How to Dye Arm Hair


Dark or thick arm hair can be an embarrassment, especially during the summer months when it's too hot to hide your arms under long sleeves. Shaving and waxing your arm hair can cause ingrown hairs, cuts and nicks, unattractive razor stubble and rashes. Also, the arm hair often grows back faster and thicker than before. Dyeing your arm hair with the strong chemicals contained in commercial hair dyes can injure your skin. Consider lightening your arm hair, which is a painless and convenient solution to making the hair much less visible.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ammonia
  • Soap flakes
  • Put on a pair of protective rubber gloves. Mix 6 percent hydrogen peroxide with ammonia in a bowl, adding 15 g of peroxide for every 10 drops of ammonia. Slowly add soap flakes to the mixture until it forms a paste. The paste should have a thick enough consistency to cover your arm hair without running or dripping.

  • Apply the preparation to your arm hair immediately after mixing it. Spread it out evenly until it completely covers the area you want to lighten. Leave the mixture on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with a strong soap.

  • Wait at least one day to repeat this arm hair lightening process if the initial results are unsatisfactory. Repeat on a monthly basis as the darker arm hair begins to grow back in.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not apply this mixture to eyelashes or eyebrows to avoid harming your eyes.
  • Discontinue use if you experience burning, reddening or blistering of your skin, since this could indicate an allergy to the bleaching ingredients.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit skin image by Robert Kelly from
Promoted By Zergnet



You May Also Like

  • How to Make Hair on Arms Less Noticeable

    To some, arm hair is an issue of no concern, but to others, these forearm follicles are the source of aggravation. If...

  • How to Dye Your Hair

    Many women prefer going to the salon to get their hair colored to just be in of the safe side and not...

  • How to Make the Hairs on One's Arms Lighter

    If you have dark hair and fair skin, you know the curse of dark body hair. Chemical bleaches work wonders; however, the...

  • How to Lose Arm Hair

    Getting rid of unwanted body hair is a chore that a large number of people struggle with. Facial hair, chest hair, back...

  • How to Wax Arm Hair

    Excessive hair growth on the arms can often cause a degree of embarrassment for women and men. Aside from shaving or utilizing...

  • The Best Way to Remove Hair From Arms

    Arm hair can cause embarrassment for some women. Everyone has arm hair, but for some, the hair is dark and thick and...

Related Searches

Check It Out

This Is the Beauty Routine of an Ex-Pat in China

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!