If you’re the type that likes to keep a neat and tidy bikini line – and no judgement if you’re not – then you’ll be needing one of the best bikini trimmers in your hair removal arsenal this summer. Avoiding nicks and bumps or pesky rashes is a tricky course to follow when removing body hair, and finding the perfect tool to aid you is an even more difficult one.
A bikini trimmer is perhaps one of the smartest and most painless methods of hair removal, though, thanks to floating blades that trim your surface pubic hair without touching your skin. Genius. Cheaper than frequent trips to the salon and a lot less fiddly than waxing kits, bikini trimmers can mean the difference between a painful experience and a neat, ingrown hair-free finish. We know which we’d prefer.
Which trimmer is best for pubic hair? The best bikini trimmers at a glance:
Is a bikini trimmer better than a razor?
Women’s razors are certainly one of the more affordable options when it comes to hair removal, but a bikini trimmer is a lot more precise at getting the job done. Razors tend to feature moisture strips which – while great at keeping your skin nourished – can make reaching difficult areas impossible, whereas bikini trimmers are easy to manoeuvre.
Do bikini trimmers get rid of all the hair?
The clue is sort of in the name: they’re trimmers. Bikini trimmers won’t shave down to the skin, so if you’re looking for a completely smooth result they might not be the best option for you. They will leave some stubble due to the way the blades work – but this does mean you’ll avoid ingrown hairs and razor rash. If you are seeking the former, consider laser hair removal or an IPL device.
Looking for other hair removal methods? We’ve found the best epilators, face wax strips, shaving creams and face shavers. You’ll be silky smooth in no time. For more from GLAMOUR UK’s Commerce Writer Georgia Trodd, follow her on Instagram @georgiatrodd.