How to remove a beard permanently naturally [A complete guide]

Even though at beard growing pro we absolutely love beards there is no date that a lot of men hate having beards and detest having to shave regularly. I think one of the issues being that it is just so relentless. If you are trying to keep your face free of facial hair then it can be a massive pain in the bum to shave every single day. Here, we are going to go over how to remove a beard permanently naturally and also some options for you that have been proven to work in the long run. Some of the home remedies we mention here will minimise growth but not permanently remove a beard. For most beard growers that may be more than enough to remove the hassle that a growing beard causes.

Removing a beard permanently and naturally can involve home remedies including papaya, chickpea flour, turmeric, and sugar waxing. For more reproducible and quick results you may want to consider things like laser hair removal and electrolysis.

Home remedies

For another naturally focused article check out my other article – how to grow a beard naturally a home – click here.

If you look up how to remove unwanted facial hair permanently you will come across a load of blogs and articles about women who want to get rid of facial hair. The difference between women’s facial hair and men’s facial hair quite simply is the type of hair that grows on the face. Women’s facial hair will be lighter than males and not as thick. That is because facial hair on men are androgynous hairs which are stimulated by the presence of testosterone and DHT. That means that a lot of natural and home remedies used for getting rid of facial hair for women will not work on beards.

The home remedies below will need to be repeated more often the figure your hair is.


How to remove a beard permanently naturally – papaya

Papaya contains a natural enzyme which makes the skin fair and also reduces the hair growth as it acts as a natural bleach for the skin and can break down the hair fibres. To use papaya effectively you need to mix it with a couple of other ingredients. The ingredients include:

  • 3 tablespoons of mashed raw papaya flash
  • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • aloe vera gel

Mix all of the ingredients together and then rub it gently into the skin and hair when it is short so that it reaches the root of the hair. Let it sit on the roots of your hair for about 30 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat this remedy once a day for a month and you should start to see a thinning and weakening of your beard hair.

Chickpea flour mask

With this home remedy you will have to mix together if you ingredients for effective home remedy permanent beard removal. You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh milk cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sandalwood powder
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon of rosewater
  • a pinch of turmeric powder

Mix these ingredients together well until it forms a smooth pace. You may have to roll it between your fingers for a while but keep going until it is spreadable and will cling to skin. Spread this paste onto your skin where you do not want her to grow and let it sit there for 30 minutes or more until it dries completely. While scrubbing off rub against the direction of your head growth and then rinse your skin with warm and cool water. Repeat this no more than twice a week as this can irritate your skin.


Turmeric is a commonly used spice throughout the world and has been shown to exhibit a load of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antineoplastic properties. It has even been studied extensively by researchers. Some cultures also used to make to remove facial hair.

Turmeric may help hair removal in two ways. Firstly, there are chemicals in turmeric which may help stop or slow the hair growth. And secondly, using a turmeric mask or scrub can help we can the root of the hair which allows you to pull the hair out of the skin easier increasing the amount of beard hair fall throughout the day.

In 2017 a study tested a plant from the same family as turmeric and found that the oil from the plant reduced the growth of the hair growing on the under arm area of 60 women.

You can make a turmeric paste by combining turmeric with a range of other ingredients. This is one of the most popular ones. To make this paste you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • one drop of honey

The milk is added to the turmeric pace because it can help prevent turmeric from staining your skin a light yellow. You should mix the ingredients together until a paste has been formed and it is able to be spread on your skin and sticks to the skin. You can add more water if it is too dry or if you find it’s too watery you can add a little bit more turmeric powder.

Leave the turmeric paste on your skin until it dries completely (this should take about 30 minutes) and your skin will start to feel tight as it dries. Feel free to pull off the pieces of the master flake away easily. Wash off the remaining paste with lukewarm water or cold water and then packed your face and hair down with a towel. For more information about using turmeric check out the Healthline article – click here.


Sugar waxing is an ancient method of hair removal that has been used since the beginning of time. It even featured in a 2001 study conducted by the Department of dermatology, Wake Forest University School of medicine, NC, USA. They found that sugar ring is a cost effective method and is a practical method of hair removal which results in hairless and exfoliated skin.

This approach is much more like waxing as the warm sugar sticks to facial hair and not the skin. Then, when the sugar dries it will stick to the facial hair and will remove it from your face. Waxing on the face can be incredibly painful especially if you have thick hair so proceed with caution and start at the neck area of the beard. That way if you decide not to proceed with the rest of your face it will not look too weird.

This is the method for producing your very own sugar wax for sugaring your face:

  • mix 2 teaspoons of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • add about 9 teaspoons of water
  • heat the mixture over a low heat until it is completely combined
  • allow the mixture to cool down
  • apply it to your skin in the direction of the hair growth
  • let it dry on your skin for at least 20 minutes.
  • Rub in a circular motion to remove the sugar
  • rinse the remaining sugar with cold water
  • repeat this method up to 3 times per week for a few weeks.

This method is suitable for all types of skin. You have to be careful that you are not applying the sugar solution to your skin when it is too hot as you could risk scolding your face. Follow up this process with some moisturiser and you will not write your skin completely.

Above are the most effective ways for permanently removing a beard naturally. Ultimately for thick beard hair the natural treatments may not be enough. You may want to combine the natural treatment for permanent beard removal with another type of treatment which we will go through below. The other treatments I will discuss have been proven to work on facial hair and you may want to use them as your first port of call for removing your beard permanently and then you can back up the results with the natural remedies that we discussed above.

Laser treatment

Laser treatment has become a popular way to remove hair. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly undergone cosmetic procedures in the US. It works by shooting highly concentrated lights onto hair follicles. The dark hair follicles readily absorb the lights energy which destroys the hair from the inside out.

The benefits of laser hair removal are:

  • speed – unlike waxing which relies on putting on wax and then pulling it off each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of the second and can treat an area of about 1 cm in diameter each time the laser pulses. Some people say it is like an elastic band being flicked at the skin. Small areas can be treated in less than a minute and large areas such as the back may take up to an hour.
  • Precision – lasers are perfect for removing thick dark hairs because they rely on the dark hairs absorbing the skin. The thicker and darker your hair and the whiter your skin the better laser hair treatment will work.
  • Results – many patients have permanent hair reduction and loss after about 5 to 10 sessions. This makes incredibly predictable and even though it can be a little bit expensive you know that eventually it will work.

Before the procedure your hair will be trimmed to a few millimetres above the surface of the skin stop in some cosmetic surgery clinics a numbing medicine is applied about 30 minutes before the procedure to help with the sting of the laser pulses. The laser equipment can be adjusted according to the colour, thickness, and density of your hair as well as the contrast difference between your skin and the hair. Best results are if you have really thick dark hair and light skin.

After being treated the area that has been lasered will look and feel like it is a little bit sunburnt. You will need to stay out of the sun for about six weeks and use a lot of sunscreen. Over the next month you will notice that the hairs are dying and are falling out and you will continue the treatment until your hair does not grow back anymore. This makes laser hair removal a really good treatment option for people who want to permanently remove their beards.


This is a method of removing hairs from the face or body which destroys the growth centre of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a fine metallic probe is inserted into the hair follicle the hair is removed easily with tweezers. Unlike laser hair removal which is best for dark hair on light skin electrolysis will work no matter what your hair type or colour is.

One of the benefits of this method is that most areas of the body can be treated which includes the face. Depending on the veracity of your hair growth you may need to return for several electrolysis appointments. It is common to return once a week until the unwanted hair is gone but the exact amount of treatment time will vary depending on the thickness of your beard and how dense the beard hair is. Typically you are looking at between eight and 12 electrolysis sessions to permanently remove your hair.

The issue with electrolysis is that it can hurt. You may be able to apply a little bit of a topical anaesthetic to help manage the pain but it is no more painful than waxing or laser treatment.

So, electrolysis is a natural way of removing and eliminating beard hair which can result in permanent hair loss of the treated area.

Hair removal cream

Facial hair removal cream is similar to shaving in that it can remove hair from the surface of the skin but it will struggle to remove hair roots in the hair follicle. There are a range of beard hair removal creams and here are some of the best:

  • formula 103 extra strength facial hair removal cream – this cream was designed especially with African-American facial hair in mind. Formula 103 softens and dissolves the hair without affecting the route. It can also act as a moisturiser to reduce the amount of irritation that is caused by shaving. Formula 103 ingredients include sodium hydroxide and a range of herbal extracts.
  • Soft sheen magic shave – this is another product that has been designed specifically with African-American men in mind. The product line includes mild, regular and smooth versions of this magic shave cream. You should trial each of the creams if you want to find the best one for you.
  • Hair no more – hair no more is a growth inhibitor that can be used for men’s facial hair including beards. The hair finishing cream includes vitamin A and E, green tea extracts, antioxidants, and aloe vera. This cream also dissolves the root which means that it is the equivalent to waxing. And better than shaving. All


Most people are familiar with waxing. This is where wax is warmed up and then placed on the hair where it sticks to the hair enough so that it can be ripped out from the root. Waxing is incredibly painful. Waxing any area of your face should be approached with caution.

One of the issues with waxing is that it is incredibly painful and there is no guarantee that you will actually rip the hair is out by the root. Thick rooted beard hair can sometimes just snap off at the root causing even more irritation and ingrown hairs than shaving.

After waxing your neck beard the maintenance can be offputting. That is because you need to replace shaving with regularly exfoliating and moisturising your skin will stop waxing also results of more ingrown hairs and creating tiny saws but that will depend on the type of skin you’ve got and how diligent you are with your after-care. There is no real way to predict if you will be a person that will suffer a lot from ingrown hairs after waxing. On the upside your hair will only need to be dealt with everything you weeks to a month depending on the speed of your growth and how much stubble you are willing to tolerate. Before you redo waxing you will need at least a few millimetres of growth for the wax to properly grip onto the hair. The longer you wax the finer and weaker the hair will be car making it less painful over the long-term.

So if you get completely put off by your first visit just remember that will be the most painful if you continue to wax.


In this article we have gone over how to remove a beard permanently naturally. There are plenty of options for you including natural home remedies such as papaya, turmeric, sugar waxing, and chickpea facial masks.

Depending on your definition of natural you may also consider using other permanent hair removal techniques such as laser, waxing, electrolysis or other approach. No matter what you choose you need to make sure that first of all it is effective and that it is giving you the effects that you want i.e. it is removing your hair and causing it to grow back then and lighter. Good luck with removing your beard hair permanently. It can be quite a bit of a journey but stick with it and try a few approaches to find out what will work for you.

The Author

Andy Stapleton

Andy is a writer and YouTuber with a PhD in science. He has written and/or produced videos for Science Alert, COSMOS magazine, and Australia's Science Channel among others. He is an avid beard grower and after many years of growing and trialling different beard styles, he started this blog to share the tips, tricks, and science that he has learned along the way!