So, after seeing some epilators in the electrical shop the other week, I decided to buy one. I bought it from Maruichi (or whatever it’s called) on the internet, because it was so much cheaper.
I have been “growing” the hairs on my legs since Monday, because it says to use the epilator on hair between 3-5mm. long. It has felt really horrible walking around with monkey legs(no monkey picture..)! So today, I decided that it was about 3mm. and time to start.
Now I am not stupid. I know that something which plucks hairs out from the root is going to hurt. I also imagined that plucking several hairs out at the same time would hurt several times more. But NOTHING could have prepared me for the pain of the Devilator After I had checked that I was holding it properly, following the instructions, etc., I did about 3cm. and was almost crying I have to carry on, I thought, looking at my two hairy gorilla legs and trying to control my breathing It feels like a lot of pins are being pushed in and out of your skin. It’s a strange feeling.
After I while, I started to get a bit more used to it, and was thinking, hmm, it’s not really that bad after all. And then I would hit a particularly hairy patch and it would kill again I tried to do it faster, hoping it would be like ripping off a band-aid, but that way, I missed a lot of the hairs and had to go back over them again. So I faced the fact that I would have to go slowly, and put up with the pain. It reminded me of childbirth, how stupid is that I don’t mean the amount of pain, but the duration of it, and knowing that I had to go on. So then I tried to use some labour techniques, but the end result of smooth legs was a bit different to the end result of a beautiful baby, so I gave up.
The epilator is a wet/dry one, so I tried the wet method on the second leg. Still hurt just as much and was a lot more hassle to stick my leg in the sink, so I went back to the dry method. In total, it took one hour and a half (including several breaks for my sanity, taking care of Hannah, etc.) and there was a big rash when I’d finished, but it’s gone now, and of course there are no cuts. If I eventually only have to do it every 3-4 weeks, it might be worth it..
God, even forgetting the pain is similar to childbirth!!
By the way..there are two settings: Soft and normal. It says, “if you are concerned about pain, please use the soft”. Who wouldn’t be??
Plus there is another attachment for underarms and bikini line..erm, I don’t think so