What Is the Best Way to Shave for Men and Women?

Men have been shaving for years and years. Over those years shaving has progressed and now there are many different options available to men and women of all ages. In this article we are going to examine the best way to shave, and also what options are available.

Shaving in its simplest format is simply nothing more than the removal of hair from the body. Almost always this will include some type of sharp edged instrument and and that is almost always going to be a blade.

There are however many methods of shaving, and in this article we are going to cover off every single one of them in glorious detail.

This will therefore be a very long article, so just below we have included a shaving type table of contents, and you can click on that, if a particular shaving method is what you want to find out more about it.

Different Shaving Options for Men & Women

These shaving methods fall into three main shaving or hair removal categories:

  1. Wet shaving
  2. Dry shaving
  3. Hair removal options

Most men face the ritual of the daily shave where they remove hair from their face. More and more men are also starting to remove hair from their bodies, and this shaving ritual is often referred to as "manscaping."

This may include the removal of hair from the chest, back, arms, legs and also the pubic hair.

Ladies have of course been doing all of that for years. Ladies in the main though do not have to worry about removing hair from their face, on such a regular basis. If they feel the need for that then there are facial hair removers.

For the rest of this article we will get into more detail on the best way to shave the various parts of the body, and examine each option in more detail.

Below we have listed the various types of shaving.

Wet Shaving Options

These include:

  1. The disposable razor - still the most common option where the face is washed, a soap, cream, gel or shaving foam is applied to the face, and then a disposable razor such as a BIC or a Gillette razor is used to shave the face or other parts of the body
  2. Cartridge (The Mach 3/Fusion style) razors - these are also popular and they usually contain a number of blades in a cartridge style blade unit. Again the face is washed and soaped and then this razor is used to shave off any hair
  3. The Double Edged (DE) Safety Razor - this is a very traditional method of shaving, and is starting to once again become a very popular choice for many men. This is a razor with a handle and a head, into which is inserted a standard size razor blade. Like any wet shaving method, the face is soaped and then the blade is used to shave the face.
  4. The Straight Razor - aka the "Cutthroat" - a very traditional method of shaving where a long blade is used to do the shaving. There are two variants of this which is wither a fixed blade of high quality, or a straight razor with a holder, where razor blades can be attached.
  5. The electric razor or shaver -  Some, but not all, electric shavers can be used for wet shaving. Like all of the wet shaving methods, the face is washed, soaped, and in this case the electric shaver is used to remove the hair.

Dry Shaving Options

Dry shaving simply means that no water is used on the face, and the face does not need to have soap, cream, gel or foam applied. The razor or shaver is simply placed on the face, or other parts of the body, and spinning blades then remove the hair.

  1. The foil electric razor or shaver for men - This is the most common option that most men use for dry shaving. The shaver is plugged into the main's electricity socket, or is battery powered (cordless) and a set of blades are covered by a foil to protect the skin.
  2. The rotary electric razor or shaver for men - this has a set of spinning blades set into the head of the shaver, and as these spin they cut the hairs off the face.
  3. The electric shaver for women - Various versions of electric shaver have been designed with the woman in mind. These are usually better suited to the contours of a lady's face and are not as harsh as many of the men's electric shavers
  4. The stubble trimmer - Some men prefer to leave a little stubble when they shave. Manufacturers recognised this fashion trend, and so they came out with stubble trimmers. These use blades also, but you have a choice of settings so as you can select the length of stubble that you want to remain on your face or other body parts
  5. Beard Trimmers - Many men like to grow a beard or moustache, and for those men beard trimmers are a very popular choice. These use moving blades attached to a hand held trimmer and can also be set to different length sizes
  6. Body Grooming sets - These are also very popular for men who like to remove body hair. Usually they come in a set and there may be different tools in the set for eyebrows, nose, ears, sideburns, back, chest, legs, pubic hair etc

Hair Removal

The shaving options shown below are a form of shaving but is more often referred to as hair removal. There are quite a few options available for this. Hair removal is used regularly by ladies, but now many men are also using these options as a method of longer lasting shaving, and permanent hair removal.

The methods include:

  1. Hair Removal creams - these have been around for years and remain a popular choice for many women and men. This is where a cream is applied to the body area, allowed to sit for a period of time, and is then washed off. Sometimes it  is scraped off using a spatula.
  2. Waxing - Waxing became popular as when hair is removed this way, it takes it much longer to grow back. There are different forms of this such as waxing kits, beads and strips. This can be done in a salon and now there are many home options available.
  3. IPL Laser Hair Removal Systems - IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light" and various hair removal systems have been designed using this principle of light therapy or laser treatment. This can be done by professionals at a clinic, and there are also machines that you can buy for the home
  4. Hair Removal Threading Tools - These are manual versions of the epilators we have described immediately below. These threading tools are designed to be used on the lips, cheeks, neck and face for hair removal.
  5. Epilators - These have been around for a very long time and still remain popular with some ladies. These are basically sets of close grip tweezers that are powered by some type of motor. Most of these act in the same way as a shaver for depilation.
  6. Facial Hair Removers - These are becoming very popular for many ladies. They can also be used on the nose, armpits, eyebrows and bikini lines for long lasting hair removal

So there you have it folks, the full list of all things shaving for both women and men that are available in the United Kingdom, to keep us all hair free. Now we explain each one in more detail, and show you the pros and cons of each shaving method.

Detailed Information on the Various forms of Shaving with Cost Analysis

Below we go into a lot more detail on each type of shaving option. That way you can take the time to understand the best shaving option that may suit you the best. We have also provided average costs for each option.

The Disposable Razor for Shaving

Right up until the 1960's, the safety razor or straight razor was the weapon of choice. The Gillette company were the first to introduce the disposable razor that we are familiar with today.

This is just a small blade inside a plastic holder with a handle, that can be used to shave a few times and then disposed off when the blade goes blunt.

Many men use these simply for convenience, and women use them for leg shaving in the shower.

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Many men and women still use these today as they are easy to pick up at chemists and pharmacies. They are convenient and handy when travelling and they have remained comparatively cheap.

PROS

  • Cheap and cheerful and certainly a low cost purchase
  • Do a reasonable job
  • Handy when travelling
  • The different brands vary a lot in pricing
  • Easy to find

CONS

  • Not the closest shave in the world but decent enough
  • Hairs can get stuck between the blade and the plastic surround
  • Not great for the environment

These do vary a lot in price and the various manufacturers such as BIC, Gillette, Wilkinson Sword etc usually have offers on these all the time. You can grab a bag of these with about 20 razors for around £5.

Each razor is good for about 3-5 shaves and that depends on the thickness of the hair. After that it needs to be thrown away. 20 razors will last you a couple of months though, and set you back around £10. So the annual cost is about £60 a year.

To this cost you need to add the cost of your soap, cream, gel or foam. We worked it out that the average annual cost for most men or women will be around £80-100 a year.

They deliver an OK shave without being that close. They are not recommended for anyone with problem or sensitive skin types. The other big problem with these is that they get over used. Shaving with a blunt blade very quickly will cause a shaving rash.

The Cartridge Shaver for Shaving

These were made initially by Gillette as an alternative to the DE safety razor. These were marketed as a convenient safe method of shaving. All you had to do was replace the cartridge, and no risk of getting cut with the safety blade.

Cartridge razors were developed in the 1960's and are now the most common form of shaving in developed countries.

They really took off in the 1970's and basically took over the shelves. There was a huge marketing push by all of the shaving companies.

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All of the big shaving companies sell these with names like the Mach 3, Gillette Fusion, Braun Clean and Renew, Gillette Contour, Dorco, Wilkinson Sword Hydro and even the Gillette Venus for the ladies.

PROS

  • Some buyers really do like using these
  • They are a safe method of shaving with few nicks and cuts
  • Use several blades for a much closer cut than a cheaper disposable razor

CONS

  • Not cheap to buy and the replacement cartridge prices are very expensive to buy

If you buy a shaver and around 12 cartridge refills that will cost you around £40-50 a year. This assumes that one cartridge will last you for a month.

Again it depends on the thickness of the hair, and how often it is used as to how long these really last. We believe that usage to be closer to 20 days, so the cost will be closer to £70-80 a year.

To this cost you need to add the cost of your soap, cream, gel or foam. We worked it out, that the average annual cost for most men or women, using a cartridge style razor will be around £80-110 a year.

The DE Safety Razor for Shaving

These go way back and are now considered to be the most traditional method of shaving.

This is simply a well balanced razor, and you add a razor blade to this, and then close down the combs to shave.

These have been around since 1847 when the Kampfe brothers came up with the idea of a razor to replace the straight razor.

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These are making quite a big come back as the prices of cartridges continue to rise. They are made by brands like Jagen David, Edwin Jagger, Earnest James, Weishi, Merkur and Muhle.

PROS

  • The most affordable type of wet shaving you can get
  • A very close shave - in fact one of the closes shaves you will get
  • Most users love the appearance of these and they do look great in a bathroom
  • A well balanced and safe method of wet shaving

CONS

  • Takes a few shaves to get used to these
  • Need to take care which model you buy as they need to suit your hand size
  • Can be time consuming

The initial investment for a double edged safety razor is anything between £15-100 depending on what model you want. The average price though is about £20.

After that you need to buy razor blades. A razor blade is good for about 5 shaves, so for a daily shave, you will need to buy around 80 blades a year, which will cost you about £10.

The cost for shaving with a DE safety razor will be £30 a year

To this cost you need to add the cost of your soap, cream, gel or foam. We worked it out that the average annual cost for most men or women using a DE safety razor style razor will be around £50-60 a year.

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The Straight (Cut throat) Razor for Shaving

Straight razors started out using fixed open steel blades and became known as cut-throats.

These were used all the time before the launch of the safety razor.

Right up until the 20th century, these were the razor of choice for everyone. If you have seen any old Western movies, you know what we mean.

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These are still available today, and are in fact still used by many barbers up and down the UK. They are made by brands like Cambridge, Candure, Saaqaans, Earnest James, Barbarossa Brothers and Parker Wood.

There are two types; which are the fixed blade and the replaceable blade. The fixed blade is made of steel and gives a very close shave. It will over time need to be sharpened using a razor strop.

The disposable blade straight razor simply uses a razor blade, which gets replaced after every 3-4 shaves.

PROS

  • Some buyers really do love using these
  • Users tend to start off with a DE safety razor and then move on to the cut throat
  • Give a very close and highly precise shave
  • Probably the closest shave you will ever have

CONS

  • Need quite a bit of practise
  • Can leave cuts and nicks if not careful
  • Fixed blades do need to be sharpened

The initial investment for a cut throat razor is anything between £15-200 depending on what model you want. The average price though is about £20.

For a straight razor with disposable blades you need to buy razor blades. A razor blade is good for about 5 shaves, so for a daily shave, you will need to buy around 80 blades a year, which will cost you about £10.

The cost for shaving with a disposable straight razor will be £30 a year

To this cost you need to add the cost of your soap, cream, gel or foam. We worked it out that the average annual cost for most men or women using a disposable style straight razor will be around £50-60 a year.

For a fixed blade straight razor you will need to buy a strop to sharpen it. Those cost about £15.

The fixed blade straight razor costs on average £20 and the strop around £15 so the cost is £35. They will however last you a lifetime, so first year costs including the shaving soap, cream, gel or foam will be £50-60, and after that each year will be £15-20 a year.

The Electric Razor or Shaver for Wet Shaving

These are classed as wet and dry shavers for men.

In other words they can be used for just a normal dry shave before work, or they can be used along with a soap, cream, gel or foam to have a wet shave.

Not all electric shavers can be used for both wet and dry shaving so just be careful  when buying, if you want to use this type of razor for a wet shave.

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The first electric razor was invented in 1930 by an American manufacturer called Col Jacob Schick, and released to the market by the Remington brand in 1937. The wet and dry versions of these are however a fairly recent development.

Electric shavers are mainly used for dry shaving still. That is because they are handy, convenient and fast. They are available as cordless and that makes them good for holidays or for keeping in the car.

However the information just below is about using them as a wet shaving tool.

PROS

  • They are convenient, fast and do a very good shaving job
  • They are also mainly cordless so can be used anywhere
  • They don't take up much room in a case when travelling
  • They can be used in the shower and many guys like that

CONS

  • They can be expensive to buy
  • Usually need to be regularly charged up
  • Need some maintenance and regular cleaning

The initial investment for an electric shaver can be anything between £25-400 depending on what model you want and the brand name. The wet and dry models are made by brands like Philips, Braun, Remington and Panasonic

To this cost you need to add the cost of your soap, cream, gel or foam. We worked it out that the average annual cost for most men or women using an electric wet and dry shaver will be around £100-125 a year.

That is because the most popular electric shavers cost around £65-90. Typically these last for about 3-5 years, so after the first year the cost drops to about £15-20 a year. Then you will have to buy another one when this one reaches its end of life.

The Foil Electric Razor for Men for Dry Shaving

Most foil electric shavers can be used for both dry and wet shaving. The reality is that for convenience most men will use this for dry shaving.

These are handy in the morning to quickly go over the face and get a good enough shave to get them through the day.

They can usually be used when plugged into the main's socket, and most of these can also be used as a cordless option which is very handy.

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As we mentioned earlier, the first electric razor was invented in 1930 and since then these have come on a very long way. They are now available with lots of features and options.

The average price for an electric foil shaver is around £60, but these do range from as little as £15, and then all the way up to £400. That is a huge price variance and it is all about the quality of the razor you want, or can afford to buy.

Foil electric shavers use cutting blades that oscillate and these sit under a protective foil. The foil not only protects the skin, but it also captures the hair with its holes, and that allows the razor to cut close to the skin and gives a close shave.

They are better than electric rotary shavers for anyone with sensitive skin. They are not a good choice for anyone with thick or heavy face hair.

PROS

  • Very good for a smooth close to the skin shave
  • Great for finer facial hair
  • A very good choice if you have to shave every day
  • A very good choice for precision shaving or where you want neat line around the sideburns

CONS

  • Not good for tougher skin or thick and coarse hair
  • Not good for cutting longer hair, or several day's growth
  • Not good if facial hair grows in different directions

The initial investment for a good quality electric foil shaver is going to be about £60 a year. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

The Rotary Electric Razor for Men for Dry Shaving

Most rotary electric shavers can be used for both dry and wet shaving. The reality is that for convenience most men will use this for dry shaving.

Like the foil razors, these are handy in the morning to quickly go over the face and they really can be used ay anytime, without having to worry about applying soap or creams to the face.

These are corded, cordless or both, and that makes them very portable.

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The average price for an electric rotary shaver is around £50, but these do range from as little as £20, and then all the way up to £400. That is a huge price variance and it is all about the quality of the razor you want, or can afford to buy.

Rotary electric shavers typically have three circular heads. Inside those heads are small spinning cutters that cut the stubble which has been captured by the outer metal guard.

These are good at closely following the face contours. To use this type of razor you shave in a circular motion. As you do this the hairs fall into the grooves and are cut off by the tiny blades.

PROS

  • Very good for a coarser beards
  • Great for older and tougher skin types
  • Ideal if you shave every other day or every few days
  • A very good choice if your facial hair grows in a lot of different directions

CONS

  • Not good for every day shaving
  • Not good for finer hair
  • Not ideal if you prefer to shave in straight lines

The initial investment for a good quality electric rotary shaver is going to be about £50 a year. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

Electric Shavers for Women Dry Shaving

There are electric shavers on the market, that are designed especially for ladies. These are mainly used for the removal of body hair and not facial hair.

They come with a range of options and add-ons that suit the legs, neck, armpits, bikini lines and the various contours of the female body.

Some ladies prefer these to creams or waxes because they are fast, convenient and quick to use. They are also great when traveling.

Philips SatinShave Prestige Wet & Dry Electric Lady Shaver

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The average price for an electric lady's shaver is around £15-30. Almost all of these have foil heads which are a lot gentler on the skin.

Women and men actually have the same hair growth rate. It is the male testosterone that makes the hair thicker in men. As such, ladies do not need an aggressive cutting blade.

PROS

  • These are completely pain free
  • They are quick and easy to use
  • They are affordable
  • There is no mess to clean up afterwards
  • They are very good for travel

CONS

  • A shave with these does not last as long as other methods
  • Some women do experience some skin irritation

The initial investment for a good quality women's electric shaver is going to be about £25. . After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

So this is a very affordable solution.

The Stubble Trimmer for Dry/Wet Shaving

These are referred to as stubble trimmers and also as beard trimmers. That can cause some confusion. The stubble trimmer is really an electric shaver, but it has various combs that can be attached to the main unit.

Those blades, also known as combs then can leave different lengths of hair on the face. It is this which gives the stubble look, that some men like to have.

Typical stubble lengths can be varied from around  0.4 to 10 mm, so quite a wide range of choices. Some of these can also be used for wet shaving

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The average price for a stubble trimmer is around £40-50. They are almost always sold as a cordless option.

PROS

  • These are good for ultra-precise stubble and short beards
  • Most are cordless so really can be used anywhere
  • Offer you a range of stubble length options
  • Can be used as a beard trimmer

CONS

  • Can take time to figure out the best stubble setting
  • They do take time to recharge
  • Not good if you want a close shave

The initial investment for a good quality stubble trimmer is going to be about £45. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

The Beard Trimmer for Dry/Wet Shaving

As mentioned earlier beard trimmers and stubble trimmers can easily get mixed up, as manufacturers refer to these in this way.

A beard trimmer is all about keeping your beard trimmed, styled and in good shape. They don't really give you the stubble look at all. You can on the lowest setting get close to that look, but it is not what these were designed for.

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The average price for a beard trimmer is around £25-35. They are almost always sold as a cordless option. There are beard trimmer kits which will cost more but they include accessories like combs, scissors and wax.

PROS

  • Perfect for looking after all lengths of beards and also mustaches
  • Easy to use and easy to maintain
  • Saves a lot of money instead of paying a barber

CONS

  • Can take time to figure out the various settings and options
  • They do take time to recharge
  • A lot of poor quality models on the market

The initial investment for a good quality beard trimmer is going to be about £30. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

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Body Grooming sets for Dry/Wet Shaving

Some manufacturers are now producing what are called body grooming kits. These are used for both men and women, but in the main they are aimed at the male market.

These kits include trimmers, clippers, ear and nose trimmers, detail trimmers and various attachments.

Kits may include some or all of the above parts. Some may also have a back groomer.

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The average price for a body grooming kit is around £20-35. They are almost always sold as a cordless option. Some of the very high end brands can cost around the £100 mark.

PROS

  • Perfect for anyone looking for a complete solution for the entire body
  • They are generally speaking affordable and you do get good enough value for the money

CONS

  • May be buying accessories that you won't really use
  • They get really mixed buyer reviews

The initial investment for a good quality grooming kit is going to be about £25. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

Hair Removal Creams

For many years a lot of ladies have turned to a hair removal cream, as a pain free way to remove hair. Some men are now jumping on that bad wagon.

This type of cream has been used for the removal of hair on the legs, and also around the bikini line, and under the arms.

Men have started using this for the removal of hair on the chest, back and private areas.

Veet Hair Removal Cream for Normal Skin

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The average price for hair removal cream is is around £6-10. They are not hugely expensive and they are pain free. Some ladies and some men may suffer allergic reactions to these creams, and that of course will rule these out.

PROS

  • An affordable solution for hair removal
  • Pain free which is always a very good thing
  • Easy to apply and easy to remove
  • Good for leaving the skin feeling soft

CONS

  • Some people may get an allergic reactio or develop a rash with certain brands of cream
  • Takes time to apply, and usually has to be washed off

The initial investment for a good quality grooming kit is going to be about £25. After that the costs will really only be the charging costs which will cost no more than about £10 a year.

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Waxing Instead of Shaving

Waxing has become a main choice for many ladies and also for many guys in the UK. Initially waxing started with women wanting to find a longer lasting hair removal system for their legs.

That has moved on to all over body waxing including the face, under the arms and the bikini line. Some people also like a full body wax, as long as they can stand the pain.

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There are a few different options for waxing and the double sided waxing strips remain a popular and affordable solution, though removing these is painful. These often get called by slightly different names such as wax strip rolls and hair removal paper.

There are also waxing kits that can be used at home, and these usually include a wax heater, soft creams, spatulas, strips and some form of soothing after care cream.

Waxing hair off is the most common method used by most salons, as it is relatively affordable, and if you can stand the pain, will leave you hair free for several weeks.

Waxing does mean that each hair is being pulled from the root, so it's obviously going to hurt more than simply shaving it off. The good news is the more times you get it done the less painful it becomes.

PROS

  • A relatively affordable solution for hair removal
  • A good wax will last around 3-4 weeks on average
  • Can be done at a salon or at home
  • A very popular option when going on holidays

CONS

  • It does hurt so be aware of that especially the first time
  • Can be embarrassing if getting it done in a salon

The average price for waxing strips is around £3 -10., depending on what volume you buy these in. The home waxing kits are around £40.

IPL Laser Hair Removal Systems

IPL stands for "Intense Pulsed Light" and various hair removal systems have been designed using this principle of light therapy.

This is a pretty new method in the United Kingdom, but it is gaining in popularity.

This can be done by professionals at a clinic, and there are also machines that you can buy for the home

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The brands Philips and Braun tend to dominate this market. Some people swear by this method. These have been clinically tested for permanent visible hair removal.

Most manufacturers claim that one of these can remove your unwanted hair safely, painlessly and effectively at home. They recommend a treatment course which can last 4-5 weeks, and on average users have found that they can get an 82% hair reduction.

PROS

  • Ideal for both female's and male's full body hair removal, including face, arms, underarms,back, chest, bikini line and legs
  • Completely pain free which is the reason most buyers opt for this method
  • Each treatment is fast

CONS

  • Can cause an allergic reaction on some with very sensitive skin

These vary in price a lot. At the lower end you can pick one up from around £65 but they do go all the way up to £400. The more expensive options come with a whole range of accessories, that are designed for specific areas of the body.

Hair Removal Threading Tools

You may be familiar with threading tools but not everyone is. These come as both manual and electric options. They are used primarily for facial hair removal, and especially around the eyebrows.

These do take a lot of getting used to and they will cause an element of pain. Some people love these and others hate them, so they do divide opinion.

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Some of these use a holder that looks like plastic scissors, and to these you attach the threads. Others use a wand that you bend into a u shape, and then twist and roll.

The electric versions are easier to use but more expensive.

PROS

  • Will remove hairs for anything between 3-6 weeks
  • This is a no mess option so no cleaning up afterwards
  • Leaves smooth skin
  • No maintenance required
  • Portable for travel

CONS

  • They are a tad painful to use
  • They do take a lot of getting used to

The manual options are cheap ranging from anything between £2-10. If you want the electric version they cost around £15-20.

Epilators

An epilator is used to remove hair by physically grabbing multiple hairs at the same time and pulling them out.

These do work but they do hurt, and they really can hurt a lot, at the start.

You can get a dry epilator which can be used without water, or a wet epilator if you want the convenience of removing hair while in the bath or shower.

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Some of these use a holder that looks like plastic scissors, and to these you attach the threads. Others use a wand that you bend into a u shape, and then twist and roll.

The electric versions are easier to use but more expensive.

PROS

  • Results may last longer than most other hair removal methods like shaving, depilatory creams, or tweezing
  • You can expect smooth skin for up to four weeks
  • A good option if you want to remove shorter hair
  • Epilation may result in less body hair over time

CONS

  • It can be uncomfortable or painful, especially at first
  • You do need to practise the technique to master it

These vary in price a lot. At the lower end you can pick one up from around £25 but they do go all the way up to £100. The more expensive options come with a whole range of accessories, that are designed for specific areas of the body.

Facial Hair Remover

For anyone who wants to focus on getting rid of facial hair, then the manufacturers have developed what they call a facial hair remover.

These look like a lipstick and are small, portable and usually can be charged via a USB port. They are like a mini version of the IPL machines we mentioned above.

Some use a mini foil instead of a laser so just be aware of that.

They can be used anywhere on the face but most ladies use these for their cheeks, lip area, around the chin and also just below the ears.

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Some of the better models come with an LED light. The bottom line is that these facial hair removers, remove facial hair gently and painlessly. They are suitable for daily use to keep up with the hair regrowth and leave it smooth.

They work well on peach puzz or fine hair that is often found on the face. Most of them are also waterproof so safe to use in the bathroom.

PROS

  • Painless, quick and no risk of any cuts or nicks
  • They don't leave any stubble
  • They don't cause rashes or give you skin irritation
  • Buyers like the fact that you can put it in a bag or your pocket and take it with you when traveling

CONS

  • Only suitable for light hair in the facial area
  • Some buyers with sensitive skin may have an allergic reaction, so test a small area on the face first

These cost between £13-20 depending on which make and model you need.

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