mskingkong - 17 days ago, Verified purchaser
What's epilation? Removing a lot of hairs, all at once, from the root. If you have a low pain tolerance, this probably isn't for you. If you're a waxer or someone who's sugared or threaded your hair, you probably won't mind the pain of this, although having waxed myself, this is far more painful. You do get used to the pain with repeated use. The main thing is make sure your hair is pretty short for your first epilation, and contrary to waxing, maybe make sure you've showered first (but that your hair is still dry) so it doesn't hurt as much. Braun is one of the best epilator manufacturers, IMHO, since their epilators are so efficient, and while not painless (it's epilation, that's never going to be painless), they are generally deemed less painful than other brands (this is the only brand I've used, so I can't speak to other brands... apart from the Emoji buried somewhere in my sister's closet that she's sworn off forever). That said, Braun also makes a more expensive wet/dry model that may be more your speed if you're trying one out for the first time. This particular model I'm reviewing is a dry model only, and it's corded, so you're bound to anoutlet. If corded devices don't bug you, then this is alright. Just make sure you keep your skin taut when using this product, either by holding it or maneuvering your arms/legs, as otherwise you may cut yourself and that's not fun. Take breaks your first time around, and use slow, short strokes so you can get used to the pain (the rollers don't do much on that front, apart from providing an additional buffer between your hair and the tweezers) and avoid breaking hairs. It is worth it, however, for the results you get with this product.