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#18106 - 12/02/06 04:38 PM Re: Which to buy *****
Lincoln6Echo Offline
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I bought a Braun Silk Epil 5270 back in early November. It comes with one of those new little spot lights which is a really neat addition to epilators as it lets you see hairs that normal indoor light won't.

BTW, I'm a guy and remove my body hair mainly to help keep control of achne that I get on my legs, arms and chest. Removing the hair helps with keeping the scabs from prematurely coming off. I also love the smooth skin. I'm also practicing up for my debut in soft-core porn...no just kidding...

Anyway, the 5270 has 40 tweezers in its rotating barrel. Apparently 20 more than an earlier model.

When I first started epilating (from shaving), it took me about a week to get totally clear/smooth, as each day I was finding new hair growth cycles. Since then, I have just done daily or so touch ups as regrowth appears from weeks prior. In any case, it's way better than shaving which would be an total body everyday experience. I couldn't keep my skin smooth for more than 24 hours. With epilating I can keep the majority of my skin smooth for weeks with just the occassional touch-ups as hairs grow back.

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#38765 - 01/28/07 02:57 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: Bob 385]
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I bought the Body Bare personal shave and I been more then happy with it. Plus the website gives great tips how to use it to get the best results. I would never try another product.

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#38781 - 01/29/07 03:19 AM Re: Which to buy [Re: nikkigirl]
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I just bought the Braun silk-epil exelle. I think it's model 5000 or 5500 or something.

It's my first epilator, so i can't really compare it to any other brands. But i can tell you right now that it fucking hurts. It didn't feel like it was pulling hair out, it felt worse, like it was disecting my arm and slowly ripping my skin or something haha. But the smoothness is worth it.

I also have red dots on my upper arms/shoulers because of it even after 4 days of waiting for them to dissapear. I don't know if that is the product or if i'm just inexperienced and using it wrong or if it's my own skin. But those were my results.

I do however like it, because the hair on my upper arms was really bothering me. (Though now i have dots to worry about). I'll give more thoughts about my product in a few months after using it regularly. Red dots and pain factors might be a different story.

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#38790 - 01/29/07 03:12 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: NickB]
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You may get better at using the product over time. I will call these devices "Tweezing Type Epilators" to distinguish them from the fact that Electrolysis Manufacturers call their products "Epilators" when they are actually treatment devices for making follicles stop growing hair. I hope this term will avoid confusion.

Tweezing Type Epilators are either rotating springs that trap hairs in the coil and rip the hairs out as the spring rotates, or they are some sort of spinning disks that trap the hairs and pull them out as they spin. In either case, it is easy for skin to be trapped in the pinching device and cause irritation, pinching, and even breaking of the skin.

As your technique using the product is refined, and your skin toughens up from repeated use, you may have less skin trauma. Of course, Electrolysis would end that hair in that area for good if you can find a good practitioner in your area.
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#38813 - 01/30/07 04:46 AM Re: Which to buy [Re: James W. Walker VII]
NickB Offline
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Electrolysis is out of the question for me personally because of budget restrictions.

When i epilated i think i may have pushed too hard, plus i think i had goosebumps while doing it, so maybe i cut the top of the bumps? Probably why it hurt so damned much. hahaha.


Edited by NickB (01/30/07 04:48 AM)

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#38828 - 01/30/07 03:54 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: James W. Walker VII]
Baron Offline
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 Originally Posted By: James W. Walker VII, CPE
Manufacturers call their products "Epilators" when they are actually treatment devices for making follicles stop growing hair.


Waht kind of devices would that be, James? As far as I know, there are no devices for making follicles stop growing hair.

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#38835 - 01/30/07 07:50 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: Baron]
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Most of us refer to them as Professional Electrolysis Machines, but for reasons that are not clear, the people who manufacter them list them as "Epilator Machines" or "Depilation Machines", anything but the simple and easy to understand Electrolysis Machines"
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#46726 - 10/24/07 08:34 AM Re: Which to buy [Re: Bob 385]
abdeen Offline
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Registered: 10/24/07
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I am considering to buy a Braun 5270 epilator and would like some feedback. I am skeptical on if it really works and I have heard it is a painful.
Thanks.

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#46740 - 10/24/07 06:16 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: abdeen]
jes Offline
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Registered: 09/09/06
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Wow, you really did your research! I just went for cost and my Emjoi Optimini has been wonderful.

Hmmm, pain. Well of course you are going to feel the hair being ripped out by the root, but you kinda get used to it. I take a otc pain pill 45-60 minutes before I start, but I don't really need it.

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#57391 - 11/06/08 09:16 PM Re: Which to buy [Re: jes]
ald0311 Offline
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Have you tried Epilady? They are the ones who invented the first epilator in the late 1980's.... their original model was the coil that pulled hair out, but they have updated their models to the more recent design with the rotating head. If you're going to try Emjoi and Braun, you MUST try Epilady!

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