Is an epilator better than waxing?

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The difference between epilation and waxing may only be a hair’s breadth, but below we’ll explore in detail the age-old epilator vs waxing debate to help you decide which is better; epilator or waxing. Often underrated, we’ll look at the benefits of epilating in comparison to waxing, made all the easier with the Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator. By explaining how both methods work, comparing results and highlighting key factors such as cost, effort and pain, we’ll give you the hair-free truth on the epilator vs waxing conundrum.  

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1. Epilator vs waxing: what’s the best method?


Famously, epilation and waxing are two of the most effective forms of hair removal, but is an epilator better than waxing? First, let’s compare methods.
 

For traditional waxing, you won’t need any kind of electrical device. Hair is pulled out using soft or hard wax, which is applied to the skin. If soft wax is used, strips of cloth are placed on top of the wax, adhering to the hair underneath. In a quick motion, the strips of cloth are ripped away from the skin, pulling out the hairs in the process. Hard wax is pulled away from the skin just as quickly, but without the need for strips of cloth. 

 

The main difference between epilation and waxing is that you need to wait longer between waxing sessions than you do between the times when you epilate, as the hair needs to grow to a longer length before it can be pulled out effectively with wax. This is one of the significant benefits of epilating; epilating uses mechanical tweezers to extract even the shortest of hairs from the root. The device is moved slowly at a 90-degree angle against the direction of hair growth. The Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator gathers hair by firmly grabbing and pulling hairs from the root. Its unique ceramic head grips even the finest of hairs, epilating closer to the skin for a gentler experience. Unlike waxing, the epilator protects surface-level skin cells.

2. Epilator vs waxing: is epilator or waxing better pain-wise?


When asking the question, “is an epilator better than waxing?”, it’s worth noting that epilator vs waxing pain is of a similar intensity. Both methods will gradually become less painful after being repeated. That being said, epilators come with special features to enhance your hair removal experience. Unlike waxing, the Satinelle Advance Wet & Dry epilator reduces discomfort with its ergonomic and anti-slip grip for easy use in or out of the shower. Its trimming comb provides a closer shave in more delicate areas, allowing for gentler hair removal. Better yet, the Satinelle also provides a massage cap to soothe the skin after epilating. 
 

Remember, unlike epilating, waxing can remove surface level skin cells, which could lead to further irritation. 

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Wet & Dry epilator

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    Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator

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    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

    MRP: Rs.6,495.00

    Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

    Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

MRP: Rs.6,495.00

Our fastest epilation even on the finest of hairs

Our fastest ever epilator has unique ceramic discs that rotate at a greater speed than ever before and firmly grip fine and short hairs. Enjoy weeks of satin smooth skin and treat your body areas with tailored hair removal methods. See all benefits

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3. Epilator vs waxing: what’s the best result?


To determine which is better, epilator or waxing, let’s consider the long-term results. Short-term, both methods are equally effective for achieving smooth legs for up to 6 weeks. However, you’ll have to wait until your hair grows back to at least 0.5 cm before you can wax again. With epilating, hair can be as short as 0.25 cm. Whilst there are no guarantees, hair is likely to grow back at a reduced rate after epilating, due to hair being pulled out at the root. The Satinelle Advance Wet & Dry epilator even comes with a unique light so that you can target extra fine hairs which you may miss just by shaving. 

To determine which is better, epilator or waxing, let’s consider the long-term results. Short-term, both methods are equally effective for achieving smooth legs for up to 6 weeks. However, you’ll have to wait until your hair grows back to at least 0.5 cm before you can wax again. With epilating, hair can be as short as 0.25 cm. Whilst there are no guarantees, hair is likely to grow back at a reduced rate after epilating, due to hair being pulled out at the root. The Satinelle Advance Wet & Dry epilator  even comes with a unique light so that you can target extra fine hairs which you may miss just by shaving. 

4. Epilator vs waxing: what’s the cost?


When weighing up the difference between epilation and waxing, cost is an important factor to consider. Although purchasing an epilator is an initial outlay, it’ll be yours to keep and use at home whenever you need. With waxing, the costs are likely to add up in the booking of regular appointments with a professional, or by needing to regularly replace the wax you have at home.

 

So, is an epilator better than waxing? We think so, yes! An epilator is a long-term investment for silky smooth skin, whenever suits you.

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