Epilator is one of the best things that has happened to me in my 2 1/2 years of blogging. I bought Braun Silk Epil 5 in January and didn’t use it for a very long time. Now that I am using it regularly, I thought I’d write a review.
My epilator model is 5395. It is an epilator cum shaver. Epilator for arms and legs and shaver for the sensitive areas.
It comes with the following attachments :
Epilator head with 40 tweezers
Dual massage system to stimulate the skin before and soothe it after the hair is pulled out.
Efficiency pro cap that fits the body curves
A cleaning brush
An ice pack with glove
A separate tool that you can use to lift the hair up for better shave.
When I started epilating first, it was very painful. Also, I did not get a close shave because it was paining so much that I didn’t use to go over the hair a couple of time. I guess slowly you get use to it. The three most important tips that I can give you are:
Exfoliate regularly and you would be able to get as good results as you get from waxing.
Epilate when you hair is short. Don’t wait for full grown. You would only be inviting torture for yourself. 😛
Hold the epilator 90 degrees and go against the direction of the hair. Some people mention going in the direction but that has not worked for me.
I mostly have crunch of time and salons are really not my cup of tea. I try to do as many things as I can at home only. I wanted to get rid of that waxing trip also. Plus hair starts growing back after 15 days of waxing and I had to wait for next 15 days in order to get best waxing results. And with summers approaching I totally like to enjoy wearing my dresses and skirts. So, I was determined to make epilator work for me.
This epilator gives me super close results. It is easy and convenient. It comes with a two pin adaptor so I can use it anywhere in the world. I epilate atleast once a week. In fact, on most days I just get ready and then epilate my arms and legs. It’s like doing body makeup. 😛 Every single attachment is useful. You can adjust the speed according to your preference. The ice pack is great but I rarely use it now. But those who have sensitive skin, it’s a great thing to have. The cleaning brush is awesome. Don’t lose that tiny thing EVER. I add a bit of MAC brush cleanser on it and clean the attachments. This way it disinfects and cleans the instrument.
The massaging rollers help in minimizing the pain. But trust me, once you get used to epilation you wouldn’t feel the pain. The flexi cap is great especially for going on top of the knee area or on the calves. The little light attached on the switch really helps you get the tiniest of hair.
The shaver works great for the sensitive areas.
I am soooooo happy with this whole system. It is so worth the investment. I am hair free almsot 27 days of the month. 😛 If I would give 10/10 to waxing, I’d give 9/10 to epilation. Sometimes when you have not exfoliated well, it gets very difficult to get a close shave. But what I do is that I exfoliate regularly for 2-3 days and then epilate again. My legs and arms are smooth again. In fact, few days back when I went to salon, the girl who used to do my waxing asked me if I had started getting waxing done elsewhere. When I told her about epilator, she looked quite impressed with the results. 😀
Oh! did I tell you that you get a two year warranty for this? 😉
The only drawback I’d list is that this is not battery operated. But I am okay with that too. I have never had issues using it in any hotel room or at home. But if you get a lot of power cuts , I’d say that you invest in one that is battery operated.
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