Sugaring

Sugar and water (sometimes with lemon) are mixed in certain proportions until it becomes a thick sticky mass. Then, you make a ball of the mass and roll it on the skin; sticking as it rolls while pulling hairs out. The principle of sugaring, or sugaring depilation, is similar to waxing with one core difference: the hair is removed by the growth in order to reduce the possibility of ingrown hairs.

Advantages:

  • 100% natural, ideal for sensitive skin;
  • hair is removed from the root;
  • no allergic reactions or skin irritation; and
  • even the finiest hairs can be removed.

Disadvantages:

  • if performed professionally, the cost is about a third more expensive than waxing;
  • it may not remove the stiff hair that was previously shaved. Therefore, it is quite often advised to wax several times before starting the sugaring procedure; and
  • it’s quite painful, although less than waxing. It’s worth noting, that over time it’s likely you’ll stop feeling any pain.

Women's Razors

Shaving is the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to remove unwanted hair. However, it is necessary to use it every two or three days, as your hairs are cut but not removed from the root.

Advantages:

  • easy to use;
  • absolutely painless;
  • fast and efficient method; and
  • it’s cheap.

Disadvantages:

  • short-term effect;
  • ingrown hairs;
  • irritation in bikini area and/or underarms;
  • stimulation of potential hair growth;
  • risk of cuts; and
  • coarse hairs after shaving.

Women's Electric Razor

This option has all the advantages of a shaving razor and even more: the blades are hidden behind a steel mesh which not only eliminates the hair but also prevents from cuts. All other pros and cons are the same as with a razor.

Advantages:

  • there’s no need for a shaving cream or gel;
  • there’s not even any need for water, although with some models you can;
  • this method is quick;
  • it’s painless; and
  • some can be used in both wet and dry conditions.

Disadvantages:

  • not the closest possible shave;
  • could cause irritation for those with sensitive skin;
  • a risk of ingrown hairs;
  • the result doesn’t last long as the hair isn’t removed from the root;
  • time-consuming in large areas like the entire legs; and
  • you need to remember to keep it charged sufficiently in order to get enough usage time out of it or electrical power point available.