Which is better - wax hair removal or epilator?

epilator hair removal

There is no woman who does not dream of a beautiful and smooth body. That is why it is important to find the right way to get rid of hair.

The answer to this question can not be definite and clear. It all depends on your skin type and to get the right answer you must trust the principle of "trial and error", ie you must try all methods of hair removal and judge the most But sometimes women decide to trust a friend's advice or advice read in a magazine or article on the Internet without realizing that maybe the best for their girlfriend is not the best for themselves. yet is there a "scientifically" better method of hair removal ? Let's find out with you today what is better to use - a wax hair removal or epilator?

How is the process of waxing and epilating at home?

Waxing is the simplest, most popular and most common method of removing unwanted hair.

wax mask at home

Thanks to the wax, the hair is completely removed from the root. Therefore, the hair will grow back in 2-3 weeks. And with constant depilation, the hair thins over time, thins and at some point stops growing.

You can depilate with wax in one of the following ways:

wax mask strips

With wax strips that have pre-applied wax on them, this method is called cold (used to depilate sensitive and delicate areas such as the face, armpits and bikini area).

Withwarm wax, which is heated to the melting temperature in a cartridge or jar (used for epilation of hands, feet, depilation of large surfaces)

With low temperature wax. (suitable for depilation of sensitive areas: face, armpits, bikini)

With polymer wax. Polymer wax can most often be recognized by its shape, which resembles granules. This wax is synthetic, created artificially. The advantage of this wax is that it captures only hair and does not come into contact with the skin - this reduces the risk of inflammation and irritation after the procedure.

Hair removal that uses wax strips is undoubtedly the easiest and fastest method of hair removal, as the wax is already applied to the strips. All you have to do is warm them in your palms for a few seconds. Then we separate the strips and stick to the desired area, smooth it well and remove it with a sharp rapid movement against the direction of hair growth. After use, remove the remnants of wax with a cloth soaked in oil or special cosmetic oil.

If you have decided to depilate with warm wax, you will need a special wax melter that will heat the wax cartridge to the required temperature. This method is not recommended for the "impatient" as it takes 10-15 minutes for the wax to heat up.

Before you start applying the wax with a roller on your skin, make sure that it is applied evenly, so it is recommended to apply a layer on top of the tape before applying a layer on your skin.

When you are convinced that everything is fine, you can start the procedure. Apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth, then put a strip on the wax, smooth it well and with a sharp quick motion remove the strip against the direction of hair growth. In this way we treat the desired areas of the skin. At the end of the procedure, remove the remaining wax and moisturize the skin with a suitable cream or body oil.

If you have decided to remove your hair with polymer wax, then you will need a jar that heats the wax granules to 43 degrees. You will also need a disposable spatula to apply a thin layer on top of the skin. Similar to the method with the roller, apply tape in the direction of hair growth and remove it against the direction of hair growth. At the end of the procedure, remove the remaining wax and apply the product after depilation.

Depilation with low temperature and polymer wax is similar to each other. To heat these types of wax, you will also need a wax melter in a jar, which will heat the wax to the required temperature, which is comfortable for the body.

We put the low-temperature wax in the wax melter. You can test the temperature of the wax on the back of your hand so as not to burn your skin. The consistency of the wax should be neither liquid nor too thick but medium.

Take a small amount of wax on a spatula and apply it with a thin application on the desired area. Give the applied wax time to plasticize (harden), then quickly remove the hardened wax parallel to the skin.

Now we can list the advantages and disadvantages of the wax mask.

Advantages of the wax mask

1.Smooth skin up to three weeks (but different for everyone)

2.Affordable price.

3.You can do the procedure at home without having to visit expensive beauticians.

Disadvantages of wax mask:

1.Possible skin reaction.

2.Wax is difficult to remove from the skin.

3.Possible burns if the wax overheats.

Now let's talk a little about the epilator.

Epilator for hair removal

Today in almost every home you can find a home epilator. The diversity of the market provides you with a huge selection of epilators at different prices and manufacturers.

Epilators can be divided into 2 types:

1.Photoepilators or laser.

2.Mechanical epilators.

Hair removal with a photoepilator is undoubtedly the most efective and painless method. The principle of operation is very simple. The photoepilator creates and transmits an intense light pulse, but you will learn more in our next article.

The principle of operation of the mechanical epilator is the even pulling of the hair with the help of discs or tweezers, which when turned on begin to rotate and pull the hair at an angle of 90 degrees.

This type of epilator can be divided into two types.

1.Epilator with discs.

2.Epilator with tweezers.

Disc epilators work on the principle of closing and opening metal discs. The nozzle can contain from 10 to 20 discs.

Logically, tweezers epilators pull the hair with tweezers. In the nozzle they can be from 10 to 40 pieces.

What are the advantages of epilators?


2.Easy to use.

3.Completely painless. (photoepilators only)

What are the disadvantages?

1.Ingrown hairs. (not always !)

2.Soreness in mechanical epilators.

3.Irritated skin.

And now let's answer the main question, namely which is better, wax mask or epilator?

From the point of view of pain, the photoepilator definitely ranks first, as the most painless, but ... it is expensive, so we will analyze the others.

In wax mask the pulling of the hairs takes place abruptly on a large amount of hair, while in the mechanical epilator the hairs are pulled out one by one, which makes the pain greater. Therefore, from the point of view of pain, the better choice is wax mask.

If the hair removal procedure is correct, the skin should be smooth. And with a constant procedure, the hair should become thinner and eventually stop growing.

During the waxing procedure, the wax captures the hair completely, so the hair is removed from the root, and the duration of the effect will be up to 3 weeks.

With the epilator, unfortunately, the effect can last only up to 2 weeks, so here we give again a point about wax.

As a price we can not determine which is more expensive or cheaper, because the price of the epilator and wax is in a wide range depending on the manufacturer.

The frequency of the procedure is individual. In many girls, hair grows back after three weeks, while in others hair appears the following week. In addition, hair growth depends on its structure and color.

It is best to use wax, as it is able to capture even the shortest and shaved hair. The epilator, unfortunately, tears the hair.

In terms of hair removal time, it is also better to focus on the wax mask, as the epilator slowly pulls out the hairs one by one, which can easily waste an hour.

In summary, we can say with confidence that the removal of unwanted hair with wax is faster, more convenient and more effective. Minimal pain and no ingrown hairs.

The epilator is suitable for those who have thin or medium fine hair and a low pain threshold.

However, our advice to you is to try both ways of hair removal and find the best one for you.

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