(Closed) Epilator Update!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Thanks for the update! I’ve been looking at these, and I’m slightly terrified – I wax my eyebrows, and that’s it. But maybe I’ll give the veet one a try.

Have you come across any advice for preventing ingrowns? I try to exfoliate to prevent them from shaving, but not sure if there’s something more extreme needed for epilating.

 

ETA – FWIW, as I was looking at other epilator reviews, several said the underarms hurt much less than other areas. So it might not be that bad!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ravenwait: Gah. *shudder*  I’m not sure I even want to think about that. πŸ˜‰

Post # 6
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I never saw your original post, but thanks for the info. Glad it worked well for you, I am so wary of so many of those kind of products. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve been epilating for a while now; sometimes I don’t have the time, and shave, but I always do it for holidays etc and really rate it.

Re underarms: I can barely feel it when I epilate my legs (and I’ve never heard of a comfort spray lol); it literally doesn’t feel like anything to me, all I can feel is the epilator moving against my skin. I find my bikini line MUCH more painful; I have a VERY high threshold, and would put a bikini wax at 3/10 max (nearly fell asleep; I found it quite relaxing), but for me, epilating my bikini line is maybe a 6/10 (I sweat a bit and find it sore). My underarms were probably about a 7/10, and they bled :-s I’ve not done my underarms since as I get very good, clean results shaving, and it takes me all of two seconds to shave. So for me, the pain isn’t worth the pay-off! But it isn’t horribly painful, it’s bearable, I just didn’t like the blood, so I’d give it a go; worst case scenario it hurts like hell and you don’t do it again πŸ˜‰

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@barbie86: Thanks – maybe the reviews I read were not so accurate! Hm. Maybe I should bite the bullet and do waxing for the underarms. It might be easier with someone else pulling. Do you think the pain/bleeding is something that may get better over time?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I guess it might as I think like waxing that epilating makes the hair grow back finer eventually, and I think it’s also a case of getting used to it; now I’ve done my bikini line a few times it’s not nearly as bad. I think one problem I had with my underarms is that the hair there is quite thick for me (thicker than my bikini line even), and I found it difficult to pull the skin taught.

Like I said I think it’s definitely worth a go, worst-case scenario you’ll decide not to do it again!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just bought my epilator this week and so far have tested it everywhere but “down there” I just finished my underarms…and they really weren’t bad at all. I would probably say it was a 4-5 discomfort level on a scale of ten. I need to do my bikini are next and let yall know…but so far, so good! πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So I just bit the bullet and ordered one of these things. I am pretty sure I will cry like a little girl the first time. I think I just need to see if I can out-will the pain response.

I know it will probably get better. I used to cry when I had my eyebrows waxed too (well, my eyes teared up and I bled just a little.. the lady I go to said she used to feel so bad.)  Now I go into it like a champ.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Last night, I gave epilation a try. 

 

Honestly, the pain wasn’t bad, although it got old quick. But I didn’t try underarms or bikini line.

 

However… In addition to the lots of little red bumps I got, these raised welt things appeared about 5 minutes after I was done! I don’t think I was pinching the skin, I was really careful not to push in… they kind of looked like tiny bug bites, round and swollen and pale. They itched like crazy. I washed and applied some TendSkin once I was done, even took a benadryl because I was worried I’d scratch during the night. 

Overnight, the tiny red spots went away, and the welts went down a bit.. but the welts are red now. I’m hoping they’ll be gone tomorrow.

 

So far, I’m not too impressed. πŸ™  The epilator definitely thinned the hair, but there’s plenty remaining, even though I went against the growth and back over repeatedly. I’m going to need to go in for round two once the little spots have gone down. 

 

Epilating ladies… any advice?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yikes. Now the bumps look like little breakouts. Epi-fail.

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