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#4319 - 07/07/02 05:25 AM Re: Making the first time easier
Sharifa Offline
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Registered: 07/06/02
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In response to LongPonyTail's question- I've been using the Emjoi Gently Plus for a few years. I like it, it is kind of painful the first one or two times but after that it does not hurt. The only thing I don't like is that I get a lot of ingrown hairs even when I exfoliate. Another thing is that it takes a long time, you have to pass it over many times to get all the hairs. I haven't tried any others so I don't know how it compares to others (Well, I tried an Epilady many years ago, OUCH!!!)

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#4320 - 11/15/04 03:32 AM Re: Making the first time easier
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Registered: 08/23/04
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This is a wacky but helpful tip here. This may help somebody somewhere, it sure helped me!

In trying to get my epilating times down, and be as efficient as possible, I tried using grids. That's right, use of mapped out grids of the areas you want to epilate. Before, I found myself re-doing areas, wandering from my plan, and forgeting what areas I had already done, so I thought; why not use some sort of marker to follow on my legs so I don't waste as much time being unorganized. So here's what I did, got a easily washable pen, and basically put small dashes breaking the leg into vertical quadrants and horizontal spaces about four inches tall. Not big lines, just little marks to keep track. I then would do one grid completely before moving on to the next. It helped immensely!

My time went from about two hours to do what I usually do, to about 65 minutes, with a much more thourough job! Less wear on the epilator, and less irritation on the skin. It's also a lot more mindless too so it just takes less effort in general. It's just a form of discipline to allow you to accomplish the task with no time wasted.

Just a pointer that seems kind of far fetched, but may help some. ...Just make sure to wash off the marks before you leave the house though, you don't want people thinking you're some life size sewed up puppet walking the streets!

Mantaray
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#4321 - 11/15/04 05:46 PM Re: Making the first time easier
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Registered: 05/11/03
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Quote:

This is a wacky but helpful tip here. This may help somebody somewhere, it sure helped me!

In trying to get my epilating times down, and be as efficient as possible, I tried using grids. That's right, use of mapped out grids of the areas you want to epilate. Before, I found myself re-doing areas, wandering from my plan, and forgeting what areas I had already done, so I thought; why not use some sort of marker to follow on my legs so I don't waste as much time being unorganized. So here's what I did, got a easily washable pen, and basically put small dashes breaking the leg into vertical quadrants and horizontal spaces about four inches tall. Not big lines, just little marks to keep track. I then would do one grid completely before moving on to the next. It helped immensely!

My time went from about two hours to do what I usually do, to about 65 minutes, with a much more thourough job! Less wear on the epilator, and less irritation on the skin. It's also a lot more mindless too so it just takes less effort in general. It's just a form of discipline to allow you to accomplish the task with no time wasted.

Just a pointer that seems kind of far fetched, but may help some. ...Just make sure to wash off the marks before you leave the house though, you don't want people thinking you're some life size sewed up puppet walking the streets!

Mantaray




LIke anything a gud Epiator is critical and with experience you will be much quicker and will have a smoother body no matter what part you Epilate.
Granted areas like pubic needs to be done more freguently than say legs but just adjust schedule acordingly as needed.
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#4322 - 12/23/04 12:57 AM Re: Making the first time easier
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Registered: 12/22/04
Posts: 4
which braun eversoft are you using? the 2270 or the 2150?

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#4323 - 06/23/05 02:01 PM Re: Making the first time easier
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Registered: 06/12/04
Posts: 121
Loc: Chicago
I tried the Braun in the past, and threw it in the trash. However, I really wanted a solution for my legs that lasted longer than shaving, and for my underarms, because the hairs grow at a slant, shaving always looks like there is a 5:00 shadow under my arms, so I wanted to remove their hairs altogether. I cannot afford laser at the moment, and think waxing is money down the drain.

Anyhow, the Emjoi Opti Max is a wonderful device. This is their newest one, and is a rechargeable version of their older machine with two rows of tweezers. The advantage of two rows is they rotate the opposite direction, and pull the skin tight between them, which makes it easier, and less painful, to epilate. Faster, too. I did my arm pits, and was amazed it was not so painful, and the results, after a week or so, are amazing, my pits truly look and feel smooth, not like a pit beard. My legs were a breeze, especailly the lower part. Some areas of the thigh are sensitive, especially the outer part (surprise, since the inner part is so sensual), and the hamstrings came out wonderfully, and they are almost impossible to shave due to the tendons. I did my arms as well, and have some bumps on my forearms, but they get that way from shaving, too. The only place I annot use the device is my chest and abs, WAY too painful. I just shave there, and will laser that area first, as with the Emjoi, I can keep the rest of my body nice and smooth. It gets easier and easier the longer you do it, I can tell that already. You just have to realize that epilators tend to miss hairs, so you have to go over and over, and two, hairs grow all the time, so after a week you will have new hairs to epilate. I would forget the idea it lasts 5 weeks, because all your hairs are on different growth cycles. But, they come in fine, since only the tips are at the surface, as opposed to the stubble from cutting the hair with a razor. Women have less leg hair, typically, so you might get to go longer than I do. After a few weeks, I've noticed my lower legs are staying nice and smooth for a while, and I do mean smooth, no stubble at all.

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#4324 - 12/24/05 07:34 AM Re: Making the first time easier
Akram Offline
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Registered: 12/22/05
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I shaved my legs last night while in the shower. I really don't like the fact that I have to shave almost everyday (but I just LOVE the smoothness). I've been thinking about using my mom's epilator. How long does the hair have to be? I tried using it today, and it didn't really work (I think the hairs were too short). Thanks in advance!

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#4325 - 12/24/05 07:50 AM Re: Making the first time easier
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Also, I tried using the epilator on my arm pits. I could NOT take the pain. It was way too painful. I think I'm going to wax (or use that sugaring method) them though.

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#62409 - 05/12/09 12:48 AM Re: Making the first time easier [Re: Akram]
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Registered: 12/02/06
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Boy, you people are wimps.

I'm a guy...very hairy Italian guy...full chest pelt if you know what I mean.

I started removing my full body hair in late 2004. Tried shaving the pubs back in the mid-'90s when I was in college, and found that the constant razor burn would lessen the smooth feeling.

Well anyway, back to 2004. Due to some skin issues (achne), I started to shave my body hair because it prooved to help the achne heal up. Well, shaving was a double-edged sword. Yeah, it got me smooth for a day, but then rough stubble would grow back within 12 hours...remember...Italian dude.

OK, so I figured I had to find something different. Did a little research and found that this new generation of rotary epilators would do the trick. And that's after trying some of these new oscilating cutter block foiled razors. What a waste those were.

So what model of epilator did I buy? The Braun SilkEpil 5270.

Works great. Works on all hairs except the smallest of new grown stubble. Give those hairs another day and it'll work.

Now, about the pain. But a disclaimor is in need here first. I'm a spinal chord injury patient, so my outer epidermis probably isn't as sensitive to pain as it would be for a normal person, so take this for what it's worth.

The pain factor depends on the number of hairs your epilating at any given time. The more hairs you're yanking out at one time, the more pain. Makes sense, doesn't it?

But there's some good news in that point. Once you get rid of your initial "pelt", the sparity in the hair regrowth cycle means that whenever you do get regrowth, it'll be a sparce hair here or there. And pulling these hairs out via the epilator is practically painless.

So basically, it's only the first time that you get that "unbearable" pain.

But back to the Braun 5270. It's a great epilator, BUT you must handle with care. Drop the thing, barrel first into a hardened floor, such as wood or tile, and there's a good chance that you'll jar the tweezer drum out of allignment and it'll stop working. Oh, it'll still rotate and it'll look like the tweezers are still pinching properly, but when you take it to hair...nothing happens.

I've gone through four of these things over the past 5 years. The first one I actually fried the inner motor of the hand-held devive with alcohol during a cleaning session. But the next three I ruined with drops on my hard tile floor. (Well, I still had the tweezer drum from the first one.)

So with my latest one, I have gotten into the habit of unpluging the thing after use. Because what was happening was that I was accidently catching the cord with whatever and it'd send the unit flying and crashing into the floor.

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#76869 - 07/20/10 04:14 AM Re: Making the first time easier [Re: LongPonyTail]
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Registered: 07/18/10
Posts: 25
Loc: USA
Yes, I just purchased an Emjoi from amazon.com. I love it. I've been using it for a month and my hair is so fine and sparse now... It works! smile

Here is the model I purchased:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GS6...099AFJD6H9V5NF9


Here is the review I wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/review/RFW2A2TTNLXB3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

I had a lot of trials and errors with it, but I have learned to use it effectively now. The links in my signature are a result of this experimenting with this product.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! laugh

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#82634 - 02/05/11 12:45 AM Re: Making the first time easier [Re: Lincoln6Echo]
yashrg Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 7
Originally Posted By: Lincoln6Echo
Boy, you people are wimps.

I'm a guy...very hairy Italian guy...full chest pelt if you know what I mean.


Wow!

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