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Old 02-10-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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have been using epilators (both 16-head and single-head tweezer by emjoi) on my underarms for a while now, while supplementing my routine with products that slow down regrowth. i've been using the same routine with both epilators, but lately i feel that they're no longer pulling hair as well as they used to. is it because the hair is getting finer that even the fine-hair setting won't work? or is there a time when epilators generally lose their efficacy regardless of hair condition?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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When I used one, eventually I had so many ingrown hairs that there was nothing for the epilator to catch, just a forest of little bumps on my legs.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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have been using epilators (both 16-head and single-head tweezer by emjoi) on my underarms for a while now, while supplementing my routine with products that slow down regrowth. i've been using the same routine with both epilators, but lately i feel that they're no longer pulling hair as well as they used to. is it because the hair is getting finer that even the fine-hair setting won't work? or is there a time when epilators generally lose their efficacy regardless of hair condition?
I use a Bellabe on my face -- which is a hand held version of an epilator. The designer claims that you have to get a new one yearly, as the coil stops grabbing. I'm at about a year -- it's still pretty good ... but not as it once was. I can tell especially around the center which gets the most bend - it's really not as good.

I would think that an epilator would do the same thing -- can you get replacement coils?
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The epilators that they make now have little tweezer plates that rotate instead of the coil. They're less painful but sometimes the plates break off.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:01 PM
 
Location: California
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I have to replace mine every 2-3 years.
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