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The Best Hair Removal: Epilator
Stop shaving and start epilating! I’m a busy working mom and I just don’t have time to shave every day, nor do I have the extra funds to get my legs waxed every few weeks. So I decided to invest in a good epilator hair remover, and let me tell you - I haven’t shaved since! If you're interested in a hair remover that will give you long lasting results, look no further than an epilator. Regular shaving only removes the hair at the surface. Waxing can be long-lasting, but when the hair starts to grow back, you have to wait until it’s long enough to wax a gain – who wants to walk around with hairy legs for a couple of weeks?! Waxing isn’t cheap, either.
Enter the epilator! The way it works is comparable to waxing in that you hair is pulled out from the root. If you’re a woman, then you’re probably familiar with tweezing – eyebrows or other areas – right? Imagine forty tweezers pulling in unison to pull out your leg hair – at about thirty-two thousand tweezes a minute – that’s how an epilator shaver does it.
Epilating has its drawbacks, the worst of which is the pain associated with using it. Each person has a different pain tolerance, so it’s tough to say just how much it hurts or doesn’t hurt. But I can say this from experience – the first one or two times are the worst by far! After that, if you keep using it regularly, the hair starts to come in thinner and you hardly feel it – really (at least that's my first-hand experience!)
Epilating also has its advantages, the best being that you don’t have to wait days or weeks for your hair to grow long enough to use it again like you would for waxing. Most epilators will be able to pull out even the shortest of hairs. Using an epilator will give you two to four weeks (depending on your hair’s growth cycle) of hair-free smoothness!
While I'm sure there are plenty of good epilators out there, the one I've been using for over a year now is the Braun Silk-Epil Xpressive Epilator Body System. It is corded, but I have not had any issues with the cord at all because it’s nice and long – and I like the fact that I don’t have to worry about possibly running out of battery charge in the middle of my hair removal.
If this is something you're considering, I say go for it - you won't be sorry with the results and the extra time you have each week, not having to shave every couple of days!