For some women excess hair can be cunningly concealed by bleaching. Mix six percent hydrogen peroxide (20-volume peroxide) with 20 drops of ammonia per 28 grams (one ounce) of peroxide. Either household ammonia or ammonia water can be used.
If the freshly mixed bleach does not perform properly, the cause may be inactive, old peroxide or insufficient ammonia.
Apply immediately after mixing and leave on for about half an hour. If the hair is not bleached enough with one application, repeat in a day or so.
Waxing is one of the oldest methods of temporary hair removal but one of the least popular. It is most often used for the removal of hair from the upper lip or chin. Because hairs are plucked beneath the surface and just above the root, the results of waxing are reasonably long lasting. Usually it takes several weeks for new growth to become evident.