Post # 1
I just discovered epilators because of a passing mention of them in an old post about waxing! Now I’m thinking of getting one– I am SO tired of shaving, don’t like the mess of sugar waxing, and buying wax strips seems like it would get expensive (for my student budget) pretty quickly. So an epilator seems like the best option!
Which ones do you like? Is corded or cordless better? Is one type of head (curved or stright) better for certain things? I am hoping for recommendations of cheaper ones especially, since I am pretty limited in what I can spend right now. I would be doing legs, underarms, bikini line, and parts of my face.
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Jennlee: Thanks ladies! I think I’m going to check out what they have at my local CVS later today (I’d rather not have to have one shipped to me if possible since I’m right in a town). So far the Emjoi ones sound best on Amazon.
I’d love to hear more, everyone!
Post # 6
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 # 7
@CakeyP: OK, thanks for the tips! I think I noticed the Remington one you’re describing on Amazon, and it has really good reviews and isn’t too too expensive.
I wonder if just corn starch would work as powder? I don’t like the scents of baby powder.
Post # 8
@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.