Getting rid of the hairs on your legs is one of the most frustrating things ever. If like me, your hair grows fairly fast and fairly dark, then you have to keep up this routine fairly frequently, and sometimes, you just can’t be bothered. Many women out there use a razor to get rid of the hair. However, some women seem to prefer and epilator to get rid of their hair.
But why? What are the differences between the two, and which one should you opt to use? Well, let’s look at both these different methods of hair removal to work out which one of them might be best for you.
Razor vs Epilator
How it works
We all know how a razor works – shaving the hair down to next to nothing, so you can’t see it anymore. But not everyone knows how an epilator works. Essentially, it pulls the skin out by the root, so it’s not even there any more. This can actually be quite painful, and is a common reason why women avoid using an epilator.
Even if you’re using a very aggressive safety razor, your hair is going to grow back to stubble length within a few days. Within a week or two, you’ll be back to looking like a shaggy dog. An epilator lasts a lot longer than this, and it can be several weeks before you have to do the same routine again. So, an epilator can be the better choice to use before a holiday if you can’t be bothered shaving whilst you’re away.
Time is another major factor in your decision. Shaving might take you a while at first, but once you get used to it, you should be able to get done within minutes. An epilator can take a whole lot longer than this, so bear that in mind.
Let’s go over the pros and cons of both of these hair removal methods to see which one of them would be better for you.
Pros & Cons of Using a Razor
Pros & Cons of Using an Epilator
At the end of the day, everyone is going to have a different option and preference on how to shave. A razor wins for many people as it’s the most convenient, pain free option and you can be done within just a few minutes. However, using an epilator will last much longer than a razor, if you’re willing to spend a lot of time using it and withstanding the pain. If you’re looking for a razor to use, check my guide to find which one would be best for you.