If you have not seen our first cost basis post on the Silkn Bulb from May of this year, we suggest that you start there. Silkn Bulb Cost Update.
Since May, there has been continued usage of the SilkN product. The results thus far, seems to be a longer distance between shaving armpits and bikini region, I can easily go a full two weeks before I need the shave any area. The SilkN is not stopping hair growth, but it does seem to work in diminishing the growth of hair.
Currently on the 5th bulb since May 2009. The cost breakdown below does not include the cost of the machine, only the cost of the bulbs.
Here is the current cost breakdown.
Have you tried the SilkN? What are you results? We would like to hear from you, please add to the Comments Section.
This video was posted almost a year ago on YouTube, but we just discovered it. This product is different than the Silkn Home Laser Hair Removal – any of readers use this? Or have comments on this? There is lots of comments on YouTube – check it out as well as the Chic.TV page on this post.
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We have been a little delayed in updating this blog as of late. Per my last posts on Silkn I wanted to provide a cost update on different areas on the body that I am using SilkN on. Everything is tracked per bulb blast and currently on bulb #4.
To date (started back in May 22, 2009) – so almost one year, we are 2761 zaps in. The company states 750 shots per bulb and in all cases this is true or a little more. I think the bulbs could get more zaps. I only say this as the bulb itself just stops working – there is no visible sign that it should stop working. I say visibile signs as any other bulb that stops working usually it is pretty visible, although perhaps I can’t compare these bulbs to home bulbs.
In aggregate, the cost per zap has been 9 cents (CDN) not factoring in the cost of the machine itself. I have spent $16.75 on my left pit, $16.92 on my right, $105.22 in the pubic region – which are the regions I have started back in May. See below for other areas.
Is it worth it?
What I have observed so far is that there seems to be less growth – there still is growth. Normally to keep those regions smooth, I would shave every 3-4 days. Now I get go almost 10 days with the need for shaving. I don’t think the Silkn provides any permanent results but I think there is value in having to shave less. At this point it seems this device is like waxing – shave less, but you still need to shave. Will I continue with it – for sure and will provide further updates.
This is my first post contributing to this blog and I want to let you know about a product called the Body Bare Personal Shaver. – so I took up the challenge to “dare to be bare” and decided it was time to see if this product lived up to its claims.
Here is what their website says about the product:
All of our pubic shavers are razors meant for your intimate places. They are dry pubic shavers and require baby powder to get the smoothest results possible. They were created to be so delicate to your skin that you can use them every single day with no red marks, no irritation, and no shaving bumps. They are great for anyone who has troubles with normal razors or the active person who doesn’t like to wait a day or two between shavings.
Body Bare shavers will not ever nick or scrape your skin and are approved for use around your private areas. They all come with their own brushes, care instructions and a 2 year Manufactures Warranty.
Before ordering I was extremely concerned about using an electric anything in my pubic region. I personally have been shaving since I was a teenager, so hair removal is not my issue, but I have always done with a razor that I could maneuver myself. That said I was curious as to whether this could make me smoother that my regular razor.
We discovered last week an incredible source of information on hair removal, HairTell.com. We started to participate in a discussion on SilkN Reviews – we wanted to share with their readers the experience we are getting with SilkN. Our users name is NoBodyHairCanuck.
As was pointed by one of their active contributors, edokid (a fellow Canadian), the Silkn won’t provide permanent results, rather we are likely to see regrowth if we stopped using. We think this is a valid point.
One of our other contributors to this blog has professional hair removal done and in the past couple of years had to only go back for touchups one time. So the comparison is on as to whether this product works.
Here is what we are going to do. Use the Silkn until June of this year on the parts that we started last year – armpits and bikini. This will give us 1 full year of roughly bi-weekly use. We will then stop for 6-months to see if we get regrowth and recap in January 2011 as to the results of 6-months of none use.
You will then be able to judge as to whether or not the Silkn is worth the investment or whether you should save up and go to the pros.
Thanks to the forum posters as HairTell.com who are making sure people get all the facts.