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    Ladies, advice for an epilator for a youngster

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    Hi ladies

    Can anyone advise on whether its a good idea for a youngster (14) to use an epilator on her legs, daughter wants one but im not sure if it is advisable for such young skin, any advice appreciated

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    I can't see that age is a problem. It may hurt less as usually when you are younger the hair is a bit finer. Plus, if she starts using one now, the regrowth will be less.

    Does she know anyone who has one that she can test out? Some people find them very painful and never use them after the first time.

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    Thanks prissymiss, no she doesnt know anyone who has one, i tried one years ago and it hurt like hell :oops: but she says that she really wants one, i have ordered one out of the catalogue and managed to get it for £30 insead of £55 so not too bad, just hope she persists with it, my legshave a few scars from not being careful and if she can get used to it it will be much better for her, again thanks for your help, rep left:thumbsup:

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    The one's that cool as they epilate are ok, they kinda numb the skin beforehand.

    Whats an epilator?

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    It looks like an electric shaver, but it pulls the hair out rather than cutting it. Leaves legs hair free for longer and a smoother regrowth.

    Everyday is a schoolday for you, ain't it ryouga?

    Mum tried an epilator once, never again!

    Havent tried one myself - what made your daughter decide she wants to try?

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    kelly_o_fanatic

    Mum tried an epilator once, never again!Havent tried one myself - what … Mum tried an epilator once, never again!Havent tried one myself - what made your daughter decide she wants to try?


    She feels its now time to do something about the hair on her legs and we discussed all good and bad points on the methods of hair removal and she decided that an epilator sounded the best, dont think she will have that opinion after using it :giggle: I have purchased her the ice one so we will see

    I had my legs and chest waxed for charity once...........never again. :-D

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    They are alot better now than they used to be. I got given one of the first types by a friend who used it once only. I think I tried to twice and no more. It really hurts on the ankles.

    Maybe give her a couple of paracetomol an hour before she uses it:thumbsup:

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    Syzable

    I had my legs and chest waxed for charity once...........never again. :-D



    Not the back, sack and crack then.

    I have the wax if you want to try?:whistling:

    Prissymiss

    Not the back, sack and crack then.I have the wax if you want to … Not the back, sack and crack then.I have the wax if you want to try?:whistling:



    Back is hair free. Sack and crack is staying how nature intended. :-D

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    Prissymiss

    They are alot better now than they used to be. I got given one of the … They are alot better now than they used to be. I got given one of the first types by a friend who used it once only. I think I tried to twice and no more. It really hurts on the ankles.Maybe give her a couple of paracetomol an hour before she uses it:thumbsup:


    I just thought of pinning her down to do it, but will try the paracetamol idea first:giggle:

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    Make sure that she doesn't bath or shower straight after as well:thumbsup:

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    sassie

    I just thought of pinning her down to do it, but will try the paracetamol … I just thought of pinning her down to do it, but will try the paracetamol idea first:giggle:



    Yeh, bit too young for gin:w00t:

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    Prissymiss

    Make sure that she doesn't bath or shower straight after as well:thumbsup:


    Is it best not to bathe right before too, or better?

    I'd assume it's better as bathing opens up the pores.........but hey i'm a man so what do i know. :giggle:

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    sassie

    Is it best not to bathe right before too, or better?



    Its fine to baths before. Also, talc may help.

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    If she uses it in the evening, there should be no redness in the morning.

    I do shave my bod lol, sometimes but mainly use those hair clippers to cut it short then shave the rest, doesnt help im hairy all over lol. I did try waxing myself one but I made wax too hot and burnt myself lol, tried it a few weeks later and spilled burning wax over hand. it was painfull all night lol

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    Thanks to everyone for your help and advice it is appreciated, will certainly let you know how she gets on :thumbsup:

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    ryouga

    I do shave my bod lol, sometimes but mainly use those hair clippers to … I do shave my bod lol, sometimes but mainly use those hair clippers to cut it short then shave the rest, doesnt help im hairy all over lol. I did try waxing myself one but I made wax too hot and burnt myself lol, tried it a few weeks later and spilled burning wax over hand. it was painfull all night lol



    Have you tried hair removing cream. Painless and quick.

    Did try but it took ages plus a few days later it grew back.

    Im not too bothered as longas my body hair is short but I like no hair on back or shoulders lol

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    ryouga

    Did try but it took ages plus a few days later it grew back.Im not too … Did try but it took ages plus a few days later it grew back.Im not too bothered as longas my body hair is short but I like no hair on back or shoulders lol



    You beast you;-)

    Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to spend ages using emery boards on nails and spend like a hour in a shower or 3 hours in a bath lol

    ryouga

    Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to … Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to spend ages using emery boards on nails and spend like a hour in a shower or 3 hours in a bath lol



    That whole reply is just so, so, soooooooo wrong. :?

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    ryouga

    Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to … Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to spend ages using emery boards on nails and spend like a hour in a shower or 3 hours in a bath lol



    Come on then, post a picture on the other thread, me and Sy have.

    Id rather go through labour again than use an eplilator!

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    ryouga

    Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to … Used to get called that at school lol I suppose im just feminine like to spend ages using emery boards on nails and spend like a hour in a shower or 3 hours in a bath lol



    I dont spend that long in the bathroom, although I don't like any body hair other than my hair on my head and eyebrows. I even like my arms smooth.:w00t:

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    pcnutta

    Id rather go through labour again than use an eplilator!



    At least you get something at the end of it.;-)

    If any man can spend 3 hours in the bath and not notice what effect it could have then there is a small problem. :thumbsup:

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    Syzable

    If any man can spend 3 hours in the bath and not notice what effect it … If any man can spend 3 hours in the bath and not notice what effect it could have then there is a small problem. :thumbsup:



    Everyone knows the effect. Prune-like skin.

    too right prissy:giggle: I uses epilator once on my erm chin hair LOL and above my lip.NEVER again! the pain was intolerable!:x blooming QVC bint sat there using it saying * oh cant feel a thing* LIAR!

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    pcnutta

    too right prissy:giggle: I uses epilator once on my erm chin hair LOL … too right prissy:giggle: I uses epilator once on my erm chin hair LOL and above my lip.NEVER again! the pain was intolerable!:x blooming QVC bint sat there using it saying * oh cant feel a thing* LIAR!



    It was the ankles that killed me, strange pain like stinging but worse, then feeling like it for ages after. No way was I going to do the bikini area all off with that:w00t:

    pcnutta

    too right prissy:giggle: I uses epilator once on my erm chin hair LOL and … too right prissy:giggle: I uses epilator once on my erm chin hair LOL and above my lip.NEVER again! the pain was intolerable!:x blooming QVC bint sat there using it saying * oh cant feel a thing* LIAR!



    They showed them shaving that on QVC :w00t:

    lmao not their chin hair LMAO they was doing their legs,Mind you im sure you would have enjoyed watching that!....

    I use an epliator regularly since I was 14 and they hurt like hell at first, but persist as the pain gets a hell of alot better the second and third and so on. I do, however, take 2 ibuprofen prior to doing my armpits as this is the worst area. I would advise waxing the legs and using the epilator to get the strays and then carrying on using it so that you only have to do a little at a time.

    Prissymiss

    Have you tried hair removing cream. Painless and quick.


    Caught my 11 year daughter shaving her legs the other week, told her she was too young, but she said all her friends do & had laughed at her! (nice eh!!) got her some removal cream, but it stung like mad!
    She has also been talking about bleaching the hair on her tip lip, she is quite fair (haired & skin) but hair on arms legs & top lip is quite dark, as her dad is very dark (Italian) I am certain though if it hadnt been for peer pressure the thought wouldne even have entered her head!

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    sanmarco5

    Caught my 11 year daughter shaving her legs the other week, told her she … Caught my 11 year daughter shaving her legs the other week, told her she was too young, but she said all her friends do & had laughed at her! (nice eh!!) got her some removal cream, but it stung like mad!She has also been talking about bleaching the hair on her tip lip, she is quite fair (haired & skin) but hair on arms legs & top lip is quite dark, as her dad is very dark (Italian) I am certain though if it hadnt been for peer pressure the thought wouldne even have entered her head!



    I can remember using a razor on my legs at the same age (even though very light hairs) and cutting my legs to shreds.

    As you say it's peer pressure.

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    go for the cheap option sellotape , or even HBM saves a fortune:giggle:

    sanmarco5

    Caught my 11 year daughter shaving her legs the other week, told her she … Caught my 11 year daughter shaving her legs the other week, told her she was too young, but she said all her friends do & had laughed at her! (nice eh!!) got her some removal cream, but it stung like mad!She has also been talking about bleaching the hair on her tip lip, she is quite fair (haired & skin) but hair on arms legs & top lip is quite dark, as her dad is very dark (Italian) I am certain though if it hadnt been for peer pressure the thought wouldne even have entered her head!


    I think a lot of it is down to peer pressure, but if it wasn't now it would be in a couple of years time. i can remember having the same 'discussions:whistling:' with my daughter. Over the past 3 or 4 years she has used wet razors, deplitory creams, salon waxing (well it was her idea!) silky mits, wax strips, electric razors - but even an epilator was too much for her!!
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