Before my purchase I did an extensive research and read many reviews of people who have used this device. I was a bit skeptical at first. I purchased mine at bed bath & beyond store and got free shipping when ordering directly from the store with my 20% off coupon.
Braun silk epilator is a hair removal and it’s mainly used for larger body parts. I personally wouldn’t use it for my face or lady part, although you can If you wish. I came across some reviewers stating that they shave in the shower with the depilator. I tried but failed, even after a hot shower and exfoliating the day before I just couldn’t do it. It was mentally painful for me. I used it mainly to shave my arm pits and legs after a hot shower. It can be pretty painful and irritating but nonetheless it’s quick and can last up to 3 – 4 weeks without having to worry to shave for quite sometime especially if you’re planning on vacationing.
Reason for the purchase:
I was getting tired of shaving every 2-3 days. I mainly used this depilator for my legs and from time to time I used it for my underarms. First time I used it, it was utterly painful. After each use, slowly but surely the pain was less and eventually I became immune to the pain. Still painful but bearable enough that I didn’t have to stop and take a break anymore. Some reviewers even recommend medicating 30 minutes prior to depilating to desensitize the pain.
Six months after using this depilator I started to get ingrown hairs with red tiny spots and bumps only visible to my eye. Something I never had to deal with before using the depilator. My skin even started to look like it was aging and wasn’t as smooth as it used to be when I used to shave with a regular razor. Never looked into replacing the attachment because of the skin reaction I had the last couple uses. It disappointed me enough to go back to using a regular razor.
Perhaps you still want to give it a try if you have a strong threshold for pain. Or perhaps you wanna use it for a special occasion like for vacation!! Then I’d definitely say it is worth every penny. I understand everyone has a different opinion of this depilator, perhaps your skin is tougher and thicker than mine, but my skin tends to be extremely sensitive.
How I did it:
After I shower I lay a towel down on my bed. I disinfect the depilator with an alcohol spray bottle. I start depilating ASAP. I apply my homemade shea butter / coconut oil cream and voilá.
Leave your comments below if you have any questions regarding the Braun Silk Epil 9 depilator.
My new go to is the Harry Razor purchased here at Amazon: