There are three most popular methods of hair removing which are shaving, epilating and waxing. If you are new to this method of hair removal, then we are here to help you out by discussing the pros and cons of these three methods so that you can decide which method out of these are best for you. There are two categories of hair removal falls, epilation and depilation. Epilation is a method which removes the hair from below the surface of the skin and gives you longer lasting results. Methods which remove hair above the skin are known as depilating methods and they provide you short term smoothness.
Before we discuss the pros and cons of each method of hair removing, first you need to understand how they actually work.
An epilator is a small device which has multiple sets of tweezers on a roller and when the roller rotates, tweezers grabs your hair and remove from the root. By using an epilator, you can remove very short hairs and it can also be long-lasting. Another amazing thing you will find by using epilator is that your hair growth is slower and finer. You can choose epilator and its attachments according to your body and use. You can use some epilators in the bath as well because they are waterproof and gives you amazing results.
Applying wax on your skin in the direction of hair growth and removing it against the hair growth is known as waxing. By doing waxing you can remove the top layer of dead skin and it is long lasting as well. You can also notice that your hair growth becomes finer and less dense.
There are different types of wax
- The first method is pre-made wax strips which you apply cold to your skin.
- Wax which you apply hot with a stick and remove it with fabric strip.
- Wax which you apply hot on your skin and let it cool and harder so that you can easily pick it off without strips.
Removing your body hairs with a razor is called shaving and it is very effective in terms of time taken. You can remove your hairs in a few minutes, but you can only remove your hair above the skin that why it only lasts for maximum 2-3 days.
Epilator has a higher price among all but once you bought it, you will realize that you have to spend money on the right product. The price ranges from $30 to $300 for a body epilator. The cost may differ in those epilators which have extra attachments, waterproof and high quality.
On the other hand, waxing is on a low-cost side but overall it will add up. If you go to the saloon for underarm waxing, it will cost you between $15 and $25. For full leg waxing, you can expect to pay between $60 to $80. If you want to wax yourself, then it will cost you about $30 to $50 for a wax warmer and $10 per pot off wax beans. This will give you 8 smaller sessions of underarm and 2 larger sessions of full legs.
Shaving has low price among all methods of hair removal as you can get the pack of 4 basic razors for $5 and for a high-quality moisturizing razor, the cost will be $20. On average, a woman will spend $10,000 on shaving related products.
Is it Painful?
If you are a new user of the epilator, then you will feel some discomfort. When you use an epilator, you are pulling hairs out of the follicle, so you may feel some sensitivity especially in some areas such as your bikini line. After a few sessions of using an epilator, you will feel that the discomfort reduces. To make your hair removal easier, keep your skin pulled taut especially on areas like bikini which are sensitive.
Similar to Epilating, when you start waxing for the first time, it may feel some discomfort and with time you will notice that the discomfort reduces. The important thing is to ensure that the wax is safe, and it has an appropriate temperature. If you heat wax too much it is very dangerous as it can give you a straight-up burn.
You won’t feel any pain when you are shaving unless you catch your skin. Gently slide your razor across your skin so that it cannot catch your skin. It is more sensitive and little painful if you have acne or bumps on your skin. If you shave every day, you should replace the blades every week so that it can give you smooth silky skin. Avoid using a rusty blade as it can increase the risk of infection and cuts.
There are minor side effects with epilating as it is one of the best methods of hair removal. With epilating, you may notice some red dots around the pores for a few hours which is a normal reaction to the hairs being removed.
There is a risk of getting ingrown hairs if you are doing waxing for hair removal, but it can be reduced if you regularly exfoliate. In waxing, you are applying the product to your skin which can be sensitive and allergic too. If you are doing waxing, you may experience some bleeding or bruising is sensitive areas. Always take good care of hygiene when waxing because if you don’t care about hygiene, it can cause infection.
Shaving has some side effects like razor burn can occur on sensitive areas. Cuts are the most common thing while shaving so use the razor gently. Try to change the blades every week or two so that it can give you smooth skin.
Minimal ongoing cost
|Normal cost per session||Low cost|
|Not much discomfort||Little discomfort which reduced over time||Painless unless you catch your skin|
|Long lasting up to 6 weeks||Long lasting up to 6 weeks||1 to 3 days|
|Removes hairs from root||Removes hairs 2-12 mm||Removes short hairs|
|Easy to carry||Harder to travel with||Easy to carry|
In our point of view, epilating is the best device for hair removal among all the methods. It is quick, long lasting up to 6 weeks, removes hair from the root and easy to carry while traveling.If you are interested to know more about epilating or you want to buy an epilator for yourself, check out our best epilator reviews.