Product Type: Braun Epilator / Lady Shaver
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Braun Silk-Úpil 7891 Series 7 Dual Epilator
Author Name: Beckett
Braun Silk-Úpil 7891 Series 7 Dual Epilator
Advantages: Super quick, virtually painless hair removal which lasts.
Disadvantages: Expensive price point in comparison with other epilators.
Several years ago, my Mum convinced me that ditching my trusty Gillete Venus razor and replacing it with a Braun epilator was the way to go. I did as she suggested and found the results with it (a standard dry use Braun epilator) very good, but I always had a few niggles with it; it was quite painful at times, left my legs immediately afterwards resembling a plucked chicken's legs and was quite a lengthy process.
Therefore, I was quite intrigued by this new dual epilator, integrating Braun's epilation with Gillete razor blades. I wasn't entirely sure of this concept when I first heard about it. The reason I stopped shaving was so that I wouldn't have bristly regrowth every other day, and I thought that surely some of the regrowth with this epilator would be like that.
However, I have been using the epilator for over a month now and have been overall very impressed. I normally shave during the winter months, when it is a bit cold to sit in my bedroom for lengthy periods epilating my legs when no one but my husband is going to be seeing them anyway. So the first time I used it was after several months' shaving and I braced myself for the usual pain of this.
I used the epilator in the bath with Gillete shaving foam and actually found it not too painful at all. It did take a good three weeks of epilating once a week to get my legs to the point where they were consistently smooth with finer regrowth, so I do suggest to anyone buying it that they do not expect immediate results with their regrowth!
I really like it being able to be used in the bath- the epialtor glides really easily over the skin, even more so with shaving foam. It seems to stop the plucked chicken legs look as well- after epilating my legs are instantly ready to be on show, which is really nice as with my old epilator it did take a good couple of hours for the redness to go down.
I have also tried using it out of water, just to see how it compared with my old one. The epilator comes with a different head so that it can be used with the razor attachment, which is good, and I did find that it was more thorough.
Something I have been amazed by is how much this new product has quickened up the epilating process. Epilating used to be an uncomfortable 40 minutes or so on my legs, but now I can have my legs done in a virtually painless 10 minutes whilst in the bath or shower, which is fantastic.
The epilator is a rechargable unit which slots into a base for charging. It says in the instructions that one full charge will last about half an hour, but I have been using the epilating once a week now (on the normal speed setting) for over a month and haven't yet had the red low battery light come on.
So down to what the unique idea behind this new Braun epilator- that with the combined razor, legs stay smoother and regrowth is finer. As I say, after a couple of weeks I was abit sceptical about this idea- I didn't see any immediate change and it was difficult to stretch to even a week withut using it. However, now I am completely converted by the idea. The razor catches the tiny short hairs that the epilator cannot pick up, so that your legs really are velvety smooth after using it. Regrowth really does seem finer with it than with my old epilator.
I have been completely won over by this product. It has made hair removal, which for women is always a chore, really quick, easy and painless, with maximum, long lasting results. The only drawback I can see is the price point, but having seen it on several company's websites recently at a discounted price, even this shouldn't put people off buying it, as it really is worth the extra.
Summary: Really great product- has solved all the problems that have previously come with epilation
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