Now that I think about it, at that time, the decision to use an epilator seemed a sudden one, like a leap of faith that I would finally find a hair removal method that would satisfy me completely.
So I bought my first epilator in a rush, just because a friend told me that she was using one and maybe I should give it a try.
I don’t remember exactly how I picked the first one probably I looked for a known brand and an affordable price. The low price was just in case I wouldn’t be satisfied so I would have no regrets.
I had no information about epilators. I only knew that the hair is removed from the root. Since I had experienced waxing at some point in my past, I knew it was going to hurt.
This was no shaving, getting the disposable razor from the drawer, wetting my legs, applying the foam in a few seconds and getting everything done in 10 minutes, taking the shower, washing my skin from foam and hair, and that’s it.
Epilation is nothing like that and I soon discovered what it’s all about.
It’s about a device that makes quite a lot of noise, it’s about tiny and many tweezers that grab the hairs and remove them from the roots, while you feel painful pinches.
But, besides the pain, there is also that smooth skin that is going to last usually for at least a fortnight.
What about pain?
My first epilation session was painful. The only part of my body that didn’t hurt so much that it made me sweat, were the legs from the knees down. From the knees up, the skin is more delicate and it hurts. So if you are using an epilator for the first time, I recommend starting with the lower legs.
Doing my underarms and the bikini line with an epilator was atrocious. There was a little blood and a great deal of pain but the next day, after the irritation passed from all over my body, I told to myself that this is it: I’m sticking to epilators!
And so I became an epilator girl 🙂
I got used to the pain and the noise and I had the patience to go through those long epilation sessions in the beginning. Once the epilation sessions start piling up, the needed time decreases considerably, since the hairs grow less dense and thinner.
The only thing that makes me crazy is ingrown hair. I only experience it on my legs, above and under the knees. But I’m taking care of it, basically with exfoliating gloves and scrubs.
Would I change anything?
I started with shaving, I made a little pause because I was tired of shaving and tried waxing but it was expensive so, I went back to shaving and then I made my leap to epilators.
If I hadn’t had tried shaving and waxing beforehand, I wouldn’t have realized that using an epilator is my favorite method. Which method is your favorite one?