Product Type: Braun Epilator / Lady Shaver
Newest Review: ... plucked the hair out really fast. Lots of people were really rating the silk epil one as one so I nipped out and bought one. Good point... more
I wouldn't bother
Braun Silk-Úpil 7781 Xpressive Epilator
Member Name: kezthenuttybabe
Braun Silk-Úpil 7781 Xpressive Epilator
Advantages: Works at first, Would save you a lot of money if worked, can be used in water
Disadvantages: Stops working after a while, no good at all on your legs, hurts a lot!
As I'm sure every girl knows, any hair on you, other than on your head, is a big no no. I hate it, and I've always hated the fact that the only quick and easy method available was to shave it, only for it to regrow about a day later. There were of course other, more fussy methods of getting rid, such as the cream which didn't work on my thick stubborn hair and waxing which is, if you go to a salon, embarassing, expensive and really hurts. The at-home waxing strips are maybe cheaper but still hurt and are rubbish. I have also looked into permanant hair removal, but I can't have it as I'm not loaded. I thought I'd just have to keep shaving all my life until an advert came on the telly for the Braun Silk Epil epilator. It sounded really good. Apparantly removing hair smaller than a grain of sand (wow) and the best bit is it wouldn't grow back as quick or as thick. But, I thought, what on earth was an epilator? So I did a bit of research on the internet and found out it was like a plucking device. There were loads of little tweezers inside of it that plucked the hair out really fast. Lots of people were really rating the silk epil one as one so I nipped out and bought one.
*Hair doesn't grow back as thick or as fast* tried this on my underarms (which REALLY hurt by the way) and it didn't grow back for 1-2 weeks. Now I know this doesn't sound that good, but it takes time for the epilators effects to really show, you have to do it for a great while until its weeks on end that the hair is a no-show for.
It was really fantastic to have a bath and not worry about having to shave. I can be washed in an instant.
*Saves money in the long run* I'm a bit of a cheapo when it comes to hair removal, why spend loads down the salon when you can get rid at home for less? I know you don't get the serene 'experience' but I have more money which I'm more happier about. Think how much you can save in just one month not alone one year. No more razors or shaving gel (if you shave) no more cream, and no more paying shedloads at the salon (if you wax). It may be a bit expensive initially when buying the epilator but that more than makes up for the amount you'll save by using this instead.
*The light* The little white light on it is awesome. It lets you see the hairs that you'd most normally miss in natural light. Good little gadget!
*Both wet and dry* You can use this product both in and out the water. Personally I would recommend it in the water, it hurts much less.
*Not so great on legs* The problem with your legs is that they are such a big area that it takes ages to epilate them and most of the time you notice afterwards that you've missed quite a few. Sometimes you can go over and over a hair but it just won't come out! Also the advert where it says it can lift out a hair as small as a grain of sand, that is soo wrong. It can struggle pulling out a reasonably sized hair.
*It really hurts for the first couple of go's* And I mean it really does. When I read the reviews where everybody was saying it hurts, I just thought that they were just people with low pain thresholds, I mean how painful would pulling a couple of hairs out at a time be? I've waxed a whole area of hairs before and it hasn't really hurt so a few at a time shouldn't be so bad. How wrong I was. It kills. Especially on your ankles and definitely on your underarms. I haven't tried it on my bikini nor do I want to ever dare to. The pain does lessen as you go on, but you have to have very strong willpower to get through the first couple of go's.
*It seems to have the opposite effect on me* For one of my good points I said that it took 1-2 weeks for my underarm hair to grow back, but the more I've seemed to have used it, the less time it takes for the hair to grow back. It's only a couple of days and the hairs have already grown back. When I bought the epilator I was told the amount of time would increase between epilation not decrease!! Now its the same as shaving but still more painful. Very disappointed.
All in all, it is a good idea in theory, but the outcome was not as expected. My hairs still grow back after a short amount of time and it still hurts. Shaving may be a real pain but I still prefer it over epilating. You don't have to concentrate on getting every hair with shaving, it can be over with in seconds. It also doesn't live up to the claims of getting hair out as small as a grain of a sand. Total lies.
Summary: Stick to shaving
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