|Braun Silk-epil 7 Dual Epilator|
Then, one weak moment in winter when I had been a little less than diligent with the weekly sessions I went for the quick fix and returned to using my trusty Gilette Venus razors. Sometimes they really can’t be beaten for the quick, perfectly smooth results they give.
But now it’s coming into Summer and I can’t face the idea of having to shave my legs at least every other day or so. I hate that feeling when there’s a slight breeze which makes your legs that you thought were perfectly smooth suddenly feel like sandpaper. So I have yet again returned to the epilator – but a new and improved model.
The Braun Silk-epil 7 is a combination of epilator and a Gilette Venus razor in one – and it makes a HUGE difference to the final result. Previously with epilating you get a 85-90% smooth finish, with the odd hair that’s missed or too short to be picked up by the rotating tweezers. But this epilator picks up the majority of hairs, and anything too small is taken off by the dual-blade razors – leaving a perfectly smooth finish that lasts longer than shaving and has softer re-growth.
When I first used it I wondered if this basically meant I was just shaving my legs, but the regrowth is definitely slower and softer than with shaving. I still confidently only need to do my legs once a week and my legs stay soft & smooth enough to be on show (fake tan dependent, of course).
The only questions I had about the epilator is what do I do when the blades get a bit worn and need replacing?
Having thought of this, I did a bit of a research and found that (according to the website) the ‘smoothing cap’ (the bit with the razors) will need to be replaced but nowhere near as often as razors would normally. The website suggests around twice a year and you can buy the replacement caps from Boots for a reasonable £7.99 (and probably elsewhere of course!).
So yet again, I’m back on the epilator band wagon and loving it! I can even epilate without needing to be in the bath under water now – so it really is true that you get used to the pain (I wouldn’t even call it pain anymore, perhaps just discomfort). Having to use it only once a week and softer regrowth is the main selling point for me. Oh – and I almost forgot to mention – the battery life on this new model is much better than the one I used last year. It lasts long enough for at least 4 full leg sessions, where before it would last enough for maybe 2 at most.
Overall, I highly recommend this. Suck up the initial pain, it’s well worth it to get rid of the hassle of daily leg shaving.
Let me know what you think of epilating by the way – tried it and loved it? Or worst pain imaginable?!