Does Nair cause cancer?

I've been doing a lot of research on this topic for a few weeks now and I can't find conclusive evidence to say either way. All I have found is posts with people claiming both yes and no, but nothing from professionals. My point is that the amount absorbed into the skin would not be enough to cause cancer, as there are a lot of other carcinogens we encounter every day. 

The main ingredient in Nair is calcium hydroxide. It's also found in lye and quicklime(which you may know from high school chemistry). So it seems as if nair contains one of the major ingredients in quicklime which is calcium hydroxide So it might not be the problem. But Very frequent use might cause the problems such as irritation etc.

So consult with a doctor if you have any doubts.


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Is nair safe?

There's not enough information available to be sure. Nair for example has been known to cause burns and other problems such as redness, irritation, or damage done by other ingredients in the cream.

 Also, the percentage of calcium hydroxide is not known, so we cannot be sure how much of it remains in your hair.

The best thing you can do is look up professional and medical opinions on whether nair is safe and if so under what conditions and with what degree.


Is Nair good for removing hair?

Not really, it just removes the top layer of skin that holds the hair. It also stings, irritates, and corrodes the skin under your arm in some cases. And it can be harmful to sensitive areas too.


Is Nair toxic?

It is not clear whether or not Nair is toxic, but there have been many reports of people burning themselves. It seems as if the main ingredient is calcium hydroxide. It is just as poisonous as quicklime but at a much slower rate. So it can be poisonous in large amounts or over a long period of time.


Is Nair safe for skin?

It's hard to say because different people will have their own responses to the cream. But many have had issues with skin irritation, rashes, and other problems.

It is best to check with a professional before using it if you are unsure about the effects or to use it at your own risk. You can always try out some of the less harsh creams on the market too(which usually don't work very well).


Is nair a carcinogen?

It is not clear, but it does have calcium hydroxide in it which is most associated with quicklime which has been classified as carcinogenic. So you should avoid using it if at all possible or use it with caution. It is best to consult an expert before using any hair removal cream.