Top 3 Best Epilators for Underarms (Armpits)

When it comes to choosing the best epilators for underarms there are two options:

  • You either go with an epilator for face
  • Or you go with a regular epilator, one that works great for removing hairs from the root from the entire body.

I’ve always used a regular epilator to do my underarms, instead of choosing a facial epilator.

Why is that?

I have rather thick dark hairs, meaning that I prefer fast and powerful devices.

With a full-sized epilator, removing hairs from my underarms is so fast and great!

If I let more than two weeks pass between sessions, the hairs become quite visible.

women using an epilator for underarms


After so many years of removing them from the root the hairs have become thinner and fewer.

If I epilate once every two weeks everything is absolutely perfect.

And I’m done in 2 minutes with both sides.

If you linger too much, the skin might get irritated, especially if you’re a beginner.

My skin is already used to it so the redness passes in an hour, just like it’s the case with my upper lip.

  • it’s very fast
  • but painful
  • you get used to in time
  • not messy at all
  • and if you moisturize immediately the irritation will be gone in a few hours

Another important factor:

The results last for two weeks, you get smooth skin for 2 weeks, on average.

That’s why I always recommend epilators:

  • they are affordable – long-term, one of the cheapest hair removal methods
  • offer smooth skin for an acceptable period of time
  • and there is no dark shadow like you get with shaving

How to Choose the Best Epilators for Underarms

If you don’t have that many hairs that need to be removed from the root and they are thin, then you can definitely use a facial epilator to remove hair from the underarms.

In this case,

I would recommend the Emjoi e18.

The Emjoi e18 is:

  • a very affordable choice
  • quite powerful, being powered by two AA batteries
  • has 18 tweezers that spin in order to grab those hairs and remove them from the root
  • perfect if you want an epilator only for small areas, it can be used on the bikini area, too
  • handles coarse hairs very well
  • great as a first best epilator for underarms

If you are like me and you have rather coarse hair that requires more power to be removed from the root, without being broken at the surface of the skin, then you are better with a full-sized epilator.

When choosing the best epilator for underarms there is one question that inevitably appears: is it going to hurt?

This is also one of the reasons why women would rather go for a gentler hair removal device, like a facial epilator.

I have to be blunt and say that it’s definitely going to hurt.

The underarms area is a sensitive area of the body, just like the bikini line is.


You get used to the pain after the number of epilation sessions starts pilling up.

The first experiences are the tricky ones.

You just have to get through those.

In the beginning, it’s best to epilate frequently.

It hurts less when the hairs are just starting to grow back.

In my case,

If I let more than two weeks pass then I know that the pinches will be more painful.

The more time passes and the hairs grow longer, the more pain you are going to feel.

For those of you who are used to waxing, using an epilator would be less painful.

I used to shave before becoming an epilator girl so for me the pain was quite bad but I pulled through and I’m so glad I did!

There were even tiny specks of blood, my roots are not to be messed around with.

I love looking at my underarms in the mirror.

No dark shadow, no black roots showing beneath the skin, as it was when I used to shave.

Top 3 Best Epilators for Underarms (Armpits)

Besides the Emjoi e18, which is primarily an epilator for face, there are quite a bunch of models to choose from.

These are epilators for body.

If you’re still unsure about handling the pain, get an epilator with a sensitive area cap.

The sensitive area cap obstructs most of the tweezers, leaving only a few to make contact with the skin.

It’s the same with a facial cap only that a facial cap has a much smaller opening, almost twice as small as a sensitive area cap.

I’ve selected just 3 models as the best epilators for underarms to get you started.

It’s easier when there are fewer choices, less confusing.

f you have any questions, just leave a comment, I’ll gladly answer.

The models cover all budgets.

The beauty of choosing a best epilator for underarms is that you don’t need a big budget to get an awesome device.

1. Philips Satinelle HP6401: Cheap Epilator for Underarms

The Philips Satinelle HP6401 is one of the most affordable choices as one of the best epilators for underarms.

The HP6401 is a cheap classic epilator.

It can be used to remove hairs from all over the body, except from the face.

It’s very good at removing hairs from the root without breaking them at the surface of the skin.

It comes with an efficiency cap and that’s about it.

There are no other special caps included in the package but that’s expected for such a low priced device.

The Philips Satinelle HP6401 has 21 tweezers so it’s not the fastest epilator.

It’s corded but the long cord offers plenty freedom of movement.

The head is removable and washable.

There’s no built-in light.

All in all,

The Philips HP6401 is a great choice if you are one a tight budget.

2. Emjoi eRase e60: Affordable Epilator For Underarms

The Emjoi e60 is a surprising epilator and a very good choice as one of the best epilators for underarms at an affordable price.

It has a lot to offer for that low price:

  • 60 tweezers so it’s a fast epilator for body
  • it can also be used as a facial epilator due to its sensitive attachment
  • the sensitive attachment is also good for the underarms and bikini area
  • 2 speeds
  • corded
  • shaver and trimmer head
  • no built-in light

If you want an even more powerful model from the same manufacturer, albeit more expensive, there’s the Emjoi AP-18.

3. Braun Silk Epil 7561: Expensive Epilator for Underarms

And here is the last choice as one of the best epilators for underarms.

The most expensive choice.

It’s not entirely worth it if you only plan on using it for removing hairs from the underarms but it’s totally worth it if you plan on using it to remove hairs from all over your body plus face.

It has 40 tweezers that are close grip, meaning that the Silk-Epil 7561 effortlessly removes hairs as short as 0.5mm.

It’s also really powerful and fast.

If that it’s not fascinating, then let me tell you about the caps.

There are 3 caps that absolutely make the Braun Silk Epil 7561 the ideal epilator:

  • an efficiency cap
  • a sensitive area cap for the underarms and the bikini area
  • and a facial cap

Additional accessories include a shaver and a trimmer head and a separate bikini trimmer, which I don’t really know what’s doing there.

I guess is a replacement for the exfoliating brush head that comes with other models.

Besides being one of the best epilators for underarms, the Braun Silk Epil 7 is a fantastic all-around epilator that will work fantastically no matter which are of the body you plan on using it on.

Even though it’s cordless, at least mine hasn’t had any battery problems so far but there’s no telling when the battery simply won’t hold a charge, which will make the Braun Silk Epil 7 useless.

Corded models are indeed a lot more reliable and I hope we move on from this trend of cordless epilators soon.