As an Indian woman I have to say; I got some good DNA. Most South Asian women are blessed with almond eyes, dark skin, dark hair, and great eyebrow shape, it just seems to be that we nailed in that department. There is however, one thing most of wish we had less of – body hair. I don’t know if it’s the same for all women, but most of my Indian girlfriends have sympathized with my stories of being picked on for having more hair on my arms than most of the boys in my sixth grade class (sad but true).
I know, it’s not a very glamorous topic, and I wasn’t even very sure if I should write about it, but the Silk’n Flash & Go was too good of a find not to share it with you all! Through years of waxing I’ve finally been able to thin out the hair on my arms which used to be my biggest issue, but for the last few years I’ve been more concerned about facial hair. It drives me crazy, is really noticeable when you wear dark lipstick (my favourite), and it makes me self-concious. I’ve looked into having laser hair removal done, and it just isn’t in my budget, so when London Drugs offered me a chance to try out an at home system for permanent hair removal, I was all over it.
I have to say, there is an initial investment in the Silk’n Flash & Go, it retails for $299.00. Now I know that sounds really pricey, but if you compare it to getting treatments done outside of the home, or buying waxing, shaving, or other hair removal products for life, it’s not a pretty good deal.
Side note: there are no before and after pictures in this post because, seriously, there is no way I’m putting pictures of me with chin hair on the internet, so you’ll just have to use your imagination and visualize.
Without getting too technical, the Silk’n Flash & Go uses a light based technology to remove the hairs from your face and body permanently. You can use it on your face, underarms, arms, legs, and even your back – although you may need to recruit a friend to help with that! I decided to start by testing it on my upper lip and chin area and have done two treatments to far spaced two weeks apart, and have already seen a 60% hair reduction, and I’m pretty confident that by the time I get to treatment eight, I’ll be almost hair free on my upper lip, which excites me to no end! The hair on my chin is more coarse and I think it will take a least two more treatments for really noticeable results there.
So far, I’m really impressed with the ease of use, the results, and the comfort level of using the Silk’n Flash & Go. I experienced a little discomfort and soreness for about half an hour after each use, which isn’t really any worse than waxing. The only downfall I can see so far is that the device uses a cartridge that fires a certain number of pulses and then you do have replace it. From what I’ve read online if you want to do your legs you will likely need 3-4 cartridges for the full treatment and each cartridge is about $35, but again; still cheaper than a lifetime of shaving supplies. It’s not a budget item, but definitely a worthwhile investment.
So there you have it. Today you learned that I used to have hairy sasquatch arms, I currently battle with chin hairs, and I love my dark brown almond eyes. How’s that for a random close to a blog post – because what would a visit to Pink Chai be without some random ,vague, and incomplete thoughts!
Note: if you choose to try out this product, please read all the directions and pay close attention to the warnings.
Disclosure: I received a Silk’n Flash & Go device to test out from London Drugs, but all the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. You can learn more about the Silk’n here, and if you want to show London Drugs some love, you can find them on Facebook here.