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Giving up as I can't get satisfactory results
on 2 November 2017
To be honest, I've struggled with this and didn't find it very effective for my hair type.
On my legs, tends to break the hairs off at skin level, rather than pulling them out by the roots, so a couple of days later I have stubble. I have very fine, blond hair on my legs. I've tried using it 4-5 times on my legs, checking that I'm holding it properly perpendicular to the skin and pulling the skin taunt, and trimming the hair the day before so it was optimal length, making sure my skin is completely clean and dry, but it's still breaking all the hairs every time. The only positive is that it's not too painful - a bit ouchy the first time, but only slightly uncomfortable on subsequent usings.
I also tried a couple of times on the armpit, but found there it was mostly yanking very painfully on the hairs, but not actually removing most of them. So you go over a small area, it REALLY hurts, but when you look at the skin you've just tried to epilate, 90-95% of the hairs are still in situ. And the few it did pull out left bleeding pores. I think perhaps my armpit hairs are really deeply rooted (the length of the few hairs it did pull out surprised me - 2-3mm visible above the skin, but 8mm long once pulled), which would explain why they're so hard to pull out and so painful.
Also tried the bikini line a couple of times - again REALLY painful. I've had bikini waxes, and this was far, far more painful, and again, I found it really hard to actually get the hair gone. Partially this may be that I found it hard to find the right angle to use the machine.
So overall, after about 2 months of trying, I've given up on this. I just can't get it to work :(