Tweezerman Stainless Steel Ingrown Hair Splintertweeze
- Stainless steel
- Perfectly aligned tips
- Allows for surgical precise tweezing.
- Portable and practical
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Clean Tweezer after each use. Keep cap on between uses to protect the tips.
Stainless Steel, Enamel Finish
For splinters, clean the affected area with soap and water, dip the tweezers in alcohol to sterilize, use needle points of the tweezer to grab the splinter and back it out gently. After particle is removed, disinfect the area with hydrogen peroxide. To remove ingrown hairs, wash area with soap and water, dip the tweezer in alcohol to disinfect, and use tip of tweezer to isolate the ingrown hair. Tweeze hair out gently in the direction of hair growth.
Top Customer Reviews
The trick is to use the flat area of the tweezer, located just "before" the tips are tapered into points; from there you can grip the hair well enough to pluck it. It's enough of a hassle that I ordered a pair of Tweezerman's slanted-cut tweezers to do the "heavy lifting" plucking, and will use these for the precision work (that is, isolating the hair or splinter or bullet fragment.)
Make certain you keep the clear-plastic tube that covers the tips in the packaging. You will need something to keep from poking things as you retreive or sanitize them. I skewered the tube the first time I tried to use it to cover the tips, so I need to find some kind of alternative sheath for travel.
Anyway, I've had them almost a month and I'm very impressed at how well they hold their edge. The packaging material promises Tweezerman will gladly grind (re-sharpen) the tips for free -- you only pay postage. They're replace a broken or "soiled" tool for a flat $5 + postage, FWIW.
Bottom line: I've used these for several years and they are the absolute best for ingrown chin hairs (menopausal women know very well what I'm talking about) and essential for splinters. And 9 bucks is a great price for something so indispensable. I plan never to be without a pair within easy reach for the rest of my days, and I really don't say that about much.
The interior portion does not have any ridges but has been machined in such a way that it provides excellent grip when the hair is dry. Since the tips are so fine it can sometimes be hard to grasp those properly but when you do, one pull is all that's needed. For splinters, these are a must! Even with a little bleeding these have done the job very quickly and without causing anymore damage to the surrounding skin.
I would warn you that if your hands shake these are probably not the best tweezers to purchase. Since they are so precise, you have to be as well. The tips on these things are needle-like. You need a steady hand and good hand/eye coordination and for obvious reasons, don't use these anywhere around your eyes. For me, they have proven invaluable but I realize these tweezers might not be the best choice for everyone. If these don't work great for you, it will very likely be the operator, not the product. I don't even attempt to tweeze hairs if I have the coffee jitters.
What makes these tweezers so great is that they have a sharp tip that is very good at holding on to whatever it grabs. They also hold their shape (i.e. they don't bend) like other tweezers do. I use these tweezers now for all my "tweezing" needs.
I think everyone should have a pair of these tweezers on hand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing! I bought this to help me take out my ingrown hairs without ruining my skin. Sadly my mother sat on it and bent the tip. Will have to buy a new one soon.Published 1 month ago by Patricia Mejia
These are a life saver. Just be careful as they are very pointy and you will stab yourself with them. As many other reviews say. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel
Bought for my husband and I love them too. They're really sharp so be careful, but I use them on my frequent ingrown nailsPublished 4 months ago by lovemykindle247
A very useful and oddly under-used piece of a medical kit. Great for splinters, stingers, glass, and yeah, ingrown hairs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Julia and Erik