Body hair removal is an integral part of every girl’s beauty routine. There are many techniques to get rid of body hair. Shaving is arguably the most popular, but its main drawback is that the hair grows back real quick and you need to shave 2-4 times per week (depending on how smooth you wanna feel). Balancing school, work, family, friends and robust social life no one has time to chase hair stubble on daily basis. Hence a more effective technique called epilation has become popular among the astute ladies who value silky smooth skin 27/7 all year round. Epilation involves ripping out the hair from the root and delivers hair-free skin for weeks. Under the epilation umbrella we have plucking, threading, waxing, halawa and mechanical epilation devices (which use multiple battery-operated tweezers that work simultaneously to give expeditious hair removal with weeks of hair-free skin).
Mechanical epilation is practically as quick, easy and convenient as shaving. It keeps you hair-free for weeks to follow and that is why it has become positively popular with the ladies. When it comes to epilaton devices all epilators are not created equal, some use more advanced technology and deliver superior results with less pain and discomfort compared to others. After trying many, my favorite happens to be Braun Silk Epil 9.
Epilation With Braun Silk Epil 9
Silk epil 9 is the culmination of advanced technology that takes epilation to new heights of precision and comfort. Braun has incorporated years of epilation experience and made sure SE9 takes care of hair removal like no other device in the market can. Lets get you introduced to Braun SE9:
Suitable For All Over Hair Removal: Braun SE9 is designed for use on your face, underarms, arms, legs and bikini area and it has different attachments to cater to different areas of the body. In the packaged box you have a shaver head, trimmer cap, high frequency massage cap, skin contact cap, facial cap and a charger. One device multiple uses, it doesn’t get better than this. Braun has studied the epilation process in depth, listened to the user needs and made sure that their consumers get the best and most comprehensive experience with SE9.
Plucks Even The Shortest Of Hair: Braun SE9 uses new patented MicroGrip Technology with 40 tweezers, which Features wider, longer and deeper tweezers that remove hair with ultimate precision. Even the shortest hairs (down to 0.5mm) that wax or other epilators can’t catch can be easily plucked away with Braun SE9. With this new feature you don’t have to wait for your body hair to grow long enough for waxing or epilation with other devices.
Faster Hair Removal Sessions: The ergonomic head of the Braun silk epilator 9 is 40% wider than any other model Braun has ever made which makes the hair removal sessions very fast and quick. If you’re doing both your legs and arms it takes around 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
Pain Management: The skin comforting pulsating action of the Braun SE9 is one of the most loved feature by all users. High frequency massage cap with pulsating active vibrations helps deliver an extra gentle epilation experience. The pulsating motion mechanically massages your skin to distract your nerves as the micro grip tweezers pluck hair making the epilation process a lot more comfortable. Anyone who has tried epilation knows plucking hair from the roots is a painful experience, but his feature helps reduce the pain factor by many folds. Braun SE9 also comes with cooling ice packs as an additional accessory for reducing pain during and after the session.
Braun SE9 is 100% waterproof. The underwater epilating function really helps to reduce the pain in sensitive areas like the bikini or underarm area. This feature also saves a lot of time and effort spent to clean up your removed hairs after the session.
Keeps In-Grown Hair At Bay: If you combine the exfoliation head with the massage function you will be able to buff off dead skin and deal with the problem of potential in-growing hairs. This function alone makes this epilator a premium epilator.
Guidelines For Perfect Epilation
Prepare The Skin: Be sure to clean the skin before you epilate. If you choose the dry epilation, take a shower and dry your skin well with a towel in the opposite direction of hair growth. The hair will stand up, making it easier to be plucked out by the tweezers.
If you choose the wet epilation, you should stay at least ten minutes in the shower/bath to let the hair pores to open.
Exfoliate Before Epilation: This not only helps your skin to regenerate faster but also makes it smooth and prevents ingrown hairs, by bringing them to the surface, to be plucked out by the epilator more easily. Another reason behind this important step is, that it will clean the skin of its natural oils and open the pores creating a less painful epilation. Some people exfoliate just before epilation, but if you have sensitive skin, its much better that you should do this operation a day before.
Right Length Of Hair For Epilation: The recommended hair length for ideal results with epliation for Braun SE9 is between 0.5mm to 2mm. If your hair length is too long, you will feel more discomfort and the epilator won’t be able pull out the hair from the root efficiently, with a chance of pulling and breaking hair. For a prime experience trim hair to the right length prior to the epliation. Braun SE9 epilators come a trimmer cap, specially created for these situations or if you just wants only to trim a certain area; like the pubic area, instead of epilation.
Epilation Step One: Charge the epilator in advance, as SE9 can only be used cordless, you can’t use it while charging. If you want the best results, you should make sure that your epilator is charged and ready to use it at its full capacity. Braun SE9 epilators operate at two-speed levels. You should always start with the lower speed and move to the higher speed when you feel that you are ready and comfortable.
Wet or dry option: Choosing the wet alternative will make the entire experience less painful and more effective. Warm water opens the pores and the hair can be plucked from the root more easily. Some ladies prefer the dry epilation, as the hair doesn't stick to the skin and it can be removed faster.
Hold The Epilator Correctly And Use It Properly: Keep the epilator at a 90-degree angle to the skin. Braun SE9 comes with a pivot head, which follows the curves of the body to remove hair more efficiently. You don't need to press it too hard on the skin because doing so can irritate, scratch or pinch your skin. Gently hold it against your skin and glide against the direction of hair growth for best results with minimum pain. Another trick that can make the epilation process more smooth and painless is holding your skin taut with your free hand while you’re gliding the epilator over your skin. Together with this motion, use small circular motions to catch all the hairs because all hair don’t grow in the same direction. By making small circular movements you can catch even the “rebel” hair.
Work In Small Areas: Don't make multiple passes, if it isn't necessary. In order not to irritate your skin, you should epilate on small surface areas. Work slowly, without rushing the process, if you want to see the best results. Working on small areas is ideal because you can catch most hair, without missing any and you won't irritate the skin.
Best Time To Epilate: Most ladies prefer epilating at night. Epilation at night gives the skin time to calm down for few hours, so the red bumps on the skin in the morning are less apparent and you can wear a dress or skirt with more confidence without worrying about the redness and bumpy skin.
Post Epilation Skincare: After epilation, you should apply a moisturizing cream, which will soothe and hydrate the skin. Some people use hydrocortisone 1% cream to calm the skin down, helping to reduce redness and bumpiness.
Keeping Skin Permanently Smooth: After epilation you should have smooth skin for almost 4 weeks, but as you all know that hair grows in stages and some hairs will appear much sooner than you have expected. To keep skin permanently smooth you should plan in-between touch-up sessions that will take fraction of time compared to the full body session. Plus you know now that when you pluck shorter hair it delivers better results with less pain during epilation.
Keep Your Epilator Clean: It is vital that you clean your epilator correctly post-use. Gently clean the dry epilator attachments with the brush that comes with the kit, to remove the hair and dead skin cells. For the wet epilation, dab them dry with a clean towel, then clean with the brush. Hygienically speaking, it's not recommended to share your epilator with other people, even though is your life partner.
Reality Check: Don't confuse epilation with the permanent hair removal methods, like laser/IPL or electrolysis. Although some users have admitted that their hair grow less in certain body areas, the reality is that if you let your hair grow back without epilating or waxing, it will grow back exactly as it originally was; thick, long, dense or fine, as you inherited it.