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#1 MsShelley

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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:46 PM

    I know we have discussed a lot about waxing, etc. But does anyone or has anyone used an epilator?

    I have a really hard time in the summer at the pool/beach, etc, the sun, chlorine, salt water breaks out my skin and I get a rash from shaving.

    I have already scheduled my bikini wax, but instead of leg waxing I thought I would try one of these.

    I was wondering how long you hair needed to be, how painful it really was, and if they worked well. Thanks for any information you can give me.

    #2 Christine

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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 03:58 PM

    oh my mom bought me one, she uses hers all the time since she's traveling a lot for work and can't always get in for a wax, she loves it and uses it all over...I however hate mine and it hurts me, so I think it just depends.
    I will look and see what my brand is, but its a popular one.
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    Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:10 PM

    I LOVE mine!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I use the Braun Silk Epil Xelle. (Silk-ĩpil Xelle - Epilation - Braun)

    Does it hurt? Hurt is a big word. It's not comfy, but it's not horrifically painful. Although if you're a shaver, it will hurt more than if you're a waxer. Bottom line, it pulls your hair out from the root, so it's not loads o'fun. And it takes longer than a wax, so while it's not as uncomfortable as a wax, the discomfort lasts a little longer.

    But it's great - and depending on your settings, and which head you use, you don't have to wait nearly as long as you do for a wax. I do my legs every week during the summer just to make sure they are totally smooth.

    I will caveat this - I do not use my epilator on my bikini line. That s**t hurts! I'd much rather go for a wax because it's over faster.

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    #4 Duchess

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      Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

      I have one, but when I use it on my legs, it hurts like a *&^%$##&*%$!!! I guess it depends on the person.

      #5 MsShelley

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        Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:14 PM

        ok, well, I think that is the one I ordered. It should be here by Monday.

        How long does your hair have to be before you can use it?

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        Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

        Not long at all. I'm looking at a ruler and guessing 1/16 of an inch, or 2 mm? Maybe a little longer.

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        #7 Helen_S81

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          Posted 10 April 2008 - 04:30 PM

          Just lock yourself in the bathroom with a bottle of wine the first time you try it :) It does hurt less the more times you do it, but I guess it will also depend on whether you've been shaving or waxing before. I only use it on my legs.

          #8 MsShelley

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            Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

            I just got home today and it is here.

            I actually ordered the Philips Norelco Satinelle Ice, I am actually a little frigtened and haven't even opened the box yet

            #9 calyx6

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              Posted 10 April 2008 - 05:44 PM

              I have a Braun X'elle silk epil. It has those little rollers that are supposed to confuse your nerve endings as the hair is getting yanked out. The first few times will definitely hurt more and it will get easier as time goes on (on a pain scale of 1-10, I would rate it a 1-2 right now, 6-7 at the beginning.) I've been doing it for years now on my legs and arms. Some areas definitely hurt more than others. Pulling the skin taunt helps a bit.

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              #10 starchild

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                Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:54 AM

                Good thread Shelley, I've always wondered about these.




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