Unwanted Hair

What tool works best an epilator, razor, or wax?

A friend and I were talking the other day about how tired we were of shaving everyday whether or not it’s needed. We also shared our thoughts about the benefits of waxing, but how costly it can become. Then I asked her if she ever thought about using an epilator; she asked “What’s that?” Well, I wasn’t surprised she did not know about this device, cause I only found out about it a couple of years ago. To my understanding they have been around for several years, but only a few people know about them.

I explained to her that an epilator is an electrical device or should I say electronic tweezers that removes hair from the follicle (root). Over time, as the hair grows back it becomes less noticeable. Since tweezers and plucking are involved, it goes without saying…there is pain.

We continued to talk more about the pros and cons of each tool and what made me decide to get the epilator. I did not just jump into this decision feet first; it took me a few years to decide. Now, before making the big leap with this investment, I needed to know what to expect. I thoroughly researched the many brands of epilators, read several reviews, the do’s and don’t, and the how to’s of epilating. Then I got a pair of tweezers and plucked a few hairs from my legs. The pain was minimal; it stung for only a second. I had to keep in mind that the epilator would go a lot faster than me plucking one hair at a time. After my little experiment I decided that I would move forward and make the purchase.


I must say I am pleased with my decision. I do not have to shave my legs everyday. I did epilate everyday the first week I got it so I could get use to the feel of the epilator and so the hairs will start to become less noticeable. Towards the end of our conversation, we both agreed that each tool is a preference. Some people prefer one over the other. We also agreed before a tool is used to complete thorough research so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.


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