As a working woman (Software Tester), I don’t get a lot of time to regularly visit parlour. Things are tough and I am working 5 days in office and part-time on weekends.
I hope some of you girls can relate to this kind of schedule. We usually have team meetings nearly every week and I have recently been switched to on-site work.
All of this requires being at your best (both inside and outside) with very limited amount of time at your hands. This is where epilator comes.
Every girl can relate to this, people truly do notice hair and those of our friends, who are bold enough to speak up to us about it…kind of save us from further embarrassment (thanks a zillion to them).
I don’t have many epilators, I bought a wired one and then this…Braun Silk Epil 9. So, let me tell you my experience… my voice about Braun Silk Epil 9 Review.
Does Braun Silk Epil 9 Hurt – Is it the right epilator for women?
Yes, it does! I’ll be dead on with this answer. Although it comes with exfoliation heads (Gentle and Hard), which can be used to prep your skin for epilation.
It is always recommended to exfoliate the area before epilation anyway. But, it doesn’t completely alleviate the pain.
It also depends on individual’s pain tolerance. I used to wax my arms and legs before trying epilators and that’s why I am a little bit accustomed to the pain. So…I didn’t feel much pain with Braun Silk Epil 9.
It feels like little needles. I had read that I must go with 48 Tweezers one rather than 28 Tweezers epilator because the former one is significantly better and less painful.
Histamine bumps, skin rashes and red spots are very common with epilation. You can certainly lower the side effects of epilation by using proper methods.
I’ll let you know my routine on how to use Silk Epil 9 (near the end of this review).
Braun Silk Epil 9 is costly but I love it. I wouldn’t trade it for other less expensive epilators. I am actually looking forward to the upgraded Silk Epil 9.
Braun Silk Epil 9 Review – Pros and Cons
|1. It is wireless and comes with exfoliation heads.||1. It’s on the costlier side.|
|2. It’s less painful than my wired epilator.||2. It’s not virtually painless.|
|3. 48 Tweezers instead of 28.||3. Latest Silk Epil 9 is unbelievably costly in India and.|
|4. Deep exfoliation brush is hard and perfect for legs and back.|
|5. Gentle exfoliation brush has sensitive toothbrush like bristles. It’s perfect for rest of your sensitive areas.|
|6. Charging time is 1 hour with 40 minutes of usage (it’s typical for such electric shavers/epilators).|
|7. It comes with 6 attachments & latest Silk Epil 9 comes with 12 attachments.|
|8. Supports Wet and Dry usage – I epilate underarms and bikini area after taking a warm shower. It hurts lesser that way.|
|9. It has smart light – if you have low light in your bathroom then you’ll find it very useful.|
|10. Attachments include: 1 Deep & 1 Gentle exfoliation brush, 1 Shaver head, 1 Trimmer Cap, 1 High Frequency massage cap & 1 Skin Contact Cap|
Braun Silk Epil 9 Features & Things to know before buying – Epilator for women
- Silk Epil 9 is costly because of the exfoliation heads. If you already own an exfoliation system then you can go with Silk Epil 7. It’s also wireless epilator with 48 Tweezers.
- This epilator is more of a one stop shop for your shaving, exfoliating and epilating needs.
- But it can’t double as face and eyebrow shaping trimmer. Even with skin contact cap & trimmer cap, the large head is best suited for underarms, legs, back, bikini areas, etc. where precision is not your number one concern.
- With that, you can’t groom your sideburns as well….just thought I’d let you know.
- The upgraded version of Silk Epil 9 comes with a separate massage head instead of a massage cap. Dedicated massage head works better than the cap.
- Whole head is advertised to be 40% wider than competing epilators. Philips Norelco Satinelle is currently the only competing wireless epilator, but it falls short on many features.
- Silk Epil 9 supports wet and dry usage. I try to use it mostly after the shower so that my skin is properly exfoliated. I have also used it on dry skin (my arms and legs) and the difference in pain as well as hair removal is noticeable.
- I like the fact that it has built in light. Although, I try to keep ample light in the washroom, the little light focuses directly onto the area that I am epilating.
- It helps to see if I need to run the epilator again or not.
- At this price point, you might be thinking that you wouldn’t need to run the epilator more than once. I am afraid but you do!
- Depending on your type of hair and skin, it may not pick up some fine hair even after 3rd try. At that point you would need a manual tweezer to extract left out hair strands.
- It’s frustrating but that’s the truth.
Braun Silk Epil 9 How to Use epilator for women
- Here’s what I do:
- Depending on the area, you will need either Gentle exfoliation head or Deep exfoliation head.
- Let’s say legs, so I use deep exfoliation head to remove any dead skin cells and dust particles that may cause ingrown hair after epilation.
- After I am satisfied with it, I use the epilation head and try to keep it at 90 degrees angle. The speed should be neutral.
- Not too slow and not too fast. That’s relative though and you must adjust the speed according to your preference.
- After I am done epilating the leg, I usually take a medicine (which I won’t name here as it is against the rules), that prevents histamine bumps and skin rashes.
- My dermatologist had prescribed it and I would suggest you the same (consult) if you are prone to side effects after epilation.
- I also rub antiseptic lotion like Aloe Vera gel or moisturizing cream after the session, so that I won’t get ingrown hair because of bacterial infection.
- Up until now, this routine has helped me to stay clear from epilation related side-effects and if you want to avoid those side-effects too, then you must follow what works for you.
Braun Silk Epil 9 Attachments & Inside the Box
- Main Body
- Epilation head
- Deep exfoliation head
- Gentle exfoliation head
- Shaver head
- Trimmer cap
- Skin contact cap
- Massage cap
- Facial cap
- Power adapter
How to clean Braun Silk Epil 9
I just love how easy it is to clean Silk Epil 9.
- Remove the epilation head or whichever head you are using.
- Run it under the tap directly and keep it aside for drying.
- That’s it.
- Connect the body with the charging cable as well. You would hate it if you need to epilate or shave in emergency and the epilator is discharged.
Seriously, it takes less than 5 minutes to clean this epilator and there are no left over hair stuck in the epilation head.
Occasionally, I use a foaming liquid on the epilation head and turn it on. In a few seconds, whole head creates lather and then I place it under the tap while it is running.
Please do keep in mind that it must not be connected to the power socket.
This frees up some stuck hair within the tweezers. If you are the only one who is going to be using the epilator then you might not need this step.
But, it is a good hygiene habit that will help you in the long run.
Conclusion: Would I recommend my friend a Braun Silk Epil 9?
Yes…a big YES! Again…I know it is costly, but we trade money for time. And it is a huge time saver. That’s why I started this Braun Silk Epil 9 review with what I do.
Any girl/woman who keeps a track of each and every second, gives her best in everything she does and tries to balance life & work, needs a hair removal product like this. It’s reliable, sturdy and works great.
I have used the exfoliation heads several times just because they feel so great.
It’s hard to narrate that experience in a review but if you have ever had exfoliation done on any part of your body, then you know what I am talking about.
So…at the end…I would certainly recommend Braun Silk Epil 9. It’s one of my most prized investments yet.