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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful
Works great - I would recommend
on October 10, 2013
When the original Epilady for the legs came out, my Mom and I both used it. Now, neither one of us has hair on our legs; the Epilady caused the hair to stop growing. I love never having to shave anymore! So when I saw that they now have one for the face, I decided to try it. And it's just as good as the other one. Hopefully, this will, eventually, keep the hair from growing there, too.
I don't find that this product hurts. I can feel the hair being removed, but it's not a painful thing for me.
I've read through some of the other reviews, and I may have some helpful hints.
1) Pull the skin tight in the area that you're going over. You need to get the hair into the coil as well as keep the skin away. Doing this will prevent you from having the skin pulled up into it (which doesn't hurt but does feel odd).
2) Slowly but continuously. You need to keep the unit going over the area in a continuous motion. However, don't rush it. You need to allow enough time for the hairs to get caught - it's not doing that if you're moving it too quickly.
3) It works best if you use it daily for the first week or two. Doesn't have to be a long time each session, but doing it every day will allow the shorter hairs to grow just enough to get caught - without allowing them to be so long that they're unsightly.
4) If you're finding that it's not removing the hair properly, you may not be allowing the coil to get to the hair. Be sure that you're holding it such that it's flat against the skin (put your forefinger on it like you're pointing at something and then rest the unit on your face such that your finger is parallel to your face). If you're not holding it so that the hair is allowed to get in there, it's not going to work. Remember that what it's doing is providing an "automatic tweezer" type of removal - hair has to be in there to tweeze.
5) Be sure that you're going in all directions. This is why going in a circular motion is helpful. Hair grows at different angles on your face. Therefore, you need to catch it in the way that it comes out easily. This may be why some reviewers are finding that it's not removing a particular type of hair. If you're not finding that it's getting the hair in one area of your face, it could be that you're trying to remove it in the wrong direction. Try going in the other direction on the hair, and it'll catch. This tip also helps with any discomfort you may have with the product. If you're trying to remove hair against the grain, you're going to feel it more than if you're pulling it out in the direction that it grows.
I do recommend this product. If it's used correctly, it does work. And, if it proves to be as great as the original Epilady, I won't have to use it forever. The hair will stop growing in this area!