PLUCKING and MECHANICAL EPILATORS

Plucking

Plucking hair with tweezers is an effective way to remove hair but it can be very time consuming and the results usually are short lasting. Hair shaft must be long enough to grasp with tweezers and one would usually end up plucking every single or every second day, so it is quite inconvenient. Additionally, plucking stimulates blood supply to the hair follicle thus stimulating hair growth, so the more you pluck the more hairs appear. 

Mechanical epilators

Mechanical epilators have an electric rubber roller or coiled spring that catches the hair and pulls it out, much like plucking but working with lots of hair at a time. The method is quite painful, especially the first few times and it tends to miss hairs. Hairs need to be long enough for the epilators to work.

Epi-Lady, one of the most recognized epilators on the market, utilizes a coiled spring that is rotated by an electric motor. As the hair enters the spaces between the coils, the coils grab the hair and pull it out down to the hair root. Epilators should not be used on sensitive areas such as the face, bikini, or underarms