For centuries, people have considered body hair removal an important part of grooming. That aspect of grooming becomes a big job considering that women's legs and underarms have, on average, more than 78,000 hair follicles. While men have hair all over their bodies, it is generally denser. On average, women's calves and underarms have more hair than a man's beard. Removing the more than 16,800 hairs that an average woman's body carries at any one time requires some thought and investigation into the best tools for the job. Epilating has become a popular response to the hair-removal challenge for both men and women. It is highly efficient, removing up to four times more hair than waxing and epilators can remove hair as short as 0.5 millimeters. Epilating is easy to do and is safe for all body parts.