Not very well.  If the home method is one where the probe is inserted into the hair follicle, it has the potential for working.  The problem with home methods is treating yourself which often requires mirrors or having an untrained friend help you.  The technique of electrolysis requires significant training for proper hand0eye coordination and is usually performed using a special light and magnification.  Without proper training, adequate lighting and magnification, I feel the home methods in most cases will not be worth the effort and expense.