The Twist Away Coil Lets You Rip Out Your Facial Hair

You just have to wonder about any product whose TV commercial has to repeatedly insist “It doesn’t hurt.”

Last time we featured the Euro Braider and in continuing the theme of beauty-products-that-look-like-torture-devices we now present the Twist Away. Twist Away is a coil that a woman rolls up her face to remove “unwanted hair and peach fuzz.”

I think the manufacturer wanted to name this thing the “Slinky for Facial Hair” but wasn’t able to secure the naming rights.

They only show women using this product so I don’t think it is intended to pull out any ZZ Top beards. Although I wonder if TwistAway would have worked for the bearded lady on the Nads infomercial.


  • 6 Responses to “The Twist Away Coil Lets You Rip Out Your Facial Hair”

  • I always get suspicious when they add a bunch of unrelated shiite like “hair wraps” to the package, “for free!” Sounds like there’s an overstuffed storage center with unsellable infomercial products!

    Comment by Mel on August 31, 2009 at 7:24 pm

  • Oh, and because I’m a masochist, I created my own “Twist Away” using my room’s spring door stop. It really, ow, didn-freaking A!, didn’t hurt.

    Comment by Mel on August 31, 2009 at 7:39 pm

  • I love how that one woman (who must be very hairy) says she’s going to put in her pocketbook to defuzz herself while she’s waiting for her kids to come out of school. I’m pretty sure that’s what every kid wants their friends to see…Mom sitting in the car rolling some spring across her ‘stache sitting outside the school.

    By the way, the TwistAway looks like the DUMBEST method of hair removal EVER. Let’s be real…that’s a damn spring doorstop thingy and nothing else.

    Comment by Olivia on August 31, 2009 at 11:46 pm

  • Maybe that woman who keeps TwistAway in her pocketbook is a werewolf.

    Comment by euGene on September 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm

  • I am deeply ashamed my brain came up with this, but doesn’t the lady demonstrating the torture device look like Zora, the “winner” of Joe Millionaire and Nutrisystem shillperson?

    Comment by Kerri on December 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm

  • I don’t think anything would have worked for the lady in the Nads commercial; I bet if you found her now she would have a long beard that would make ZZ Top jealous.

    Comment by BOTR on February 1, 2012 at 11:53 am