Ouch! ooh - wee sh*t!
Yes, I epilate to remove the hairs on my legs and underarms. Spending a large amount of your time at the gym, swimming, and regularly having to wipe your WHOLE face with your forearm whilst keeping to the beat of your favourite house and garage tune mid spin class and, therefore, exposing your armpits, might have you looking for a more convenient way to remove your hair too.
When your epilator starts picking up bits of your skin instead of the hair (seriously?! insult to injury), you know you need to start your hunt for a replacement. This is something I hadn't had to do for about 10 years (that bad boy had been through some epic times with me).
Here's my good and bad rundown, when it comes to the epilator and epilator process!
SAVES TIME in the long run. Yes, but set aside an hour for your first time or if you know full well you've left your growth too damn long. g It last around 3-5 weeks, depending on how hairy/picky you are.
EVERY HAIR from a short as 2mm (for some devices) is pulled out by the root using its many tweezer heads, leaving you smoother and hair-free for longer.
TWEEZER HEADS. More is definitely more. Choose the highest number of tweezer heads you can afford/find. More tweezers = less time in pain. 40 heads are ideal.
PAIN. This is something you will get used to. I'm tattoo free but would say it's less painful but similar sensation to the bee sting/scratchy tattoo junkies talk about, and they keep going back for more. Lol.
PAINKILLER COPING MECHANISMS. A little mind over matter. You know there's gonna be some hurt. Register that first. Having a warm-hot bath will open your pores and soften the hairs, making it easier for them to be removed. Or, if you don't mind a paracetamol or two, then go 'head. Lastly, drink responsibly, but a lot of salons that I've visited offering wax treatments, have greeted me with a glass of prosecco. Yes, it adds a little bling to the hairy affair, but I'm sure it's to take the edge off too.
PERFECTION. You will go through a stage of becoming a bit obsessed with getting every hair. If you go for an epilator with a built in light, remember, I warned you.
FREEDOM to never (ok, I'm slightly exaggerating) have to worry again about an impromptu swim, or any other leg exposing event.
PRICE. unfortunately, it's is a case of pay more, get more.
WATERPROOF is a bonus and maybe if the warm bath I mentioned is your go to pain killing strategy, you might have found DJ Khaled "success" by combining the two.
HANDS FREE... Ok. Now I'm lying, but there are a lot of cordless options out there which means you can lie on your chaise lounge, starfish across the bed or do it in your work toilets!
NOISE. Don't be alarmed. Yes, it sounds like your neighbour has got the lawn mower out, it's angry little engine whizzing around and the faster than the eye can see pinching of the tweezers and rolling head motion.
So, what did my second epilator in 10 years look like?
A waterproof, cordless, 40 tweezer head with removable fittings (for different body areas) epilator, with a light feature and dust off brush!
From? Boots. Half price with a sh*t load of reward points. Absolutely winning! But if you think your regime is better, then hook a chick up will ya and spill the beans.
Holla at your girl!