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Dr. Robert Killian
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Does turmeric powder help in removing or slowing down the hair growth ?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Does turmeric powder help in removing or slowing down the hair growth ?

Myths: Nope. Not in any way.

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Michael Fisher
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How could turmeric be used to permanently remove hair or to inhibit hair growth?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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Tumeric Hair Removal: Turmeric powder in its pure form has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and has long been used to prevent hair growth by breaking down the hair follicle structure naturally. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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I have heard from another health tap doctor that by mixing turmeric flour and water and applying it to your hairy areas, it will reduce hair growth, ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Turmeric: Turmeric may also have various benefits for your hair, however it has not been scientifically proven to correct any hair or scalp conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Board Certified, Pathology
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What could be used in conjunction with turmeric to remove hair effectively, permanently and quickly?

Dr. Morton Levitt
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What could be used in conjunction with turmeric to remove hair effectively, permanently and quickly?

Hair Removal: Turmeric and milk paste is commonly used in india for depilation, but it can leave a yellowish tinge on your skin. If you are darker in color, this is not a problem. Otherwise, this article describes some useful alternatives to turmeric: http://www.Ehow.Com/way_5714127_remedi. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Suh
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Would shaving followed by daily use of turmeric remove hair, including stubble and remove hair from the roots?

Dr. Erik Suh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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No: The root is very deep down and most topical meds will not reach down this far. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Can turmeric be helpful in removing hair on the body, as said by many doctors. If yes, how should I use turmeric in order to remove hairs?

Dr. Krishna Narayanan
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Prevention: There are anecdotal reports of turmeric being helpful in preventing hair growth. At this's point, there are no studies regarding removal of hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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Would the a turmeric mixture remove hair immediately. For example, if i used this evening, would it be gone by the morning?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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No : It would not, unless the mixture contains something unknown to us in addition turmeric. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Would mixing three tbsp of turmeric with three tbsp of milk, if used daily, remove hair, including stubble?

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Would mixing three tbsp of turmeric with three tbsp of milk, if used daily, remove hair, including stubble?

Probably not: See a dermatologist to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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I have facial hair on sides of my cheeks n forehead...few days back there was a breakout I applied turmeric mask n the other day there were 2 more..

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Mask irritation: I hope I understand your question. I presume that after the mask there was more of a breakout. As you know there is honey, chickpea powder, turmeric power and milk in a turmeric mask. I would guess that of those, the turmeric powder irritated your skin and contributed to a breakout. If if you mean more hair, it would just have to be discolored by the mask. Few days is too soon to grow more hair. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
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If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?

Dr. Andrew Lipton
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If I use a pumice stone for three hours then a turmeric mixture, how long will that remove hair for?

Hair removal: Depends on your hair growth cycle and what part of body. Your pumous and tumeric treatment will last no longer than plucking or waxing. ...Read more

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