Is Waxing Haram or Halal In Islam?

In the broadest sense, waxing is in fact, the process of removing undesirable hairs from the face and of course the body, and for it, numerous methods were used.

There are additional processes, and over the years they have changed, but what stayed the same, was the need to remove some hairs from the face or the body, for different reasons.

Although “going for waxing” is typically committed visiting to beauty parlors, waxing can also be done at home.

Waxing is one of the obligatory maintenance and beautification methods for the majority of women, but also many men are doing it also, abundantly, as years and years are going on, and it is not a taboo anymore.

Some ladies like to do it all alone in the comfort of their homes, and nowadays there are many tools that can assist us in that process, but the question remains, and we will try to answer it right now.

Is waxing allowed in the Islamic faith, and if it is haram, why is the case?

Is Waxing Haram or Halal In Islam?

Waxing is the kind of subtraction of the hair that is not wanted on the body and face, and a long time ago it was done with the usage of a sugar paste, which is used to this day also, as one of the best methods to do so.

Thanks to its benefits and ease of its usage, waxing acquired huge popularity extremely fast.

Today, it is regarded as one of the best ways you can do hair disposal and is most frequently done in beauty parlors.

There are 2 kinds of this way of hair reduction, and the major distinction is reduced to the kind of wax, that is used, as it can be hot or cold, and both of them are equally successful and done for different purposes, or different parts of the body, for example, the cold one is used for arms and legs, and hot for the intimate parts of the body.

Both types of wax have active components that reduce the procedure of clearing undesirable hair and nurturing the skin also, as afterward the skin is very nice.

They can be utilized on every part of the body or even the face, and to clear all kinds of hair.

The beautician’s advice is to consistently pick the outcome that suits your requirements.

And in opposition when hair removal is done with the sugar paste, the appropriate application of this method ought waxing machines, which are utilized for the purpose of heating the wax so it can smear on the skin nicely.

Lean eyebrows, in the sights of the majority of people, give a more beautiful appearance to the face, and there is no doubt about it, just try a certain application that changes your eyebrows on the picture, and you will see how it changes the face of a person.

Therefore, various ways are tried to thin the eyebrows and shape them in the desired appearance.

This is achieved by partially or completely plucking them in order to draw the eyebrows in the desired appearance afterward, or by shaving and trimming them.

Beautifying the eyebrows with waxing is not only typical for our time, but has been known since ancient times, so we also find traditions that speak directly about it.

In Quran, we can see that the Almighty Allah will curse women who do tattoos or those who are plucking hair from their faces, as they are changing Allah’s Creation.

It is comprehended from a tradition that waxing hair from the face is haram because the one who does it is condemned, and cursing the one who does it is acceptable.

Some Islamic scholars do speak of those women who are plucking hair from their faces and those who ask for it to be done to them, but they also say that the interpretation of these words is different.

Scholars are in agreement – whether is it prohibited plucking only or does the banning also involve shave and cutting, and does the haram involve only eyebrows?

Or, alternatively involves other hair on the face, and is there a discrepancy when a married woman does it to decorate herself for her husband and when a woman who is not married does it?

Either way, it is said that the majority of Islamic scholars decide that thinning eyebrows by plucking is forbidden for a woman who decorates herself for someone other than her husband.

Some scholars say that it is not permitted to alter anything that would distort the appearance that Allah has given.

Does the ban only apply to eyebrows or does it include other facial hair?

Waxing of eyebrows is not allowed, and it is seen also for the intersections of the face.

Then we could understand that there is no prohibition of waxing legs and arms – so there is a ban on the eyebrows, and there is no complaint about removing hair from the face or pulling from other parts of the face or the body.

It is haram to remove, and here it applies to the waxing of eyebrows, and it is seen as a great sin.

It is also not permitted to do for someone else to do this – as changing someone’s appearance is not allowed.

Waxing of hair from the rest of the face (besides the eyebrows) and there is no barrier to pulling them, and if they look realistic so that they do not draw awareness.

Then it would not be permitted.

When it comes to the hair that grows on a woman’s face in an abnormal way, such as a beard or mustache, there is no doubt that it is acceptable to remove them in whatever way, including waxing.

Certain scholars differentiate plucking of the hair, which extracts the hair from its core, and it is something that can be discomforting; as objected to shaving, as it does not cause any pain, here we can say that waxing, falls under the first category, as when it is done, hair is pulled from its root.

So, the aspect of the pain also plays a role here – the hadith in an explicit way speaks of plucking, and so shaving is different, but waxing is not so much.

Some Islamic Scholars think it is acceptable to wax the eyebrows when they become elongated so that they are very realistic, and this is not the act that will alter Allah’s creation, then it is halal.

However, a distinction can be made between the eyebrows and the rest of the face, in a way that shaving the eyebrows obliterates the features of the face, which varies Allah’s design and that is a wrongful act while shaving the face, the rest does not obliterate its parts but on the opposite, they stand out and define themselves more.

Hair that is forbidden by religion to be removed, such as beards for men and eyebrows for women and men, must not be removed.

Hairs that faith has encouraged to be removed, such as those under the armpits, around the pubic area, and the mustache for men, should be removed.

Hair about which religion has not said anything is permissible to remove because if Allah wanted them to be removed, he would have ordered it, and if he wanted them not to be removed, he would have forbidden it, so since nothing was said about it, it is back to human choice, if he wants, he will remove it. them, and if he wants to, he will leave them.”

More about Waxing

There are various methods for removing unwanted hair.

Some of them are a case of the present cosmetic direction, but some are thought to be traditional nowadays.

These are, preferably of all, waxing with sugar mixture, which has been used since age-old times, and a more recent method – waxing with a specially made wax mixture.

In addition to classic waxing methods, it truly stands out among the more famous methods: hair removal with the razor; depilation with an electric machine (epilator); laser hair reduction (or as it is called epilation); depilation with lotions; thread plucking method.

Classic waxing, for sure, has multiple benefits over other ways of removing undesirable hair.

One of them is that the hairs are removed from the roots, so the waxing effect lasts from 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the hair, its thickness, skin, etc.

By common usage of this kind of hair removal, there can be numerous benefits, like for example your hair can become slimmer, more irregular, and grow more gradually; the chance of ingrown hairs is declined, performs a peeling result, and the effect is soft and delicate skin.


So, we could have seen that on the basis of the Islamic faith, it is not allowed to change the “perfect” creation that Allah Almighty has made, but, also, ladies were allowed to make themselves more pretty for their husbands.

It is allowed.

Some Islamic scholars say that the prohibition” is confined to the prohibition of removing hair to reach a more beautiful impression in front of strangers, and not when it would be done for the sake of the husband, because the beautification of a woman is required and desirable for her husband, unless the banning directs to plucking for which there is no direct need because it applies extreme pain and anguish.

Some scholars say it is acceptable for a married lady to decorate herself for her spouse, and for that purpose, she can remove hair from her face, even by waxing.

It is important for her to do it for her husband, not because of her vanity.

But, the haram status is not applicable for the waxing of both extremities – arms, and also legs.

There is no reason why a woman cannot remove that unwanted hair if it makes her look less pretty, and she looks ugly because of it.

It is said that the woman can remove unwanted hair, but that there is a category in which it has to fall – there are those who cannot be removed, and it is said clearly, there are those who can be removed and there are those who are not mentioned.

So, it is said that males cannot remove their beards, and eyebrows are not allowed to be removed not in males, nor females.

When we are speaking of some hair, that the Islamic faith does allow then this is private parts, armpits, etc.

And waxing for women is then allowed, or halal, as there is no mention of it, and the Holy Book of Islam stays silent regarding this topic.

But it is important for women to do it for their husbands, and not vanity or strangers or other people.

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