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No No hair removal: product review

Product Review: No!No!

I've already told you about No!No! ($250), a new and painless hair-removal device that's making its U.S. debut at Sephora. Well, I was able to try out No!No!, and I think you'll like what it does.

First, it's important to understand that No!No! promises measurable, but not miraculous, results. With continued use, it will eliminate about 65% of body hair. It won't do it overnight, however; you need to be committed to using the device two or three times a week for at least eight weeks. After that time, you should see much less regrowth, and the hair that is there will not be as obvious. I've only been using mine for two weeks, but I'm already noticing a difference. To find out what it's done so far,

No!No! works by using Thermicon technology, which uses thermodynamic pulses of heat to dissolve the hair follicle. To use the device, you plug it in, insert a wire gadget appropriate to your hair length, and run it along your skin at a 90-degree angle. A green light at the top of No!No! helps you know if you're doing it right. When you are, it's steadily green. When the light flickers, you're not at the right angle.

No!No! claims to be pain-free, and guess what? It is. There might be a slight sensation of warmth, but it's not even vaguely uncomfortable. One thing I wasn't expecting, though, was the smell. As the hair follicles get zapped, they smell like, well, burning hair. It's not the best odor, but I found that after the initial session, I was zapping stubble—so with shorter hair, the stink is minimized.

As I said earlier, I'm only two weeks into my No!No! adventure, but I'm starting to see a difference. Maybe it's just the placebo effect, but I feel like I can go an extra day or two without shaving, simply because the hair doesn't seem to grow back as fast. (I'm shaving while using No!No! just so I am not a hirsute leggy lady.) The initial results are promising, and I'm going to stick with the program.

Now, I know the price is off-putting to a lot of you. It is to me, too (I was given a test unit to review). Two hundred and fifty dollars is a lot of money, but depending on how important hair removal is to you, it may be worth it. It's a lot less expensive than laser treatments, and it's much cheaper than getting your legs or bikini area waxed every month for a year. That said, it's also more expensive than kicking the Bic. I will say, though, that if you have stubborn body hair—such as thick arm hair—or if you just don't want to mess with shaving anymore, you'll want to say yes, yes to No!No!

sinsational sinsational 7 years
Hmm, girls, from my experience, I've been using this product, for years (in all his different models), I highly recommend it!, I used it "everywhere", my skin is smooth like a baby, now it rarely growths one hair here and there. For me this was the women gadget best invented ever! I love it.
mshogan mshogan 7 years
I just ordered the No!No! Kit for small areas. I want to try it out on my upper lip and eyebrows first. I am really sick and tired of tweezing, waxing and nasty ingrown hairs. I have high hopes for this product and hope i'm not disappointed.
catherinedevlin catherinedevlin 7 years
I never did see the eight-week update on this. Did we ever get the long-term story?
haleysname haleysname 9 years
i will definately be buying this after i get my stimulus package. :-) I'll shave when neccasary ( i don't wear shorts so not a huge deal to have alittle stubble) but i am also going to be using Aveeno shave minimizing body wash and body lotion. i've used the lotion in the past and did notice an effect, but tthen my store stopped selling it (i work at walgreens)but i have seen it at target. i have very high hopes for these products all together. the review definately solidified my decision. thanks you!
ramenfreak ramenfreak 10 years
I bought this from Sephora within a week of it's release. I'm not pleased with it at all. It doesn't really remove hair at all, it just singes it. In order to get a close, smooth result you have to "buff-buff-buff" away the "crystallized" hair- and it still doesn't get very smooth. In reality, the buffer is just the same product as "Hair Off's" Touch-up Mitten and Facial Buffer-- it's like super-fine sandpaper- which you don't need to use with a $250 device to remove your hair. I've been using the device at least three times a week for the last three weeks or so. I always have to shave after I use it to get a truly smooth result, so to me, it's really time-consuming. It does smell bad when you use it, but I'd gladly deal with that if the device worked, but it doesn't! I just hope I can return it for my money back.
ChelseaGirl ChelseaGirl 10 years
nikkipez nikkipez 10 years
looking forward to the 8-week post
MotoLinz MotoLinz 10 years
I will definitely stay tuned for the 8-week report. It is a hefty sum, but if it honestly does what it says it will do, I'm in.
Emiily Emiily 10 years
If I had the money I'd buy it. Does it work on the bikini area?
Trinigal Trinigal 10 years
Is it safe for dark skin women to use. I have really dark skin so im reluctant to use lasers
kbienen kbienen 10 years
i am getting married in about 10 weeks and would LOVE to use this thing and not have to worry about getting waxed! but can it really not be used on the bikini?
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
oh wow..this is exciting.
youngest_sister youngest_sister 10 years
This devise sounds interesting, but where can I find more information on how it exactly works and how effective it is compared to the other classical methods, wax for example?
Amo777 Amo777 10 years
I read online that people are really dissappointed with the results. (automatic translation, sorry). Among several complaints from women that used it. So, beware of this product.
saritabonita saritabonita 10 years
this thing hurts like HELL! ajjajaja, i rather laser hair removal :) i've done diff parts, and i'll tell ya... the lady that does it to me numbs it with ice packs and it doesnt hurt ... what hurts the most is the bikini area, but hell... its worth the pain
lala788 lala788 10 years
thank bella, i'm exctied to try it after i read your review, i know the price is a little high but, i think it worth it
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 10 years
At first glance that price seems somewhat costly, but I guess compared with laser treatment, and the longterm costs of razors, it's quite good!
lem0n lem0n 10 years
thanks jklimas for the information about using it only for face and legs. i think i might still be interested in it, i'll wait for more reviews.
htiduj htiduj 10 years
im so glad that you reviewed this product - i was wondering about it myself. the thing about hair reduction is - why cant it be reduced to never growing back? or is that what it eventually does? and why cant it be used on underarms or bikini lines? oh, and is it ok to use on sensitive skin. i hate shaving - i always nick myself. and waxing is too painfull for me to do on my legs (i sugar wax my bikini) not to mention expensive....and nair and all those other products are smelly and dont work..... keep us posted!!! and what is the try out period?
Daisie Daisie 10 years
jklimas, you can only use is on face and legs? Boo. That makes no sense to me. Why can't it be sued on arms and bikini lines? I was very excited about this product but now...not so much.
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