Before actually going into my reviews for the best epilator for Brazilian, I want to make it clear right from the start that this is absolutely a painful way to remove hairs from the intimate area.
I don’t want to sugarcoat things because I don’t want people who are truly afraid of pain to try an epilator and be totally disappointed. Those who have waxed their intimate area are the ones who are the best equipped to handle epilating the bikini area and all that it entails.
Furthermore, if you want to know how to epilate your intimate area, check out my epilators for bikini area article. I included a small guide in that article, there’s no point in writing the same information twice.
That guide also applies here because a Brazilian hair removal involves removing hairs starting with the area between the upper thighs, moving to the front of the pubic bone, the whole area around the external genitals, and then the hairs around the anus.
Nevertheless, if all this is just too painful for you, maybe just use the epilator on your bikini line and use a razor for the rest. You can combine two hair removal methods, just make sure that your comfort comes first.
Top 4 Best Epilators for Brazilian
When it comes to choosing the best epilator for Brazilian, I want to offer you a wide array of options to match different budgets and different needs.
I also aim to cover the entire global offer because not all models that exist on the market are available to absolutely every country. The offer definitely differs quite a lot from country to country.
I will start by reviewing my favorite picks. The first 3 best epilators for Brazilian that I recommend are also models that I have tried numerous times. I will also tell you how my experience with them went.
Nevertheless, be aware that everyone has a different experience with epilators. Just like everyone has a different experience with waxing or shaving.
1. Braun Silk Epil 7561 – Overall Best Epilator for Brazilian
Braun Silk Epil 7561 comes with:
- 40 tweezers – fast and powerful
- 2 speeds
- sensitive area cap – this is the cap that you should be using when giving yourself a Brazilian through epilation
- facial cap if you want to remove your facial hair, too
- if your hairs are too long, it comes with a trimmer comb
- if you prefer shaving some areas, it comes with a shaving head – it works as an electric shaver, which is pretty satisfactory but doesn’t offer the same smooth shave as a manual razor
- works on coarse hairs but also on thin, short hairs – pulls all hairs from their follicles without missing or breaking them
- wet & dry + cordless
- built-in light
- needs 1 hour charging time for 40 minutes of use
Is the operating time enough?
It’s definitely enough if you only use it on the entire intimate area.
Even so, you won’t be able to epilate the whole intimate area, your legs, and underarms in one single charge.
You’ll have to make a pause of an hour while it charges, which is quite awful and makes the whole thing longer. A solution is epilating your legs and maybe the underarms on one day and the rest of your body on another day.
If your country doesn’t have the Braun 7561, look for the Braun 7681 or the Braun 7880. All these 3 are quite similar. They share pretty much the same accessories, with a few distinctions that don’t matter that much.
The important thing is to look for a Silk Epil 7 that has a sensitive area cap. That’s one of its strengths and one of the top reasons for which I consider this to be the best epilator for Brazilian.
My experience with Braun Silk Epil 7561
I am totally biased and I admit that this is my favorite epilator for a Brazilian. When it comes to removing hairs from the bikini area, this is the model that has offered me the overall best experience.
I always attach the sensitive area cap. It’s one of the caps that I appreciate the most in the world of epilation. My next favorite is the facial cap. I use the massage rollers on my upper legs. When I epilate my lower legs I don’t use any attachment.
The built-in light is really powerful and very helpful.
When I remove the hairs around the anus, I use a mirror to see what I’m doing. A big enough mirror coupled with the built-in light are the perfect helpers to make sure I don’t miss too many hairs. I always manage to miss a few.
Doing a Brazilian with an epilator is easier because you won’t be left feeling sticky as it happens when you’re waxing.
But you’ll still need a bit of flexibility. I prefer starting with the back and actually finishing with the front. I’ve always done my Brazilian that way, even when I used to shave in high school.
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2. Braun Silk Epil 9 – Power & Speed
- 40 tweezers but a wider head than the Silk Epil 7 series and it actually makes a difference in terms of speed
- 2 speeds
- massage rollers attachment – you’ll have to use this one for a Brazilian because there’s no sensitive area cap and maybe use it on speed 1
- facial cap but only for some models in this series, you have to pay attention to the attachments that come with the models available in your country
- skin contact cap – it lets the tweezers get really close to the skin, it’s usually used on legs
- cordless + wet & dry
- 40 minutes of operation, 1 hour charging time
The models you should consider
When it comes to the 9 series, there are 2 epilators that I think you should check out first: the Braun 9561 and the Braun 9579. Well, get the one you can find in your country because they’re basically identical.
Or you can get the Braun 9521 if you don’t find either of these 2.
There are many more models in the Silk Epil 9 series. They all share the same device but differ when it comes to accessories.
Unfortunately, none of the epilators in this series come with a sensitive area cap.
If you’re going to make this one the best epilator for Brazilian then you’ll have to use the massage rollers attachment. It’s not as impressive as the sensitive area cap but it still lessens the discomfort by a bit. It’s still a helpful attachment and the epilators in the 9 series have it.
My experience with Braun Silk Epil 9561
My first thought when I used the Braun Silk Epil 9561 was: wow, this epilator is so fast and powerful.
I must admit that I finished removing hairs from pretty much all of my body before the battery ran out. Well, only 2 weeks had passed since my last epilation so, there were not as much hairs as I get sometimes in the winter when I only epilate once a month.
The next thing that I noticed is that it was indeed a bit more painful than the Braun Silk Epil 7561 that I was using before buying this new 9 epilator.
The first time you’re using it, you’ll really feel those coarse hairs being pulled out from their roots. And you’ll swear quite a lot.
The advantage is that you can epilate in the fastest session in your lifetime, which happened to me.
But I still prefer my Silk Epil 7 with its sensitive area cap when it comes to pulling the hairs from my intimate area.
I switch to the 9561 when I don’t have the patience for a longer session. At that point, I definitely feel that the 10% more pain that I feel is truly justified because I can be in bed sooner.
To compensate, I massage my bikini area and the rest quite a bit more with a body lotion that has a ultra-rich texture and gives me the needed comfort after an intense epilation.
Last but not least, this is the epilator that convinced me to switch from using cold wax facial strips to epilating my facial hair.
Who should buy it
This will be an absolute delight for those who want to switch from a slower epilator to a really powerful and very fast one.
So, I definitely recommend the Braun 9 Series to those who have epilated their Brazilian area with a different epilator for at least 6 months. It will also be a good choice for those who think that Brazilian waxing is actually not that bad.
It’s also a step up for those who have owned a Braun Silk Epil 7 or for those whose Silk Epil 7 has died.
That was my case. I wanted to see if there are really considerable differences between the two successive series. Fortunately, I wasn’t in the camp of those whose cordless epilator stopped holding a charge and became useless. I’m lucky like that but not that lucky when it comes to getting adult acne.
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3. Philips Satinelle BRE235 – Cheapest Epilator for Brazilian
You can use the Philips Satinelle BRE235 to remove hairs from the entire body and for facial hair removal, as well. This is a whole body plus face epilator and you won’t find another model with a better price tag.
The Satinelle BRE235 is characterized by:
- 20 tweezers – they might not seem much but they still manage to remove hairs at quite a nice speed
- corded – the cable is pretty long and offers you enough freedom of movement
- 2 speeds – if epilating is too painful in some areas, just use it on speed 1, it makes a difference
- sensitive area cap – you can use it both for facial hair removal and for the bikini area, just make sure to use rubbing alcohol before switching from one to another
- very light and easy to hold, I love the design, it doesn’t create any discomfort
The truly puzzling thing about this epilator is that in some countries the model has a built-in light but in others it hasn’t.
Well, the built-in light is not that illuminating, it doesn’t compare to Braun epilators. You’ll definitely have to use the flashlight on your phone during your Brazilian epilation sessions.
My experience with Philips Satinelle BRE235
Is it slower than epilators who have at least double the number of tweezers? Of course it is. The good news is that it’s not as slow as you might think.
I must confess that I expected it to be slower but it’s actually not. I was pleasantly surprised in this respect.
For such a tiny model it packs quite a lot of power.
And you can move it quite quickly on the legs because it removes the hairs without breaking them.
When it comes to areas with coarser hairs, like the bikini area or the underarms, it will be slower because you have to go over the same area multiple times. Coarse hairs can be a bit of a challenge but it still pulls them out from their roots.
There’s also one thing that still puzzles me even after using it many times on my whole body.
The hairs on my legs grow much slower than the hairs in my intimate area and underarms.
I absolutely cannot tell you if I’m breaking some of those coarse hairs instead of pulling them from their follicles because I definitely feel the pain and the hairs look intact, not broken.
I still haven’t discovered what’s happening. But it will offer you smooth skin for at least 2-3 weeks, on average. That’s all that matters to me.
Best option for a low budget
Overall, I am still very satisfied with this model. In my opinion, this is the best choice for a Brazilian if you want to do it at home on a very limited budget.
It also seems like the kind of epilator to work even after many years of intense use. These kinds of uncomplicated epilators are the ones that last the most. I know that from my Braun 3170.
On the other hand, I was taken aback about how loud it was. I seriously think that the Philips BRE235 is a perfect candidate as the best epilator for Brazilian. And one of the cheapest. But it’s also one of the loudest.
My advice: use headphones the entire time you’re using it. It will make the time fly by and offer you a distraction from the pain but, most importantly, it will block all that noise out.
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4. Braun Silk Epil 5280
This is the epilator that came before the Braun Silk Epil 7 series. It’s the model that serves as inspiration so, they definitely have a lot in common.
These 2 share the same number of tweezers, the same power and speed and the ability to remove the hairs from the follicles. And they have quite the similar design.
What I’m proposing is this: if you own a Silk Epil 7 model that has a sensitive area cap but that epilator doesn’t work for some reason, you can buy a Braun 5280 because the sensitive area cap will work on it.
So, you’ll get a corded epilator that doesn’t cost as much, that has the possibility to last a very long time and you’ll also be able to use the sensitive area cap from Braun 7 epilator.
Of course, you can also buy the Braun 5280 just for itself.
It’s a really good device but it’s more appropriate for those who are used to epilating the intimate area because the 5280 only comes with a massage rollers attachment to ease the pain a bit.
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How to Choose the Best Epilator for Brazilian
Epilator prices can range from $20-$30 to more than $100 in the case of some models. If you want a price somewhere in between, check out the Braun Silk Epil 7561.
If you want an affordable model, check out the Philips BRE235.
But if you’re ready to spend more money and are totally used to getting a Brazilian, whether through waxing or epilation, then check out the Braun Silk Epil 9561.
As you can see, these are my favorite 3.
Then comes the Braun 5280, which is the perfect corded replacement, and at a cheaper price, for the Braun 9 series.
Once you have your budget all figured out, I recommend going for a model that has a sensitive area cap. It will make a difference.
But if you’re totally used to Brazilian waxing, you might manage with a model like the Braun 9 that only has a massage rollers attachment to provide comfort.
In the battle of corded vs cordless epilators, you must be aware that corded epilators have the chance to last longer. Cordless epilators can suffer from battery malfunction. The battery won’t hold a charge anymore, which will render the model useless.
Epilator for Brazilian vs Waxing vs Shaving
Since I have so much experience with epilators but I had also tried waxing and shaving, I think I should make some things clear since these are 3 of the most popular at home hair removal methods.
If you’re switching from Brazilian waxing to using an epilator for that entire area, you won’t have too many problems with the transition.
I am referring both in terms of pain and using an epilator properly. If you are further interested in this topic, you can read my epilator vs waxing article.
If you want to switch from using a razor to remove the hairs in the bikini area to using the best epilator for Brazilian, then I think you should do something else first.
It would be wiser to go to a salon, go through a few Brazilian waxing sessions done by a professional, and then maybe switch to epilation, if you have become a bit used to the pain.
If you want to read more on this topic, you can read my epilator vs shaving comparison. In that post I truly compare how these two methods differ because there’s not actually much they have in common.
However, if you’ve really set up your mind and you know that you have a pain threshold or you are just plain determined to try a method that’s both cheap in the long run and offers you smooth skin for 2-3 weeks, then go for it: pick your best epilator for Brazilian and use it successfully from the first session.