Nothing can get the nerves going more than the thought of epilating your bikini line, for some, it’s a source of embarrassment or even a taboo subject. Others think that procedure sounds far too painful to even contemplate. For many though it’s a natural part of their beauty regime.
Well, the truth is that for a regular epilator user, the process of epilating one’s bikini line is little different to that of any other body area.
Yes, it does hurt, however again this is no more or no less a pain than any other area of the body. I often hear people with “horror” stories such as the girl here. However, it seems to me that by her own admission this is a relatively new problem even though they have been epilating for some time already.
Donning my detective’s hat, it suggests that there is something other than the epilation process causing the problem. Perhaps a lack of exfoliation is promoting the ingrown hairs that seem to be the cause of the issue.
Others claim the pain is just too much to bare, however again it seems to me that this is a first-time epilator user who is not used to the feeling of using an epilator. So it’s not surprising to me that they found the experience painful when they jumped straight to tackling the bikini line, or more!
Is epilating bikini line a good idea?
Yes, as an experienced epilator user I do my own bikini line often. However, I feel an important distinction should be made between the bikini line and the genitals. These are not the same thing, and I would fully recommend only the experienced user or those with a high pain tolerance venture further south than the bikini line!
Does it hurt?
Yes, it does! Though as I say no more than epilating any other part of the body. It’s when inexperienced users stray further down than their bikini line that the discomfort can often be too much.
Best Epilators for Bikini Line
When looking for an epilator suitable for the bikini line there are a few things you’ll want to bear in mind. Most importantly you’ll want one that comes with a cap/attachment for sensitive areas. Thankfully most of the better epilators will come with such an attachment.
Another thing you’ll want to look for is a variable speed setting, it’s strongly recommended that you start on the lower setting whilst you get used to the sensation.
So with that in mind, there are a few epilators I would fully recommend for your bikini line…
- The all singing, all dancing Braun 7681 scores top marks here and comes with a sensitive area cap as well as variable speed settings.
- Our 2nd recommendation is the Panasonic ES-ED90 which again meets our criteria and comes with an exfoliating attachment too! Which makes it a great choice for the bikini line where skin exfoliation is a vital aspect.
- This was a tough decision if I’m perfectly honest. There is a whole host of candidates from Braun that could equally lay claim to being the best for this spot as you can see from our epilator feature comparison chart here.
Tips for Epilating your Bikini Line
- Epilating such a sensitive area requires special care and attention, a long warm bath beforehand can help the skin loosen its grip on the hairs, and ease their removal.
- Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate! I cannot stress this enough as the continued use of an epilator can cause the hairs to become weak and thinner than normal. This prevents them from being able to break through the skin and as such can be a cause of ingrown hairs.
- The use of a numbing cream can eliminate any discomfort or pain post epilation session.
- The guys and girls at Braun have an awesome bunch of tips for both the inexperienced epilator users out there, it’s definitely worthwhile reading them.
Emily’s Final Thoughts
The short version is, using an epilator on your bikini line is an excellent way to stay hair-free for weeks on end. However, you should always make sure you’re using an epilator with a sensitive area attachment. Additionally, you should understand that venturing further south than the bikini line should be reserved for once you have a little epilating experience under your hat.
With that said, I look forward to your thoughts and stories. Perhaps you have an experience good or bad? I’d love to hear them <3