Unlisted Brand • No!no! Long Term Hair Removal • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have always had fine black peach fuzz all over my body. With light brown skin, it is very noticeable and it has made me very self conscious. Especially in a swimsuit. Since I am scared of the scarring that can be caused by lasers, I decided to try the no! no!. My target areas are face, belly, and bikini.
The first thing I noticed was that when the "blade" is inserted, it is below the guard. At first I thought I had inserted it incorrectly, however, I later found out this is the design. You see, as you roll it over your skin, the blade "pops" out. If you reach the right speed, the blade will stay out and the blue glow will be steady. If you move too fast or too slow, the blade will move in and out and the blue light will flicker.
After doing a test on my arm and legs, I moved on to my face. At first it was very difficult to get the speed right. I was eventually able to get there. Both cheeks and sideburns took about 30 minutes. I only slightly burned myself a couple of times. The burns left no noticeable marks. After I had completed the treatment, I used the scrubber that was included in the kit. In hindsight, this was a mistake. After using it, my cheeks were stinging and irritated. I used my MUAC mandelic acid toner, which stung a lot, to prevent breakouts and then I topped it with a moisturizer. After 20 minutes my cheeks are still stinging.
Next, I did my belly. Compared to the face, the belly is super easy and fast. It took about 10 minutes with good results. Again, I used the buffer, and again, I regretted it. My belly skin is irritated and stinging. NO MORE BUFFER.
Overall, its not too bad. I will use on my bikini line next. I plan on sticking to the treatment for several weeks before making a final judgement.
Update: No breakouts on my face after treatment. I have gotten very quick, about 30 minutes for face, arms, legs, and belly.
Update #2: After a while of using this, I realized that this does not work on my legs or arms. The hair just seems to bee too thick for it to burn through. Also, it still takes me a several passes to burn all the hair off.
On my face, the result has been very different. It has greatly reduced the amount of hair. My makeup looks great now.
On my belly, the hair has been somewhat reduced.
Would I recommend this product? If you have facial hair that is very noticeable and $300 to spend, then go for it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised that there are so few reviews of this product.
I've been using this for the last couple of years. It's definitely decreased my hair growth but it takes a long time and the hair never really completely goes. There are always a couple of hairs that pop up. Also, don't think that once you've used it you will have fuzz free skin. You still have to use a razor. It's difficult to wax the same areas after using as the hair just breaks off.
It doesn't hurt at all and is quite safe. I hardly notice any smell of burning hair.
You have to replace blades pretty often and the ones for long hair aren't available as easily as the short ones
Now they have a new model with new blades that don't work on the old one.
The new model also can be used on small areas which the old one unfortunately couldn't
It's hard to reach areas like the back.
If I'd known I'd still be needing to use this more than 2 years down the line, I may never have bought it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have the pink cordless 8800 device. It is safe on darker skin. So If I have a the patience to see results, it is worth a try.A harvard dermatologist doc said never user laser on the face is you have tan skin.
I have a lot of coarse wavy hair and Asian tan skin.. Hair removal has been such a chore all my life. Waxing caused ingrowns and shaving would be a grind. After careful consideration, I am trying this tool. It uses Thermacon technology to reduce hair density. My goal is to go hairless at least for a month. Asking too much?
Week 1- I start on my arms and legs.First, I wash my arms and legs with soap and water and dry. I glide the device over my stubble. It takes about 1 hour - 3x a week right now. No PAIN!!! but a lot of burnt hair smell. Takes a little practice Always glide off and lift off the skin. Never stop on the skin or you may get a mild burn. Careful of contours. Nothing major. And go over hairs in opposite directions of growth a few times.
I notice the result is like a smooth shave. The tool burns the surface hair and
weakens the hair root below. My arm hair looks smoother than the legs since my hair texture is less coarse. And it takes less time.
Week 2 - 5 - arms are still smooth and there is less hair to clear on thighs. Still see daily coarse stubble on legs below the knee. Still 3x a week and 1/2-1hr each session. Tried to do the chin but I slightly cinched the skin.the unit jumps around the chin area. I will not attempt my chin since I scar easy. Sticking to threading or my epicure/bellabe spring for my curves on the chin. I keep it away from my face.
Week 6 - need replacement cartridge. It finally broke. Legs have 25 percent less hair and everything is finer in texture. I am getting excited to see what happens in another month. I use a hair cream remover once in a while to remove what is left
over when I have a event. I notice very smooth and even baby like skin. The hair is thinner and the hair folicals are smaller.I don't recommend shaving
the stragglers. It makes the hair coarser. And as the hair gets finer, the device works better.
Overall- I use the highest setting on my arms and legs. It does not get all hairs every time. My arms stay clean for a month. My legs is about 3 days. Better than every other day. 25%reduction overall for me and patches are hairless for months. Used it on my tween daughter's legs.Her hair did not come back for a month. This product is great for virgin and fine hair. I used it on her 3-4x over a year and her hair grows back slower and slower.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I was very excited to find a no!no! on ebay for sale, so I did not have to pay $250 for it, but instead was able to purchase it for a little more than over half of the retail price after buying replacement blades (I didn't realized the no!no! was used when I bought it, yuck! I had to buy my own blades). The product takes a lot of dedication. You have to go over the same area again and again, and sometimes it stings a little if you hover in one place too long. Make sure you are also prepared for the smell. My whole town home smelled like burning hair hours after I was done. The results so far are very good, though. The hair is not coming back, which is great. I was even able to use the product along my bikini line. A super plus is the complete lack of ingrown hairs. I've used a lot of hair removal products and that was the biggest problem I've had. This product is not a one day fix, though! Like I said before, you have to go over the same area many many times to get results. This hair removal treatment is used to permanently remove hair over a matter of months. So be patient and enjoy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought the no!no! for two reasons: 1) I cannot resist cute gadgets, and 2) I absolutely despise all forms of hair removal. Shaving, waxing, epilating - if I never had to resort to them again it would be a blessed day. I'm also too lazy to go all the way to a salon or a doctors office for something I can pretty much do at home. So I saw no!no! as a reasonable compromise. It wouldn't zap all my hair away forever, but it might reduce the amount of time I'd have to devote to getting rid of it in the future.
As proof of my supreme laziness, I have to state that in the four months I've had the no!no! I've used it about four times. Three days in a row immediately after I got it, and once about three weeks ago. So why the review? Because it stunned me by actually producing some very noticeable results.
Price and Packaging details:
no!no! is available at Sephora for $250 USD. It comes with: 3 short hair blades, 2 long hair blades, charger, storage bag, cleaning brush, and a buffer. The unit itself is very small, approx. three inches long, but it's pretty solid and hefty for it's size as it is made of metal. It seems like it could easily survive a dropping, which I know I will eventually get around to doing to it. The 'blades' are actually small plastic attachments, housing either an extremely fine wire (for long hair) or a very thin strip of metal (for short hair). They fit into the top of the unit, and are spring loaded so that they activate once pressure is applied to them. Neither have to potential to cut you, but the wire/metal is delicate and can damage easily. The buffer is pretty much what it sounds like: a small buffer disc on a styrofoam backing with flaps you fold backward to form a handle. It would be really nice if more than one was included in the package (as I tend to get buffer-happy), but they aren't expensive to replace. The number of blades that are included is reasonable, it should get you through several treatments. The charger is basically just a plug, so it's quite easy to pack things into the storage bag and travel with them. Based on the results I've had, and the price of replacement blades and buffers, I think the cost is fair.
My no!no! is NOT cordless. The on/off switch for the device is located on the adapter, and therefore it must remain plugged in during use. The cord is fairly long, but can still be annoying if you want true freedom of movement. To use it, you snap in a blade and slide the no!no! over your skin. There is a little light on the unit that turns solid green when you are using correct speed and pressure, and flickers when you aren't. I don't concern myself too much with the light, preferring instead to watch the effect the blade is having on the hair it's passing over to gauge how it's working. When the blades zap the hairs, you will either feel a very mild tingle, or actually see the hair shrivel up, depending on it's length.
The blade does produce some heat, but it's not enough to cause discomfort. After one of my treatments I did notice some tiny little pinpoint scabs in a few areas which I think were the result of using an old blade or perhaps too much pressure? They were minor and disappeared in about a day or two, so I wasn't bothered by them. I also did not notice any 'burning hair' odour during treatments. I suppose it might occur in an area with considerable growth, but I honestly don't think it would be very noticeable.
You end the treatment by buffing off the shriveled little remnants of hair. A fair amount of pressure and repetition is required to get things smooth to the touch, but the buffing surface is so fine you'd really have to go overboard or have paper-thin skin to leave yourself raw. And bear this in mind: no!no! is not going to replace your normal hair removal method. You'll still need to shave to get rid of all stubble. YMMV, but that's what I've found.
In my case, the initial treatments were fairly time consuming, I'd estimate forty minutes to an hour for both legs. I only have noticeable hair on my calves, and it grows in dark and coarse (lovely I know - thanks genetics!) so that was where I concentrated things. I used the long hair blade first, and followed it up with the short hair blade for good measure, so that definitely contributed to the length of time. The two treatments I did in rapid succession were much shorter, as there was very little to treat following the previous day's zapping and buffing.
Okay, here's where it got interesting for me! As I said above, I'm lazy, and have only used my no!no! about four times. I went back to shaving purely due to time constraints. I got even lazier recently, and went without shaving for a few days - hey - it's still winter! What amazed me was seeing that there were large patches of skin with little or no re-growth on them. Knowing that hair grows in at different rates, I went without shaving for about four more days (so for a week total), to see if this was just a fluke. It wasn't. I've been shaving long enough to know what a week of regular stubble looks like, and this was not it. The hair was really gone. I was so impressed. I'm traveling right now and did not bring no!no! with me, but when I get home, I will definitely be using it again, and much more regularly!
no!no! is not cheap but it's upkeep is reasonably priced. Buffers, which last through many uses, are about $7 for a pack of two, and the blades are 5 for $21. (Overall, in my opinion, epilators still give the most bang for my hair removal buck.) It is time consuming, but doesn't seem to require constant use to do its work. Just the fact that it DOES work is amazing to me. I'm excited to continue using it (having vowed to do so more often) and I will try to update with my long term results!