(Closed) Epilators: which do you use? Any tips?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
20 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have the Braun Silk Epil 7(orange variation) and I love it.  I chose it after researching reviews on Amazon, random beauty sites, and watching Youtube reviews.  It has 40 tweezers, a pivoting head, and really convenient light.  It’s also cordless so it can be used in the shower which means it also doesn’t turn on when plugged in.  I find this extremely annoying since there are times I’d like to use it plugged in, but luckily charging only takes about an hour.  It also comes with a different heads that snap over the tweezing part(I prefer the massaging one).  According to Amazon, it’s currently selling for $78.  If you’re looking for a less costly one, I’d  browse the epilators available on Amazon to choose a few options then branch out to reviews elsewhere(I really like Youtube reviews to see products in action).

I also wanted to mention(though you’ve probably already read this elsewhere) that epilating hurts at first, but don’t give up!  My first use was fairly painful, but now all I notice is how the massaging head feels.

Post # 4
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have an old EpiLady.  Not sure they even make them anymore.  Have had it forever (over 20 years)!  Mine is corded, but it would be handier if it wasn’t, I think.

I mostly only do my legs with it.  I have done my underarms with it sometimes, which is not recommended, and can be quite painful.

Post # 6
2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have a Remmington which I love. It has two speed settings, can be cordless (but that’s pointless) and is very compact. It works very well. I don’t know the model number, but it’s on the thin side, white with purple scroll decorations on it.

I had an emjoi (though I think they discontinued the model I had) and it was awful! It broke most of the hairs instead of pulling them, and it would get stuck a lot. I got a lot of inflammation from that one.

Two tips… epilate after exercise if doing it after a shower doesn’t work for you. I can’t do it after a shower… the hair is too soft and doesn’t catch.
And: coat any area you want to epilate in a light layer of baby powder first. It really helps. I’d suggest the cornstarch based one (though I haven’t tried it yet) since talc is carcinogenic.


Post # 8
2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Creiddylad:  I think it would work! You can always try. If they sell cornstarch-based baby powder, then why couldn’t you just use the cornstarch?

I bought the emjoi at first because it was cheap (whoops! mistake #1). The Remington was a better fit for me, and it was a better price than others I looked at.

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