More than one year ago, I decided to get myself an epilator because it promised smooth, hair-free legs for longer. I was tired of having to shave my legs every other day just to keep them smooth and hair-free.
I thought (and fervently hoped) that eventually, I would only have to epilate once a month.
More than one year later, I still have to epilate at least once a week. The hairs on my legs are much finer (and therefore less visible) now so I can get away with not epilating everyday, but my legs always feel stubbly. Epilating never makes my legs smooth like shaving does.
EPILATING VS SHAVING
-Epilating takes at least 30 minutes; shaving takes me 10 minutes
-Hair grows back finer when epilated, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel it
-Legs are very smooth right after a thorough shaving; epilating always leaves stubble
-Epilating results in ingrown hairs (which I have to tweeze before the follicle swells); shaving results in razor burn and, sometimes, cuts
Since I still don’t have funds for several sessions of laser hair removal, I’m gonna stick to epilating in the meantime. At least I don’t have to do it every other day, unlike shaving!