Braun Silk Epil 9 Review

A pretty-looking epilator with outstanding features, the Braun Silk Epil 9 is praised and adored by the ladies.

This is a thorough review for those who want to know what is all that hype about, and for those who want to check if the Braun Silk Epil 9 is the right epilator for their needs and wishes. This review comprises information about the Braun Silk Epil 9, model 9-579, and the accessories included in this most complete model.

Review of the Braun Silk Epil 9 107
4.9

Braun Silk Epil 9 Review Summary

If you’re used to epilation and looking for the best product on the market, go for the Braun Silk Epil 9. Plus, the range of models and attachments covers every possible requirement, just make sure you pick the one with the right attachments for you. The Braun Silk Epil 9 is fabulous for both wet and dry use, charges rapidly and delivers extremely efficient epilation.

  • Ease of use
    (5)
  • Battery life
    (5)
  • Pain free
    (4.5)
  • Attachments
    (5)

Pros

  • Designed to beat the competition
  • Has a load of useful accessories and top-notch features
  • Is a top of the line Braun epilator kit
  • Can be used in the shower
  • Finer hair regrowth

Cons

  • Potential skin irritation
  • High price
  • Only cordless use

Key Features on the Braun Silk Epil 9

First, a quick overview of all the key features of the Braun Silk Epil 9.

Head width

Comparing to all the other epilators of the same brand (Braun), the Silk Epil 9 features the wider head available.

It’s 40% wider than the other epilators in the Silk Epil range, which is beneficial because since the contact area is more extensive, it catches up to two times more hair per stroke.

This reduces epilation time approximately by half.

Exfoliating brush head attachment

Both the Silk Epil 9 epilator (model 9-579) and the Silk Epil 9 SkinSpa provide one or more exfoliation brush heads for effective exfoliation.

The facial brush included with the 9-579 Silk Epil 9 epilator is a wonderful accessory for those who don’t have a dedicated exfoliating facial tool yet. It is also considered a better alternative than manual exfoliation by many.

Braun Silk Epil 9 561 product shot

Shave head attachment

The Braun Silk Epil 9, model 9-579, can be used as a shaver with or without a trimmer cap. To use the shaving head, you’ll need to remove the epilation head by pressing the button in the back of the epilator.

If you’re buying the it for shaving mostly, then don’t buy it. The shave head attachment isn’t the best feature of the Silk Epil 9 epilator since many reviewers mentioned that the pivoting action is bumpy.

The Silk Epil 9 also includes a trimmer cap for those who want to cut long hairs before epilation.

Smart light

Very simple, yet handy, the smart light built in the Braun Silk Epil 9 illuminates the path of epilation, showing clearly each hair. It is a LED light located strategically angled and mounted in front of the epilator.

EVERY EPILATOR SHOULD HAVE THIS FEATURE, I SAY.

This allows for a more precise epilation for those who have a tough time seeing the finest and smallest hair only with the bathroom light.

Braun Silk Epil 9 561 wet use

Wet or dry

Wanna get epilated the bathtub with warm water? With the Braun Silk Epil 9, you can do it.

The warm water opens up the pores for a smoother and less painful epilation. The Braun Silk Epil 9 can be used in the bath or shower, being waterproof for up to 5 meters.

Of course, it can also be used on dry skin if you’re in a hurry or if you prefer it this way – who am I to judge you!

Now, let’s check the pros and cons of the Braun Silk Epil 9:

PROSCONS
Designed to beat the competition Low levels of pain due
Has a load of useful accessories and top-notch featuresIt can only be used cordless
Is a top of the line Braun epilator kitThe price of the latest model is high, comparing to other epilators
Can be used in the shower
Finer hair regrowth

Upgrades from Braun Silk Epil 7 to Silk Epil 9

Well, Braun evolved tons from the Silk Epil 7 to the Silk Epil 9 – although they look very similar.

Related review: full comparison between the Braun Silk Epil 7 and Silk Epil 9.

First, we have mentioned the 40% wider head in the Silk Epil 9, right? And that’s not just it. Since the head of the Epil 9 is wider, it fits 10 rows of tweezers wrapped around the drum. The Silk Epil 7 has only 8 rows, which means it takes way more time to epilate with the Silk Epil 7.

Also, you are able to tell the difference by the moment you turn both on. While the Silk Epil 9 hits full speed on the rotation of a button, the Silk Epil 7 struggles a little before entering the game.

Differences between Braun Silk Epil 9 models

There is a total of 8 different models of the Braun Silk Epil 9 available for purchase in the US and UK.

Although the Silk Epil 9 unit in every model is identical, there are some apparent differences, mostly related to the attachments and colors.

Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator – Model 9-579

The most complete model, the Braun 9-579 Silk Epil 9 epilator, is the subject of this review. It includes a facial brush, a shaver cap and a charging stand.

Check the full accessories list of the Braun 9-579 Silk Epil 9 epilator below.

Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator – Model 9-521

The cheapest and most basic model of the Braun Silk Epil 9, this epilator is the best for the ladies with a tight budget!

It is perfect for those who just want a basic epilator without the endless accessories, since it only includes a skin contact cap, a pouch, and, of course, the epilator.

Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator – Model 9-561

A wet and dry model with 6 accessories including shaver head and trimmer cap. If you don’t want all the accessories and just want an epilator and shaving capability, then this is the perfect model.

Braun Silk Epil 9 SkinSpa – Model 9-941e and 9-961e

With the Braun Silk Epil Skin Spa (model 9-961e), you’ll receive two exfoliating brush heads – a purple one and a blue one.

The blue brush has firm bristles that can remove dead skin cells before and after epilation. This blue head is used for deep cleaning of the skin when attached to the epilator – it is 6x more effective than manual exfoliating. The brush head features 10,000 high-performance bristles that oscillate at 3,000 vibrations per minute.

The purple brush is milder on the skin because it features softer bristles. If your skin is sensitive, the purple exfoliating head is your girl!

Braun Silk Epil 9 SkinSpa – Model 9-941

Skip over this model. I mean it.

Its price is the same as the model 9-941e, but only features the skin contact cap and one brush – the purple gentle exfoliation brush head. You already know what it does.

Braun Silk-épil 9 9-961V SkinSpa

This is a 4-in-1 model with epilation, exfoliation and skin care, including 12 accessories. It is an ungraded version of the Silk Epil 9-941 and 9-961e (with more accessories).

Braun Silk-Épil 9 9/980 SkinSpa

World’s first smart epilator with new sensosmart technology which guides for less pressure, to remove even more hair versus other Braun epilators.

The Silk Epil 9-980 has 13 extras including a facial cap, skin contact cap, shaver and trimmer cap and bikini trimmer for sensitive areas.

Braun Silk-Epil Beauty Set 9 9-995

The 9-in-1 model. Yes, nine! This is the top end version and it is packed with extras and accessories. This deluxe model is the completion partner for your face and body including features to exfoliate, epilate, shave, trim, tone, cleanse and apply creams and makeup.

It has 3 body exfoliation and massage attachments to help tone the skin and remove dead skin cells, plus to prevent ingrown hairs. It also includes a facial epilator that gently removes facial hair. Plus three facial brush attachments to cleanse.

And has super battery life of up to 50 minutes cordless use and is 100 Percent wet and dry suitable.

Full accessories list

Braun Silk Epil 9 561 Boxed

As mentioned, the Braun Silk Epil 9 accessories will depend on the model. Since the model we are analyzing here is the most advanced (model 9-579), this is the full accessories list:

  • Exfoliation brush
  • Shaver head
  • Skin contact cap
  • Facial cap
  • Trimmer cap
  • Charging stand
  • Pouch

If you want to take a trip to the exfoliation city, the Silk Epil 9 SkinSpa (model 9-941e) is your girl. It only includes three accessories dedicated to exfoliation:

  • Purple gentle exfoliation brush head
  • Blue deep exfoliation brush head
  • Skin contact cap

How to use the Braun Silk Epil 9

OK, so you’re now: I LOVE IT. I WANT IT.

Calm down, gurl. Maybe let’s understand how to use this marvelous device first, shall we?

First, we all agree that the Silk Epil 9 is pretty. The complete version is a mix of white and a very bright purple, but the purple ring in the front and center of the epilator it’s no for decoration – it has its practical use.

This ring controls the device. To use it, you’ll need to activate it by pressing a white lock with your thumb. After activated, now you can rotate the ring to the desired velocity:

  • I – On/Low speed
  • II – On/High speed
  • O – Off

This method of turning on and off is very useful because you can easily rotate the ring with just one hand during the epilation itself.

Braun Silk Epil 9 used on legs

The epilation head resembles a rotating bunch of tweezers – and that’s what it is.

If you’re not used to using an epilator, this will hurt. As you pass the epilator head through the skin, this drum full of tweezers will rotate while the tweezers make an open and close movement, ripping each hair right out of the skin.

Of course, you can relieve some of this pain by epilating under the hot shower, since your pores will open up, making the removal easier.

You can also use one of the caps included in the Silk Epil 9, such as the high-frequency massage cap, that stays in contact with the skin featuring rollers that massage the skin and help lift the flat laying hairs too.

If you want to epilate tricky areas such as the eyebrows, sideburns, or bikini area, you can also use the facial cap, which blocks off part of the epilation head, leaving a narrow space where the tweezers will rotate.

Common questions and FAQs

Can the Braun Silk Epil 9 be used in the shower?

As I mentioned before: YES! It’s fantastic in the shower and bath. You can chill in hot water and let your pores accept the separation before starting the epilation. This will make everything easier, and you will thank me later for the deadly pain I spared you of.

Can you do facial hair with the Braun Silk Epil 9?

Well… the shaver is not the best attachment, but you can use it to shave facial hair. The epilator, though, works flawlessly in shorter hairs sticking upright, and in both thick and fine hairs. If you want to epilate facial hair such as in the upper lip, chin, or sideburns, the Epil 9 will get you covered. As we mentioned before, it includes a facial cap that narrows down most of the epilation head for more precision in these tricky areas.

What is the battery life like on the Braun Silk Epil 9?

Here is my opportunity to also talk about charging and battery life. The Braun Silk Epil 9 features + and  signs that indicate when you’re charging (the plus sign will light up green), and when the battery is running low (the minus sign will flash red). Most Silk Epil 9 models take about 1 hour to charge completely, which gives approximately 40 minutes of continued use.

Does the Braun Silk Epil 9 come with a guarantee or warranty?

YES! One of the most amazing things about the Braun Silk Epil 9 is that you have 1 year of warranty, which is impressive for an epilator. However, when the warranty is over, you will be able to replace any parts of the epilator if needed, since Braun is a trustworthy and well-known company that makes replacement parts available for purchase.

What do others say about the Epil 9?

Braun Silk Epil 9 9-961V wet use in bath

By the time we are writing this review, the Braun Silk Epil 9 Epilator model 9-579 has 4.2 stars out of 5 on Amazon.

  • 4.6 stars for “Easy to clean”;
  • 4.6 stars for “Easy to use”;
  • 4.5 stars for “Battery life”;
  • 4.0 stars for “Value for money.”

Most complaints are about the price and the pain, as we mentioned, but most of the reviewers praise the Silk Epil 9 for its hair removal capacity.

Many reviewers even commented that the Silk Epil 9 is inexpensive, compared to the several Brazilian wax sessions they have had in their lives.

Conclusion on Braun Silk Epil 9

If you’re used to epilation and have the money to buy the Braun Silk Epil 9, go for it. You may also compare features with the Braun Silk Epil 7 which is slightly cheaper, but still a fantastic epilator.

Most of the concerns of people who are looking for an epilator is whether it will epilate effectively, fastly, and if it is practical enough to fit in their lives. I’d say that the Braun Silk Epil 9 is one of the best choices for the ladies with these requirements.

Review of the Braun Silk Epil 9 107
4.9

Braun Silk Epil 9 Review Summary

If you’re used to epilation and looking for the best product on the market, go for the Braun Silk Epil 9. Plus, the range of models and attachments covers every possible requirement, just make sure you pick the one with the right attachments for you. The Braun Silk Epil 9 is fabulous for both wet and dry use, charges rapidly and delivers extremely efficient epilation.

  • Ease of use
    (5)
  • Battery life
    (5)
  • Pain free
    (4.5)
  • Attachments
    (5)

Pros

  • Designed to beat the competition
  • Has a load of useful accessories and top-notch features
  • Is a top of the line Braun epilator kit
  • Can be used in the shower
  • Finer hair regrowth

Cons

  • Potential skin irritation
  • High price
  • Only cordless use

Simple FAQs on the Braun Silk Epil 9

Can the Braun Silk Epil 9 be used in the shower?

YES! All models of the Braun Silk Epil 9 fantastic in the shower and bath.

Can you do facial hair with the Braun Silk Epil 9?

Yes you can do facial hair, however the shaver is not the best attachment on the Braun Silk Epil 9. The epilator, though, works flawlessly in shorter hairs sticking upright, and in both thick and fine hairs. If you want to epilate facial hair such as in the upper lip, chin, or sideburns, the Epil 9 will get you covered. Most models include a facial cap that narrows down most of the epilation head for more precision in these tricky areas.

What is the battery life like on the Braun Silk Epil 9?

Most Braun Silk Epil 9 models take about 2 hours to charge completely, which gives approximately 50 minutes of continued use. The – minus sign will also flash red when the battery is running low.

Does the Braun Silk Epil 9 come with a guarantee or warranty?

YES! One of the most amazing things about the Braun Silk Epil 9 is that you have 1 year of warranty, which is impressive for an epilator. Plus, when the warranty is over, you will be able to replace any parts of the epilator if needed, since Braun is a trustworthy and well-known company that makes replacement parts available for purchase.

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