I purchased the Braun Silk Epil 7 around last Christmas so I’ve used it for a good 7 months now, and I LOVE this product.
If you don’t know what an epilator is, it’s basically like an electric razor, but instead of shaving your hair, it plucks the hair.
The Braun Silk Epil 7 came with the epilator itself, 2 heads (1 with massagers for sensitive areas and a regular head), a brush cleaner, and a wall charger.
There are other heads that you can buy (ones for the face) but I haven’t purchased them yet. The epilator itself is cordless for convenience and has 40 heads on it for a thorough epilation. One full charge on it lasts me a month! But then again, I have no hair on my legs and arms to begin with so I only use this for underarms haha. There are also 2 speeds to chose from. So far, I have yet to use speed 2 (faster speed), since, not gonna lie, it sounds kinda scary lol.
Since underarm areas are very sensitive, I prefer to use the massaging head. It helps ease the pain.
If it’s your first time using an epilator, it WILL hurt. But I don’t think it’s any more painful than waxing, it’s just that you have to endure it for longer. I prefer it a lot more than shaving since shaving can make your hair grow back thicker and there is a shadow.
In the long run though, owning an epilator is definitely more cost efficient than waxing especially if you go out to wax. I bought the epilator for around $90. I also use the epilator with the regular head for my upper lips. I’m thinking of getting the smaller heads they have available for the face to make it easier and also for use on my eyebrows, but the regular head that comes with the epilator works fine for now for my upper lips. I wouldn’t recommend it for eyebrows though as it doesn’t offer the preciseness you would need for eyebrows.
Cleaning it is also easy, simply dip the brush in some rubbing alcohol and brush the hair off the epilator and the head!
Overall I give this a 9/10, it’s simple to use, convenient, and gives good long lasting results. The only downside is the pain, which you will get used to after a while =P.