Braun Silk Epil 7 7-561 Epilator Review

The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 Epilator is designed specifically for wet & dry operation. Thus, it ensures a hassle free epilating experience in the shower. It combines the functions of both a trimmer and epilator, since it comes with a separate trimming head for trimming hairs before epilating.


  • Silk-épil 7 7-561
  • Shaver head
  • Trimmer cap
  • Sensitive area cap
  • Facial cap
  • Efficiency cap
  • Pouch
  • Cleaning brush
  • Charging cable


  • Wet & Dry Operation – The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator is a wet and dry epilator; which means that you can use the epilator effortlessly inside the shower. Since it operates as a cordless epilator, it cannot be used once it is plugged in. It operates as a cordless epilator which once charged, can be used for 40 minutes before having to be recharged.
  • 40 Tweezers – This epilator comes with 40 tweezers, which means that it offers a faster epilating experience than most epilators in the market.
  • Pivoting Head – The pivoting head provides side to side gliding motion, and ensures maximum skin contact for efficient epilation.
  • Smart Light – The Smart Light is a very handy tool for finding fine hairs that can then be promptly removed by the epilator.
  • Two Speed Control – The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator offers two speed modes. It is advisable to use the low speed setting for people with sensitive skin or if the pain during epilating is unbearable.
  • Close Grip – With this epilator, you can remove hair as short as 0.5mm, and hence there is no waiting for hair to grow back to a certain length to epilate again.
  • SoftLift Tips – The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator is specifically designed for wet and dry operation. Even flat lying wet hair will be easily removed, thanks to the its unique SoftLips tips.
  • Efficiency Cap – The efficiency cap ensures that a wider area is covered, and hence offers a vastly faster epilating experience.
  • Facial Cap – Removing hair from the face can often be a painful experience. The facial cap is designed to remove the thin and fine facial hairs with minimum disconfort.
  • Sensitive Area Cap – The sensitive area cap is useful to remove hair from hard-to-reach areas like your underarms.
  • Shaver Cap – The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator can be used as a dry shaver, thanks to its handy shaver cap.
  • Trimmer Cap – This enables the epilator to be used as a trimmer.
  • Massage Cap – The massage cap is useful to massage the skin surface once the hair has been removed.


One look at the number of attachments this device came with, and we were pretty sure that this is one special device. The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator is a trimmer, shaver and epilator, all in one.

The epilator unit is lightweight and does not create much noise during usage. The epilator comes with two speed settings – slow and fast. People with sensitive skin are advised to use the first speed setting. Also, if you find the epilation painful with the second speed setting, switch to the first speed setting.

The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 is designed to make the whole epilation process easy and convenient. It can operate in both wet and dry conditions, and hence makes an excellent epilator for removing hair in the shower.

Epilating longer hairs often requires multiple passes, since long hair often breaks away rather than being pulled from the root during the process. Keeping this in mind, the Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 comes with a trimmer head that is extremely useful for trimming long body hair before epilation. If you prefer shaving, this wonderful epilator also comes with a shaving head attachment.

It however, does not come with an exfoliating head like the Braun Silk epil 7 SkinSpa – 7-929 Epilator. Hence, it is advised that you exfoliate your skin with an exfoliating scrub.

Using an epilator for removing facial hair can be a nightmare for first time users. The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator comes with a facial cap too that is very efficient at removing facial hair. Using the facial cap during facial hair removal is much more comfortable.

Epilating the bikini areas and underarms is another nightmare for first time epilator users. The pain is often unbearable on first use. That is why the Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator comes with a separate sensitive area cap that does reduce the pain involved in the process. In case the pain is still unbearable, have a warm shower and some numbing cream before epilating again. Rest assured, epilation pain does reduce as one continues to use the epilator.

The smart light is another very useful feature of this epilator. It is a great help for finding out thin and soft hair. Once the epilation is done, the massage cap that comes bundled with this device can be used to soothe the skin.

The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator is ideal for covering larger areas quickly, thanks to its efficiency cap attachment. However, it is advisable not to use this cap if you are a first time user, since the pain is even worse as larger areas are epilated with this attachment.

One particular feature we noticed about this epilator is the ease with which it can epilate wet hair. The epilator works equally efficiently on wet and dry skin.


The Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 is a wonderful epilator that comes with a lot of extremely useful attachments such as the trimmer and shaver heads, and is highly recommended for those who do not want to invest in a separate trimmer and shaver.

  1. Can men use this epilator?

  2. Great post. I’m a long time fan of Braun epilators.

  3. Reply
    Lelio Vieira Carneiro July 30, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Helpful information. Lucky me I discovered your web site accidentally. This is one of my favorite epilators now.

  4. I came to your Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 Epilator Review when recommended by a friend of mine. I was planning to buy this epilator, but was unsure of moving away from waxing as a method of my hair removal. Great review, and you have my heartfelt thanks.

  5. Thanks a lot for posting, your post is very useful. I was planning to buy this epilator, and I finally did thanks to your review.

  6. Have tried the silk epilators, and I highly recommend these products. Now I am also bothered about my wrinkles. I dіd а shаllоw рееlіng fоr сlеanіng. Thе rеsult wаs albeit good, gоnе arе the prominent wrіnklеs, thе skіn hаs beсоmе mоrе еvеn. I would really appreciate something on the lines of wrinkle control.

  7. I got this epilator, and I couldn’t be happier! It works on coarse hair as well as fine hair. I even use this as a facial epilator, although the epilator pain is a bit too much.

  8. I have been planning to buy this epilator since two weeks. Great review, I immediately got one after reading this thoroughly.

  9. This epilator and the Philips Satinelle are my two favorites. Really like this Braun one like none another.

  10. I had purchased this epilator in May 2017 and it lasted for exactly 2 weeks. I contacted Braun, and they sent me a new one immediately. It must have been a faulty piece, because the new unit is still working very fine.

  11. This wonder even picks up fine hair! I really love this epilator, and would recommend this to anyone out there!

  12. I’m using the Karmin epilator and I love it. I recommend it

  13. Braun epilators are all the rage now, and I can’t see why it shouldn’t be. They are robust and feature-packed as ever.

  14. This epilator is a true successor to the epil 5 series. I had an epil 5 for more than 3 years before I bought this one. Mind you, the epil 5 is still going strong!

  15. I have two Braun Silk epil 7 7561, one for my sister and one for me, and I have never been happier! Thanks Being Hairless for this epilator review!

  16. Long time user of the silk epil (5 series), can confirm that it is a WONDERFUL device!

  17. This is my favorite epilator. I love the Braun epilator series, and this is an excellent Braun Silk epil 7 7-561 epilator review.

  18. I love the Braun silk epil 7 epilator. I have tried Remington before, but nothing comes close to the Braun experience.

  19. Hi Ann! Thanks for your appreciation. We are happy that we could help you choose an ideal epilator.

  20. Thanks for your appreciation. Glad that we could help you choose an ideal epilator.

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