Waxing vs Epilator, The Pros & Cons

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Waxing vs Epilator, The Pros & Cons

Whether you use an epilator or choose to wax, both are great forms of hair removal, that can bring you hair free areas, for a long period of time.

Alas with most things, there are pros and cons to both and here in this article, we shall discuss them.

Pros to waxing

There are different methods of waxing, which include;  sugar wax, hot wax or ready to use wax strips.

Sugar and hot waxing are predominantly done at a beauty salon by a professional, whereas ready to use waxstrips are used at home. All methods achieve a wonderful, smooth and long lasting result.

Time being hairless

The more you wax, the longer it will take for your hair to grow back, and less painful it will become too. Waxing lifts the hair out of its hair follicle which helps to prolong the hair from growing back and damages the follicle, which isn’t a bad thing.

It means when the hair does grow back it will be weaker and sparser. You can expect to be hair free between four and six weeks.

Cons to waxing


Booking regular appointments at a salon to be waxed can become expensive and even though at home wax kits are cheaper, it still is an expense in the long run.


It can be painful and there will be skin irritation as the wax is pulling away dead skin cells as well as hair, but this should settle within 24 hours/

Inbetween days & Ingrown hairs

There will be days where the hair isn’t long enough to be waxed but are visible to the naked eye. Hair should be a minimum of 1.3cm long to be removed by waxing.

You will gain a few ingrown hairs from waxing, it is to be expected and is something that is perfectly normal to experience when waxing, it is just a pain.

Cleaning up

However, you do have to clear up afterwards, i.e. if there is any wax residue on the waxed area, you have to remove this before applying a soothing lotion and getting dressed. No one wants their clothes sticking to their body!

Pros to using an Epilator

Epilators were a huge game changer to the hair removal business when they were released in 1986.

They’ve come along way and are now available to use either in the shower or when you are dry, with multiple heads for you to change and use on different areas of your body.

It’s quick and easy to remove unwanted hair growth, and can be done at anytime. There isn’t anything for you to prep, all you have to do is make sure your epilator has enough charge, turn it on and away you go, plus it doesn’t take too long to epilate either.

Length of time being hairless

You can expect to be hairless between three to six weeks, however this does vary from person to person.

When you first start using an epilator, you may find that you have to epilate perhaps after one-two weeks. This is only because your hair naturally has a three staged cycle and not all the hairs are yet in one synchronised cycle.

No Inbetween days

An epilator can remove even the smallest hair, so no more “inbetween days” when your hair isn’t quite long enough to wax but are visible. In fact an epilator can remove hair that is only 0.5mm long.

It’s recommended when you start epilating for the first time to remove any hair that starts to grow through as soon as possible to try and get your three hair cycles synchronised into one.


It will be a one of cost to buy a decent epilator that will last you years, which in turn saves you money and time in the long run.

Ingrown hairs

Using an epilator will reduce the amount of ingrown hairs you experience, as it works by picking up each hair and pulling all of it out as you glide over it.

With waxing it’s one quick pull from the strip, resulting in a higher chance of the hair breaking than being completely pulled out, cue the ingrown hair.

Cons to using an Epilator


It’s painful, but with time you do get use to it. You can always use it in the shower or bath (please make sure it is suitable to be used in water) which will be less painful. The hot water helps to open your pores meaning = less pain when epilating.

Skin irritation

Whether you wax or use an epilator your skin will become irritated from the process, with small red bumps appearing on the area you have epilated afterwards. This is normal and can be soothed with a soothing and moisturising cream.

Minimising hair regrowth

So how about further preventing hair regrowth altogether with a simple added step?

Our FRÉNÉSIES body and facial cream works hand in hand with epilation, at targeting and destroying the hair regrowth processes with a few treatments.

Our creams have been scientifically designed with natural ingredients to block the hair regrowth process, deep within the individual hair follicles.

All you have to do is make sure the entire hair has been removed from the follicle via epilation, and then apply only our cream to the area afterwards, and for the following five days.

After a couple rounds of treatment, you’ll be able to see a huge reduction in hair regrowth - between 60% and 80%.

So why not start your journey today to rid unwanted hair growth in the easiest way possible?

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