7 Best Epilators For Your Underarms
It is a well-established trend and opinion that armpit hair doesn’t work for women. Amongst all other painful and lengthy beauty routines we must go through, dealing with armpit hair is a constant factor we need to count into our lives.
For some of us, it can be literally painful, not just boring and hard to do. Some women need to do it more regularly, while some are blessed with little to no hair in there.
While it is surely good to regularly remove armpit hair, it is not a good idea to do it too often, according to some.
Some celebrity women, like Madonna or Miley Cyrus, have recently appeared with a considerable amount of armpit hair and showed them with pride to paparazzi. This was done in protest to fashion standards of today. The idea is that the beauty industry and advertizing are exploiting people’s insecurities and using this fear to stimulate the sale of their products.
Our Top 7 Epilator Choices
Now, blindly following fashion trends and letting your own insecurities control you is not a way for a lady to behave! But, as we need to keep our confidence and stay relaxed, there is no crime in taking care of ourselves.
Epilators are great gadgets that reduce that boring shaving time to a minimum, and lets you do the job efficiently and effectively.
So, here are our top 7:
Emjoi AP-18 Emagine Dual Opposed 72 Tweezer Head Epilator
This Emjoi AP-18 model has some nice innovative features that promise maximum comfort and efficiency. 72 tweezers are designed so that they make the most out of one pass, without requiring you to do multiple ones.
It is curvy shaped, adapting to the body’s natural curves while if also features two discs that open and close, and another one that is fixed. Together, these three discs provide an optimal radius, while its ‘glide technology’ lifts the hairs up and stretches the skin, minimizing irritation.
Ingrown hair is also prevented due to dual opposed staggered heads and the fact that it lifts up even the shortest hair possible (0.5 mm), allowing it to be plucked from the root.
Operating it is also very easy, as it has a classic design with easy to use and understand commands.
- Catches even the shortest 0.5mm hairs
- Stretches the skin minimizing irritation
- Three disks lift up the hairs securing maximum efficiency
- Dual speed
- Only recommended for arm pit hair use, no other areas
- No the fastest epilator out there
The Best Epilator For Underarms: Braun Silk-épil 7 Wet and Dry Epilator
This Braun SE7681 Silk-epil model is a bit larger by design than the usual epilators. It represents Braun’s innovative solution to modern times and it is adaptable to the needs of a modern woman.
The epilator can work in wet and dry conditions, designed to be used even in the shower. It is completely water proof and works as well as in a dry environment.
It has 40 close-grip tweezers that are able to catch short hairs (0.5mm length) and pluck them out from the root, leaving a very smooth and gentle feel to the skin.
With the standard pack, you get 5 additional attachments, including: a shaver head, a trimmer cap, sensitive area cap, efficiency cap, and a facial cap. All these are specifically designed to give the best results at different parts of the body.
It is naturally cordless, giving user convenience and safety.
- Works in both wet and dry environments
- Can adapt to all parts of the body with different caps
- A good built promising a long lasting life
- None of the caps are curved which means you will need more time on curvy areas
- Some of the buttons seem a bit sensitive so it is possible to switch them on by accident
Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401
Philips Satinelle Essential Braun SE7681 Silk-epil model is designed to be noticeably smaller than the usual epilators. It is about the size of a tic-tac pack, weighing almost the same.
The epilator has two-speed settings and an ergonomic grip for easier holding and handling. The head is removable and washable naturally, and it is usable on the face as well as on the body, in all areas. It can catch very short hairs (0.5mm length) and pluck them from the root gently.
This model uses 21 hypoallergenic discs and is good for use on the sensitive areas, like armpits, knees, ankles, etc…
- Small and compact design
- Ergonomic grip for easy handling
- Two speeds for more or less sensitive areas
- 21 hypoallergenic discs
- Removable, washable cap
- No additional caps for different convenience in use
- The cap is flat, making it a bit harder to adapt to curvy areas
Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Wet and Dry Cordless
This Braun 9 9-579 model is a great addition to the women’s cosmetics. The epilator is a bit larger and has a standard shape design.
It has a 40% wider head than its predecessors covering more area than before.
It also features Braun’s innovative MicroGrip tweezer technology. The tweezers are longer and increase plucking performance, and the bigger wings catch more hair, cutting your epilating time down drastically.
This model can be used in the shower or in the bathtub, where the plucking process is even more pleasant. Its pulsating vibration acts as a massage while plucking hair, making the skin contact pleasant. It also features a pivoting head that adapts to body contours and a SmartLight tech for thorough hair removal.
- It has 6 additional caps for different body areas
- Can work in the shower or in the bathtub even
- You get an extra facial brush in the standard purchase
- 40% wider than previous models
- Pivoting head adapts to body curves
- The head is not curved meaning it can’t adapt to all body curves
Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator
With a sleek design, the Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator looks pretty exclusive and nice.
It comes in an interesting, small, and descriptive box.
The epilator is a bit larger than the usual models, but its main design feature is the beautiful flowery, transparent mask on the front side, around the main on/off button.
It features hypo-allergenic and textured ceramic discs, that are capable naturally of catching 0.5mm hairs or longer. Flat lying hairs are lifted and removed with the hair lifter vibrating method, while the active massaging system makes the process easy on the skin and smooth.
You also get shave, trip, and styling attachments for different areas and results.
The head is washable, naturally, and its opti-light built-in feature helps with revealing small hairs.
The head is curved to better adapt to the contours of the body, and a single battery charge lasts for about 40 minutes.
- Washable Head
- Textured ceramic disks
- Curved head to better fit the body curves
- Integrated light for small hair detecting
- A beautiful design
- Can’t be used in the shower or bath
- Not the latest disk tech out there
Panasonic ES-ED90-P Wet/Dry Epilator and Shaver
This is another beautifully designed model, having a somewhat nice handling feel and also it is colored nicely. The Panasonic ES-ED90-P is a multi-functional razor and epilator for women with some impressive features.
This model works in wet and dry conditions, meaning you can use it in the shower or even in the bath tub, which is best for the easy plucking feel.
It features a 6 additional snap-on attachments for different body parts, and has a shave head with hypo-allergenic blades and foil, giving you a safe and nice hair removal action for even the most sensitive skin. It also has a pop-up trimmer for long and stray hairs.
- 6 different attachments for adapting to different areas and needs
- A beautiful color combination
- Easy handling design
- Two speeds
- 48 rotating tweezers
- No curvy shape head for body curves, which means it will take additional passes on those areas
- Additional attachments seem fragile
Braun Silk-épil SkinSpa 9 9-941 Wet and Dry Cordless
This Braun SkinSpa 9 9-941 wet and dry epilator is one of the latest and advanced models with some impressive features at first glance.
It is about the standard size and design and comes in white color. The model is a 2 in 1 gadget, serving the purpose of an epilator and exfoliation. It has an exfoliation attachment brush, which is a feature rarely seen on these gadgets.
Its head is 40% wider than the usual models or the previous Braun models, naturally covering a larger area. The epilator is cordless for safe and easy use. It also features two more attachments for different body parts.
- Wet and Dry working conditions
- Pulsating vibration for a gentler plucking feel
- A pivoting head for easy skin surface adaptation
- Smartligh for detecting small hairs
- Although the head pivots, it is not curved meaning it will not adapt to some curvy areas
- Fewer head attachments than most other models in the same class
As we all know, ancient people were all covered in hair, but in the course of evolution if started to disappear, little by little. But, despite this, today some parts of our body retain hair, some for obvious and other for maybe not so obvious reasons.
For example, eyelashes are obviously there to protect our eyes from dust, and eyebrows protect them from sweat. Nose hair prevents tiny objects from getting in to our bodies. There are other places on our bodies that have hair for reasons still unknown, but it seems that the question ‘Why do humans have armpit hair?’ is among the most popular ones.
There are other places on our bodies that have hair for reasons still unknown, but it seems that the question ‘Why do humans have armpit hair?’ is among the most popular ones.
Body hair fulfills several vital functions. It is a defensive barrier against injuries, because a thick hair layer can act as a pillow. Head hair regulates head temperature, preventing it from getting too hot or too cold. This is also the function of other body hair. For instance, when we are cold we get goose bumps on each and every hair on our body because each hair is connected to a muscle and causes the so called chicken skin. The longer the hair raises the more hair goes through it.
Pubic hair also isn’t there by accident. It covers those places on our bodies where the lymph nodes are placed, that need to be protected from overheating. Armpit hair also reduces friction during walking or running, and some researchers show that armpit hair can actually increase our sexual attractiveness. This is because they capture the fluids segregated by sebaceous glands.
When various helpful bacteria destroy the molecules of those fluids, an odor is released which can act as a sexual stimulant. This, of course, doesn’t mean it is a good idea to stop washing to be sexually attractive!
Ladies, we all know that cleanliness is right next to godliness, which is what we deserve!