I tried laser hair removal on my legs 3 years ago and it completely burnt my skin! I was very dark red burns on my thighs and under my behind for several months. Thankfully, now they're all gone! And it wasn't even a regular burn, hard to explain but my skin felt normal but i just had very dark scars all over my skin.
I had it done at my dermatologist's in France and it cost me 600 EUR! Never again man!
5 years ago, i had itense pulsed light epilation done on my arms. I only did 8 sessions out of 10 (once per month) and for many years i had no hair. Now i just have a few but they are barely noticeable. When i want to go for a clean look i just shave them off or pluck them. I'm very glad i had that done.
I had it done in Japan for 40.000 JPY.
For the rest, i pluck my eyebrows, wax my upper lip and bikini myself and get my legs waxed at a waxing salon (did it myself for years but just can't be bothered to do it anymore).
I pluck my armpits as years of waxing has removed almost every hair i have.
I shaved when i was very young but i'd never do it again. I'm all about waxing!
I am a hairy gal as well as i have PCOS, therefore I make sure my hormones are on check. I take Diane 35 and Androcur and this has helped tremendously!