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When i first got this as a present mind, i was excited to have it. Watching the adverts for it, thinking it was this magical thing. I was wrong. I took the wipes, wiped down my leg to get it prepared for the epilation. I was under the impression that it would be pain free. Wrong again. I saw the exposed blades, and once they got moving, i became skeptical off it. I put it towards my leg, and My actual god i haven't felt pain like that since breaking my arm. It felt like it was literally tearing out the hairs from my leg.Since that ordeal i haven't used my since. And I most likely wont again.
This with out a doubt is the most painful way of removing unwanted body hair and an experience i wont be repeating any time soon.
The way this item works is you have a wheel which spins around, the wheel has lots of tiny tweezers on it to grob your hairs and rip them from your body, sounds painful, well believe me it is agony.
My mother brought me one of these for christmas last year, when i first opened it i thought what a good idea no more messy wax and didnt think it would be that painful as i dont find waxing painful at all.
Upon trying this machine i found that it ripped the hairs from the hair folicle that viciously it actually made the hair follicle bleed, needless to say i only did one leg and gave up.
I sent it back to my mom not wanting to sound ungrateful and told her to try it, she later phoned me to tell me it was torture and asked weather i wanted it back or should she just bin the sadistic tool, i told her to bin it and went back to waxing instead.
I do my legs all the time with my Silk-Epil and it doesn't hurt - no more than plucking your eyebrows. I sit watching TV doing my legs. I even get my boyfriend to do them for me (he does it better!) One night he asked if it hurt, and of course I said no and to let me do a patch on his legs - ha ha. He was whinging like a baby. Mind you, the hairs on his legs are about two inches long! The trick is not to let the hairs grow back too long - if they are short it really isn't painful. Having said that, it killed me when I did my underarms with it - I thing the skin under there is too paper-thin! It can make your legs a bit spotty for a few hours after and I do tend to get a few ingrowing hairs, but I dig them out with my tweezers. I find the whole process of epilating my legs very thereapeutic!! Maybe I am mad! Who knows?
Having used various methods of hair removal over the years which has cost me a small fortune, including waxing and sugering, I actually think this might be the answer. Not without pain but the more often it is used the less painfull it becomes, to the point where there is virtually no discomfort at all. The key is regular use. It made my skin hair free for about a week which I find similar to waxing. One tip though ! It seems to work better on relatively short hairs so theres no need for massive regrowth before doing it again, which I always found a problem with waxing.
I have tried many forms of hair removal but when I read all the bumf about this product I thought my search for perfect hairless legs had ended. I brought it from Boots and it costs about £45. It works by lots of little tweezers rotating and yanking out the hairs. You have to hold the device at the right angle to the leg and move slowly across the skin. It helps if you let the hairs grow a little bit first as with waxing etc. I followed all the instructions etc but even the first half an inch was absolute torture. There was no way I could possibly contemplate doing a whole leg with this evil product, let alone two! They say that your sensitivity decreases the more you use it and the pain become less, but I’m afraid I will never find out. I gave up after a few excruciating inches. It now sits at the bottom of my odds & sods draw and may never see the light of day again. Anyone using this product successfully and not finding it hell needs a medal or putting away or possibly both. I’m sure that if you can survive the pain the results are good and long lasting but I am not a brave enough woman.
After years of painful and expensive waxing I saw this product which claims to be almost (that is the improtant word here!) pain free. Either the hairs on my legs are more firmly entrenched than other peoples or I have a rather low pain threshold. Basically the product looks like a ladyshave, but instead of shaving the hairs away, a metal-like tweezer plucks them out. Personally I find it excruciating, as it is neither quick nor painless. Its one advantage is that, if you can stand the pain, it will save you the cost and inconvenience of waxing. It is also quite handy to have for those all-important occasions when you have neglected to get your legs waxed. Needless to say, like most of the gadgets I have had high hopes for when it comes to hair removal, this one is now relegated to the bottom of my wardrobe, and is used only when I have no other option. All in all I cannot recommend it, unless you have a high pain threshold!
The Braun Epilady, like every epilator is only for persons with a high pain threshold. The initial strokes are extremely painful until your body’s endorphins kick in, then the pain dulls and is eventually bearable, depending on your ability to handle pain! If I do use it, it is normally after a few stiff drinks! It is fully adjustable for speed and strength and is easily cleaned thanks to the nifty little brush provided. It comes in a handy case of a sunny yellow colour, ensuring it is visible even in the darkest of drawers. It is big enough to store the lead, brush, lotion and Epilady comfortably Most of the hair is removed, leaving the shorter hairs behind, resulting in legs that look hair free, but can feel ‘stubbly’. It does take a while to get all the hairs and the process is quite slow. The re-growth gets increasingly finer, resulting in longer periods between use. I would recommend this method of hair removal as opposed to shaving as you are guaranteed not to get any nasty nicks and the re-growth is not so noticeable. The pain is on a par with waxing, but as you operate it yourself, then you can use it at your own pace. The lotion provided for use after epilation is absorbed quickly and soothes the irritation. I recommend that it is used in the evening as your legs look like a recently plucked chicken immediately after, but by morning they are more or less back to normal.
I have had one of these a while but very rarely use it! The plus is that it works like waxing, removing the hair from the root, so that regrowth is very slow. And whilst it may not be cheap to buy in the first place, waxing isnt cheap either and is an ongoing cost. The problems however outweigh this in my opinion. It is very painful. Dont think we are being wimps here, it is painful! However I am stubborn and could cope with that. I find it is also very slow though, it takes ages to do your legs, as it doesnt always pick the hairs up very well. Once you have managed to do it, it leaves your legs very red and sore. And it does cause a lot of in growing hairs afterwards. Not something I would recommend!
Comfort? Comfort, my foot! This is the nearest thing to Chinese Torture! My husband bought me one of these thingies as a Christmas present. It was used a couple of times, then binned. After all I could not be so cruel as to subject any other human being to it... Advertised as gliding over the skin, lifting the hairs out, it actually plucks them out quite ferociously, leaving very sore, red, lumpy skin behind. Not only did it hurt terribly when I used it, my skin was really sore for hours afterwards. The hair has to be left to grow before it can be plucked, and that means horribly uncomfortable legs to start with. I could never recommend this idea of hair removal to anyone.
I have always had my legs waxed but the cost and inconvenience made me tempeted to buy one of these gadjets, now I love gadjets but this I hated. I can only compare it to torure. The way it works is that tiny tweezer heads close together while you move it over your legs and this pulls the hairs out. Sounds great but until you try it you don't realise that the pain on pulling the hairs out feels like someone stubbing a cigarette all over your legs and sometimes the force of the hair being removed made my legs bleed. After removing the hair your legs come up in little red spots so I wouldn't advise doing your legs before a hot date. Now I don't think that I am a wimp but this product hurts like hell. Obviously the advantage to it is that regrowth is slow but you then have to grow your hairs to a certain length before you can remove them again and I'm sorry but stubbly legs just aint fashionable. The advantage for me would have been in saving me money in the long run but this didn't work for me as I tried it twice and then gave up. I did try to give it away but nowbody wanted it so I gave it to my local charity shop...it's most probably still there.
Multidisc tweezer action with 24 pairs of tiny, precise tweezers with staggered discs in 3 rows