Posted on August 19, 2014

My hair removal adventure with the Emjoi Epilator

Beauty/ Hair Removal/ Product Reviews
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Why do I have to be such a girly girl? Life would sometimes be so much easier if we all just embraced hair and walked around woolly and hairy.  Ugh, but that would never work for me because I despise body hair. The only place I want lots of hair is on my head, and even some days that is up for debate too. Being the ultra feminine girl I am, I want smooth silky legs and arms. I am somewhat lucky in that I have never been really hairy, my legs hardly grow hair anymore, but I do like to keep them ultra smooth. Summertime here in the south means HOT, and hot means when I am not at work I often go sleeveless. My skin is sensitive and shaving everyday often has my underarms a bit irritated, so I was game to try a new method of hair removal. 
Emjoi Epilator
When the package with the emjoi first came I couldn’t wait to try it, I got home that evening and ripped the box open, a quick glance at the instructions and here we go. Plugged it in, turned it on, a little noise no biggie the Mr. wasn’t home so I wasn’t worried about him hearing the noise and wondering what craziness I  was up to.  I without hesitation placed the unit to the skin and _____________FLATLINED, done, nope can’t do it under the sink to the basket of rejects this went. OMG I felt that first snatch and panicked. Cursing like a sailor, what the heck was I thinking, shaving isn’t so bad I thought. 

Emjoi Epilator
Emjoi epilators utilize a patented 3-disc tweezer system

A few weeks went by and as I worked on other blog posts this one kept haunting me. I do really use everything that is sent to me for review and I had to face this, the good the bad and the ugly. So I pulled it out again,  read the directions for real this time and gave it another go.  I held the skin taught and slowly went over the area with the epilator, a little pinch but bearable. Once I got over the initial shock it was fine. I have used the epilator a few times since then and now I am happy with it, let me share a few tips that helped me. 

  • Shave the day before you plan to epilate if the hair is long, that will decrease the risk of the hair snapping or breaking when pulled; 
  • Plan to use your Epilator in the evening; 
  • Take an Ibuprofen (about 1 hour prior) or use a numbing cream the first few times; 
  • Use on dry skin after a shower; 
  • Hold the skin taught and apply the epilator on an angle moving in slow motions; 
  • Exfoliate the area after to prevent ingrown hairs; 
  • Skip deodorant right after.

GRIN and BEAR it, the  pain  pinch eases up after a few rounds and smooth skin is all that remains. 

Emjoi Epilator
Emjoi epilators utilize a patented 3-disc tweezer system

I do also want to note, pay attention to wear the epilator is suited for use, they are not all created equal. This one clearly said it is not for use on sensitive areas of the face such as the cheeks. I did use it on my little lady mustache with no issues and very little discomfort. I was actually surprised by that thinking it would hurt more there than the underarm but I was wrong.  Feeling all confident I attached the sensitive skin piece and thought I would remove the little peach fuzz off my cheeks and I broke out, it was a little too much for that sensitive area. I should have followed the directions; my mistake saved you, don’t get bold. 


My final verdict is it’s a go once you get past the first use. Don’t be scared give it a try. 

Availability: Emjoi.com 
Cost: $79.95

What is your preferred method of hair removal? 

*I was provided with a sample of the product featured, all opinions are my own. 

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  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Mercedes, I have been thinking about this since I saw it on QVC in May. Supposedly, another company was supposed to send me a similar product in August but it hasn’t materialized as yet & I can’t find the PR’s email. Oh well. Anyway, I would be getting it specifically to use on my face. Do you know if Epilady has a specific epilator for face? Your tips were extremely helpful!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Mercedes, I have been thinking about this since I saw it on QVC in May. Supposedly, another company was supposed to send me a similar product in August but it hasn’t materialized as yet & I can’t find the PR’s email. Oh well. Anyway, I would be getting it specifically to use on my face. Do you know if Epilady has a specific epilator for face? Your tips were extremely helpful!

  • Holy cow ms lady!! I’m in pain just thinking about it but it has to be better than the burning hair smell I dealt with, with the No No so I’m gonna give this a try 🙂

  • Holy cow ms lady!! I’m in pain just thinking about it but it has to be better than the burning hair smell I dealt with, with the No No so I’m gonna give this a try 🙂

  • Blue-Eyed Julie

    How long does the smoothness last? Is it really worth the pain? 🙂

    • It lasted about 5 weeks for me on the face and a little less for the underarm. The pain now is not as bad as the first time, it’s worth it.

  • Blue-Eyed Julie

    How long does the smoothness last? Is it really worth the pain? 🙂

  • Take ibuprofen before…..OUCH!

  • Take ibuprofen before…..OUCH!

  • It lasted about 5 weeks for me on the face and a little less for the underarm. The pain now is not as bad as the first time, it’s worth it.

  • Michelle Luna

    Epilating has been my method of choice for almost 20 years now. Never will I pay a salon what costs more than the one-time cost of an epilator. Plus when I first started using this method, no salons were doing brazilian waxes, and using actual wax on myself was sooooo tedious and messy.

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