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    Ladies only - female grooming advice please

    I am looking for a new ladyshave and have come across epilators on the Boots sites.

    I have never used one of these before. Are they any good and do they hurt?

    Which the better out of a shaver or an epilator?

    I will be using it for all areas ;-)

    TIA

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    Wax:p

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    i have a shaver but never had a epoliator, i was thinking what you are asking.

    yes they hurt but u are supposed to get used to them

    it feels a bit like when your hair gets sucked into the vent on the back of the hair dryer and pulled out by the roots

    i have no problems in being the judge of how successful it is after

    ouch ouch ouch,done my legs once felt like they were raw after,never again!

    surely there isnt anything worse than waxing...id rather have 10 tattoos than wax

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    Train Driver;2527291

    Wax:p



    Ahem, thanks for your tip Mrs :whistling:

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    Masking tape does the job

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    Have you seen this-

    http://a1377.g.akamai.net/7/1377/8278/20080319030948/www.sephora.com/assets/dyn/product/P194264/P194264_hero.jpg

    sephora.com/bro…264

    That's what I'm getting.

    tazandsaz;2527317

    surely there isnt anything worse than waxing...id rather have 10 tattoos … surely there isnt anything worse than waxing...id rather have 10 tattoos than wax



    its alot worse than the waxing :oops:

    Epilstors do hurt but has a longer lasting effect as they pull hair out from the root, I myself have a lady shave which doesnt last as long but is alot less painful.

    I have a Philips Satinelle Ice Premium Epilator 6517 which I got in the Boots sale half price (£34 instead of £64). I have used it a few times and it doesn't hurt as much as it did the first time (which was very painful). I guess you just get use to it. It is very effective and I would recommend it.

    I always used to shave and then started having my legs waxed in a salon which was very painful and expensive so decided to buy an epilator and have been using it ever since. I don't find it as painful as waxing and once you've bought the epilator that's it and I find it lasts around 2 weeks before I need to do them again whereas shaving lasted about 3 days!! My friend has fairer hairs and can go nearly 4 weeks after epilating so I can recommend it. It does hurt but the more you do it the less it does hurt and I find if you do it straight after coming out the bath/shower you can hardly feel it at all (apart from around the ankles - ouch). Just make sure you persevere with it as, like I said, it does hurt the first few times you use it but it DOES get better.

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    Prissymiss;2527337

    Have you seen … Have you seen this-http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P194264That's what I'm getting.




    [COLOR="Red"]Additionally, the thermal heat signal destroys the hair, which is characterized by odor.[/COLOR]

    This is slightly alarming :w00t:

    [SIZE="4"]OUCH!![/SIZE] Thats all the advice i can offer!!!

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    fireheaven;2527364

    [COLOR="Red"]Additionally, the thermal heat signal destroys the hair, … [COLOR="Red"]Additionally, the thermal heat signal destroys the hair, which is characterized by odor.[/COLOR]This is slightly alarming :w00t:



    Meant to be very good though.

    Failing that, get a cat with a very rough tongue and a can of Whiskas to smear over your legs:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    lol

    Yeah it does sound good although time consuming something I don't have alot of.

    Original Poster

    To all the people who have epilators, can you use them on more intimate areas (no pervy comments guys)

    fireheaven;2527401

    To all the people who have epilators, can you use them on more intimate … To all the people who have epilators, can you use them on more intimate areas (no pervy comments guys)



    Hell no. I know some people do but I wouldn't want to, apparently its very painful!

    Original Poster

    I have a very high pain threshold but I dunno, I don't wanna be walking like John Wayne for a week

    Posting in a thread I'm not supposed to be posting in.

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    TGB;2527459

    Posting in a thread I'm not supposed to be posting in.




    Well if you are going to post at least give an opinion :thumbsup:

    fireheaven;2527469

    Well if you are going to post at least give an opinion :thumbsup:



    By all means PM me some pics and my opinions all yours. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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    edjaned;2527309

    yes they hurt but u are supposed to get used to themit feels a bit like … yes they hurt but u are supposed to get used to themit feels a bit like when your hair gets sucked into the vent on the back of the hair dryer and pulled out by the roots



    Lmao only just saw this, made me laugh :thumbsup:

    How do you get your hair sucked in the back of the hairdryer

    In desparation i have used an epilator on more painful areas and it hurts and you end up looking like a plucked chicken. I think waxing is better for those such areas
    I use the epilator for my legs and to start with there is more hair and it is painful but as you do them more regularly you tend to have less ahir to pluck out at the same time. The only problems i have heard about are ingrowing hairs. Some people seem more prone to that as i havent had that problem

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    TGB;2527475

    By all means PM me some pics and my opinions all yours. … By all means PM me some pics and my opinions all yours. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:



    Oh dear, not after Bapgate 1, 2 and 3:w00t:

    I have been waxing my legs for years and a couple of years ago bought an epilator, it doesn't hurt me at all now. I think in more 'intimate' areas, you would have to cut the hair short before you attacked it with an epilator. It will leave your skin a bit sore and red though, so not for immediate exposure!

    rose_cat_jr;2527551

    I have been waxing my legs for years and a couple of years ago bought an … I have been waxing my legs for years and a couple of years ago bought an epilator, it doesn't hurt me at all now. I think in more 'intimate' areas, you would have to cut the hair short before you attacked it with an epilator. It will leave your skin a bit sore and red though, so not for immediate exposure!


    Spot on thats what i meant when i said a plucked chicken. You have to do it a day or so in advance. Its far better to epilate legs in my opinion as they dont grow back at the same rate and you can get away with doing them far less than if you shave

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    Prissymiss;2527489

    Oh dear, not after Bapgate 1, 2 and 3:w00t:




    Nothing to do with me :whistling:

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the advice everyone, now I am swinging towards getting one of each.

    This site always costs me money :roll:

    Used to wax but got expensive but would still recommend in personal areas!! Used an epilator for a couple of years now and it is great, lasts for 3weeks or 1 month, great before going on holiday. Does hurt to start but you do get used to it and it is better than having to keep shaving and you get no stubble just soft hairs.

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    Thanks peppalouise and welcome to the site :-D

    I am having laser... Underarm n bikini line - cost about 500 when I booked as a package for 6 sessions on each area am delighted with the results tho as I have v dark hair which grows v quickly. This is a permanent solution and is not as painful as I thought although v smelly!!

    this is me pretending to be a woman...but i have helped my girlfriend epilate before...its fun....for me.

    She has also tried it on me...not fun...for me.

    Ok epilating is painful on the legs, let alone anywhere else. It is also quite time consuming, more so than shaving. Its easy to miss individual hairs so you have to take your time when doing it. To be honest i would not recommend buying one, they aren't particularly any better than waxing, and takes longer.

    Probably worth considering one of the alternatives above, but to be honest i'de give epilating a miss.

    However, i think your fella (if you have one) will enjoy watching you do it cause its soooooo funny to watch

    BFM

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    my 14 year old daughter uses one, so stop being a woos and buy, although i tried it and im deffo a woos, never again


    oh and i think you can get ones that have smaller attatchment for more personal areas

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    Thanks BFM and everyone else too :thumbsup:

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    sassie;2528007

    my 14 year old daughter uses one, so stop being a woos and buy, although … my 14 year old daughter uses one, so stop being a woos and buy, although i tried it and im deffo a woos, never again




    lol sassie, I definately ain't a wuss, two kids, two tattoos and a piercing shows that :-D

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    fireheaven;2528020

    lol sassie, I definately ain't a wuss, two kids, two tattoos and a … lol sassie, I definately ain't a wuss, two kids, two tattoos and a piercing shows that :-D



    same here, but im still a woos:oops:

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    sand paper ..cheap alternative:thumbsup:

    shave! i don't knoe anyone who can use an epilator they hurt like hell!!!!!
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