3. Bikini Waxing:
Upside: Quick, hair grows back softer and easier to manage; regrowth time is greatly extended, skin appears smoother and ingrown hair growth is reduced.
Downside: Pain! There's no other to say it but it can be reduced by taking a pain reliever twenty minutes prior to the session. Lack of privacy - there's something to be said to have a professional having a conversation with you with your legs spread wide open.
Tip: Use a product like Tendskin afterward.
4. Electrolysis/Laser Removal: This is touted as permanent pubic hair removal process using electric shock or intense pulsed light. Depending on the woman, either might require multiple visits. Best done by a professional.
Upside: Permanent -- there's no going back-- but if that's what you want...
Downside: Time-consuming, extremely expensive and for electolysis, ridiculously painful, making waxing like child's play --like a rubber band snapping against your most tender of skin repeatedly. Laser works best with dark coarse hair and light skin. Sensitive skin may scar.
Tip: Prepare thyself!
5. Threading: This, I imagined, would be the granddaddy of all pain but surprisingly, it's not. Threading is one of the oldest methods of body hair removal. It originated in Turkey; today, threading is gaining popularity in Western cosmetology.
Upside: Quick, healthier for skin than waxing, no ingrown hairs; inexpensive, fast and relatively painless (with a skilled practitioner). Sustainable for all skin types, even those too sensitive for laser hair removal or waxing; results last for 2-4 weeks.
Downside: This is a difficult technique that NEEDS to be done by a professional practitioners. Do not attempt this at home.