Though there are no 100 percent natural ways to remove facial hair, several methods of removing facial hair avoid the use of chemicals. These methods can be simple to complex, and they range in price from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars.
Waxing applies warm wax to hair. The wax is then allowed to cool, and the wax is ripped away, pulling the hair with it. This process can be done at home with kits bought at a local drugstore for around $10 to $50. Most beauty salons will perform the procedure for $10 to $15. Waxing usually lasts several weeks. The downside of waxing is that you must let the hair grow to around one-quarter of an inch before you can have it waxed again.
Sugaring uses a paste made of sugar to achieve the same effect as waxing and lasts just as long. The warm paste is smeared onto the area, covered with a clean cotton cloth and ripped away when cooled, taking the hair from the area. Sugaring paste can be made at home for less than $5 or can be purchased for around $15 to $20. Sugaring also has the drawback of needing the hair to grow back before it is removed again.
Plucking and Threading
Plucking hair involves grabbing a strand of hair with tweezers and pulling it straight out of the skin, often including the root. Plucked hair may grow back in a few days to two weeks, depending on the person. If the root comes out, the hair may never grow back, so one should be cautious about which hairs are plucked. One bad plucking job could mean messed-up eyebrows for life. The cost of plucking is a one-time fee of $10 to $20 for a good pair of tweezers.
Threading is a process much like plucking. A loop of thread is used to grab the hair and pull it out. Beauty salons charge between $5 and $40 for this process, depending on how much hair you need removed.
Shaving is probably the most obvious form of facial hair removal. A razor is used to cut the hair to skin level. The cost of shaving is around $15 a month, making it an inexpensive choice. The frequency of shaving depends on how fast the hair regrows. Shaving, however, often leaves red, irritated bumps on the skin and could encourage ingrown hair.
Laser removal is by far the most effective and expensive of all chemical-free facial hair removal treatments. Laser applied by a cosmetics professional is used to permanently remove hair. The cost of this procedure varies, though it can cost around $500 per treatment. Four to five treatments are often required for the best results.