Braun Silk Epil 9-961e Cordless Epilator UK Review
Braun is a household name brand with a fine reputation for quality. They are very well known for electric razors, not so much epilators, but really they are pretty much the leading manufacturer of this type of unit.
I would say this Series 961 is a top of the range product that's one of their biggest sellers. Well if you are going to subject yourself to this torture you might as well get the best !
This is a cordless model that comes as a full kit and is designed for every area of hair on your body. It can be used on sensitive areas and has a very wide head so that you don't have as many passes to do on those sensitive spots.
It can go down to 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.
Braun Silk 961 Wet and Dry epilator Features
- Works wet and dry so can be used in the shower
- Removes hair down to 0.5mm
- 40% wider than standard
- Does all over body
- Full kit including shaver and exfoliator
- 1 Hour charge time for 40 mins use
This Epilator has a very good rating of 4.5 out of 5 which is extremely good and its priced at around £120 which I believe that is pretty reasonable for what you get in this kit.
Braun units use sonic exfoliation technology which provides 3000 micro-vibrations per minute to exfoliate your skin. They have brought out new high performance filaments making the blue brush 6x more effective than a manual treatment alone at removing any dead skin and reducing the chance of ingrowing hairs. The mauve brush is ideal to gently exfoliate smaller, more sensitive areas for a silky feel. This all helps to provide a smoother finish.
Whats in the box
- 1 x Epilator
- 1 x Charging lead ( note 2 pin only )
- 2 x exfoliation Brushes
What Buyers Say About the Wet and Dry Epilator
This is a really big selling Epilator as you might expect of a good quality product like this. 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.
Buyers find that this is a really good value and flexible product and the vast majority think its well worth the price tag.
With over 7 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.
Straightaway, you can easily see that over 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.
If we consider all the ratings and reviews, its very easy to see that this is a very good and flexible kit though you should expect that at the £120 price tag. For me it does everything very well and we see very few complaints.
Check out a quick video demonstration
- Well rated
- Good quality product
- Fast charge battery
- Wider quick operation
- Does every area you will ever need
- Does wet or dry and is washable
- Virtually pain free
- Only comes with 2 pin lead
- There are cheaper units on the market
Our Summary of the Braun Silk 961 Epilator
According to buyers, who we totally agree with, this Epilator is a very good buy with over 70% of people giving them the very highest rating.
If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of Epilators
If you want a top quality kit that will do an excellent job with minimum pain then its well worth spending £120. It will do any area quickly and easily and is very flexible. It scores 4.5 in the review ratings and we can easily recommend it as best in class
Tips for the first time Epilator user
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.