Epilator: How to use, benefits, risks, and affordability

Once upon a time, when epilator was not invented, we ladies struggled. We commuted to the saloons, waited for our turns in the beauty parlors, sometimes leaving our kids with other family members, just to finally get the hot wax treatment to get rid of that nasty and ugly hair, sometimes got minor burns too. Today, I am sharing all the attributes of an epilator like how to use it, all the benefits and underlying risks plus the cost consideration.

 

In addition to all that, we paid money as per the package and repeated this process every 15-20 days. Then, the small thingy called epilator came to the rescue for all busy women across the globe and with many benefits, it has just changed the scenario of the beauty world.

 

For me, the initial two years after getting a small baby were a real struggle. From being the whole sole in-charge of my little one to taking care of all household chores, I never imagined taking out 1 hour for a parlor visit. This was next to impossible. I had stopped looking at myself in the mirror to avoid any horror.

Somedays, I would yearn for a simple facial to rejuvenate my own self. While on the other days, I thought mirror was making fun of me.

With overgrown eyebrows, hairy limbs, I looked more like a bear and less like a mom. I practically started home DIY facials, picked up a plucker and did my own eyebrows, but the hair removal was the worst part to tackle. Did I go for an epilator or not?

 

 

As soon as I became a mother, or even before that when I was pregnant and couldn’t handle the outdoor parlor hair removing process, I wanted to opt for an epilator but also had a little hesitation.

I was worried about many things, but the reasons I think epilator is the best alternative to wax, hair removal creams or razors are:-

  • The Cost:  As I got my hands on a not so pricey brand of an epilator, for a trial I bought it. I spent just AED 10 (USD 2.5) and the same epilator is still functioning super well.  Sorry, Braun. It saved me Around AED 150 ( Around USD 40).

 

  • The Efficiency: I was worried that the epilator will take too many batteries, but it came with an adapter therefore, I used it without having to invest in batteries. Just plugged in and used it.

 

  • The Pain: I have dreaded the waxing pain and hated the razors as they resulted in cuts too, the epilator just pinches for a sec and then the fear of the pain goes swoosh. I would say that only the fear of pain is there, once you start using an epilator,  you get used to the ticklish feel.

 

  • The Ease: Just an epilator with an electric plug is all I ever needed. The hair can be epilated easily. No mess, no heating, no wasted strips, no sticky feel. This is quite safe too, just like a hairdryer.

 

  • Side Effects: Since epilator has no cream and it just pulls out and cuts the hair, there is no skin irritation, but if you keep it on one area over and again, then the area will have temporary rashes that usually go in an hour. Best is to exfoliate your skin before using the epilator for smooth legs and hands.

 

  • Usage Frequency: Right, for a person who has a faster hair growth, will have to use it once the hair starts showing up. The plus point of epilator is that the thickness of the new hair reduces and thus the hair does not appear quite quickly. So, the frequency is less than that after a wax or shave.

 

  • During Travel: As it is so light in weight and very small in size, it can be easily used during holidays.

 

  • Total Savings: Each month I have saved around 100 AED (USD 25) by not going to the beauty saloons. Eplitaor being very handy and very convenient for me to use even when I have no time to go out.

 

The first time was special, I read the manual but then tried it with my shivering hands. I expected it to be more like a shaving trimmer for men. But it was just the opposite. Extremely smooth and when used on full growth, the ingrown hair is also extracted.

 

I guess some gadgets are godsent and this is one great way to look and feel confident and attractive.

Stay awesome ladies!

 

 

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  • mommy_insight

    2019-09-23 at 5:25 pm
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    I agree epilator don’t harm but I too fear if it grows back thick hair. #millennialscribbler #myfriendalexa

    • Disha
      to mommy_insight

      2019-09-27 at 11:01 pm
      Reply

      I would favor epilator any day over waxing. Saves you from the pain and especially helpful for those who have sensitive skin.

  • Questy Musings

    2019-09-23 at 5:29 pm
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    Hi Deepa, I just found mine during Diwali cleaning, and viola.. here is your post. Good one!

  • neha G

    2019-09-23 at 7:06 pm
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    Such a nice post. 🙂

  • alpanadeo

    2019-09-24 at 12:01 am
    Reply

    I have always been in favor of waxing. But sometimes, when we don’t have a lot of time in hand, I think epilator is a […] Read MoreI have always been in favor of waxing. But sometimes, when we don’t have a lot of time in hand, I think epilator is a better option than razors. Read Less

  • Gunjan Upadhyay (@gungrg)

    2019-09-24 at 2:50 am
    Reply

    indeed a gift for new moms, i too have reservations of using it for same ticklish feel. I think I should do a patch trial […] Read Moreindeed a gift for new moms, i too have reservations of using it for same ticklish feel. I think I should do a patch trial and get one for myself. Read Less

  • kinshooagrawal (@kinshooagrawal)

    2019-09-24 at 7:29 am
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    Have been dreading to try epilator, but will try now after reading your post.

  • Samidha Mathur

    2019-09-24 at 9:12 am
    Reply

    Hey Deepa, I was in search of a good epilator. Thanks to you, your blog has acted like a "savior". :) Is there any specific […] Read MoreHey Deepa, I was in search of a good epilator. Thanks to you, your blog has acted like a "savior". :) Is there any specific brand ou would like suggest. #MyFriendAlexa #LovelyReads Read Less

  • My Words My Wisdom

    2019-09-24 at 12:09 pm
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    I wanted to use an epilator, but never had full information about it, after reading your blog I am confident of getting one of myself.

  • Arti

    2019-09-24 at 12:53 pm
    Reply

    I always wanted to use an epilator however I'm always scared..

  • I've never liked using an epilator. I find it too painful. I used Braun's epilator when it was first launched in India. But I somehow […] Read MoreI've never liked using an epilator. I find it too painful. I used Braun's epilator when it was first launched in India. But I somehow cannot bear the pain. :( #myepicareads #MyFriendAlexa Read Less

  • Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar

    2019-09-24 at 2:18 pm
    Reply

    I had used Braun’s epilator in India as my sister in law gifted it to me but I always prefer waxing. However after coming to […] Read MoreI had used Braun’s epilator in India as my sister in law gifted it to me but I always prefer waxing. However after coming to Poland, I feel epilator is a life saver and must have gadget for me as I dont get time to visit the salons moreover we need to take prior appointments so in case of a sudden requirement, epilators are the most preferred choice. Read Less

  • Sarah T

    2019-09-24 at 5:26 pm
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    I have stopped visiting the parlour for waxing because even I can’t bear the pain anymore I have tried many other hair removal methods including […] Read MoreI have stopped visiting the parlour for waxing because even I can’t bear the pain anymore I have tried many other hair removal methods including laser but this is something I was hesitant since the beginning but your blog was so enlightning I’m planning to invest in one soon Read Less

  • Shweta Suresh

    2019-09-24 at 8:18 pm
    Reply

    I have the very same epilator! And it’s so true – it definitely is a godsend and it certainly makes hair removal much less messier, […] Read MoreI have the very same epilator! And it’s so true – it definitely is a godsend and it certainly makes hair removal much less messier, cheaper and you can even do it in the comfort of your pyjamas. 😁 Read Less

  • I have been using epilator for almost five years now and I can not stop praising it. I love it. It's just the best thing […] Read MoreI have been using epilator for almost five years now and I can not stop praising it. I love it. It's just the best thing - it comes to my rescue all the time! I go for waxing whenever I need to get rid of the tan - say once in 5-6 months. Rest of the time, epilator is my svaiour! Read Less

  • Pooja Mahimkar

    2019-09-25 at 1:48 am
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    Your experience with epilator makes me want to try it out as well

  • Misha

    2019-09-25 at 5:57 am
    Reply

    m totally an epilator person.. Use Braun

  • Rakhi Jayashankar

    2019-09-25 at 9:56 am
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    I had a lot of concerns regarding the epilator..I hope Aster rwading your post, I might give it a.try

  • Swati

    2019-09-25 at 1:03 pm
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    I wanted to use epilator but I always afraid to take chance.very informative your post is.

  • Aurora M

    2019-09-25 at 2:24 pm
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    Many a times I thought of it but I think it is only about fear

  • Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    2019-09-25 at 4:40 pm
    Reply

    this seems really great option for busy moms, though i had never tried this but after reading your post, thinking about give it a try. […] Read Morethis seems really great option for busy moms, though i had never tried this but after reading your post, thinking about give it a try. great post and you had covered all points so well. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa Read Less

  • FabZania

    2019-09-25 at 9:44 pm
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    Epilators are not harful if used with caution. They can be really very helpful

  • Rashi Roy

    2019-09-27 at 2:59 am
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    True, it comes handy and especially helpful when you don’t have the time to visit parlour.

  • Shalzz

    2019-09-27 at 10:03 am
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    I have been wary of using epilators. I think I am going to give it a try now.

  • Nazish

    2019-09-27 at 2:11 pm
    Reply

    I just am in need of one sure shot solution to get rid of unwanted hair. I wish there was some magic available. However, i […] Read MoreI just am in need of one sure shot solution to get rid of unwanted hair. I wish there was some magic available. However, i am yet not sure is this epilator works. I am always scared of razors and things close to them to use. Read Less

  • bohobibliophile

    2019-09-27 at 3:41 pm
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    I have been using an epilator since almost 20 years and cannot recommend it enough. It is definitely god sent.

  • nitesh prapanna

    2019-11-13 at 7:49 pm
    Reply

    great post about epilator and you had covered all points in details about using it properly. will help a lot to women in using […] Read Moregreat post about epilator and you had covered all points in details about using it properly. will help a lot to women in using it properly.thanks for sharing this useful information. Read Less

  • Ruchie

    2019-11-15 at 9:32 am
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    I never used this but will sure try after reading this honest review..seems promising ..Thanks for sharing

  • Bushra

    2019-11-16 at 7:29 am
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    After reading your experience I want to give epilators a try. Seems a good option to get rid of unwanted haie

  • Neha Sharma

    2019-11-16 at 7:39 am
    Reply

    I always wanted to get an epilator but everytime I stopped fearing the pain as some of my friends claimed it pains a lot. After […] Read MoreI always wanted to get an epilator but everytime I stopped fearing the pain as some of my friends claimed it pains a lot. After reading your post, I want to get it, parlor visits are so much time consuming. Read Less

  • bytetrails

    2019-11-16 at 11:01 am
    Reply

    Epilators are really a boon for people like me who are scared of waxing and is always scared of razors for fear of cuts. Nice […] Read MoreEpilators are really a boon for people like me who are scared of waxing and is always scared of razors for fear of cuts. Nice post. Read Less

  • MeenalSonal

    2019-11-16 at 11:10 am
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    There are many products in the market but your pointers helped a lot to assess the right one.

  • simi sp

    2019-11-16 at 5:29 pm
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    hey this is something new to me something without pain thn sure will have a check ty for informative post.

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-11-16 at 5:49 pm
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    Epilator is always my first choice. It is mess free and easy to use. Plus travel friendly. I so agree with your pointers.

  • Tina Basu

    2019-11-17 at 5:00 am
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    I use the braun epilator too because its super handy and convenient. Mine works under water, so i carry it in the shower.

  • Amrit Kaur

    2019-11-17 at 5:43 am
    Reply

    I have never tried epilator as i have seen few friends who get back thick growth. But in some cases when we don’t have a […] Read MoreI have never tried epilator as i have seen few friends who get back thick growth. But in some cases when we don’t have a lot of time then epilator comes handy. Read Less

  • being amnaa

    2019-11-17 at 7:43 am
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    This is awesome product for those suffering from heavy and hard hair growth . I have a question regarding this.. i heard from many that […] Read MoreThis is awesome product for those suffering from heavy and hard hair growth . I have a question regarding this.. i heard from many that using epilator increases facial hair growth twice , is it true? Read Less

    • Deepa Jaisingh
      to being amnaa

      2019-11-20 at 7:35 am
      Reply

      These are not good for facial hairs dear, best is to use these on arms and legs, very effective, I never saw and hard growth […] Read MoreThese are not good for facial hairs dear, best is to use these on arms and legs, very effective, I never saw and hard growth later Read Less

  • jhilmildsaha

    2019-11-17 at 9:16 am
    Reply

    I had always stayed away from epilators as i was not sure how to use it. This will be helpful.

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