This is for the corded version. This review is assuming the cordless isn't dramatically different.
pros- It works on blonde hair. IPL doesn't work on every skintone/hair color.
cons- You will spend so much more time using this in comparison to home IPL devices. Now that silkn, remington i light, etc have come down in price the NONO is not worth it IMO. The silkn is 180 w/one cartridge right now on Amazon. The silkn sensepil cartridges used to go for like 50, now target online has them for 27. The corded nono is 250 and comes with 2 hot blades.
If you're getting this for the bikini area don't bother. Look up the clinical study, it didn't work well for that area. Basically my results mirrored the study results very closely. The pubmed abstract looks good but compared to my experience with the silkn it's very time consuming. Plus, the silkn works well for the bikini area which is huge, for me.
nono (corded) abstract
J Drugs Dermatol. 2007 Aug;6(8):788-92.
Clinical evaluation of a handheld self-treatment device for hair removal.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:
Laser- and light-based methods for hair removal, though effective, are expensive and may be associated with adverse effects. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a thermal, handheld self-treatment device (no!no! Thermicon, Radiancy Inc, Orangeburg, NY) for removing unwanted hair.
Twelve of the 20 enrolled subjects underwent 6 supervised and 6 unsupervised self-treatments of their lower legs and umbilicus-bikini areas at twice-weekly intervals for 6 weeks. Follow-up visits were scheduled at 2, 6, and 12 weeks after the final treatment. Results were evaluated by pretreatment, post-treatment, and follow-up hair counts.
For legs, the median clearance percentages were 48% post-treatment and 43.5% at 12 weeks.
*** For the umbilicus-bikini area, the median clearance percentage was 15% at 12 weeks.
vs silkn study results, see link below
Low-Energy Intense Pulsed Light for Hair Removal at Home
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. Feb 2010; 3(2): 48–53.
also, consumer reports-
PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS BEFORE USING! A lot of the negative reviews are from people who wanted immediate results. No!No! works over time. You have to use it 2-3 times a week foe about 4-6 weeks before you really start to see results. Over time the hair growth will slow down significantly, saving both time and money. You just have to understand how it works.
No work. Burned my face. Sent it back
(BUYER BEWARE) I called to get the price of this product since it doesn't give one on the commercial the guy I spoke with refused to give me the price for the first 5 min. Finally I got a price and he said where am I shipping this to. I said I am not ready to purchase this yet I need to speak with my daughter about what color she wants and I would call back in an hour he would not take NO for an answer he kept asking me what the shipping address was going to be. I then asked why was he pushing me into buying his product and he said let me ask you a question then he proceeded to yell at me and tell me if I wasn't going to buy why was I wasting his (F Word) time then he hung up. When I called to make a complaint they said they would take him off the phones for a week to do training so he knows how to deal with customers. I am not amused by this he should be fired, so my 16 yr old will not be getting this product for x-mas! Sorry Brittany
I was so excited to get my No No, but was disappointed the very first time I used it. Day one I used it over my fore arms and it did not remove any hair that I could see. I smelled burning hairs so I know it was working but still I could still see a lot of hair left on my arms. I used it every other day and still no results. I tried it on my chin and that was about the only result I could see and it still wasn't 100%. I can still see little hairs even after using it about 5 times. Now I decided to try it on my legs...OMG...It did nothing. I did not shave on purpose so I could see how the No No worked. When I ran it over my legs it did not get rid of any hair. My legs were still prickly. I don't have the patience to run this little gadget over my legs for 30 to 45 minutes at a crack and get no results. I'm sending mine back today.
Does not work! I gave the no!no! a chance, not just for six weeks, but for almost six months. I used it at least 3X a week or more, properly and consistently. My legs were never ever hair-free or smooth just from using it.
After doing some research, I found that an evaluation was done at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Their conclusion states, "Relative to shaving, the hot-wire (no!no!) device does not produce lessened hair density, decreased hair re-growth rate, greater duration of effect, nor induce changes in hair thickness and color. We conclude that the hot-wire device does not offer any benefit as compared to shaving."
Here's another site with some photos and more details about the study.
The No!No! is no good
It does remove fine hair by burning it off but it does not remove or stop hair regrowth. I used it religiously for 4 months on my face at least 4 times per week (if not more!). The hair still grows basically at the same rate it always has. I recently went on vacation and though I had used it the night before leaving, I had inch long hairs on my face within a week. It does not work on course hair (legs, bikini area). Used it on my legs for two months every day and it does nothing. It burns the top part of the hair off so you have constant stubble. The replacement blades are expensive. I continue to use it only to remove the fine hair on my face as I have not found anything that permanently will remove it. The product does NOT work as sold on HSN or the other promotions. If you spend the money, know that it is a glorified shaver and you will be disappointed.
First it works nothing like the commercial and you have to go over the same spots over and over again. To top it off when I got mine it didnt even work there is this little roller that moves that makes it come on well it didnt work. For 270 its crapy . I bought this 50 dollar lotion with it and the nono skin. On the web site it doesnt tell the ingredients nothing more than some lotion you would get at walmart. It didnt come with stickers to return it you have to wait on them to send you some and I read where some people couldnt even return it the company said they never recieved the product. Im hoping it might help dry up my acne if it does that I guess ill be satisfied. If your looking for something you can get rid of all your leg hair , forget it , face hair proably but anything eles you would be spending a whole day on it.
I picked up nono! in Japan, and I think it was a Japan-only/Asia-only model, anyways, considering how much it cost ¥23000, it wasn't worth it.
First off, it wasn't wireless, so I was stuck sitting on the floor. I bought this product mainly to remove the hair on my arms. I figured i could just shave my legs, but I just felt weird shaving my arms. Anyways, it burnt my hair off and the smell was so bad. It didn't hurt at all, it just felt warm. It never made my arms feel like smooth, but it removed most of the hair. I used the cream that came with it and the circular hair buffer thing, neither really had any effects. I definetly would not reccomend this product at all.
I think if you wanted hair removal, instead of buying this product, it'd be better to save up for laser hair removal.