Making Your Arm Hair Lighter

April 6, 2010

Woman with lightened hair on her arms.I just bleached my arm hair with Hydrogen Peroxide. How long will this process take in order to make the hair completely unnoticeable?

By Lovey



April 8, 20100 found this helpful

Get a big box of Jolen cream bleach for the body (versus the face). It's cheap. Just be sure to follow the directions and rinse it off very well with cool water afterward (say, stick your arm under the bathtub faucet for a while). One application should last the whole summer if you do it now. Do one arm at a time and reuse the mix for the second arm. This is becoming less of a problem for me as I grow older, but the cream always worked very well. Good luck!

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June 6, 20101 found this helpful

I used actually Sally Hansen Cream Bleach it worked so well, even tho I have to lighten my arm hair every 6 weeks. it makes it blonde and beautiful.

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August 11, 2009

Is there any home method for lightening body hair? For example, if you have really dark arm hair, and want to lighten it. Is there anything simple and quick (and risk-free) to use for lightening you hair?

By Kyla from Boston, MA


August 11, 20090 found this helpful

I don't know about lightening arm hair, but trimming with scissors works wonders, as do Nair wax strips.

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

You can buy a body hair lightener/bleach at the drug store or WalMart, my daughter, who has a lot of dark hair on her arms has done this for years. She used to wax, but got tired of doing that, so she just started bleaching the hair. Good Luck!

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

I haven't tried this on body hair but it works on my hair. Lemon juice and sun. AKA="sun in" No need to purchase it at the store, just apply and then sun bathe.

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August 30, 20090 found this helpful

Jolen is a brand of hair lightners that works well,so does Sally Hansen. They are found in
WalMart, all drug stores and safe and easy to use.

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June 14, 2016

I have gross black arm hairs! I hate it. In the past I have bleached and shaved. I'd just like to get them bleached very blonde. I've seen hirsuite Spanish girls with beautiful glistening blonde hairy arms. I know.. somehow they bleach. I've done Sally Hansen, left it on for even 1/2 hr., with little results.

I've even bleached 3 days in row; only to achieve a light brown color. The was followed by peroxide and online recipes. I won't shave or wax and look like a 'Barbie doll'. My arm hairs are very fine, and I think they would easily bleach. Please, please help.


July 27, 20170 found this helpful

I think it's baking soda and lemon.

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July 31, 20170 found this helpful

cream bleach like Jolen is said to work well. As does full strength salon-quality hydrogen peroxide, because probably the kind we can purchase is not really strong enough.


I have to say that i have used regular old peroxide and i have very long black thick hair there and the best i could do was light red which was still an improvement - i never pursued further action because i can't be bothered

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I have really dark arm hair. I need a homemade recipe that will lighten it without using sun.

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