Now I thought why put up a pic of perfect, silky smooth legs when there’s nothing glamorous about hair removal – so bamn, here’s ya lumpy bumpy pic instead! (The pic makes sense if you read the cons!)
- Removes hairs that waxing misses.
- Less messy than both shaving and waxing.
- Easy to just whip out in a flash without needing to prep or set up in the shower. You can quickly remove those odd strands of hair.
- For those with sensitive skin types, epilating is better suited for you than waxing or shaving.
- Can be portable.
- Easier and cheaper in the long run as you don’t have to buy replacement razors, wax and strips – it’s a one off cost until the thing dies (in my experience, it takes a few years).
- You can use it on all parts of the body (including the face, bikini line and underarms. Dear Lord do not use it on your actual vagina).
- It puts far less pressure on your skin than tweezing and less stress on your skin than shaving so far less risk of damaging/ irritating hair follicles or causing ingrown hairs.
- The results are long lasting so less work – they usually last around 4-8 weeks. Each hair has it’s own hair growth cycle and so all grow at different rates, dependent upon the part of the hair growth cycle they’re in. As such, there’s less hair to remove each time.
psst… my fave epilator brand is Braun!
10. Smoother legs than shaving or waxing – shaving causes bumpy irritated legs. With waxing, most wait for a fair amount of hair to grow back before getting another waxing session so is a tad inconvenient but with an epilator, you can extract the hair as soon as it is visible. Therefore, you have smooth legs consistently with an epilator vs smooth legs for say two weeks then followed by bits and bobs of hair everywhere.
11. Lazy proof – you literally have to do nothing except move the device against wherever you want to remove the hair!
12. Hair grows back less visible – the hair regrows with a finer, more tapered tip so look narrower and softer on the legs and therefore less visible.
13. Many epilators are multi purpose (some have built in face washing brushes or exfoliating brushes)
- Doesn’t pick up very small hairs (but in all fairness, they are so short that most won’t notice them).
- Very time consuming if you’re doing a full removal or getting rid of that winter coat you grew (if ya know what I mean). It’s better used to maintain hair removal.
- Doesn’t exfoliate like waxing or shaving
- Pain, LOL but the more you do it, the easier and less painful it becomes – shaving causes hairs to become blunt and disturbed resulting in a less smooth extraction aka pain. Over time, epilating fixes these two issues and so the pain lessened over time. Even if you don’t shave, the more you do it, the more your skin builds a tolerance to the pain!
- You are pulling hair out of the roots so you will obviously get some redness and inflammation, just as with waxing, but it usually goes after 24 hours (see pic below).
- Fuck your life if you get loose, cushiony skin caught in it like your elbows.
- They aren’t easy to clean.
- They can’t remove ingrown hairs but then again, most hair removal methods can’t.
- Not the best for removing hair around small area like around the brows.
< I have unbearably sensitive skin and this epilating
session was after several sessions of shaving where
the hair was harder to pull out hence why it’s so red
and bumpy! So don’t be afraid!