The armpit is a sensitive area of the body and removing the hair can be difficult because of the skin unevenness. A small epilator which doesn't have too many tweezers is perfect for this operation because you are the one who is doing the epilation and you have to see what you are doing there.
Some women prefer to buy a facial epilator and use it on this area as well, but most of them don't want to invest in another epilator and choose to use their regular epilator to remove the armpit hair. I use a regular epilator, Braun Silk Epil 7681 and I put the special cap, the sensitive area cap for the underarms. Either way, there is no wrong decision! Braun Silk Epil 7681 and I put the special cap, the sensitive area cap for the underarms. Either way, there is no wrong decision!
If you are epilating for the first time this area, you should know that it hurts a lot. On forums, I read that people give up epilating their armpits just because it hurts too much. As a solution, some users recommend using a numbing cream that contains lidocaine to feel less pain during the epilation and afterwards a cream with witch-hazel to prevent infection to the hair follicles. As an alternative, you may use an Aloe Vera gel.
Before you remove the hair, don't forget to exfoliate this area properly with a glove or a bath sponge to unclog your pores and prevent ingrown hairs. As a matter of fact, you should make exfoliation a part of your weekly beauty routine.
The hair grows in different directions, which makes it harder for the epilator to grab it. Experts recommend using the epilator in circular motions to get the best results. Also, you must keep your skin taut, if not there is the risk to pinch it and leave behind bleeding spots.
Take your time and if necessary, take a break, but don't give up. The first time is the hardest, but over time you will get used to it and it will be like epilating your legs.
A warm shower before this procedure will help the pores to open and the hair will be easier to remove, thus less painful. After the shower, make sure to dry very well your armpits because, in this way, the hair won't stick to the skin and the epilator will pluck it all.
If you didn't know this, the hair should be short in order for the epilator to grab and pull it out from the root and not break it. So, shaving your armpits the day before is recommended, but if you know that your hair grows back slowly, wait more than a day to epilate.
The epilator must not be in contact with the skin all the time because it may catch the skin. You should use quick strokes and move the epilator slowly to get used to the pain and to pluck all the hair.
Now, all being said, it is time to review the best epilators for underarms.
This rechargeable model can be operated cord and cordless, so you don't have to wait to charge it. But as a flaw, you won't be able to see how much battery the device has left because it doesn't have a red light to warn you about this aspect. You don't have to use 2 AA batteries because it has a built-in battery that can be recharged at any time by using the cord that comes with the package.
It features 36 gold plated Hypoallergenic tweezers that remove hair quickly and efficiently and protect your skin against bacteria. Emjoi has a pain-reduction technology and a massaging finger attachment, to make your epilation session less painful and more comfortable.
It has the ability to remove hair as short as 0,5 mm from your body and face, leaving behind silky and smooth skin, exactly what every woman wants.
The 2 speed settings will only help you to bear the pain better, speed one is mostly used for sensitive areas and speed 2 for larger areas.
Its accessories are a carrying pouch, adapter, cleaning brush, a loofah, a massaging finger attachment, instructions and a warranty card. If you live in a zone that uses a 220v socket, you must buy a transformer for 110v.
Don't use it in the shower because Emjoi Soft Caress is not waterproof. Also, it is a noisy device, but you shouldn't be intimidated by this aspect.
Overall, Emjoi Soft Caress is an excellent epilator for women on the go and you can use it not only for your armpits but also on your entire body, including your face.
Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator is an affordable alternative for removing your underarm hair. This is a whole body epilator, but its efficiency cap ensures a gentle epilation in the most sensitive areas, including your armpits.
It has 21 hypoallergenic tweezers, which remove hair from the root without breaking it and its 2 speed settings make your experience as the way you want.
For an extra hygiene and easy cleaning the epilator has a washable head, which can be removed any time from the device. Although it is corded, it has a long cable, which offers the user enough freedom in movement.
Some cons at this epilator are that you can not use it in the shower, it is not waterproof and it is very loud.
As a conclusion, if you are looking for an affordable epilator, which can be used all over your body, except the face, then Philips Satinelle Epilator HP6401 is the perfect choice for you.
Here you have them, the best epilators for underarms. These reviews will ease your process of choosing a good epilator for your armpits.