I have tried my Silk-Epil Eversoft, Easy Start Epilator, Solo 2270! =D I did the whole exfoliating and body scrub stuff a few days before. Then I first tried it on my palms (I used the easystart head). Ouch! I began with my left arm. It took me a while before I actually started because the sound and quick movement of the epilator kind of scared me. I stopped a lot at the beginning, so one arm took 2 hours. I had to go somewhere and came back late, so I had to continue the next day.
The next day, for 30 min, I epilated hairs that I didn’t get on my left arm and for 1-2 hours or so did the other arm. This time I started from the side where there were finer hairs and slowly went into where there was more. Surprisingly, I could keep going and didn’t hurt as much. I was pretty used to it by then. By the way, I didn’t trim my longer hairs this time, just attacked and beared with it. =) I must say one awesome thing about epilators is that it’s not messy like waxing! =D I think one reason it didn’t hurt as much is because I went a little faster, thus more of my hairs were’t caught and I had to go back to again. In the end, my arms were a bit red and whatnot, but it went away later. It was hard for me to epilate places I couldn’t see so I guess asking someone to help you with those places would be a good idea. =)
Overall, I think the epilator is what I would prefer for a temporary solution for arm hair. Shaving grows back too fast, waxing and depilatories were much too messy for me, and trimming didn’t satisfy me that well. This brand is also terrific, thanks for the recommendation again Andrea! =D Right now, I am waiting to see how long before my arm hair comes back and how my exfoliating+body scrub has worked. I’ll notify you all once I know.
[ April 28, 2003, 08:37 PM: Message edited by: browneyes ]