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Difference Between Waxing and Epilator

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Hair removal is a hygienic concern not just for women but also for men. Everyone is looking for the best way to get rid of unwanted hairs. Different options are available but two of the most popular choices include waxing and the use of an epilator.
To help you decide which option to choose, let us look at the important points of comparison between the two.
Waxing is a known hair removal method used prior to the invention of an epilator. It is a semi-permanent way of removing hair from the roots. It is done by spreading a thin layer of wax on the skin and applying cloth on top, then finishing it by quickly ripping off the cloth. The wax used during the hair removal process can either be strip wax or hard wax. The latter is thickly applied so a strip of cloth is no longer necessary.

This form of hair removal became popular since it can be used in any part of the body. In addition, waxing doesn’t cause prolonged pain and does not lead to redness or irritation. All you need is to do is find the right salon that can give you the best waxing treatment you deserve.
Meanwhile, epilator is a device used to remove unwanted hair mechanically by grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. Most often it is electric in nature but recent inventions used for sensitive parts of the body doesn’t require power supply. As compared to waxing, the use of epilator does not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis. However, it is not recommended for those who have sensitive skin as it may cause irritation. But what’s good about using an epilator is the convenience. Since it is a machine, you can bring it with you wherever you go.
It is recommended by professionals that women go through professional waxing first to get rid of the pain that could come from first epilation of a particular area. After waxing, regrowth can be followed up with the use of an epilator.
Summary:
1.Waxing doesn’t cause prolonged pain while the use of an epilator can be very painful especially during initial epilation.
2.Waxing doesn’t cause irritation and can be applied to any parts of the body whereas epilator might not be suited for sensitive skin due to possible irritation.
3.Waxing must be done professionally in a trusted salon while the epilator provides convenience since it is a machine that you can bring and use almost anywhere.


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18 Comments

  1. Mabelle, I actually like using both of them. I use waxing every couple of months and then use an epilator to maintain the smooth results. I find that it is easier to epilate when there is less hair. I find this is a good trade off because waxing is expensive.

  2. For me I much prefer to use an Epilator it is so much quicker and a lot less mess. As long as you keep a good routine and don’t let the hairs get to long you won’t go far wrong.

  3. Both are great methods of hair removal and superior to shaving. For me at least I think the benefits of saving all that money and the convenience of an epilator puts them on top.

  4. Agree with Erin on its not a case of either or but getting consistent results. Waxing provides a platform whereas epilators are great followup to even things out.

  5. i think epilators are the best.. they hurt less and it take less time to epilate than to wax

  6. I prefer Epilator because it is fast and painless process. And also epilators provide more smooth skin. especially Braun silk epil is my favourite.

  7. I used both and I can easily say that epilators are better than waxing. Waxing has painful process and it is not certain solution. With using epilator , we can have better skin and we can get rid of unwanted hair day by day.

  8. Me too would chose epilating over waxing. Less pain, faster process, efficiency, one time cost only! are some of the advantages with epilators. 🙂

  9. I am a little late to the party, but I wax and epilate.

    There are certain parts of my body where I wouldn’t touch with an epilator, and this is where waxing comes in.

  10. The main difference from waxing and epilating is the pain and which method is more easily to do and more efficient. This being said, epilation is the best hair removal method.

  11. Epilator electric!!

    Karmin is my favorite 😉

  12. The most affordable methods of removing unwanted hairs are with the use of disposable shavers or waxing. However, shaving can be not as effective and waxing is quite a painful process. So the next solution is using an epilator, which will provide you with a silky smooth skin for a couple of weeks or so. It’s not as painful as waxing and is definitely less hassle than shaving every day.

  13. Actually, both waxing and shaving are not nearly as effective as permanent home laser hair removal. Waxing is tedious and can be painful and epilation also needs to be performed on a regular basis in order to see results. On the other hand, laser hair removal gets rid of hairs once and for all so you never have to deal with it again.

  14. I like using an Epilator. I am working lady so i needed something quicker and a lot less mess.

    its not much effective but i get rid of hairs

  15. I totally agree with you about difference between Waxing vs Epilator. But I’m a fan of Waxing

  16. Well I do both, depending on the time I have and its really up to you. So, I I have to choose one, then Epilator is my choice, because its painless!

  17. I’ve always opted for waxing. I did try epillating once but it was so painful I quit mid way.

  18. Yes epilators is better because of its easy to use for hair removal

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