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Old 06-02-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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Does anyone use an Epilator? I GOT IT-Pg. 2 Quick question...
QVC has one as their TSV and I was contemplating getting it but uncertain if I will be able to handle the pain. Has anyone used one of these and how bad is the pain? I've never had my legs waxed either so I can't compare it with that.

I would kill to be able to go more than a day without shaving, I have dark hair, it sucks.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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I have but I didn't care for it. I like a product called MOOM. it is similar to waxing but uses a sugar base. you heat it up like wax and use strips to rip out the hair (I don't find this too painful since it is very quick). But the best part for me is it is much easier to clean up than wax. just warm water pretty much dissolves whatever is left over and the strips rinse out quickly.
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I have a machine that is the same idea of the Epilator, but has another name. I LOVE it. I shave once every two weeks or so, and only have to worry about a stray hair or two. Yes, it hurts at first, but at a couple of uses you get used to it, plus the hair grows in finer, which makes it easier and less painful to use.
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I have but I didn't care for it. I like a product called MOOM. it is similar to waxing but uses a sugar base. you heat it up like wax and use strips to rip out the hair (I don't find this too painful since it is very quick). But the best part for me is it is much easier to clean up than wax. just warm water pretty much dissolves whatever is left over and the strips rinse out quickly.
I've always meant to try makingthis stuff. It's supposed to be like that Nads stuff they used to show commercials for. It's sugar based and it's similar to waxing. There's more ways to make it but they're all similar.
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I used one years ago and I agree it hurts a bit at first but after a few times its no big deal.
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Yes, I've used a similar thing to the Epilator for at least 20 years now, off and on. I'll tell you, depending on the area it can be exquisitely painful (I've never waxed) the first few times. Eventually the hair becomes lighter and thinner and it comes out much easier; you'll barely notice any discomfort.

I think you have to have patience, especially when you first start using it. Even now I sometimes get impatient -- you know, shaving is a major hassle but it's quick. Using the epilator-type devices takes longer, and then you have to deal with in-grown hairs.

If that's for you, then go for it. I can't imagine having to shave every single day! I keep waiting for them to improve the Epilator so it's quieter and more efficient, but I keep using mine and I honestly wouldn't be without it.
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I use one and I love it, couldn't use anything else now. I am pale with very dark hair and had to shave a lot but I can go about 12 weeks between epilating. I use a body scrub and rough sponge one a week and find I now don't have problem with in growing hairs. I found it stung the first time and after that it wasn't a problem. But don't do it when you have your period as apparently that makes it very painful.
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I have one, but my mum "borrowed" it and I have to hunt through her wardrobe to find it. It hurts at first, particularly if you haven't used it in a while and have loads of hair. As you're using it you get used to the pain, and it's not that bad.
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I use one every 2 or 3 weeks on my legs and stomach. It hurts sometimes but never unbearably. There are some parts of my legs i dont notice on and some parts which can sting a little but it doesnt last long. It can be a bit boring to do, but if you are patient it is worth it, and as people have said, the more you do it, the finer and fewer the hairs are so it gets easier to do.

I would recomend one with two speeds, fast for the bits you don'y mind, and slower for the sensitive bits.
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Holy Cow! You all are so brave.

When I was a teenager I begged my mom to get me one for Christmas. She did. I let the hair on my legs grow out a bit. Touched that blasted device to my shin - ONCE - jumped out of my skin with the pain and never, NEVER, used it again.

Even the thought of using one brings tears to my eyes. You all are so brave. I'm truly in awe of all of you.
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