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.

ELOS

Depilation using radiofrequency and light pulses has outdone the methods of IPL and laser. ELOS technology is suitable for all skin and hair colors (even gray) regardless. It can be performed on any area of the body and takes only 6-7 weekly home treatments for permanent hair reduction. The ESOS is most effective and fastest laser available, so expect remarkably smooth long-lasting results.

Advantages:

  • long-lasting result;
  • it can be done at home;
  • no specific hair length required beforehand and can even be performed on clean-shaven skin;
  • no ingrown hairs after the procedure;
  • it’s suitable for any type of hair;
  • it can be done anytime of the year as being in the sun afterward is not an issue; and
  • there is no direct contact with the skin making the procedure safe and the risk of infection or skin damage close to zero.

Disadvantages:

  • expensive, although compensated with its’ high quality and guaranteed result;
  • bikini area is difficult to do yourself (especially, with a deep bikini line); and
  • at home devices do not have the same effectiveness as professionals, therefore the results may differ.

IPL

Photo impulses can destroy hair follicles at a record pace, taking less than half an hour for both legs. After a few months of applying this method, the skin will be perfectly smooth. But it is true is that the method is only suitable for those who have dark hair and light skin.

Advantages:

  • it is absolutely painless. If tingling occurs, the power is most likely set too high;
  • there is no infection risk at all;
  • it’s efficient, 5 to 30 minutes for one session;
  • the procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin which help keep your skin young and firm longer;
  • it’s possible to remove hair on any part of the body;
  • doesn’t cause ingrown hairs and removes those that already exist; and
  • you can throw your razor away after the procedure!

Disadvantages:

  • the high cost of the device;
  • cannot get rid of gray hair;
  • if your skin is prone to scarring, epilation may leave slight traces; and
  • there is a risk of burns. But only if the setting is incorrect.

Laser epilation

Laser hair removal devices of the new generation are designed for women with all skin types and hair colors. The wide screen allows removing a few dozen hairs from the face or body within a flash (only taking 5 minutes to treat one shin). What is important, is that it does not hurt but only slightly tickles and the redness will be completely gone within a couple of hours. You only need three sessions to say goodbye to unwanted body hair eternally.
It should be noted that the decision to get rid of unwanted hair in this way will force you to put up with some inconveniences for quite a long time. The fact is that the laser beam only affects and eliminates hair which is in the active growth phase, but “sleeping” bulbs are out of reach.

Advantages:

  • minimal pain, just slight tingling while the laser beam destroys a hair follicle;
  • It’s completely safe when the procedure is performed correctly;
  • water and air cooling in modern laser devices;
  • short procedure only taking a few minutes to treat 10 square centimeters of skin;
  • stable and sustainable result after going through with the series of procedures; and
  • it smoothes the skin its structure, improving the overall appearance.

Disadvantages:

  • hormonal disorders may result in it being ineffective;
  • chronic diseases and infections of the skin could occur;
  • diseases of the hematopoietic system and internal organs; and
  • it is not a method for pregnant women.

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.