Braun Silk Epil 7 7-561 Women’s Cordless Epilator UK Review 

By  Geoff Magee

Braun Silk Epil 7 7-561 Cordless Epilator UK Review

Braun is a very well known brand that pretty much always produces high quality goods. They are well known for producing ladies hair removal appliances and are actually the leading manufacturer of ladies Epilators.

Straight away I can tell you that this product should be the number one choice unit for first time users who are new to Epilators.​

I would say this Series 7-561 is around the middle of the range and its a pretty good seller. It currently is one of the best sellers in the UK and I believe you should be buying the best quality Epilator you can afford as most buyers say that this one is very close to being pain free.

Braun Silk 7 7-561 Womens Wet and Dry Epilator

If you are in a hurry and prefer to read other buyer reviews, click on the button below to check those out on Amazon. Or if you someone who prefers more detail please read on.

Braun Silk 561 Summary Review

This is a cordless model that comes as a full kit with 6 extra attachments and is designed for every area of hair on your body. It comes with a head and a trimmer cap for depilation, a high frequency massage cap, a sensitive area cap, a facial cap and an efficiency cap, These are all designed to leave as smooth a finish as possible.

These Epilators can remove hair as short as 0.5mm and this is 4 times shorter than you can do by waxing so you don't have to wait till your hair gets to 2mm before you can remove it and you should expect the treatment to last up to 4 weeks. When you take time to think about it, 0.5mm is the size of a grain of sand so they do go remove virtually all hair.

Braun Silk 561 Wet and Dry epilator Features

  • Works wet and dry so can be used in the shower
  • Removes hair down to 0.5mm
  • Does all over body
  • Comes with 6 attachments
  • Washable
  • 1 Hour charge time for 40 mins use

This Epilator has a very good rating of 4.4 out of 5 which is extremely good and its priced at around £78 which I believe is pretty reasonable.  That only a small margin in the rankings below the number one rated unit, and that's £40 more expensive. The more expensive unit is 40% wider though and this is one of the main reasons for the cheaper price

​Braun units use sonic exfoliation technology which provides 3000 micro-vibrations per minute to exfoliate your skin. They separate facial epilator does 200 plucking motions per second so you would imagine that would be just a touch quicker than using tweezers! This all helps to provide a smoother finish.

Whats in the box

  • 1 x Epilator
  • 1 x Charging lead ( note 2 pin only )
  • 1 x Shaver Head
  • 1 x High Frequency Massage Cap
  • 1 x Skin Contact Cap
  • 1 x Trimmer Cap
  • 1 x Sensitive Area Cap
  • 1x Facial cap
  • 1 x Efficiency Cap
Braun Silk contents

What Buyers Say About the Wet and Dry Epilator

This is a pretty good selling Epilator as you might expect of a quality product like this, that's a reasonable price. Buyers all agree that this is a quality product and that its really great for all types of hair removal. If you are going to try Epilating at home you are best to go for a product of this quality as cheap units can be quite painful to use.

With almost 6 out of 10 users rating this unit 5 out of 5 and 90% of buyers rating it above 4 out of 5, we know that this is a really excellent product.

Underneath I have summarised those reviews to save you the trouble of doing that. The ratings are based on a star system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 being the highest. Here is a percentage breakdown of those.​

59 %
31 %
5 %
2 %
3 %

Straightaway, you can easily see that 90% of actual buyers rated this as well above average product. Ratings like this are very seldom seen as we nearly always find somebody with a gripe.

Reviews from actual users are a great way to rate a product and its very easy to see that this is a good quality, flexible kit, though you would expect it to be good at the £78 price tag. Its quite strange to see so many buyers giving a product 4 out of 5 instead of 5 or a lower price. This shows that they well very satisfied with the product but not delighted.

Most of the 4 star reviewers seem to be new to Epilating and found it more painful than they might have thought it would be, they still have said they loved the product though so I think the overall rating is showing a bit lower than it should be. This product is a really excellent starter Epilator.

Braun Silk 561 Video Review

  • Well rated
  • Good quality product
  • ​Fast charge battery
  • Does every area you will ever need
  • Does wet or dry and is washable
  • Virtually pain free
  • Only comes with 2 pin lead
  • More expensive models are 40% wider

Our Summary of the Braun Silk 561 Epilator

92 %

According to buyers, who we totally agree with, this Epilator is a very good buy with almost 60% of people giving it the full 5 star rating.

If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our Best Hair Epilator Reviews

This is where you want to start if you are new to Epilating. You will get a quality kit that's not the cheapest on the market but does an excellent job. It will do any area quickly and easily and is very flexible. It scores 4.4 in the review ratings and I think that rating is too low for this unit. I can easily recommend this as the number one choice for beginners for quality and value for money.

Number one choice for beginners!

Tips for first time Epilator users

The right time for epilation is in the evening. If you go to bed with a few bumps or irritations they will be gone by the morning. You should prepare by taking a warm showing an all over exfoliation. This helps to relax the skin and reduce ingrowing hairs.

The Braun Silk Epil SkinSpa exfoliating brush is an excellent product and it gets 4x better results than a manual peeling.

Hold your epilator loosely and naturally a 90 degree angle to your legs and move the epilator going against the direction of hair growth. Not much pressure is required, just touch the epilator lightly on the skin. Braun Silk Epil’s cooling glove and massaging rollers will minimise any discomfort and once you get the hang of it, epilation becomes virtually painless.

The number one thing to remember is always moisturise after epilation and never before. This will give the best results and get set for soft, silky skin in the morning.

If you are totally averse to pain and would consider trying something new, why not check out our Braun Silk-Expert IPL BD5009 UK Review which will introduce you to IPL ( intense pulsed light) hair removal.

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