Is it that hard to choose the best epilator for you? No, it isn’t.
Let me show you.
What you need to be looking for in an epilator and then I will offer some epilators suggestions.
What you’re going to learn from this post
1. How expensive must an epilator be in order to remove hair from the root as it should?
You’re going to discover that even a $30 epilator can be an amazing hair removal product.
2. Small tips to guide you in choosing the best epilator for you.
These are tips related to how many tweezers an epilator can have, the type of accessories that are worth considering, and a quick reminder about exfoliation because that’s the only way you can prevent and get rid of ingrown hairs.
3. My 4 suggestions for you to discover some of the best epilators for your body.
4. How I ended up using an epilator. What convinced me to use an epilator in the detriment of waxing or shaving.
How Much Does an Epilator Cost?
Since we live in the real world, the subject of money is always involved when buying something we need.
Epilators are not incredibly expensive devices, especially when you consider that it’s an investment that will last for at least a couple of years.
It’s not like in the case of waxing or depilatory creams where you have to buy them over and over again.
That’s one of the main features that I truly appreciate.
It’s great that they offer to every woman the possibility of removing hair from the root without investing too much money in the process.
A $30 budget can get you a basic corded one, while a more substantial budget (around $100) can offer you the possibility of enjoying a number of accessories, as well as the ability to pluck hairs as short as 0.5mm.
Even a $30 epilator can remove hair efficiently.
Fancier ones, like those that can be used under the shower or those coming with more caps (for example facial or sensitive caps), those indeed are more expensive, up to the price of $100.
They are worth it if you want the extra options.
What to Look for in an Epilator
Now that you are clear that even the most expensive epilators are still not expensive, let’s see what are the main features that distinguish these hair removal devices.
1. Tweezers are the main focus since they are the ones removing the hairs.
Less expensive devices have 20 tweezers or so.
It means that the epilation process will take a little longer.
The highest number is 72 tweezers, belonging to the Emjoi AP-18.
The most expensive epilator that is featured in this article has 40 tweezers, which judging by the fact that another model features 72 of them, might not seem that great and might not justify the high price at the first view.
That model is one of the fastest hair removing tools and one of the best epilators. I’m talking about Braun Silk-Epil 7681 and the Braun Silk Epil 9 epilators.
Another myth that I also believed in, is that the larger the number of tweezers the more intense the pain is.
That proved to be wrong and I’m glad it did since that means that we don’t have to feel more pain for getting rid of our hairs faster.
2. An efficiency cap is the basic accessory.
But things have been taken further and accessories like sensitive area cap or facial cap have been added.
So that means that you don’t have to spend extra money on getting a separate facial epilator.
3. There are even more accessories, like trimmer and shaver heads.
Suddenly, the epilator becomes your shaver, for those areas where the pain is too intense.
These accessories are very much appreciated by many women and I can easily understand why.
An accessory that I wouldn’t recommend using before epilation is the cooling glove. That tightens the pores. If you want to use the cooling glove, it’s better after the hairs have been removed.
The type of glove that I would certainly recommend using is the exfoliating glove.
It doesn’t come as an accessory to any epilator, except for the Philips Satin Soft Hp6520.
The cost is way low and it’s a great method for dealing with ingrown hair.
4. There are two speeds for most epilators. There are only a few left with one speed.
5. A built-in light is not something that you find on all epilators. But it can be very useful.
Medium-priced and expensive epilators usually have one incorporated.
6. There are two main categories: corded (the cord is long for every model so it won’t be a bother) and cordless (that need to be charged for an hour and run for 40 minutes on average).
Some Epilator Models Suggestions
Epilators are not incredibly popular, a fact that surprises me a great deal. I’m biased, I know.
For those of you who want to change their epilator or who want to buy one for the first time, let’s see which are some of the best epilators at the moment.
You can correct me if my choices don’t seem that great to you. Just leave a comment, it’s that easy 🙂
Philips HP6401 Satinelle – One of the Best Cheap Epilators
Why choose the Philips HP6401?
There are three words that best describe it: incredibly affordable and qualitative.
It’s the perfect example of a basic and simple epilator that removes hairs efficiently!
In order to do that, it has 21 tweezers, which means that the epilation might take a while so patience is essential. But it’s an understandable compromise for the price.
There are downsides but things should get better in time and it may be true for two things: the time it takes to remove hairs by the root with an epilator and for the pain you feel during the sessions.
The efficiency cap is a very good accessory that should make the pain feel less intense.
At least that’s how I feel it when I’m using an epilator with an efficiency cap.
It’s a corded device but the long cable will offer you plenty of freedom.
Everything is highly satisfying about the Philips HP6401, including the 2 speeds and the 2 year warranty.
The fact that I have no big cons to mention about the HP6401 means that it’s worthy of its title as one of the best epilators for an affordable price!
It’s my recommendation for women who want to keep the price as low as it gets and the quality at a high level.
One aspect that would make you look at more expensive epilators would be the fact that the HP6401 doesn’t have built-in light.
Read the full review on Philips HP6401 Satinelle.
Emjoi AP-18 – The Fastest Epilator
The main reason is that it has 72 tweezers thanks to its dual opposed heads. Epilation should go down so much quicker.
There’s also the Glide technology or the middle lifting gingers that lift up the hairs, helping in removing tiny hairs, as short as 0.5mm.
This device is full of surprises, another one being the Silver Ion technology for antimicrobial protection.
Another advantage is that it can be used for removing facial hair as well, besides hands, legs, underarms, and the bikini line.
It’s a very powerful epilator and that’s why it’s corded.
If you want less power the 2 speeds offer enough freedom.
The only thing I would mention as a con is the absence of a built-in light.
Panasonic ES-ED90-P – Wet & Dry Epilator Plus Much More
The Panasonic ES-ED90-P is just one of those deals that seems just too good to be true. At least when you get it on sale for an amazing price.
Then, indeed, it’s just an amazing wet and dry epilator at a phenomenal price!
For women who want to have their hairs removed from the root using foam or shower gel, the ES-ED90-P might become their best epilator.
Being wet and dry, the first obvious conclusion is that it’s cordless. It takes an hour to be completely charged and then you can make use of it for about 30 minutes.
That’s one of its main disadvantages: the 30 minutes running time won’t be enough for most women. A second charge will be need for sure if you want to epilate your legs, underarms, arms, and bikini area.
The design is the most girlish one there is. It’s simply adorable.
The advantages don’t stop there.
There are two accessories that drew my attention instantly: the wide dual-disc epilator head and the gentle epilation head.
The wide dual-disc head has 48 tweezers so the epilation process can be a fast one, it’s great for legs and arms. You can also add the gentle cap for those sensitive areas.
On the other hand, the gentle head is a lot narrower, with a lot fewer tweezers, and it’s mainly intended to be used for the bikini area and the underarms, although it’s going to take longer.
It also has 2 speeds, I recommend the first one especially for sensitive areas.
There’s the built-in light to make it a complete hair removal device.
Besides these two caps, there are two heads included in the package: shaver and trimmer heads. There’s also a pedicure buffer for removing dry, callous skin.
It means that it’s a 3-in-1 system and it covers all needs.
The package is completed by a travel pouch and a cleaning brush..
That price surely fits in a lot and you can read more about it in my full Panasonic ES-ED90-P review.
Braun Silk-Epil 7 Xpressive 7681 – One of the Best Epilators
If you want a wet and dry epilator that does a wonderful job at removing hairs as short as 0.5mm in both environments, then you might consider this device!
A less expensive alternative, very much similar and maybe a little less painful, is the Panasonic ES-WD51-P.
The 40 tweezers might not sound impressive but they are phenomenal!
Firstly, the Braun Silk Epil 7 Xpressive is amazingly fast and secondly, the close grip tweezers should not leave any hairs behind.
Another feature that justifies the price is the big number of accessories, 5 to be more specific: shaver and trimmer caps if you want to take a break from removing hairs from the root, plus facial cap, efficiency cap, and sensitive area cap, which is also called the underarm cap.
It’s another example of a 3-in-1 system and it can be used to remove hair from the entire body.
Being wet and dry, it’s a cordless device that takes one hour charging time and up to 40 minutes of continuous usage and the hygiene is simply handled by washing it.
Braun Silk Epil 7681 also features built-in light and speed personalization so nothing is missing from this epilator. Not even the pivoting head was left behind, making it easier to get all the hairs removed from difficult places, like knees or elbows.
As you can easily notice,
The Braun 7681 is as close to perfect as you can get and much more expensive than the rest due to its many accessories, high built-in quality, and incredible ability of transforming hair removal into a fast and efficient activity.
But what’s the true downside for this great epilator from the wet and dry category?
It’s simple: it is a bit expensive. But even so it’s an amazing epilator, worthy of its price.
What Convinced Me to Use an Epilator
I’ve been using epilators for about 8 years and I love them. At the moment, I am using the Braun Silk Epil 9561.
Maybe it was the fact that I tolerate pain quite well, as long as I know that the end result is simply amazing (like when you decide to go to the dentist because you want a healthy sparkling smile).
Or maybe it was the fact that I wanted to cut back on the money spent on waxing at beauty salons.
Or the fact that I’ve reached the point where I was tired of disposable razors.
I believe that all the above reasons put together led to me to having a very long relationship with these tiny devices with many little tweezers.
So, now can you tell which one is the best epilator for you?