(28-08-2016, 09:30 PM)VergeOfDiscovery Wrote: I actually ordered my first epilator to try (arrived with the Veet). Figured I'd start with the major reduction first rather than trying to epilate lifelong growth.
I gave the epilator a quick try on my upper arm and it was about what I expected pain-wise, but I'm guessing it's more traumatic doing chest hair...but that is the eventual aim, as now I shave chest hair almost every day.
Which epilator do you have? I grabbed the basic Philips one (Amazon's best seller), but it is on the small side and a bit noisy (perhaps they all are).
I am on my third generation of Braun Silk-epil. Mine has a small light that illuminates the area, which is a big help.
The first time I used an epilator it was torture. I thought I had made a bad investment! But the results were fantastic, so I persevered. With time I learned to use it painlessly, on breasts, belly, thighs, pubes, and even the smoother areas of the scrotum. The hair should ideally be no longer than 1/8 inch. The skin should be dry (applying talcum powder helps). MOve the epilator against the direction of hair growth. It takes more than one pass--it's not like an electric razor in that regard.
I once had a moderately hairy chest. Now my breasts are as smooth as my wife's, and I love it!
"You should be men, and yet your breasts forbid me to interpret that you are so."
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act I, Scene 3 (NBE variant)