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I can’t believe these torture devices still exist! A quarter century ago, when I got my very first job I remember spending $70 (to me, a fortune) on one of these. I tried. Oh, how I tried. But the pain of this thing ripping the hair from my legs was unbearable. I would have thought the Geneva Convention would have had some influence by now on the demise of this evil device.
quote postid=“5766625” user=“Kulmandu”]I can’t believe these torture devices still exist! A quarter century ago, when I got my very first job I remember spending $70 (to me, a fortune) on one of these. I tried. Oh, how I tried. But the pain of this thing ripping the hair from my legs was unbearable. I would have thought the Geneva Convention would have had some influence by now on the demise of this evil device.
this is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day if you are passive-aggressive and really don’t like your mommy. a socially acceptable to murder.
I agree with above - when I got an epilady back in the 80s it hurt like HECK!
I’m tough though and I continued using it sporadically until a few years ago, when I heard about Braun Silk Epil. The BSE looks much like this Epilady and I can say it’s MUCH better. I actually use it weekly and don’t shave… WOW
So I don’t know about this one in particular, but can say the technology is better - but you’re still pulling hair out by the roots, so it’s gonna sting…)
Maybe if I wouldn’t have tried the first one they came out with. A month after I quit using it, along came the ingrown hairs. 25 years later, my legs are still scarred. Never again!!
I have been using an Emjoi Soft Caress for a few months over a year now. I use it once a week. I have a corded version, as I tried a rechargeable version first and it lost power before I was done. If you are good about using a loofah on your legs, I think you will find very few ingrown hairs (I had three total in the past year). The pain of removal is not THAT bad, and it became negligible after about 6 weeks of regular use. Six weeks was also the point at which I started using it once a week instead of three times a week. I love it - haven’t bought a razor in over a year now. These devices all seem similar, so if you are feeling a little brave, I say take the plunge and give this little device a try.
A few things to note. Use it after soaking in a hot bath the first few times. It’s less painful. Loofah when you shower and avoid those ingrown hairs. Use it while sitting on a towel - those hairs gotta fall somewhere when you pluck them out. Don’t be afraid to use it under your arms - it hurts less than the legs - really. Don’t put lotion on your legs right before or after using one of these devices - it will magnify the irritation.
Any experience with the “bikini” area or would this be too much for a sensitive area like that? Waxing hurts too much for me but shaving with a razor is annoying
Omg don’t even think about it!
Buy it for the lady in your life you love to hate. I’d rather have the Chinese water torture or bamboo stakes under my fingernails.
It looks like a Tweeze ( http://www.amazon.com/Emjoi-AP-9T-Tweeze-Tweezer/dp/B0007CXQUW ) Which I do own.
I was considering this, but by reading the comments, I don’t think I want to dish out this kind of money for something that I may hate.
I am seriously considering purchasing one if these torture device, I’m figuring since I’ve been waxing my bikini area for a good 9 years now I should be able to withstand the pain of this.
Bought one for my 15 year old daughter for Christmas…yes, she is kind of mean to me with her eye rolling and teenage attitude, so it seemed like an appropriate gift. But the good news is, these things have come a long way since I got one as a teenager in the 80s. We both use it once a week. It hurts a bit, but not too bad. The good news is we both have less hair every week, so this thing is a piece of cake to use now. Would not go back to shaving my legs!
I got one at the last woot. I really don’t find it horrible it all, but I’ve been getting my legs and bikini waxed for the better part of 25 years.
To the poster who asked about doing your bikini with it, if you’ve been waxing for a long time, It won’t be any different than that. On the other hand, if you find waxing your bikini area to be painful, then this device is not for you.
I have to chime in. I, too tried similar products thirty years ago and they were awful. However, I got my first Epilady a couple of years ago and I love it. So much so that a couple of months ago I bought a rechargeable so I wasn’t tethered. These things are great. The pain is minimal although more the first use than subsequent uses. I have a very low pain tolerance and this does not bother me. I use mine about every 3-4 weeks depending upon the weather. I highly recommend this if you are sick of shaving nearly every day with a blade razor.
Tried that ONCE. Went back to electric trimmer. OOOUUUUUCCCCHHHHH. And I am not a wimp about pain.