Braun Silk Epil 9 961 Review 2023 – Benefits, Features and Video
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With the emergence and abundance of epilators, you may conclude that the era of razors is long gone.
Well, it depends on preference that which one you would prefer among the hair removal methods/devices.
I personally prefer the epilators for their convenience, quick turnaround and extra attachments to make epilation easy.
My choice is irrespective of the pain endured during epilation because that fades with repeated uses and may depend from one person to another.
I’ve personally chosen the Braun Silk epil 9 961 V Women’s Epilator to review. Let’s see what it brings on the table.
Presenting The Product
Here’s yet another flagship of Braun, the German manufacturer. The epilator is characterized by numerous features and attachments that set it apart from other models already launched by Braun. It succeeds Braun models such as the Silk Epil 7 and Silk Epil 5 Power. All these are powerful models, but do not match with the revered Silk Epil 9.
Prevent Ingrown Hair
Not only does the Silk Epil 9 function as the epilator to remove your skin hairs, but also exfoliate and revitalize the skin. It presents 2 exfoliation brushes to reduce the ingrown hairs as well as the massage pad to enhance the appearance of your skin for efficient epilation.
It doesn’t end here because it further provides us with the shaver head for sensitive areas. Changing the head and the caps is an absolute breeze.
With this epilator you get a long lasting and rechargeable battery that will last for 40 minutes and charge for an hour. It is cordless, so you won’t have to be confined to your home. Other considered features include the speed settings and the smartlight that enables fine hair detection.
Features & Benefits
While the design might look familiar compared to its predecessors, this model is more advanced with extra features and attachments. It comprises numerous functions in one unit with no additional costs. Let’s unfold its features:
The first thing that enticed me with the design is its versatility of being used in wet & dry conditions. It is a waterproof device which can be safely used for a long time in the shower. Bear in mind that epilators are painful and the pain gets better when your skin has been immersed in hot water. So, it becomes helpful to use the epilator during bath or after.
Speed Settings and SmartLight
Moving on to the enclosure, the epilator is made of durable material so it won’t break the first time it falls. The speed settings and the smartlight are within reach. The heads are interchangeable with easy. For instance, you may change the shaver head and put the epilator head. And you can also interchange the trimmer cap and put the massage cap.
And to power the device, it comes with the charging stand where you can put it and leave it for an hour to fully charge the enclosed batteries. Also worth noting is the ease of cleaning this device. When epilating, some hairs might be trapped between the tweezers so you have to occasionally clean to preserve the quality.
Performance-wise, Silk Epil 9 is also a good-performing epilator. The performance is measured by its Micro-grip technology which efficiently plucks hair from its root.
40% Wider Head
The tweezers are effective in leaving little or no hair coupled with a 40% wider head than the preceding models by Braun.
Extra Gentle Epilation
We also have to attribute the performance to the 2 speed settings which has no become customary on latest Braun models. For extra gentle epilation, you can choose speed 1 and for extra efficient epilation on sensitive areas go for speed 2.
Deep Massage Pad
Instead of relying on additional gadgets, this epilator provides you 2 body brushes to revitalize and exfoliate your skin. This can pave way for epilation. Meanwhile the shaver head has been provided to apply on the sensitive areas like the bikini and the armpit. The deep massage pad is also a worth considering feature in preparing your skin for epilation.
12 Extra Attachments
In total, this epilator comes with 12 extra attachments than any other predecessor. These enhance its performance and make it a multifunctional hair removal device than wax. You do not have to wait for a long time until hair comes before you can remove. Thanks to the smartlight that we can detect the finest hair and then remove it.
Ease Of Use
What’s the use of purchasing an expensive product but struggle to use it? Absolutely useless! Luckily, it’s easy to use the Braun Silk Epil 9 when given its user-guide. Just follow the directions printed and call the company for any clarity. Other customers have commended the customer service that Braun offers.
I would like to further commend the convenience of traveling with this epilator. It is cordless, so I simply recharge it and get going. However, the drawback is that I will have to recharge it on a wall socket in case the battery gets depleted.
When epilating, there is a skin contact cap to make epilation a cinch. You do not have to press hard against your skin, but instead move it against the direction of your hair.
Pros & Cons
- 2 speed settings for a personalized epilation
- Waterproof device to be used in a shower
- Micro-grip tweezer technology to grab lots of hair
- Extra wide head
- Multifunctional epilator with 12 extras
- Quite expensive
- Limited power use and the 40 minutes of duration isn’t enough because epilation sometimes can take more than 40 minutes
- Painful when you start using it
Who Is It For?
Suitable For Everyone
The product is suitable for everyone to remove skin hair. Men can actually let go the traditional razors and rely on this epilator to shave with it. Just be careful of the settings to avoid pulling your skin instead of the hair.
This epilator is versatile and its extras make it applicable on many skin areas.
It is powerful but its power is limited by the cordless design with rechargeable batteries. However, that doesn’t make it less of a perfect epilator.
Both the corded and cordless designs have trade-offs.
Because of 12 extras included, this product is my favorite among the Braun’s products. It includes brushes to clean its head and exfoliation brushes. To revive the skin you have the massage pad. These are selling points of this epilator.
We’ve come to the end of our review. After reading this review you must be in a good position to recommend or discourage anyone from buying this product.
Personally, I do recommend it. It’s a high-end cordless product Braun has produced.
Its 12 extras make it a multifunctional device beyond epilation. I mean you do not need to purchase extra devices to shave, massage or exfoliate your skin.
Despite being a bit pricey, I regard it as a good investment. I only wish it was lasting longer than 40 minutes in epilation. But that’s not a bad thing either, unless you like spending many days in the wilderness.