It’s no secret that I’m a control freak. I prefer to do things myself whenever possible. Why? Because I know it will be done right.
However, when it comes to waxing my bikini line, I’m a scaredy cat. I just don’t have the wherewithal to rip the hair out of my delicate skin. So, I shave and suffer from red bumps and ingrown hairs.
Yes, I know I could pay someone to wax me, but it’s so much easier to do stuff at home. Plus, paying $85 every two weeks adds up quickly. Plus, I think those red bumps would still be there. Is there anything that makes them go away?
I’ve tried the depilatory creams. They never work. Unlike the hair on my head, everywhere else on my body, the hair is too coarse and dark for that stuff to be effective.
So, when I got the chance to try the Silk’n SensEpil, I was totally excited to see what it could do. Could it save me from the awful ingrown hair nightmare?
I read through the little pamphlet that came with it and got a little concerned about all the warnings, but once I watched the DVD that came with it, I realized that device would be easy to use and I was just being overly cautious. I mean I pretty much slather myself in SPF 50 every day. And let’s be honest, I don’t wear short-shorts.
You should know that Silk’n SensEpil is similar to professional laser hair removal systems and will not work on individuals with dark skin tones and is not recommended for their use (if the skin tone is too dark the SensEpil cannot detect the difference between the hair and the skin and will not be as effective).
It didn’t take long for the device to warm up and I was done doing my upper legs in about 10 minutes. Heck, I did my first treatment after my last date. Obviously, that was wishful thinking on my part because I haven’t heard from him since, but you never know… Odds are I will have another date with a different guy in the future, so I better prepare!
One thing that surprised me was how bright the flashes of light were that came from the hand held part of the machine. I just looked away when I clicked the button and it was fine.
Also, I was afraid how my pale skin might react, so I made sure to try the Silk’n SensEpil on a part of my body easily covered by my clothes, but again, I was worrying for nothing. I didn’t even get any redness and there was no itching or pain.
I had no side effects which was great because my skin likes to wig out whenever I try to beautify it.
I’m really excited to see how well this product works. I’ve only done one treatment, but I plan to do another one tomorrow. Apparently, you can see results after the 3rd or 4th treatment. You start off doing them two weeks apart and then progress to once a month.
It can take up to 8 treatments to get the desired results. My desired results are complete hair disintegration, so we’ll see if that happens.
By the way, Silk’n SensEpil is conducting a giveaway contest with free prizing going out to people who share hair removal stories.
You can submit personal humor/horror stories about hair removal for a chance to win a free Silk’n SensEpil laser hair removal system.
Just comment on this blog post with your story to be entered in the giveaway!
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(Thank you for reading this post sponsored by Silk’nSensEpil!)
>Hair removal horror story = bikini wax + language barrier.
I decided to treat myself to a spa day while overseas and stupidly included a full leg and bikini wax (hey, it was on the menu of services and SUPER CHEAP). Unfortunately there was a BIG language gap and I was left looking a little… odd.
>I would totally love to get one of these. I hate shaving and I have to be careful when I wax as I get super, super red.
I had a really bad experience once where the woman had no idea what she was doing on a bikini wax. She kept getting the wax caught in my hair and had to pull off the strip before she ripped. She wound up ripping my skin and I was bleeding and my whole crotch was swollen. I looked like I had got beaten down there.
The next day I had to go horseback riding as I had bought it as a birthday gift for my husband. After my horrible wax, I added insult to injury (or in this case injury to insult) by having my privates slam up and down on a horse when it was already in bad shape!
I would love to win an easier solution! Say no to bad waxes!
>Lord Lizzie – That's awful! I have a quick question for you. Can you please shoot me an email? sfchick74 (at) gmail.com