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Epilator Recommendation Please

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QuizTeamAguilera Fri 27-Dec-13 14:07:26

I have an old epilator but its never done a really good job. It tends to tug the hairs but not always pull them out properly first time.

Has anyone any recommendations for one that's worthwhile?

Quejica Fri 27-Dec-13 14:28:45

Braun Silk-Epil is very effective and very gentle.

Buzzardisnotina4birdroast Fri 27-Dec-13 14:29:45

I recommend the Braun too...along with a a lot of self-hatred and a pint of gin. grin

scripsi Fri 27-Dec-13 16:00:12

I am going to treat myself to a new one (hopefully in the sales) what model do you recommend?

scripsi Fri 27-Dec-13 18:32:20

this one looks rather smart, lots of attachments!

BrokenFairylights Fri 27-Dec-13 18:35:54

Oh you are brave, I've got the top of the range silkepil, the one with the ice pack to numb the pain, and it's still agony!

scripsi Fri 27-Dec-13 19:15:59

hmm in spite of its many attachments there is no ice pack bit on that link, perhaps I need to think again!

DramaAlpaca Fri 27-Dec-13 19:17:59

I have, and would recommend, the Philips Satin Perfect.

MostWicked Fri 27-Dec-13 19:51:26

I have the silk epil too. It takes time to get used to it, but I love it now.
I can only use it on my legs, anywhere else is too painful, but as long as I do it regularly (every 1-2 weeks) then it doesn't hurt now. Keep the hairs short and it is less painful.

MaccaPaccaismyNemesis Fri 27-Dec-13 19:56:35

I also have the wet/dry Philips satin perfect, very gentle and I even use it on my underarms!

scripsi Fri 27-Dec-13 20:59:19

MostWicked which model silk epil do you have? (the one with an ice pack?)

cakebar Fri 27-Dec-13 21:02:38

I have used a few models and find them much the same - you wouldn't use any pain reducing features like an ice pack after a short time as you get used to the sensation. The one feature I have found ace is a light so you can get the really fine ones that are hard to see.

MostWicked Fri 27-Dec-13 23:23:09

I have the Braun Silk-épil Xpressive Pro 7681 Wet & Dry Rechargeable Epilator
No ice. I did try a bag of frozen peas but it didn't help much. The wipes did help though, until I got used to it.

crossparsley Sat 28-Dec-13 02:12:06

I think I might have the same one as MostWicked but I've lost the box so I'm guessing - it's a silk-epil 7, wet and dry, rechargeable. Doesn't get every hair on the first go (but to be fair, it would hurt if it did). Makes very short, and lasting, work of underarms and doesn't hurt although I won't pretend it's nice.

This one seems easier to clean than my previous model which was nearly 10 years old. I agree with cakebar that a light is the best add-on.

MostWicked Sat 28-Dec-13 13:22:42

I find the light very useful too.
I think it's important to try it for a month or so before you really judge it. As crossparsley said, it doesn't get every hair first time, so it takes a few attempts before you get a smooth finish. However, once you have got past that, and you keep on top of it, it works much better.
I used some of the attachments in the early days, as that made it a bit more comfortable too, but I haven't used them since.
The shaver head is very good too.

This is the one

~whispers~ I used to pluck the hairs out using tweezers, that sprouted around my nipples, but I find the epilator does a much better job of getting rid of them.

scripsi Sat 28-Dec-13 16:55:47

Thanks MostWicked that looks like the favourite at the moment (unless I go for the one with the exfoliating attachment too)

I am in a similar nipple predicament so would probably use that also. I am particularly interested in the facial hair epilation option as I have suddenly become allergic to depilatory cream.

juliaceaser3 Thu 28-Apr-16 16:54:06

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