There could be a few reasons why your epilator isn’t pulling hairs. You may need to replace the blades, or they might be clogged with hair. If the problem persists, you might need to get the epilator serviced.

You will probably discover why your epilator isn’t removing hairs and not functioning correctly if you do a trial epilator.

Inspect the Epilator Head. Your epilator might not be working properly

Inspect the Epilator Head

Before epilating, always inspect the epilator head. If you see hair or debris stuck in the epilating discs, remove them and wash the head before use. Also, make sure your skin is clean and dry before epilating. If your epilator is not pulling hairs, it may be because the head is dirty or the epilator discs are worn. In this case, clean the head and replace the discs. If you still have trouble epilating, consult your user manual or contact customer support.

Clean Epilator Head

The tweezer head is probably dirty if your epilator isn’t extracting the hair. Remove the epilator’s head before cleaning it. 

You can use the brush most epilators include to remove any hair or dirt accumulated on the head. 

If you’re unlucky and yours didn’t come with a brush, you can use a small paintbrush to dry-clean it. 

You can also use a toothbrush or a hairbrush if you’re in a pinch. Just clean the head before thoroughly reinserting it into the epilator.

Use Epilator Slowly

Epilating slowly can help prevent the epilator not pulling hairs. One reason might be that if you epilate too quickly, the epilator doesn’t have time to grip and pull the hair properly. Additionally, epilating slowly allows you to get a closer, more precise epilation, which can help prevent missed or broken hairs. If you’re still having issues with the epilator not pulling hairs, make sure to exfoliate regularly- this will help prevent ingrown hairs and make it easier for the epilator to grip and pull hairs. Finally, try epilating in different directions- sometimes hair can lie flat against the skin, making it more difficult for the epilator to grab. Epilating in different directions can help the epilator grab more hairs.

Epilate After Shower

If you’re epilating after a shower, ensure your skin is dehydrated and that you’ve applied a light layer of talcum powder to the area you’ll be epilating. This will help the epilator glide smoothly over your skin and prevent it from pulling hairs. Start by epilating in the direction of hair growth and then going against the grain. If you have sensitive skin, epilate on a lower setting. And if you find that your epilator is still pulling hairs, try epilating in small, circular motions or switching to a different head. Essentially, epilating after a shower is a great way to get smooth, long-lasting results.

hair length

If your epilator isn’t pulling hairs, one thing to check is the length of your hair. If it’s too long, the epilator won’t be able to grab it and pull it out. Ideally, your hair should be about 3-4mm long for the epilator to work its best. If your hair is shorter than this, it’s possible that the epilator isn’t able to get a good grip on the hair. In either case, trimming or letting your hair grow out may be necessary to get the best results from your epilator.

Is your Skin Ready For Epilation

Make sure your skin is clean and clear of any grease or oil before starting to epilate. Another reason the epilator is not pulling hairs from the root could be that the person is epilating in the wrong direction. Always epilate in the direction of hair growth to ensure all hairs are removed from the root. Finally, ensure that you use an epilator with the correct settings for your hair and skin types.

Epilating on right angle

See if you’re holding it at the right angle. For the epilator to work best, hold it at a 90-degree angle to your skin. If you’re epilating your legs, go slowly and steady yourself with your free hand. Epilating can be painful, so go slowly and take breaks if you need to. Hold the epilator closer to your skin to minimize the pain if you’re epilating somewhere sensitive, like your bikini line. And don’t forget to exfoliate before you epilate! This will help remove dead skin cells that could clog up the epilator and make it less effective.

Rotate the epilator

You should constantly rotate your epilator so that every part can get adequately cleaned. Epilators can easily get gunked up with hair, especially in the head, where most hairs get stuck.

Most epilators come with the ability to separate the head from the body so that you can clean it more thoroughly. If your epilator isn’t pulling hairs like it used to, clean it properly – rotating it and cleaning between the tweezers – to ensure optimal performance.

Pulk Hair from tweezers 

The hairs stuck in your epilator head can also be removed using actual tweezers. I used this technique, but it was incredibly annoying.

It takes a lot of patience and a steady hand. If you have extras, try replacing your old epilator head with a new one.

Hopefully, these suggestions will enable you to get your epilator back to peak performance!

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