An epilator is a handheld device that removes unwanted body hair by the root using a series of tweezing discs or in some models a rotating coil. Since the hair is removed at the root, it takes much longer to grow back when compared to shaving (up to four weeks), and when the hair does come back, it grows much softer and finer than before. Studies have even shown a decrease in body hair growth altogether as the hair follicles become damaged over time and stop producing body hair. Epilators are the ideal tool for body hair removal.
Why Use An Epilator Instead of a Razor?
An epilator is an extremely efficient tool which will save you both time and money. Epilators have no replacement parts and will run for years if well taken care of. Many women report using the same epilator for 10 to 15 years before needing to replace it. For many, shaving is a daily chore. Replacing your razor with an epilator will save you years of buying disposables or replacement blades, not to mention all the creams and extras used up during routine shaving. And using an epilator once or twice a month to remove unwanted body hair saves hours of time otherwise spent on daily shaving.
Why Use An Epilator Instead of Waxing?
Using an epilator and waxing both result in hairless skin that stays smooth for much longer than shaving, but waxing has many drawbacks that epilators do not. Waxing requires you to grow out your body hair until it is long enough to be caught by the wax, meaning at least a week of awkward body hair growth between waxes. An epilator can remove even the smallest hairs, so hair can be removed whenever you want. You also never need to make an expensive and inconvenient salon appointment to use an epilator. After the initial purchase, an epilator costs nothing to use and has no recurring costs.
Why Have I Not Heard of an Epilator Before?
Epilators have been a beauty secret since the late 1980′s, but many women have never seen them advertised, only discovering them through friends or word of mouth. It may be that epilators are not advertised as aggressively as other hair removal products because of their relatively low profit margins. A customer who buys an epilator doesn’t need to buy another product from that company for years, while a customer who buys a razor with disposable blades must continue to buy blades forever.
Does Using an Epilator Hurt?
If you’ve never used an epilator before, you should know that the first few times will probably be uncomfortable. You may even be tempted to stop using your epilator before you start to see results. I’m here to tell you, please don’t give up. It gets much easier after your first epilation, and you don’t want to miss out on all the wonderful benefits of using an epilator. An epilator, like waxing, removes hair by the root, resulting in skin that stays smooth and hairless for up to four weeks. Shaving removes hair from the surface of the skin, and the hair grows back faster because the root is left in tact. Shaved hair has had time to “root” itself securely in the hair follicle, and is more difficult (and can be painful) to remove. But after using an epilator, any new hair growth will have very weak roots and can be easily and painlessly removed.