Our products are engineered to meet the highest standards of quality, functionality and design. We hope you thoroughly enjoy using your Braun Silk·épil 9 Flex. Before using the appliance, please read the user manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
• This appliance is provided with a Safety Extra Low Voltage plug-in power supply . To avoid risk of electric shock, do not exchange or manipulate any part of it.
• Only use a Braun power supply, type 492 .
• Do not open the appliance!
• This appliance is suitable for use in a bathtub or shower. For safety reasons, it can only be operated cordless.
• This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the safe use of the appliance and understand the hazards involved. Children should not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance should not be made by children.
• For hygienic reasons, do not share this appliance with other persons.
• When switched on, the appliance must never come in contact with the hair on your head, eyelashes, ribbons, etc. to prevent any danger of injury as well as to prevent blockage or damage to the appliance.
Press the power button to turn the appliance on and off. When it is switched on, the Smart light shines to provide good visibility of fine hairs.
SensoSmartTM pressure control
The SensoSmart light turns red when you apply too much pressure. This function has been developed to provide best epilation results when using the massage cap. To activate it, press and hold the power button until the white and red flashes stop (10 seconds). Proceed the same way to disable this function.
To activate the travel lock, press the power button 3 seconds until a beep confirms successful activation. To unlock the device, press the power button again 3 seconds. Release the power button, when the appliance starts running. Unlocking can also be done via charging.
Press the speed button to switch between Speed II: power mode (default) and Speed I: gentle mode.
How to replace heads
Turn off the appliance, press the release button and take off the head. Attach a different one.
Before use, charge the appliance for 2 hours using the power supply.
Operation time is up to 50 minutes when used within 24 hours after charging. Recharge when the yellow charging light comes on or when the motor has stopped completely. A 15-minute quick charge will provide 10 minutes operation time.
The best temperature range for charging, using and storing the appliance is between 15 °C and 35 °C.
Beyond this range, charging might take longer. The built-in rechargeable battery can be replaced at an authorized Braun Service Centre when it has reached the end of its useful life.
Tips for beginners
• If you have not used an epilator before, it may take some time for your skin to adapt to epilation. In the beginning, epilate on a weekly basis to help reduce the discomfort.
• First time users should epilate in the evening so that reddening can disappear overnight. To relax the skin, we recommend applying a moisturizing cream after epilation.
• Epilation is easier and more comfortable when the hair is between 0.5 – 3 mm long. If hairs are longer, we recommend that you shorten them.
• Exfoliation avoids ingrown hairs and provides optimum conditions for epilation.
• We recommend using the massage cap with the SensoSmart function activated.
Dry usage: Your skin must be dry and free from grease or cream.
Wet usage: Make sure your skin is very moist to achieve optimum gliding conditions for the appliance. Make sure that the epilation head is clean and provided with a cap.
How to epilate
Always stretch your skin while epilating. Guide the appliance in a slow, continuous movement without pressure against the hair growth in the direction of the light. Depending on model, there are various epilation caps available:
Massage cap: for best comfort
Skin contact cap: for increased efficiency
Precision cap: for smaller epilation areas, e.g. face.
Legs: When epilating behind the knee, keep the leg stretched out straight.
Sensitive areas: First thoroughly clean and carefully dry sensitive areas to remove residues (like deodorant). When epilating the underarm, keep your arm raised up so that the skin is stretched and guide the appliance in different directions. As skin may be more sensitive after epilation, avoid using irritating substances such as deodorants with alcohol.
Face: Before epilating, clean your skin thoroughly with a disinfecting toner containing alcohol. Stretch the skin with one hand and slowly guide the epilator with your other hand in the direction of the light.
Cleaning the epilation head
After use, turn off the appliance and clean the epilation head: Remove the cap. Brush out the tweezers while turning the tweezer element manually. Take off the epilator head and gently tap it to remove hairs from inside the head. If a thorough clean is needed, you may hold the appliance with the epilation head under hot running water. Then take off the epilation head and shake off remaining water. Make sure it is dry before reattaching.
General information on epilation
All methods of hair removal from the root can lead to irritation (e.g. itching, discomfort and reddening of the skin) depending on the condition of the skin and hair. This is a normal reaction and should quickly disappear, but may be stronger when you are re - moving hair at the root for the first few times or if you have sensitive skin.
In general, skin reactions and the sensation of pain tend to diminish considerably with repeated use. If, after 36 hours, the skin still shows irritation, we recommend that you contact your physician.
To minimize the risk of infection or inflammation due to bacteria penetrating the skin when it comes to micro-injuries, thoroughly clean the epilation head and your skin before each use.
If you have any doubts about using this appliance, please consult your physician. In the following cases, this appliance should only be used after prior consultation with a physician: eczema, wounds, inflamed skin reactions such as folliculitis (purulent hair follicles) and varicose veins around moles, reduced immunity of the skin, e.g. diabetes mellitus, during pregnancy, Raynaud’s disease, haemophilia, candida or immune deficiency.
The exfoliation brush helps avoid ingrown hair by removing dead skin cells. It also improves epilating results when used 1-2 days before epilation. The deep massage pad helps improve the skin appearance.
You may use the exfoliation brush/ deep massage pad on a weekly basis on wet skin during your shower routine with your preferred body scrub or shower gel. The deep massage pad may even be used more frequently with body lotion or massage oil.
When using the appliance in a bathtub, do not immerse it fully in water since this will not provide optimum results.
How to use
Attach the brush adapter provided with brush or pad. Slowly guide the appliance in a circular motion over your skin to gently refine it. Avoid holding it on the same skin area for prolonged time. Do not use it on your face.
After use, rinse the brush/pad under running water. If needed, you may use some liquid soap for more thorough clean. The silicone cap on the deep massage pad needs to be removed to make sure there is no more water left inside. Before storing the exfoliation brush, attach the protective cap. With weekly use, we recommend that you replace the brush/pad after 12 months. Refills (ref. no.79 Spa) are available from your retailer or Braun Service Centres or via www.service.braun.com.
The shaver head is designed for a fast and close shave of legs, underarms and bikini area. Shave on dry skin to obtain best results. For trimming hairs to 3 mm length, attach the trimmer comb and guide it flat over the skin, with the opening against the direction of hair growth.
Do not clean the shaver foil with the brush as this may damage it. The shaver head can be cleaned under running water. For drying purposes, remove the shaving unit. Lubricate it regularly.Published: Saturday, June 20, 2020 Viewed 457 times.
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