair naturally is a little slow. The time it takes to notice results depends on how coarse your hair is. It also depends on your natural hair color. People with light colored body hair may notice results faster than those with darker body hair. The most important thing is to keep at it. With most of these home remedies, you have to be consistent. Make leg hair bleaching part of your regular beauty routines.

  12. Lindsay Sullivan… Will using 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with lotion just like nicole help me… 50-50 proportion??..if not to me an effective way for bleaching as I’m Asian and have thick black coarse hair… Thanks for your time..

  13. Hello gulshankgurnani. Thank you for getting back to us.

    There are different ways you can use hydrogen peroxide to bleach your hair. It can be mixed with soap, lotion or shaving cream.
    You’ll realize that they make the mixture thicker and easy to apply. It even holds to the skin better.
    Mixing Hydrogen peroxide with things such as lotion allows you to use it every day.
    Remember that, these remedies work differently for every person. Hydrogen peroxide may be harsh to the skin. If your skin is sensitive, use a lesser amount of hydrogen peroxide.

    I suggest you begin by mixing ¾ parts of lotion and ¼ parts of hydrogen peroxide. You can add or reduce these ratios depending on how it works for you.

  14. Hi Jenna. Thanks for getting back to us. It all depends on how long and thick your leg hair is. Consistency is key. Note that using milk will only help to make leg hair less noticeable. It does not get rid of it. Use different remedies to get even better results.

  15. How much water,lemon and sugar should I mix,I mean what is an amount of those ingredients?

  16. Hi Dana. It depends on how long the hairs are but as a guide for average length mix the juice of one fresh lemon (around 2 tablespoons) with 6 tablespoons of water and a teaspoon of sugar. Rub the mixture onto dry hair and leave it for a couple of hours before you rinse it off. Don’t forget to moisturize afterwards – lemon is acidic which will dry the skin out. If you repeat this for several days you should notice the hair getting much lighter. How long it takes to get the results you want will of course depend on your natural hair color and how light you want it to go. Let us know how you get on!

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