Getting smooth skin is every woman’s priority.

Coarse hair is thick, dark, and tough to remove, it hurt a lot when you epilate. You can have coarse hair on legs, armpit, face, pubic region. But they are less common on the face and most common down there.

Facial coarse hair is revolting and can ruin your entire look, especially for women.

Body coarse hair is also difficult to remove and can cause a lot of pain. That’s why most people with coarse hair tend to shave rather than wax or epilation.

But, you feel very happy to know that you can use an epilator to epilate coarse facial and body hair without pain.

You just need to find the best epilator for coarse hair.

Here is buying guide that will help you to find the best epilator for you.

What is coarse hair?

Mostly coarse hair is confused with thick hair.

But, coarse hair is different from thick hair.

Coarse hair has a wider circumstance than other hair. When a single hair strand is thicker and harder than normal hair it is considered as coarse hair.

Thick hair is identified as the hair density. If you have dense hair then you have thick hair. 

Take a single hair strand and rub it between your fingertips. If you feel hair like the thread then your hair is coarse hair other than that you have fine hair.

When you epilate coarse or thick hair it hurts a lot so it is very important that you choose the right epilator for it.

Buying guide – How to buy the best epilator for dark coarse hair

These are a few things to consider before buying an epilator for coarse hair.

1. Number of tweezers

Epilators should have more tweezers, it will hurt less and save lots of time. But, if you are choosing an epilator for facial hair then tweezers should be less. This way you can have precision when you epilate the upper lip and eyebrow.

Tweezers are one of the most important factors in order to get painless and comfortable epilation so choose the epilator according to your need.

2. Device size

For body hair such as legs, arms, chest, and stomach, a large device with 50 or more tweezers are the best such as eMagine AP-18R Epilator has 72 tweezers. But for facial hair such as upper lips, eyebrows, and more intimate parts smaller device with better precision is the best. Choose epilator device size according to your needs. Don’t always go with a big device. 

3. Speed settings

Speed setting is also a very important but not mandatory feature in an epilator as long as its basic setting is high speed.

For coarse and rough hair, the highest speed setting is necessary. But, for soft and thin hair you can use less power with medium speed. But if your epilator has no speed setting it should be at a fast rate.

4. Wet and dry

Wet and dry is for your convenience. Some people like wet epilation because it hurts less. While some like dry epilation.

If you like epilation during showering make sure that you choose a wet epilator. 

5. Corded or cordless

Cordless power or battery-powered epilators tend to lose their maximum power over time. Although technology nowadays is promising and creating better and better batteries. For now, corded epilators are more powerful but less convenient.

6. Brand

Brands also play an important role in the quality of epilators. If you are choosing Braun, Panasonic, Philips, or Epilator they tend to provide better quality because they have a reputation and they don’t want to contaminate their reputation for a few extra bucks. Although, smaller brands provide more features in the same price range. But,  you need to use them before you can trust the brand fully.

7. User Reviews 

When you are choosing an epilator make sure you check users’ reviews before reaching any conclusion. User feedback is the mirror of a product. If epilators have a 5-star overall rating by more than a hundred then chances are you’ll also like it.

List of 7 Best Epilator for thick and coarse hair in 2022 [Review]

NameImageKey featuresBest forMy rating
Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020
  • Flexible head
  • Two-speed setting
  • Wet & dry
  • Measure right pressure
Overall Best 97 out of 100
Philips Beauty Satinelle
  • Washable head
  • two speed seting
  • 2 + 1 years warranty
Under Arm and sensitive area90
Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720
  • Smart LED light
  • SensoSmart technology
  • Wet & Dry
  • two speed setting
Pubic hair , Arms, legs92
Braun Face Epilator Facespa Pro 910
  • Facial cleansing brush
  • Cordless use time 1.5 hours
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
Hangsun Epilators for Women
  • IPX5 waterproof
  • Pivoting head
  • Two-speed setting
  • Inexpensive
Bikini Line and underarms88
Bellabe Facial Hair Removers
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Faster than tweezing
Face, chin, Upper lips, neck, lower lips8.5
eMagine AP-18R Epilator
  • 72 tweezers
  • Dual Speed setting
  • Corded
  • Powerful
Legs, arms, stomach80

These are the seven best epilators for thick and coarse hair. 

1. Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020

This epilator is the most expensive and overall best epilator on this list.

This Braun Epilator belongs to the high-end series.

It can grab extremely small hair with its 40 tweezers and provide smooth skin for weeks.

I really prefer this epilator in this list because for epilation you need only one tool for comfortable epilation and that is EPILATOR. 

A good epilator pays you back in many ways and serves you lifelong. 

Definitely, this is a little bit expensive, but you can do a one-time investment and it will serve you for many years.

It has lots of features that justify its price.

The thing I really love about it, its flexible head that adapts unique body contours and captures maximum hair in each stroke.

It comes with a shaver head, body exfoliation brush, and trimmer comb.

You can also use it for facial hair cause of its facial cap.

but, its shaver head is not of good quality and also useless, the shaver head works as a trimmer, not as a shaver. but when you epilate you don’t need to use a shaver head when you epilate.

Another thing that is not good about it, it is a little bit expensive.

It is easy to clean and maintain.

Pros and cons

  • 100% waterproof, you can use it in or out of the shower.
  • It has 40 tweezers that can grab extremely small hair (0.5mm).
  • It is a cordless rechargeable Epilator, so there is no need for continuous supply.
  • Ergonomic design and perfect handle to use in the shower. It will not slip from your hand.
  • It has a fully flexible pivot head that can adapt the contours of the body very effectively and grab every single and smallest hair.
  • Its SensoSmart technology can measure the right pressure applied on the skin. It will turn on the red light when there is too much pressure which makes it best to use underwater.
  • It comes with an exfoliation brush. You can use it before epilation to remove the dead skin cells that can prevent ingrown hair.
  • If it is corded, the battery may lose its efficiency after long use.
  • shaver head is not a good quality and useless
  • Expensive

My rating – 97 out of 100

Who should buy it?

Any beginner woman can use it. Its speed is amazing. You can epilate your entire body under 20 – 30 minutes and its tweezers don’t catch skin. Its battery life is also good and it is small and compact, so it is also suitable for travelers.

2. Philips Beauty Satinelle

This Philips Satinelle epilator is an ideal choice for the armpit and pubic region.

It is compact,  lightweight, and provides precision. Its ergonomic design gives it an edge over other epilators to epilate pubic hair.

It is a corded epilator that provides peak power till the end and can easily pull thick hair.

You can change its speed setting according to your need and you can easily switch speed between thick and thin hair.

Although it is not a wet epilator, so you can’t use it in the shower. But, it does have a washable head, which makes it easy to clean.

The one thing I didn’t lie bout is that it can’t grab very small hair which can be removed by Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020. But, it is a lot cheaper than the Braun epilator.

It won’t give an extraordinary epilation experience. But, if you want an inexpensive epilator with decent features then this one is best.

Pros and cons

  • Inexpensive
  • It is one of the best epilators for sensitive skin
  • 2 different speed settings to grab thin and thick hairs
  • Can grab extremely small hair as small as 0.5mm.
  • Ergonomic design is very comfortable during epilation of hard to see areas
  • Comes with a sensitive cap to remove underarm and bikini hair painlessly
  • Comes with a washable head
  • It is corded, you need a power source all the time.
  • Cannot be used in the shower
  • Not enough tweezers to epilate effectively.
  • Take lots of time to epilate larger area.
  • Cannot use to epilate wet.

My rating – 90 out of 100

Who should buy it?

Beginners shouldn’t buy too expensive epilators. To check just check epilation, this one is best. If you are women who want to try epilation you should start with this one. It is compact and lightweight. It has a small head which makes it best to epilate narrow parts such as the armpit and pubic hair.

3. Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720

This Braun epilator also belongs to the Silk-épil series 9 as mentioned in number 1.

So, these epilators have all the same qualities but it comes with lesser accessories and at a lower price range. Also, it doesn’t have a flexible head as Silk-épil 9 9-020 has.

You shouldn’t expect a premium epilator below this price range.

This epilator gives a premium experience as a more expensive epilator gives.

This epilator is best eilator for wet epilation. You can use it with or without water, it is waterproof.

It gives almost painless epilation because it can grab very small hair and pull them out without breaking which also prevents ingrown hair in the future.

It comes with a skin contact cap and bikini comb, a skin-contact cap is for an efficient epilator and a bikini comb is used with a shaver head. 

Although it can also be used to shave your legs or arms, but shaver head is not very good. Instead of this, you should use it as a trimmer.

It has a flashlight that reveals the finest hair and so you can get smooth skin without leaving any hair behind.

SensoSmart technology makes sure that you are applying the right amount of pressure with a green light which makes it an ideal epilator for beginners. if you are applying excessive pressure light will turn red.

Pros and cons

  • Comes with a shaver and trimmer head. You can trim before epilation.
  • Comes with 40 tweezers that can grip even 0.5mm hair.
  • Its small light reveals even the smallest hair.
  • Its SensoSmart technology measures pressure and guides you through the epilation process with its red light.
  • Water proof can be used wet or dry.
  • Comes with massage caps that help to reduce pain sensation during epilation.
  • Shaver head is not good.
  • Exfoliation brush should be included
  • Facial cap is missing which is very useful to epilate eyebrows and facial hair.

Who should buy it?

Its SensoSmart technology and ergonomic design make it best for beginners women. If you don’t have hundreds of dollars for an epilator and still want a premium and branded epilator then go with this one.

My rating – 92 out of 100

4. Braun Face Epilator Facespa Pro 910

This Braun Epilator is a special epilator for facial coarse hair.

It is very effective in epilating the upper lips, eyebrows, and chin hair. 

There are very few epilators that can be used to epilate facial coarse dark hair that is why it was added to this list.

This can grab even 0.02mm long hair and provide extremely smooth skin.

Its exfoliation brush is very very useful in removing dead skin cells. The exfoliation brush is of very good quality.

Battery life is also amazing. It takes about 1 hour to fully charge. There is a LED indicator that blinks until it gets fully charged.

A little bit expensive because you can use it only on the face. Technically you can use it on other body parts but it takes a lot of time to clan the larger area.

For coarse facial hair, you can go wrong with that one because it can grab the finest to the thickest hair without leaving behind.

It is suitable for even sensitive skin.

Pros and cons

  • It can grab 0.02mm short hair
  • It also comes with a facial cleansing brush that removes dead skin cells.
  • Dermatologist tested for sensitive skin.
  • It has smart head detection that ensures the best performance no matter which attachment is used.
  • It can easily grab facial coarse hair.
  • Battery life is amazing.
  • Cannot be used any other body part.
  • Little bit expensive
  • Not a value for money deal.

My rating – 8.5 out of 100

Who should buy it?

If you already have an epilator and it’s not working for you then go with this one, it is the best epilator for facial hair. Although it is a little bit expensive, but it serves well. But, if you don’t have an epilator and you are intended to use it all over the body then go with Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020 you can use it on the face as well on other parts.

5. Hangsun Epilator for Women

This Hangsun epilator is the most inexpensive epilator on this list.

This epilator is the best epilator for first-time users because for the first time you need to check if epilators are for you or not. 

Although, inexpensive doesn’t mean that it is compromised in quality.

It has an interchangeable 2 in 1 shaver that comes with an epilator and lady shaver.

In addition to that, it has fast charging technology that charges it in just one and half hours

It is cordless, so you can use it anywhere you want. It is waterproof with IPX5 water so you can use it in or out of the shower. 

This becomes very useful for beginners because beginners generally prefer wet epilation because it causes less pain.

It is also an ideal choice to epilate narrow parts such as the armpit and pubic region. But, you can use it to epilate the eyebrow and upper lip.

There are very few tweezers so it takes lots of time to epilate larger such as legs.

It is a value for money deal you won’t regret after buying it.

Pros and cons

  • Inexpensive
  • It is 100% waterproof with an IPX5 rating you can use it in or out of the shower
  • Its micro tweezers can grab 0 5mm small hair.
  • This epilator uses fast charging technology that charges it in just one and a half hour
  • You can use it corded or cordless
  • Its ergonomic and compact design is very easy to use wet or dry.
  • There are two different speed modes for thin and thick hair.
  • LED light not included
  • Can not be used to epilate eyebrows.
  • Not suitable to epilate legs.

Who should buy it?

This one is best to epilate tick and coarse facial hair and pubic hair. You can also use it to epilate the armpit. But, this one is not suitable for eyebrows, legs, and arms. But, if you want an inexpensive epilator then this one is best. Although it takes some time to epilate legs and arms but if you give some time it can epilate.

My Rating – 88 out of 100

6. Bellabe Facial Hair Removers

This is actually not an epilator, it is a spring, works the same as epilator work.

It also pulls hair from the root but you need to simply hold it, bend it, and twist it.

Spring is only suitable for women’s facial hair no matter if they are thin or coarse dark, It can easily epilate.

This spring does not cause any Irritation and leaves any marks behind, it is Hypoallergenic made of carbon steel.

But this is only suitable for upper lip, chin hair, and sideburn.

You can’t use it on eyebrows by itself and other body parts.

You can use wet and dry.

Pros and cons

  • Made of hypoallergenic strong carbon steel.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • It is noise-free.
  • It is safe and natural, with no chemicals or power used.
  • Do not leave spring marks behind.
  • It is extremely suitable for chins, cheeks, upper lips, lower lips, and forehead areas, although you can also use it in your neck.
  • Not suitable for body hair
  • Expensive
  • Not a value for money deal.

My rating8.5 out of 100

Who should buy it?

It is best for women who want to clean only facial hair. You can use it anywhere and anytime you want because it is not powered. Although, if you want a battery-powered epilator, you can buy a Hangsun Epilator at an even cheaper price.

7. eMagine AP-18R Epilator

This epilator is one of the most powerful epilators. 

It is an ideal epilator for dark and thick hair. It comes with 72 tweezers which is the highest in the market.

This one is corded, so you can’t use it wet. This one is specially advertised for men, but women can also use it.

This can easily grab coarse and thick hair from the root and provide smooth skin.

If you have very thick hair and other epilators are not capable in order to pull hair, you should check this out.

The main feature of this Epilator is power with 72 tweezers. It can quickly epilate even the larger area.

But, this one is not very comfortable for women, it is a little bit heavy, and you can’t use it on your face and down there.

Other than that for body hair such as arms, legs,  and stomach, this one is best.

Pros and cons

  • It is a powerful epilator that can pull out any kind of hair effortlessly.
  • It is corded that provide it maximum power all the time
  • Ergonomic design which makes it very easy to handle.
  • Dual speed setting helps to epilate thin and thick hair at different speeds.
  • No smart light
  • Little bit heavy
  • Not suitable for facial hair
  • It is not a wet epilator

Who should buy it?

Best for both men and women with coarse hair on arms and legs. Although, it is not convenient to use on the face and down there. But, it could be a great choice for you if you already have an epilator for your face. For body hair, you can’t get a more efficient epilator.

My rating – 80 out of 100


You can choose any epilator from the list according to your need.

If you are still confused, Our recommendation is Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020 is the best epilator for coarse hair. Everyone can use it in every part of the body. Although it is in a little bit higher range, but you are going to love it and it will pay you back. 

Most Frequently Asked Question

Do epilators work on thick coarse hair?

Yes, epilators do work on coarse hair. In fact, epilators work on coarse hair better than they work on fine hair. Fine hair gets broken easily and grows back in just 2 to 3 days. But coarse or thick hair is easier to grab and pull. Although, epilating coarse hair hurt a lot.

Which epilator is best for facial hair removal?

Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-020 is the best epilator for facial hair removal. It has a fully flexible head and it doesn’t catch skin. Although, it is in a little higher range. If you find it expensive then you can also do with Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 9-720

Is epilating facial hair bad?

Epilating facial hair is best, shaving facial hair is bad for women. After epilating, hair grows back in 3-4 weeks and it also slows down the hair growth on the face. Hair regrows finer and thinner.

Does epilator darken skin?

No, epilators don’t darken the skin. However, epilation causes trauma to our skin. If you soothe skin properly after epilation with Aloe Vera or moisturizer then it won’t cause such side effects.


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