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I break out in horrible rashes from shaving, I can’t use any hair removal products and electric shavers are just not cutting it. Just wondering if any mummies have an epilator and are they worth it? Do they work effectively?

Posted anonymously, 6th December 2015

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  • They work, but they hurt and gee they take a lot of patience.

  • I didn’t post this question but found the comments really helpful.

  • I just got really bad ingrown hairs using mine. Big red bumps all over my legs that were so itchy it was insane.

  • I wasn’t a fan of my epilator to be honest. I used it a few times then never again. Have you heard of sugaring? Like waxing but without the hot wax. More like a wad of toffee haha you can find a studio that does it or you can make it yourself https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CHv-KgF2pNE
    (video isn’t my own)

  • I second laser hair removal -maybe have a consult and see if it’s something you can do?

  • it is up to you. you might really love it or you might prefer to do something else.

  • I’ve heard that they hurt. I’m going to look into laser hair removal, I know it’s pricey but if you find a place that does good bundle it’s worth it.

  • Asked a friend and she had one and said it was painful!

  • i had one and i only used it a handful of times. i really didnt like it so went back to waxing.

  • Yes I think they are great. They don’t hurt like they did years ago

  • do you have a very good friend who has one who will let you borrow it to try it out to make sure that you will not come out in rashes.

  • I think it suits some and not others. Whatever floats your boat as the saying goes. I have been very fortunate as the hairs on my legs never seem to grow.

  • I highly recommend laser hair removal, if you shop around you’ll be able to find a decent price/bundle and it works amazingly.

  • I found mine very painful and stopped using it after a few goes.

  • I tried one when i was younger but couldnt handle the pain so i opted for getting my legs waxed, although still painful it was over and done with quicker.

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