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Epilationn revelation

(15 Posts)
VeryPunny Mon 29-May-17 09:29:59

I have just discovered that a slick of conditioner on my underarms makes epilating them FAR less painful. You get the sting of the hair coming out but no ripping at skin. I even tried my bikini line and that was fine too! Previously I had stayed away from epilating under arms as I did it once and cried...

Iamastonished Mon 29-May-17 09:34:46

I must give that a try.

Neverknowing Mon 29-May-17 10:26:33

Normal conditioner, hair conditioner? I must try this!! I've only just started and it's ridiculously painful please say it gets better sad

VeryPunny Mon 29-May-17 11:08:31

Yep, I use DH's cheapy stuff. Don't need it on my legs but I have spent years not epilating pits because it hurt too much!

Legs got easier much more quickly IME

Iamastonished Mon 29-May-17 12:37:46

Do men even use hair conditioner? OH has never used it.

Bleurghghghgh Mon 29-May-17 12:48:46

I've not done it for a few months but my technique for epilating pits is being in the bath, arm up in the air shouting FUCK FUCK FUCK

It's over quite quickly though and you aren't supposed to put conditioner on any part before epilating because it means it can't grab as many hairs. Are you sure it isn't just spreading the pain out by taking longer? As in not getting all the hairs at once?

VeryPunny Mon 29-May-17 13:14:27

Spelling fail in the titleblush

I thought the conditioner might stop the wee tweezers grabbing onto hairs but it seems to work fine. Don't mind it taking longer if it doesn't hurt as much!

RedMetamorphosis Mon 29-May-17 14:37:32

Hijacking slightly - can anyone recommend an epilator? I've been eyeing up one of the Braun cordless ones.

BearFoxBear Mon 29-May-17 14:44:20

I've never even thought of that, doesn't it make the hairs slippery?! I use talc which I think helps.

Nicketynac Mon 29-May-17 15:45:40

red I use a really cheap Philips one. Not sure what the point of more expensive ones is as the descriptions were so vague. No attachments to mess around with and does the trick.

SnoutFish Mon 29-May-17 20:53:40

Another hijacking! Is there any way to stop all the hairs growing back under the skin? I just dug mine out again to give it another go (I regularly do this, then always stop because of the growing back) and tried very hard for a month. DH has forbidden me to use it any more as he was so shocked at the state of my legs! Plus it takes so long.

Shitalopram Mon 29-May-17 21:11:45

When I used to epilate I used exfoliating gloves every day and that prevented most ingrown hairs.

HowMuchDoWeNeed Mon 29-May-17 22:26:52

Hi ladies. I just got an epilator and went at my legs hammer and tongs, they felt pretty smooth, felt v chuffed.

But it's been a few days and I feel like I have all over stubble. I thought it would be longer til regrowth happened, and now I'm wondering if my epilator was breaking the hairs off rather than pulling out from the root. Is that possible?

thenightsky Mon 29-May-17 22:30:09

I've been epilated for about 4 years now and the pain has reached minimum for pits. I do them every 2 weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter. They definitely get sparser and thinner with time.

Never managed to do lady garden though. Those hairs seem to have roots like tree trunks.

SnoutFish Tue 30-May-17 05:21:12

So did I this time shitalopram!

Sounds about right for the regrowth howmuch. You'll see, i think if you look closely at the hairs and at your legs. There's a difference between shaving as the root (?) is still there and epilating it's pulled out so the hairs look cut with shaving and more rounded when pulled out.

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