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Reply 1
I've got the Satin Ice made by Phillips................it hurts tooooooo much, I think I used it twice and i've had it for 3 years!!!:frown:

I'd recommend going for a wax instead...........it's quicker and does the same thing as an epilator.
Reply 2
My mum bought an epilator (I think it was the Ice one actually), and it left a tiny pinprick bruise everywhere it had taken out a hair.
Gimme the razor any day.
If you're finding the maintenence a bit much, try getting a silkymit.
Shave your legs, and then if you need to top it up when there's a bit of regrowth, run the silkymit over it, and shave it properly when you have time :smile:
Noo! Buy one- they're amazing! Konstantine's right, when the hair's been pulled out this does happen, but disappears after an hour or so. As for the pain- it hurts just as much as waxing, there's no difference. I've got the Satin Ice one. Admittedly, I do have quite a high pain threshold but it doesn't hurt as much as people like to make out. I generally find that it hurts most the first time you go over an area. Repeat the area again, to make sure you've pulled out all the hair and you'll find it doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as the first sweep-over!

Also, with epilation you don't get anywhere near as many ingrown hairs as you do with waxing- and the results last much longer than with waxing.

The Satin ice comes with an exfoliating head which is also reallly good to use prior to the process.

Buy one- you won't be disappointed.
Konstantine
My mum bought an epilator (I think it was the Ice one actually), and it left a tiny pinprick bruise everywhere it had taken out a hair.
Gimme the razor any day.
If you're finding the maintenence a bit much, try getting a silkymit.
Shave your legs, and then if you need to top it up when there's a bit of regrowth, run the silkymit over it, and shave it properly when you have time :smile:

is the silkymit that thing that exfoliates the hairs off because i always thought that sounded quite good (but pretty damn pricey)
Reply 5
i got a philip's ice epilator and it is rally good. do it after a shower an use the ice attachment and it really doesn't hurt. the worst part is turning it on and putting the revolver scaryness against your leg (it looks scarier than it is!). the effects are quite good, but you do need to go slowly and have quite long hairs for it to work perfectly. also regular use gives good results. it does leave red 'marks' where the hairs have been pulled out, but these go in a few hours and then your legs are lovely and smooth! definitely get one! x
Doesn't get rid of all the hairs, hurts like hell, still have to shave afterwards. :frown:
Reply 7
too sore :frown:
Reply 8
I have the Braun Easystart one which comes with a gel cooling pack, its fab! Definately a great investment, haven't shaved at all since buying it.

Yes it will hurt at first but the thing to do is not let the hair grow too long before doing it- otherwise it will hurt even more. I leave the hair to grow to the minimum length and then epilate. As long as you hold the skin taut and exfoliate before use, you shouldnt have any problems.
Reply 9
But the evil thingies going round and round look so scary! :afraid:
Reply 10
alison_141288
is the silkymit that thing that exfoliates the hairs off because i always thought that sounded quite good (but pretty damn pricey)


Silkymits don't work on me at all. They exfoliate the skin but I was still left with hair- it probably only works on really fine hair or something, and after years of shaving the hair isn't so fine. Waste of money, imo.

I'd say going to the beautician for a wax is the best option (I never could do it myself) but then again I've never tried an epilator.
Reply 11
How awful... The suffragettes died under horses so that you could have the opportunity to put yourself before your image. What a total and utter disappointment silly little girls like you are...
Reply 12
silkymits are only good between shaves really

and they are cheap! only like 89p for 3
Silkymits are beyond amazing for neatening up. Totally pain free, and you have REALLY smooth legs at the end.
Reply 14
Epilators are good and they do work, but they can take time and after a while you just can't be bothered with them.
Reply 15
kimberley1987
Noo! Buy one- they're amazing! Konstantine's right, when the hair's been pulled out this does happen, but disappears after an hour or so. As for the pain- it hurts just as much as waxing, there's no difference. I've got the Satin Ice one. Admittedly, I do have quite a high pain threshold but it doesn't hurt as much as people like to make out. I generally find that it hurts most the first time you go over an area. Repeat the area again, to make sure you've pulled out all the hair and you'll find it doesn't hurt anywhere near as much as the first sweep-over!

Also, with epilation you don't get anywhere near as many ingrown hairs as you do with waxing- and the results last much longer than with waxing.

The Satin ice comes with an exfoliating head which is also reallly good to use prior to the process.

Buy one- you won't be disappointed.


how good is the exfolatior head compared to if u just got a exfoliator puff thing?? cus i duno whether to choose philips exfoliator over brauns light
Silkymits didn't work at all for me and I don't have overly thick hair.

You don't have to spend a fortune on one, I have the older version of this Philips one (mine was around £30 in the sale too.) It's really good and legs hardly hurt at all. Underarms do hurt quite a bit but the smooth finish is so worth it! I've never been able to properly shave under my arms with a razor so had to use a not-so-smooth electric shaver.

The massaging head doesn't really seem to reduce pain but it makes the smaller hairs stand on end so they're caught more easily. I don't really get any ingrowns at all but then I exfoliate in the shower every day anyway.

Te only disadvantage is that I get little red dots where the hairs have been pulled out but these disappear after a few hours. I always epilate at night because of this.
Reply 17
I have a remington one I bought from Boots this week for £23.32 and so far I am thoroughly impressed with the results.
Reply 18
I have the Philips Satinelle, and my opinion is that epilating is great! Sure, it hurts the first time you do it, but once you've got the hang of it and you're epilating more regularly (every few weeks or so), it really doesn't hurt very much. They can pick up pretty much all of the hair, but you might need a bit of practice to get your technique right.
To stop ingrowns, just buy a cheapy exfoliating glove thing, and use it whenever you're in the bath/shower.
Yes, it will leave you with little red dots immediately after epilating, but just apply some moisturiser and within a couple of hours it will disappear - just like with waxing, really.

I'd say that it's definitely worth buying an epilator and persevering with it, because the results are just as good as with waxing, but it works out to be a lot cheaper - and you won't have to worry about getting to the salon, in the future!

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