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Epilation horror stories... Are they valid?
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Poll :: Did epilating work for you?

Yes - No problems
57%
 57%  [ 4 ]
No - Subsequent skin problems
42%
 42%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 7


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Vaskis4life
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Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:44 am      Reply with quote
I just started epilating my legs, thinking what a great idea it was. After three days of combining shaving and epilating, I've finally gotten my legs (almost) completley smoothe.
Now i'm terrorized from reading some posts on here that i'm going to get ingrown hairs and scars. Exclamation

So, approximately how many of you have had problems and what kind of skin did you have, and who are just dandy and what kind of skin do YOU have?

My skin is pretty solid, and my hair is black and rather thick (I'm blond though, and not particularly tanned.... main reason i've gotten SICK of shaving.)

Any advice you could give me would be great! Very Happy

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Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:59 pm      Reply with quote
I've been using an epilator for over 10 years. Never had a problem, never heard of a horror story either. Have fairish tanner skin and blond hairs.

My only tip would be - don't use it straight after a shower (as is sometimes recommended). For sensitive areas, make sure the skin is completely dry - a very light dusting of talc can also help.

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Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:58 am      Reply with quote
I have been using an epilator for atleast 15 years and never heard any horror stories. My skin is sensitive and hair blond. Its completely fine and sparse now.

When ever you remove the hair at the root there is a chance for it to become ingrown. It never been an major issue for me. Perhaps those prone to ingrowns could use scrubs or lotions with AHA or BHA to prevent them.

I dont know what would cause scarring, I dont have any.
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Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:57 pm      Reply with quote
I have never heard of a horror story either. I read reviews on Amazon where people say it hurts, but it doesn't hurt later, when you get used to it. That is the only horror I know of.

There is one that is better for the bikini area, and one that is better for legs. I have the intimate one from emjoi for the bikini area, but I do the whole brazilian. Its battery, so I get as close as possible with the regular emjoi, and then switch.
I could do the regular one, but it makes me nervous.
Do not let the hair grow out, then you have to start all over, and it takes forever because there is so much of it. It takes forever because there is more hair to remove plus its thicker and hurts more.
If there is just a little bit, and its fine, and you are used to it, its very fast to just once or twice a week, go over everything as if you had an electric shaver.
Exfoliate in the bikini area, or it will be ugly. (Ingrown hair)
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Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:30 am      Reply with quote
i hv been waxing tho. my sis bought an epilator and used it once and chuck it aside!!! it was painful and she experienced bleeding to her underarms..

so, we opted for waxing instead and looking into IPL in the near future.
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Sat Aug 08, 2009 2:23 am      Reply with quote
I have normal skin with pretty dark, coarse hair and got inflamed follicles, ingrown hairs and subsequently scars from epilation.

I decided to get the hair removed permanently with laser and electrolysis, and that is the best decision I have made. No more hair. No more wounds and marks. Smile

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Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:11 pm      Reply with quote
I think an epilator is the next step for me, after Surgiwax changed their formula. Now, it turns waxing into a 25 minute (upper lip and chin!) sticky mess, and starting 2 days later, I break out like a hormonal teenager. At my age, I don't need that anymore!
Which epilator can anyone suggest?

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Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:21 pm      Reply with quote
karainoz wrote:
Which epilator can anyone suggest?


I think the Braun models are the best. Buy the most expensive one you can afford because the higher priced models have more attachments.

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Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:00 am      Reply with quote
Septembergirl wrote:
I have normal skin with pretty dark, coarse hair and got inflamed follicles, ingrown hairs and subsequently scars from epilation.

I decided to get the hair removed permanently with laser and electrolysis, and that is the best decision I have made. No more hair. No more wounds and marks. Smile


i have to agree!! i know this may sound gross, but ingrow sux and i hv tons of it!! im really looking into laser treatment. i bet its worth it, and no more pain fm waxing!
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