As I got older, I always considered waxing, just for the summer months, but to be honest, with London prices, you can spend £150 just for legs, bikini and underarms. A monthly cost that we can all do without. I have dark hair s even when my legs are shaved, they dont always look smooth and silky as they feel! So for legs, I stuck to shaving. But with shaving comes shave rash, cuts, stubble. Ugh. A constant battle against the hair.
A few weeks ago I met Nichola Joss who is the ambassador for Braun. She explained that texhnology has come a long way. Their new epilator, Silk-epil Xpressive Pro, can be used wet or dry and can remove 'hair as small as a grain of sand'. Not entirely convinced that the less painful new technology was a trick to get me to cry. Nichola tested it on my arm. To be honest, I was scared. I made Nichola promise that if I screamed, she would stop. 1 minute later and I ave 2 inches of hair free skin on my arm. And the most impressive part, it didnt hurt. I kid you not! I then decided that I needed one and this could change my life, as I think with any purchase, just to justify it in my head.
A couple of days later, I embarked on my journey to becoming hair free. The first time I used it, it hurt and I realised that it is less painful on shorter hair. So I shaved and came back 3 days later. The day came rolling round all took quick. A hot bath and legs slathered in conditioner, I washed it off and went for it. Did it hurt, a little bit but you need to remember that tweezers are pulling the individual hairs out, its never going to be completely pain free. I did get used to the pain and powered through. Afterwards my legs were a bit irritated as should be expected, so I let them calm down overnight and moisturised in the morning. 3 days later, I went again with the new hairs that were lower to replenish from shaving. Much better with less hair. 3 more days passed and again I went through the routine. And, yes you guessed it, 3 more days and even less hair and pain. its 2-3 weeks on and I am just starting to get hair through again. Its softer with no blunt ends and you can hardly notice it. To say I am impressed is an understatement. I have visible hair reduction and smoother legs for longer.
One fully charged device lasts about 4 rounds of legs.
Charge time is quick, so if it does run out, you are good to go again in about 30 mins.
There is a 'smart light' which picks up fair hair, meaning you have a more precise removal.
The head pivots to fit your contours so you dont miss any hair.
Using it under water reduces the inevitable pain.
You can use this anywhere, face, body or legs. I however will be sticking to legs!
It comes with different heads for different uses.
The charger can either be plugged into the mains or into a bathroom plug.
It costs £129.99 which is a few waxing sessions. You could spend that on shaving products in a year.
It looks pretty! It has glitter...ooooo!
The initial pain which is bearable.
Much to Nichola's relief, I am now an epilator convert!
So, whats your hair removal of choice?