So I have now had my epilator for around…Braun Silk Epil 7 .. ohhhh… two months maybe, and so far I have only had to use it twice… with no shaving in between… *shocker*
The model I have is the Braun Silk Epil 7, it works in water for face and body. This was an expensive buy for me, I bought it from Amazon a little bit cheaper than they were selling it in Boots. I bought the face and body with good intentions, but so far it has only been used on my legs and underarms. I will tell you in turn what both of them are like for me…
Legs Epilating :
When I first switched this baby on… I honestly thought it was about to take off, it sounds like an aeroplane! I have to admit I was petrified about putting this on my legs, I had tried epilating before, one stroke of my legs and that was it… never again! Until now…
There was a little pack of Olay pre-epilation wipes in this box, and to be honest I am not sure what purpose they serve. My Mum has been epilating for years and always did it dry and she never had any problems. The wipes did make my legs smoother though and with my heart pumping through my chest I put the torture device on me… Oh my gaaaawwwddd it hurt. I just had to wince through it though, and surprisingly it actually got a lot easier as I went on. The ankles hurt like a bitch though!
First leg was done and on I went to the second and It didnt hurt as much, I did get used to the pain from the first leg.
The only thing that did bother me about this whole experience was the ingrown hairs I got on my legs when they started to grow back. I really have to exfoliate and moisturise my legs like mad to avoid this in future. I waited a good while before trying it again though just to make sure I was able to rip up each hair without hoaking out hairs from my leg afterwards!
Never…. Again… honestly I have never felt pain like it! (Well… except childbirth!!!) If I was ever to do this, I would just go and get it waxed, quick and easy. It makes it so much more difficult because on your underarms, your hairs tend to grow in different directions, it made the process endless.
Also I looked like a plucked chicken for days, with all the blood spots… ewww… I didnt want to bare my underarms for a good while after that. I think I will stick to shaving and just moisturise under my arms every night as always!
I love having freshly epilated legs though, I didnt think they would be as smooth. As I said, I had epilated once and that was a horrible experience, but it still left loads of fine hairs that it couldnt rip out. I am so glad I bought the Braun Silk Epil 7, as it really gripped onto every hair and made my legs so soft and smooth! It didnt mess with my tan either 😉
Have any of you ever tried epilating with Braun Silk Epil 7 ? What was your experience?