Epilators for men are not very common.

Men mostly tend to use shavers. And about body hair, most of them don’t care.

There are very few men out there who are using epilators to remove body hair.

But, if you are here then let me tell you, removing body hair epilators is the best tool, even better than shaving.

There is not much information about the epilator for men because most men only know about shaving or waxing and they only care about shaving.

But, in this article, you would know everything about the epilator for men in detail.


Epilator vs waxing for men

To remove unwanted body hair shaving is not a good idea but pubic hair.

So shaving is out of the competition even for men.

Now, we are left with only two candidates: epilator and waxing, although there are many more. But, only these are within reach of the common man.

Epilator is a little bit more painful than waxing, but way cheaper than waxing.

In the long run, waxing is so expensive but epilators have a higher upfront cost.

Waxing one session can cost $50 to $60, but a good epilator costs around $100, but that epilator lasts around 3 to 5 years, you can do the math.

Conclusion – In my opinion epilators are a better option to remove unwanted body hair such as the stomach, chest, legs, and arms. Epilator is more convenient and cheaper. But, waxing can be a better option for the first time if you have too much hair. It is a little bit costlier but the pain is less. After that, you can use an epilator to regrowth hair.

Should men use epilators to remove unwanted hair?

Yes, the epilator is the best choice to remove unwanted hair for men. But, most epilators are designed keeping women’s attributes in mind, so don’t pick any epilator blindly. However, nowadays there are lots of epilators that are specially designed for men or gender-neutral. 

Epilator’s features can make a huge difference in the epilation first experience and make the process painless.

Men have thicker and denser hair than women, so epilators should meet these requirements.

For men, the epilator should be more powerful, the tweezers should be more and wider, and it should have a two-speed setting.

How to choose the best epilator for you?

There are a few things you should look at before buying an epilator for men-

1. The number of tweezers

More tweezers are better. More tweezers mean it will epilate more area at once, which means you cover more area with the same painful strokes. Most epilators have 20 to 40 tweezers but you can easily find out epilators with 60 or 72 tweezers. More is always better. But, more tweezers also need more power which leads me to the next point.

2. Cordless or corded

Cordless or corded is basically the difference between sources of power. Cordless gives power through the battery while corded epilator gives power by direct home supply. Obviously, corded epilators are more powerful. If an epilator has more tweezers such as 60 or 72 then a corded one would be better. Although there are several batteries that can give more power. One disadvantage of corded epilators is that they cannot be used wet. Although, there are several epilators that can be used corded or cordless

3. Wet or dry

Make sure you check whether the epilator is wet or dry. If it is only dry, don’t use it wet. If it is corded then for sure it is a dry epilator. But, some Cordless epilators are also only dry. I would recommend you buy a wet and dry epilator. There are lots of epilators that can be used wet or dry. 

4. Speed setting

Speed setting is an extra feature. It can be very useful when you are epilating thin or sensitive skin. If an epilator doesn’t have a speed setting, it is also fine as long as its speed is high. Because for men speed should be maximum all the time.

5. Pivot head

The pivoting head is also a feature for extra comfort, but I consider this a must-have feature. Usually, I don’t buy an epilator without a pivoting head. It helps to move the epilator across your body, follow any contour, and change direction without leaving hair behind. It helps to capture even the smallest hair strands.

6. Extra features

It is always better to have some extra features such as LED light, battery indicator, fast charging, etc. These small things enhance the epilation experience and provide more comfort. Although you should expect these features from a high-end epilator. Believe me, they are worth it.

7. Accessories

Extra accessories are to justify the price and mostly deal with epilation care such as massage caps. But some accessories are essential for epilations such as facial caps and skin contact caps. Some extra accessories also include a shaver head, trimmer head, and many more. I am usually more excited about accessories than the epilator itself. 

8. Price

if you find all these features in an epilator then you should expect the price in a little bit higher range. But, the price should be at value for money. You may not find all these features in a single epilator. There are some premium features that impact price more than others. First, define your price range and then check for some of the necessary features.

9. User reviews

Last but not least, check user reviews. Believe me, it is one of the most important matrices to look for because all the features can be embedded on paper, but user reviews are the true mirror of the product. Of course, reviews should be from more than 100 people, only then you should trust these reviews. 10 or 29 reviews can be fake or manipulated.

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5 Best Epilators for men to remove unwanted hairs

These are the top 5 epilators for men-

1. Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-030

This is one of my favorite epilators. 

It has almost all the features that you can expect in an epilator. The only thing that concerns me is its price. It is a little bit pricey. Although, it is not the most expensive one, still a little bit expensive.

At this price with the brand, you get assurity. They give a 100-day money-back guarantee if you don’t like this product.

To justify this price they have provided lots of extra accessories such as a facial cap which is specially designed for upper lips, a skin contact cap to remove the smallest hair possible, a body exfoliation brush, and many more.

It is obvious that branded things are a little bit expensive but they are trustworthy.

It has almost all the features that you can be found in an epilator.

My favorite feature of this epilator is its pivot head. It has the best pivot head that I have ever seen in an epilator. Its pivot head can adapt to any contour of your body and remove hair so smoothly that it won’t leave any tiny hair behind.

SensoSmart technology is also amazing, it helps you to apply the needed pressure and prevents you from putting extra pressure. If you push it hard red light will be ON otherwise the green light will be ON.

Its smart light will reveal even the finest hair that could be left behind. This feature is not focused a lot of time but it provides an extreme level of comfort.

Two-speed settings are really comfortable to epilate fine hair, one is for dense and coarse hair and the other is for small and fine hair. 

It is a wet and dry epilator with 100% waterproof. You can use it in or out of the shower.

It is a waterproof epilator so they have also given it an ergonomic design and antislip handle. So that you can use it comfortably in your bathroom. 

This is a cordless epilator, so this review cannot be completed without discussing its battery life.

Battery life is amazing and can be used for 50 minutes with its peak power after 1 hour of charge.

It is very easy to clean and maintain. Just open up its head and put it under running water.

User rating – It got 4.5 stars out of 5 stars by 5000 people. It also got 4.5 stars for easy to use and easy to clean out of 5 stars.

Key features

  • Full flexible pivot head
  • Senso smart technology
  • Two-speed setting
  • Smart light
  • Waterproof
  • Anti Slip grip
  • 50 minutes of cordless use
  • Extra accessories – massage and roller cap, facial cap, skin contact cap, trimmer comb, shaver & trimmer head, and body exfoliation brush.

Pros and cons

  • A Fully flexible pivot head can adapt to any contour.
  • It has 40 tweezers with micro grip technology that can pull the smallest hair.
  • SensoSmart technology helps to provide the right amount of pressure.
  • Battery life is amazing. It can be used for 50 minutes after one hour of full charge.
  • 100-day money-back guarantee
  • Comes with lots of accessories.
  • Get heated very quickly

My rating is 9.5 out of 10

2. Emjoi Emagine Men’s Epilator

Almost all epilators focused on women. This is the first epilator that is specially marketed for men’s hair and skin.

The special thing about this epilator is its 72 metal tweezers which are the most in the market right now.

Men mostly have coarse hair on the chest, stomach, and legs. 

Almost all men don’t care about leg hair.

They just want a smooth chest and stomach so they can show their six-pack.

For chest and stomach hair this epilator works great. Its 72 tweezers epilate almost all hairs at once. Most of the time you don’t need more than one pass. 

And you already know that if you have little experience with epilation, the second and third stroke is more painful.

Overall amazing epilator and it does its job perfectly with epilating thick, coarse, and dense hair.

User rating – It got 3.9 stars out of 5 stars by 600 people.

Pros and cons

  • Specially designed for men
  • 72 tweezers which are the maximum in the market.
  • 72 tweezers are divided into two parts so it needs fewer passes over the same area that make it less painful.
  • It has two rotating discs. If some hair is missed by one disc, it will be picked by another disc.
  • Corded
  • It is not a wet epilator
  • Its head is not durable
  • Not a value for money deal

My rating is 8 out of 10

3. Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720

Don’t get turned off by the mark “epilator for women”. It has all the qualities that are needed in an epilator for men.

This epilator also belongs to series 9. 

But we have included this here because it is an inexpensive version of Silk-épil 9 9-030. You can get almost half of this epilator price.

For sure you will not get features as with Silk-épil 9 9-030 but still, it is an excellent choice for men.


Let me explain.

With Silk-épil 9 9-030, you get a lot of accessories and one or two more features which are for extra comfort but impact the price most.

This has all the major features in 9-030 such as SensoSmart technology, smart light, two-speed settings, 100% waterproof, and 50 minutes of cordless use after 1 hour of charging.

But, it is leggings with a slim handle and full flexible pivot head, which are totally acceptable because you don’t need a slim handle all the time and a fully flexible pivot head is best for the face, but most men don’t epilate the face. 

For the body, this type of head is also best.

The other thing in which it is lagging behind is you don’t get a facial cap and an exfoliation brush with this which is not necessary. Other than that, all the features are almost the same.

So, if you want to save some extra money and get almost the same epilation result this one is better.

But, if you want more comfort and can stretch your budget a little bit extra then try Silk-épil 9 9-030.

User rating – it got 4.5 stars out of 5 stars from 5500 people. It also got 4.6 stars for easy to hold and 4.2 stars for battery life out of 5 stars.

Key features

  • Senso smart technology
  • Two-speed setting
  • Smart light
  • Waterproof
  • 50 minutes of cordless use
  • Extra accessories – Skin contact cap, trimmer comb, shaver & trimmer head.

Pros and cons

  • It has 40 tweezers with micro grip technology that can pull the smallest hair.
  • SensoSmart technology helps to provide the right amount of pressure.
  • It is 100% waterproof and can be used in or out of the shower.
  • Wet and dry
  • Battery life is amazing. It can be used for 50 minutes after one full charge.
  • Movement is not very smooth.
  • Little bit noisy

My rating is 9 out of 10

4. Philips Beauty Epilator Series 8000

This is a highly-rated Philips epilator. 

With this one, you can get lots of accessories at a reasonable price.

It comes with a shaver head, precise trimmer head, trimmer comb, exfoliation brush, precise trimmer comb, facial cap, and skin contact cap.

The quality of the trimmer is also great.

It is a powerful epilator with 70,000 cutting actions per minute.

The one that makes it very powerful, it has a narrow head, so it picks less hair and pulls them with maximum power at a very fast rate. 

Although a narrow head has its own disadvantages, it takes a little bit longer to epilate large sections, but in general, you don’t complete large sections all at once. So, in reality, it is not a disadvantage.

The highlighted feature of this epilator is its ergonomic design. You will fall in love with its ergonomic design.

I will give it 10 out of 10 stars for its design. It feels really comfortable and relaxed when you touch it.

It also has smart light that reveals even the smallest and finest hair.

Rotating discs are made of unique ceramic material that can grab as small as 0.5mm long hair. You can even use it after 3 to 4 days of shaving.

This is an inexpensive but the best epilator for men at its price range.

User rating – It got 4.4 stars out of 5 stars from 550 people. It also got 4.6 stars for battery life and 4.4 stars for value money out of 5 stars.

Key features

  • Smart light
  • Two-speed setting
  • Wet and dry
  • Extra accessories – shaver head, precise trimmer head, trimmer comb, exfoliation brush, precise trimmer comb, facial cap, and skin contact cap.

Pros and cons

  • Can grab 0.5mm long hair
  • You can use it wet and dry
  • It is a powerful epilator.
  • Good for sensitive skin.
  • Battery life is amazing
  • Narrow heads take time to epilate large sections

My rating is 9.4 out of 10

5. Panasonic, Cordless Shaver Epilator For Women

This Panasonic epilator is a mid-range epilator.

But, don’t get confused, about performance-wise this is best.

It comes with three-speed settings – soft, normal, and power. At power mode, the disc rotates at 2900 rotations per minute.

This epilator includes a gentle cap which is best for beginners. It prevents discs from touching the skin.

It has a fully flexible pivot head that can move at a 90° angle can follow the contour of any skin and epilate even the finest hair.

It is 100% waterproof and you can use it wet or dry.

But, it is not its specialty. It has 60 tweezers that epilate every single hair and give smooth skin.

It also comes with lots of accessories such as an epilation head, gentle cap, sensitive area cap for pubic hair, and bikini comb which you don’t need. 

User rating – It got 4.2 stars out of 5 stars from 800 people. It also got 4.6 stars for easy to hold and 4 stars for versatility out of 5 stars.

Key features

  • LED light 
  • Fully waterproof
  • Wet and dry
  • Pivot head
  • Fast charging
  • 60 hypoallergenic tweezers

Pros and cons

  • Three-speed setting – soft, normal, power.
  • A flexible pivot head can turn 90° and adapt to any contour of your body.
  • Ergonomic design and Anti-slip handle.
  • Wide Epilator discs epilate larger sections efficiently.
  • Can grab 0.5mm long hair.
  • Battery last for only 30 minutes after one full charge

My rating is 8.8 out of 10


These are some of the best epilators for men. But, still, if you ask my choice I would go with Braun silk epil 9 9-030. 

After choosing an epilator it is all dependent on how you use the epilator

Can men use epilators on pubic hair?

Yes, men can use an epilator on their pubic hair, but it is very painful. Follow the right process and epilate section by section. This way it is easier to manage pain. 

To improve the epilating experience you need to choose the right epilator rather than choosing any expensive epilator blindly.

If you put the pain aside there is a major benefit of using an epilator such as you will get smooth skin for over a month.

Can epilators cause ingrown hair in men?

Any hair removal method can cause ingrown hair but ingrown hair is more common with epilators because it removes hair from the root. If hair follicles get clogged because of dead skin cells or short broken hair curls back into the skin will cause ingrown hair.

So always exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and move the epilator slowly to prevent breakage of hair. This way you can reduce the chances of ingrown hair. 

What are the benefits of using an epilator for men?

The one major benefit of using an epilator for men is that you will get smoother skin for a longer period of time than most other hair removal methods such as shaving or depilatory creams.

Although epilators have higher upfront costs. But in the long run, you can save lots of money.

What kind of epilator is best for men?

There are three main types of epilators – spring-type epilators, rotating disc epilators, and tweezer-type epilators. 

Out of these three- a tweezer-type epilator is the best type of epilator for men because it has more power and it can grab hair more firmly than most other types of epilators. In this article, all the listed epilators are tweezer types of epilators.

Are epilators worth buying for men?

Yes, epilators are worth buying for men if you want a smooth chest, arms, legs, or stomach.

If you want to remove hair for a longer period of time then an epilator is the best option at low prices even for men.

For sure you need to buy a better epilator, buy it is worth the result it gives.

Where can men use epilators?

Men can use epilators anywhere, from where they want to remove unwanted hair.

you can use epilators in pubic hair, armpit hair, chest, stomach, legs, and arms.


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