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A good epilator for underarms?

Started 1346007140.803 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1346395506.357 by fivekiddos

None of the ones here on the Q had good review...can anyone suggest a good one? My next option would be laser removal for the underarm hair........has anyone had success using an underarm epilator?

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

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sweetpea531346008905.1173501 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011

An epilator for underarms?{#emotions_dlg.scared}

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.......

Beebo1346008996.376958 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010

Ouch!

kabella1346011526.7633681 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

Forget about it...Ouchy!

doggy-lover1346011934.971130 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011Texas

Epillators are for the REMOVAL of hair - legs, face, and yes underarms.........I'm amazed you all act as you've never heard of one...

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

kabella1346012708.7833681 PostsRegistered 1/30/2012

I never said I haven't heard of one doggy-lover but I wouldn't use it for underarms...forget about it...

chickenbutt1346013040.45722693 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

Here's the thing -

I have a Braun epilator that I really love. I also have a couple different models of Emjoi epilators that work pretty well too. Personally, I prefer the Braun.

I have used them on my underarms and it works really well, plus you have less and less hair pretty quickly. I think the hair becomes afraid to grow there! hehe - This is not for the timid or anybody who doesn't have a pretty high pain threshhold. If you can handle the pain and get through it, it is so effective to make you have less and less hair growth until it's pretty sparse and grows slowly.

If the pain thing is intimidating to you, trust me, you won't want to do this. It's probably about half the pain of trying to remove hair from your eyeballs with an epilator. I don't want to totally scare you off. It's a pain that I was able to handle. It seemed like the only ones (hairs) that REALLY hurt were toward the back of the armpit, for some reason.

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Last edited on 8/26/2012

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

Icegoddess1346013413.8371571 PostsRegistered 3/19/2010

I use the Emjoi on my underarms. Have for years. My only issue with the device is I think the rechargable batteries are just too old and won't hold a good charge anymore so I have to use it plugged in or it bogs down on underarms. I can still use it on legs without plugging it in though. You need to try to hold the underarm area tight. I don't find it to be overly painful at all. I really like the look over shaving because I have dark hair and shaving always left me with "5 o'clock shadow" of the underarms.

Now, the bikini area is a totally different story. I tried it....once and only once.

vettechick1346014610.18783 PostsRegistered 1/6/2008Upstate NY

I'm still searching for the perfect epilator for my underarms. Seems the ones that work well on the legs don't do so well on the underarms. My favorite so far is the Emjoi Emagine. It's terrible on my legs, though - lots of ingrown hairs there.

doggy-lover1346014930.3531130 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011Texas

thank you for the suggestions!

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

sweetpea531346015765.923501 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011
On 8/26/2012 doggy-lover said:

Epillators are for the REMOVAL of hair - legs, face, and yes underarms.........I'm amazed you all act as you've never heard of one...


I do know what it is....

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.......

fivekiddos1346395506.357594 PostsRegistered 4/3/2012
On 8/26/2012 vettechick said:

I'm still searching for the perfect epilator for my underarms. Seems the ones that work well on the legs don't do so well on the underarms. My favorite so far is the Emjoi Emagine. It's terrible on my legs, though - lots of ingrown hairs there.

I agree Vettechick! I still searching for the perfect underarm epilator!

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