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Has Anyone Tried Epilators?

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Never had the courage . Some of the ladies swear by em .I believe the make /brand is

important ,,and get a mains one re full power all the time . Good luck Hun. luv,viv :)

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Hi Rachel!

Just received my first one a few weeks ago. tried it on a spot on my chest. Really stung! I got it back out again just a few days ago as I was seeing some growth on my arms and legs from shaving a week or so before. Again, it really stung, but the results are nice! Smoother than shaving, and much faster than plucking. I have not tried waxing, so I can't comment on that.



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Guest lexie

There is a huge diffrenec between quality and effectiveness between brands and designs. Having tried a Braun, Panasonic, and Emoji, I found th Emoji to work the best. The panasonic worked fairly well, but the cordless feature made the device unnecessarily difficult to use on large areas and the wet feature was virtually useless. The Braun was a POS.

More importantly, however, is that I find that a rotary epilator works very well on, for example, my arms. It does not work well on course hair such as my chest. It tends to cause ingrown hair that becomes unusually difficult to resolve, and for some reason tends to break course hair rather than remove it.

Rotary epilators are one of those things that you have to try yourself and see if it will work for you. I find that they don't hurt at all. The sensation is like being stung continuously (which is different from hurting)

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Guest Anna_SF

Hi Rachel,

I have been using one for a few months. At first I had really bad ingrown hairs on my legs but I bought a Japanese exfoliating rag for $1.99 (at a Japanese Variety Store in town) and some exfoliating scrub $7, some alpha-hydroxy cream $6 and a small bottle of eucalytpis oil for about $7 and I no longer have ingrown hairs on my arms or legs. The bikini line seems to get them. The oil really works a treat. I have the enjoi and I found on the slower speeds the hairs come out by the roots better. Don't overdo it - it takes a while to learn. One thing, do it on a tiled floor so you can sweep/mop afterward. There will be a lot of hair. I had to throw out a bath mat because it just got yucky. Oddly, the underarms hurt the least and was the area most effective. I'm not entirely sold on the idea - the hair is still fairly dense. i epilate every week.


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I'm currently using an Emjoi Caress and it's worked wonders for me. It removes hair for about a week and a half, and all the hairs coming back are really thin. I've had no ingrown hairs yet, and nothing like an infection. I don't even need to use scrubs or oils or anything and it works great. I can use it pretty much anywhere -- and everywhere cause I'm horridly hairy -- though, I don't think I'll use it with my face or my neck. Sensitive spots, like around the shoulders where the neck starts, really hurt, the first time. As you do it, the hair gets weaker and weaker, making it pretty easy. It's more like a tickling sensation on most of my body now, but for the first two or so times, I really just had to grit my teeth while going through it.

It's proved to be a bit more cost effective than shaving or waxing. While shaving is pretty easy, you have to do it constantly and there is always the freaking coarse stubble. Waxing is hard to do on your own. You need to be incredibly toned to do waxing on yourself, or you need another pair of hands. I really don't suggest it unless you can get help, otherwise I've had some basic waxing last me three weeks to a month, and that was before I started HRT.

Admittedly, it's really quite a slow process. I tend to use Saturdays, but it takes me a solid hour or two to get everything on my body smoothed out, and I look horrible right after because you get a bunch of nasty skin bumps. Save it for the evening before bed, make sure you shower before you use it -- let yourself dry though! -- and then go to town.

It's really going to suck that first time, I have to warn you. You might not be able to do your entire body because of the pain and losing motivation, but if you power through it, it gets so much easier.

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