Read on girls, below you will find reviews of the 5 best epilators for underarms!
The summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to show off some skin. Even is the spring time, we like to show a shoulder every now and again. Although we love for our skin to be silky smooth all the time, there is always that one area that lingers in the darkness. The one area that is probably just as sensitive as our bikini and Brazilian areas, the underarms.
Excessive underarm hair can make or break just about any outfit. Imagine having on a beautiful dress that hugs every single one of your curves, but as soon as you lift your arms up, people see mini chia pets underneath your pits. Most women agree that it is not a pretty sight. For so long, the only way that the hair could be removed is with a razor or a chemical crème like Nair or Veet. Problem with either of these methods is that if you’ve been scratching – which even the prettiest girls do from time to time – then it’s going to burn. If you use a razor, you most certainly will scratch when the hair grows back in the next 48 hours, and if you use a cream, it could burn because you’ve been scratching from using the razor for so long. Break the cycle girl: come over to the world of epilation and be free.
In case you don’t know, epilating your underarms has quite a few advantages that razors and creams can’t bring. For starters, there’s that blackish glow that you get from using razors. Epilating the underarms will help to lighten up your pits. Also, the results last longer. Epilating, when done correctly, could last you anywhere from 2-4 weeks on the underarm area. Typically, when you shave, it grows back the next day. While you could also use wax to remove the underarm hair, it could get messy and expensive. Epilating can be done at home anytime, and you only have to buy the tool one time.
Before you epilate the underarms, make sure that you fully exfoliate the area the day before. One possible downside to epilating underarms is the potential for ingrown hairs. For some reason, they are more likely to occur in the underarm than anywhere else. Therefore, take the precaution and get rid of dead skin cells ahead of time. I will be frank with you, the underarm is just as sensitive as the Brazilian area. Therefore, it may be very painful. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the best epilators for underarms, so you can select which model would be best for you.
Searching for an underarm epilator is a little bit different from searching for other epilator types because of the fact that you will have to hold one arm in the air while working your device in the other. Therefore, you need a good epilator that will be able to grab both the coarser and finer hairs that can be found under your armpit because you will probably not be able to hold the skin taunt during the process.
Epilator #1: The Philips Satinelle HP6401
If your new to epilating, then this is the epilator for you. The Philips Satinelle HP6401 is a light weight epilator that is fairly easy to use regardless of your previous experience with air removal tools. It has 21 hypoallergenic tweezers which tries to eliminate the need to make multiple passes to the area. It has two speeds, giving you the options to either get done quickly or take it slow.
The epilator does have an efficiency cap which makes it perfect for sensitive areas like the underarms. Another great feature is that the head is washable. Clean hair removal tools help to prevent your skin from breaking out. Compared to some of the other models, this one is much less painful. For only $30, you can’t beat it. The only downside is that it is corded, so you will be confined to an outlet during this process. However, the fact that it fits so well in the hands makes the cord not seem quite as bad.
Epilator # 2: The Epilady EP-810-44 Speed Epilator
Now we all know that Epilady is the queen of producing top epilators for women. The Epilady Speed Corded Epilator (EP-810-44) definitely does not disappoint. It has 40 tweezers, meaning that you can probably get your hair removed in less passes. Because of a nifty feature called anti-pitch technology, it is great for stubborn short hairs that can be found on the armpits. Like the Philips Satinelle, this epilator also has two speeds to choose from. It also is corded, so you’ll be confined to an outlet with this one as well.
Another unique feature is an angled cap which allows you to better get around the different curvatures you will encounter when epilating your underarms. Overall, it is fast and gets the job done efficiently. However, because it is so powerful, you may want to not use it for your first epilator. The pain may be a bit overwhelming if you’ve never epilated before. Because the discs are so good at pulling the hair, it is recommended to move the epilator slowly across the skin when using. To top it off, its only $30.
Epilator #3: Emjoi eRase e60 Dual Opposed Heads 60-Disc 2-in-1
Be prepared for a powerhouse in the world of underarm epilation. The Emjoi eRase e60 is a great choice if you’re looking for maximum hair removal. It contains a whopping 60 tweezers that go in different directions. In case you haven’t noticed, your underarm hair does the exact same thing, making it an excellent choice for underarm epilating. The dual head design has a built in feature of stretching you skin for you so that you do not have to try to awkwardly hold your skin taunt during the epilation process.
The Emjoi eRase e60 also has a feature called the Erase Glide technology which helps to avoid any skin irritation that may occur while your removing the hair from your body. Like the previous two models, this one has two speeds and is corded. Unlike the previous models, the epilator comes with a bunch of additional attachments which allows you to use this for other parts of your body as well. As a fun twist, the epilator comes in about four different colors, so you can select the one that most closely resembles your taste. It is a bit bulky, so it could be a little difficult to grasp the epilator just right to get to your underarms.
Ultimately, although it has a lot of tweezers, this epilator seeks to provide you with the most comfort while getting out those hairs as quickly as possible. It is slightly higher priced than the previous models, costing around $60.
Epilator #4: The Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681
Braun is a name that is well respected in the epilating community because they have been known to deliver quality products. The Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive is no different. It has 40 tweezers with the ability to grip hair as short as .5 millimeters long. It has three caps including one that is specifically tailored for sensitive areas like the underarms. Unlike other models, it is cordless and has a wet/dry function allowing you to use it in the shower. It has a pivoting head and a smart light —things that any good epilator should include that is made for areas that have finer hairs. On top of that, it comes with a slew of other accessories and even pre-epilation wipes. All of this for the price of about $130. Don’t let the price stop you from considering this epilator. It may very well be the only epilator you’ll ever need.
Epilator #5: The Panasonic ES-ED94
Although it can be used for multiple parts of the body, it is also great for getting rid of underarm hair. The Panasonic ES-ED94 is a 48-tweezer powerhouse. It has two different caps that you can use including a smaller cap that is best for gentle epilation areas like the underarms. The cap also allows you to decrease the amount of pain that you may experience while epilating. The epilator also has a variety of caps that can be used for trimming and exfoliating the area before beginning your hair removal process. The priciest of the bunch, this epilator goes for $293.
There are many other epilators for underarms that are out there, but we only selected the top ones. Ultimately, underarm epilation is best when the pain is minimized and the epilator moves around easily. After going through the list, the best epilator for underarm is the Emjoi eRase e60. Usually, we would never say that an epilator that has a lot of tweezers is best on a painful area. However, this epilator is different. Although it may be a little bit more painful than some of the other models, the epilation will be fast, efficient, and easy. The fact that it pulls the skin for you is enough to earn the title of best epilator for unnderarm.