Worth it! Save your money on threading and waxing! Much better for skin than waxing.
Takes some getting used to though.
I ordered this because I read about it in Oprah’s O Magazine and they loved it. When I received it, I read the directions and even went to the REM website and watched a video of how to use it, but I couldn’t get it to work for me. I almost gave up and thought about tossing it, but then I decided to experiment since there were other people who liked it.
Here’s what worked:
1.) You don’t necessarily have to bend the spring into a tight U shape as shown in the pictures (you can also use it bent just a little into a wide rounded U shape).
2.) Lay the spring against your skin just below where you want to remove the hair.
3.) As you slowly move the spring upward, twirl the right hand fingers clockwise and the left hand fingers counter-clockwise. If you twirl them the opposite way, no hairs get grabbed (this was the main thing I needed to figure out and the instructions didn’t explain it).
4.) Doing this grips the hairs and pulls them out, and yes, it does hurt for a split second but no longer than that and it doesn’t leave your skin at all pink or red or irritated. I suspect it hurts more when you first start using it, but after multiple uses, I’m thinking it will hurt less.
I cannot understand why the REM company doesn’t explain how important it is to twirl your fingers in the right direction. I was ready to toss the thing. I should add that the hairs I want to grip are not at all unusual (just your average thing). So I’m giving this 4 stars instead of 5 only because I had to figure this out for myself, whereas the company could have done a better job of explaining how to use it. Once you figure this stuff out, the spring itself does a great job and is worth 5 stars for how it actually works