I love this gadget

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The older I get, the more hair grows on my face, and I know I am not alone in this. There are two main types of face hair: the downy-soft kind on my cheeks and chin, and the gnarly, tough, wiry dark hairs that spring up seemingly overnight, usually on my chin, but also on my forehead (!) with some regularity. I’ve been handling the situation by plucking, but even with glasses on, this process can be hit or miss. But then the other day I read about this hair remover—which costs just a bit over $15—and which gets rid of all growth, painlessly and smoothly. It’s like an electric razor for ladies, and I’m there for it.

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    DebraDancer
    24 Jun 2022
    2:15pm

    Been using this for awhile and, like the others who’ve commented, I LOVE it! Pro tip: for your jawline in front of ear and down under the jawbone – pull the skin taut with the other hand while you run the Flawless over the skin.

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    21 Jun 2022
    8:44pm

    You are a f’g goddess for posting this. Thank you. I have been freaked out by the upper lip growth in the last year and this straight talk and guidance is invaluable. Thanks.

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    Margaret Mary Plichta
    21 Jun 2022
    3:44pm

    I have had one for about 5 years and I carry it in my purse. I use it on my upper lip–it is perfect. Changed the battery once so far. And yes, the light is best out in daylight.

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    dahlia
    23 Jun 2022
    7:42am

    I only have the one same coarse chin hair I’ve had for decades, but after menopause I definitely got the heavy peach fuzz. I just shave it. With a dull, dry razor. I know, this is counter to everything! Works great for me. The hairs are so fine the come off easily. and the dull/dry means I am not getting a close enough shave to piss odd my skin. Obviously not for everyone’s skin or hair, but I am so into, “Once or twice a week I run the leg razor that I use most days and whose blade I change maybe 3x a year over my face” as a beauty practice. It’s so we-loved-punk-as-kids, eff-the-machine to me. Hee hee!

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    PP13
    22 Jun 2022
    12:41am

    I’ve been using this for years. It’s awesome!

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    Debra Gibson- Welch
    21 Jun 2022
    11:53am

    ok, just purchased and I can’t wait to use it! Thank you!

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    melsybelsy
    22 Jun 2022
    1:04pm

    Ha! I bought this for my 15 year old son who has awkward hair growth and not full on beard yet- it’s non intimidating and so easy to use – I want one for myself now too!

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    Jacy
    21 Jun 2022
    9:48am

    I LOVE THIS THING!!!
    Life changing, hero tool, everyday must.
    I discovered it a few years ago. Truly a game changer for having facial hair confidence.
    And I’m not even hairy but always conscious of around the mouth mustache growth.

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    kimbersam
    21 Jun 2022
    11:19am

    I was out with a friend and she was driving. At a stoplight, she whips this shaver thingie out and starts buzzing her upper lip. Looks over at me and says,” What the light is good!” I should add I also know folks who pluck their eyebrows in the car.

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    C.D.
    21 Jun 2022
    11:23am

    Could you explain why using this shaver is better than, say, the Tinkle razor I use for peach fuzz? I also wax my upper lip and chin, which lasts a couple weeks — does this produce same result?

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      Liz
      21 Jun 2022
      12:02pm

      I just ordered one of these, but I’ve been using those Tinkle razors for years. They were great at first, but it does seem like my hair might be growing in coarser and thicker as a result (plus, I’ve cut myself a few times), so I’m also curious to see how this compares. I REALLY wanted to do laser hair removal and just be done with it, but it’s ridiculously expensive. And waxing just seems so inconvenient, having to go to a salon every two weeks.

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        priscilla
        21 Jun 2022
        12:09pm

        Plus, laser hair removal doesn’t work well (if at all) on white hairs. Works best on dark hairs/light skin. The more melanin-blessed have to know laser hair removal can leave skin a lighter color.
        Also, while I’m on my soapbox, and I’m debating whether or not I should even say this… ok, why not? Please go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon if you’re thinking of laser hair removal.

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          Heather
          23 Jun 2022
          10:02am

          I had laser hair removal on my face about 6 years ago and some of the hair has come back which can be expected depending on your age, genetics etc. I have not gone back for touch ups yet because it is expensive. I spent about 1k on my chin & upper lip area alone, but I will say up until recently, it was worth it not to have to pluck, wax, shave, etc. And, yes, do your homework especially on the machine the office uses and how well they maintain it.

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    Gbea
    21 Jun 2022
    11:26am

    Yes! I’ve tried other, fancier razors for “dermaplaning” but this is the best and least risky – maybe I’m a clutz but I kept getting razor cuts/burns with those other methods. Love it.

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    Heather
    21 Jun 2022
    11:41am

    Just got this too and love it!

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    Mimi A.
    21 Jun 2022
    11:45am

    I use this gadget too and like it. It’s fast and easy to use. It’s especially good for the hairs under my chin or on my neck that I can feel but can’t see well enough to pluck. I still prefer waxing but it’s not available anywhere near where I live and I tweeze using an inexpensive, big, lighted Conair magnifying mirror I got at Costco. I could bitch about the unsightly ravages of aging, but on the bright side I don’t have hair under my arms anymore. Well, maybe one in each pit. Go figure.

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      Mimi A.
      21 Jun 2022
      12:04pm

      Correction!!! I never wax my face. I prefer threading and seek it whenever I’m in a city where I can find it.

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    DawnM
    21 Jun 2022
    12:26pm

    I love this gadget, too. Fast and easy and gentle on the skin. When it seems like it’s not working as well, it’s that head needs to be pulled off and the fuzz cleaned from under it with a Q-tip. Putting the head back on takes a little patience. My first one died after about a year (and replacing the battery didn’t work), but since it was so cheap, I just bought another one (at Walgreen’s).

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    Viajera
    21 Jun 2022
    12:30pm

    Where do the hairs end up? On my tee shirt? I’ve been curious about these things.

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      Heather
      21 Jun 2022
      3:46pm

      Kind of inside, under the cap. You just pop off the cap and there’s fluff inside!

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        Viajera
        21 Jun 2022
        5:54pm

        oh wow, thanks!! That is way better.

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    Joannawnyc
    21 Jun 2022
    1:48pm

    I love mine! You can keep it going for a long time if you buy replacement heads (should replace every 3 months) and a rechargeable battery. The little hairs get caught inside, so you need to clean it occasionally. Threading always made me break out, waxing hurt and was a pain, the chemical depillation foam gave me a rash. I cut myself using a Tinkle razor and it took a long time for the scar to fade. This baby has been perfect.

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