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63 people found this helpful
on 27 March 2012
I am so happy to have purchased this product. My only regret is not having purchased one earlier.
Now, epiltion might not be for everyone, for some simply shaving may be the best answer.
But if you are like me, someone who has strong dark hair with fast re-growth then eplilation might help.
For example if I were to shave my legs in the morning by the evening I would have stubble. Repeatedly shaving my legs gave me rashes and really itchy skin, I hated it!
I tried waxing, which was not for me, as I didn't like having to wait for weeks for most of the hair to be long enough. Also every time I went to my salon it seemed ever more expensive! Plus I felt embarrassed revealing what I thought was more like the legs of a chimpanzee to this perfect beautician!
In my opinion, what makes this epiltor stand out from the rest (now I have tried a few!) is the fact that it is portable, has a light! (genius) and it works!
The first time you use it, I'm not gonna lie, it HURTS!!! (as with all epilators) but the second time it just tickles! seriously! Remember I have strong dark hair too. So if you are a lucky lady who has lighter blond leg hair, then it probably won't hurt much at all.
As for achieving completely smooth legs ... If you have strong growth then this might be near impossible. Mainly because each hair on your body grows at different rates! It's impossible to expect to epilate every single hair on your legs in one go, making your legs completely silky smooth! But they will be smoother than shaving.
But what I did, was after the first OUCH! time, I kept on epiltating every other day for about about a month. By doing this you will get the slower growing hair. And another brilliant thing about this product is that it does get those little hairs.
You also save on water and time! When I used to shave my legs, I did it in the shower to try and minimize shaving rashes, which used loads more water and time.
I know this sounds cheesy but I'm actually looking forward to my beach holiday. My partner likes this product too as I don't have sand paper legs in bed anymore. This product also eliminates dark stubble that lays under the skin. I use it under my arms and don't get that horrid dark shadow that you get if you shave there.
The only thing that you need to look out for is ingrowing hair that can be really annoying and can scar. But unfortunately ingrowing hair is something that can happen with epilation. But if you exfoliate (dry exfoliation is best) then this helps to minimize it.
So there you go, here are my experiences using this amazing product.
I did read up about it before buying it as it is expensive and there are some reports about the poor quality battery life. I have not experienced this problem with mine. I have had this product for about 4 months and have used it a lot. The battery last for about 40 minutes which I find is ample time to do both legs. The instructions say that the battery time is 40 mins so I can't see any reason to complain there.
Don't buy this wonderful Braun Silk-epil from the large chemist chain that start with a word which you may wear on your feet ... Terribly over priced!!!
I would definitely recommend this product.
From a satisfied customer