Usage tips for first-time users, and coil epilator users.
First and foremost, welcome to the Epilady family! We have users that are still using their original Epilady machines that came out 25 years ago! You too will become a loyal user and your machine will be as dedicated to you as you are to it. And we promise that if you keep up with the program and be loyal to your Epilady, you will truly never have to, nor want to, shave again!
What we recommend for first time users:
1) Read the instruction manual. It will give you important information about using and maintaining the machine.
2) Take a warm shower or bath prior to epilating. What this does is open your pores and hair shafts and will help reduce discomfort and make epilation more efficient.
3) After epilating, do not apply any creams or lotions for at least 30-60 minutes. This is because your hair shafts are open and when creams are applied, it clogs up these shafts. This may lead to ingrown hairs.
Each machine on the market has tweezers that close at different points as the head spins. What we recommend you do is, while the machine is in the "off" position, play around with the head and see at exactly what point the tweezers close. Take that point and put it on your leg. The Epilady epilators should be held at a 75-80 degree angle facing the user. When held at the correct angle, you will feel the machine working immediately.
Some users complain about little red bumps after epilating. Believe it or not this is a good thing! This means the hair was actually pulled from the root as opposed to being cut, as when shaving. These bumps will not last long. Epilating at night will assure you that these bumps will be gone by the morning.
We're not going to lie; you will experience a little discomfort, especially if you have never waxed or epilated before. But it will be for the first 2-3 times you use it; think of it like a program. Once you pull out the machine the third time you will notice a drastic difference in the discomfort level. Just remember, the results will last for 3-4 weeks!
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call 1-866-epilady.