If you are reading this article, then I presume you are considering whether or not to purchase an epilator and would like to know the general merits between epilating and other forms of hair removal. The aim of this article is not to persuade you in one direction or another, but to give you the information to help you decide. Waxing and epilating do pretty much the same thing but in different ways. Unlike shaving or depilatory cream, waxing and epilating remove the hair from the root, therefore giving your skin a smoother appearance and resulting in a much longer period before the hair starts to re-grow.
Waxing removes your body hair by applying a sticky substance to your skin(wax). A fabric strip is then used on top, pressed down firmly, and then quickly pulled off. The hair underneath the strip is held by the wax and is pulled away from your body, leaving the hair on the wax strip, and your skin smooth. This treatment can be done at home with pre-made wax strips or in a beauty salon.
Epilators remove hair by grasping them in small tweezers or pinchers. Up to forty of these tweezers are held on a fast spinning disk. As the disc spins the tweezers open and close grasping and pulling your hair.
Shaving is hair removal method which involves mechanical razor (which has one or more blades), electric shavers (includes rotating blades), or trimmers (includes small scissors mechanism).
Epilator vs Waxing vs Shaving Conclusion
I hope you will now be more familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of all; waxing, shaving and epilating. I also hope this article has made it somewhat easier to decide on the best hair removal method suitable for you. You can, of course, use any method of hair removal side by side and have the advantages of both. Tell us what you think. Is epilator better than both waxing and shaving? We would like to hear your experience if any, in comments.