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Being from an Italian background.. dark body hair had always been an issue for me growing up. I have never found the hair removal product that is 'just right' for me. Waxing - too painful and shaving makes me suffer with ingrowing hairs.
The No! No! Hair removal is always advertised on sales tv channels - especially the American ones and they seem to have brillian reviews. Im not usually one for falling for TV adverts but anything was worth a go to avoid the pain of effective hair removal.
Bank card in my hand I ordered the product from the TV channel and patiently waited for it to arrive.. t only took a few days - I was expecting it to take longer.
The packaging is fairly simple and what I was expecting - a white box with a picture of the No! No! on the front. I didnt really think about it.. but the product came with an American plug - being an American product and all that - but it also came with a British adapter which was a relief - no messing about. The product also came with a manual and instruction DVD which I thought was a nice added touch.
The DVD exlained to be that this product works better on longer hair. The theory behind it is the heat from the blade transmits on to the hair follicle and down to the root to stop the growth of the hair - and also removes it.
The first time I used this No! No! I found the DVD very very useful - the No! No! itself helps you on the way too. You are advised to keep it at a 90 degree angle from the area you are wanting to remove hair from. If you are doing it wrong the green light will turn on and off until you get the angle of the No! No! right again. You move the product in little circles - in my case on my leg - and away you go.
The product works - there is no denying that. However as I have quite think body hair it took weeks to get completely smooth. I imagine this would work better on finer hair. The No! No! was completely pain free too - which was a relief as there is nothing worse than painful hair removal.
I really do like the No! No! and will continue to use it for now. The product cost me just short of £150 and I do think that it is worth every penny.
I bought the No No about three months ago from Amazon. In the past I've tried shaving, waxing, creams, epilating and I've come to the conclusion that I have quite strong hair that just doesn't want to leave. I'm by no means rich and the No No was a sizeable chunk off my monthly income, but I decided it was time to take action to get rid of this unwanted hair for good.
I've been using the No No initially three times a week for the first month and two times a week for the last two (mainly because I'm lazy). Top half of my legs the hair has all but disapeared, the bottom half of my legs there is a noticeable difference, hair growth thinner and patches of no hair at all. Under arms and bikini line no noticeable patches but I believe the growth has definitely slowed down. I use the buffer about once a week, as I said I'm lazy so by this time its maybe 3-5mm long but this is a vast improvement to the 5 o'clock shadow that I used to get on my legs. It does smell of burning hair when you use it, so I do it in my bedroom on my own with the door closed and the window open before I have a shower in the morning, the smell on your skin washes off and the smell in the air goes within a few hours.
The thermo tips claim they last about an hour of constant use and you have to clean them every so often with the brush provided. I do this, in my experience the tips for long hair tips have on two occasions only lasted about 1 minute but the short hair tip that I use has lasted ever since I got the No No and the long hair tip I'm using at the moment has lasted about a month so guess for the most part I would say they're reliable. I'd say it takes me about an hour each time I use the No No, I go over each area 2-3 times (I aim for two but if I'm watching tv at the same time I forget how many times I've done it.) It doesn't take much concentration but if you do have sensitive skin (I do) it can get a little red from the heat. I have once burned my leg using it, but that was because I wasn't paying attention to where I was going and I kept going over the same area - maybe I have a high pain threshold or something, but I didn't feel it until my skin had started to feel warm!
So I think that's all aspects covered; don't expect instant results because it won't happen but if you stick at it you won't be disapointed. In my opinion, definitely worth the money.
Unfortunately for me I have always had a problem with hair on my body. Me and hair just do not get along unless its on my head (I'm sure it's the same for a lot more women). I have really dark thick hair and I regularly suffer from ingrown hairs, which do not look pretty! So quite naturally I'm always on the look out for hair removal products.
Shaving, waxing and hair removal cream are not my friend. I can't shave everyday because of the ingrown hairs waxing is pointless as the hair grows back to quickly (suppose to last around 6 weeks more like 2 days) and the same with the cream, I could go on!
One day watching the tv I came across the American advert for No! No! Hair removal. Honestly, the advert completely put me off. It wasn't till a few months later when I seem it on groupon (for a whole lot cheaper) that I actually read up on it and decided to give it a go.
I couldn't wait for it to arrive and when it finally came I was straight on it! It came in a white box with a picture of the No! No! in front. Inside the box was of course the No! No! The power supply - this is American but you do get a British adaptor with purchase. The buffer, hot blades for short and long hair. A cleaning brush for the No! No! Instructions manual and training DVD. And finally a little bag to store gadget and bits and bobs. As I got it from groupon I got extra hot blades.
Let me explain a little about the technology behind it all. On the DVD it explains that they use Thermicon Technology. The heat from the wire on the hot blade transmits on to the hair follicle and down to the root, where it should disrupt hair growth. The heat also helps to remove the hair. It does say that you have to use No! No! for at least a month before you can start seeing a difference with your hair, as you have to treat the hair in a certain stage of hair growth.
So I'm already to go, I even let my hairs grow especially. I read the manual, then I watch the DVD as it says to do. This was a waste o time it told me everything I had already read. Great for people that learn visually and hearing what to do though. The No! No! which came in pink (you can also get it in black) is very small for the box it comes in. You can see the LED light when you look inside and where you place the hot blades.
I placed the hot blade for long hair in and of I went. When No! No!-ing you have to keep the No! No! at a 90 degree angle from the skin and have to keep a steady pace. The No! No! helps you with this, a green light stays on when your doing it right. If not the green light flickers. So, you do the section with the hot blade and buffer the area going in round circular motions. This helps to remove some burnt hair and make it smooth. After, repeat with the hot blade for short hair. This is used for stubble mainly. I personally found the No! No! very simple to use. It does say in the manual to practice in areas like your legs or arms before you move to more sensitive areas like your underarms. But it doesn't take that long to master.
So I've done all this, gave No! No! a quick clean and I feel my legs. Im expecting to feel silky smooth legs, but what is it I feel? Hair! Of course a lot of hair has gone, but there is still a lot there! Every time I No! No! I have to shower afterwards to shave my legs to get rid of the excess. However if you have finer hair I think this would be less of an issue. I did read somewhere. That after being used quite a few times the finish will get smoother. Well it's been a little over three months now and it's the same.
I don't only shower to shave though. When you No! No! it leaves a smell of burnt hair and it can linger, so I find it best to shower after a No! No! treatment. That's a good thing about the this treatment you font have to wait 8-12 hours to use certain things like with waxing.
Also after using the No! No! Be aware of the hot blades as these can get very, well, hot! The hot blade can break or just stop working but you can buy replacements. There said to have around 6 hours of life, but I use mine 3-4 times a week and I'm still waiting for this to happen. It is recommended that you use No! No! around 3 times a week.
To be honest I don't rate the No! No! that much and think its been a bit of money wasted. I was expecting a little more, I kept on going but in still waiting for things to happen. I'm still going to carry on and hopefully I will preserver. The whole process take just as long as shaving so the time is not really a problem. Using the No! No! doesn't hurt either, the first few times I felt a little heat sensation but that was all. Though this may be different on more sensitive skin.
I am hoping that with more time and commitment my legs will start getting better with the No! No! I think if you have quite fair hair this product may be more for you. You can pick the No! No! up for around £140.
I'm going to be extremely scathing about this item. I think it's one of the biggest swizzes I've ever come across.
It doesn't work.
I was swimming a lot at the time I bought this, so I thought it would be good to not have to shave as much, especially around the more sensitive areas of the body... Having read all the marvellous claims and seen it being demonstrated on shopping TV, I allowed myself to be persuaded to buy it. I really should have saved my money.
I used it for a couple of months. It did absolutely nothing to reduce or halt hair growth. It was extremely fiddly to use. After use you have a layer of toasted skin to deal with, which needs to be moistured as it gets dried out and flaky. Not a good look. It's tedious to use and takes ages to do something like a leg. It's very, very difficult and frustrating to use on areas of skin, like the armpits or the bikini line, which aren't entirely flat. In fact, impossible, I'd say. You have to learn the technique of keeping it moving at a certain rate for it to work without stuttering and cutting out.
The interchangeable heads supplied are expensive to purchase, something like £18 for a set of 5, and they don't last more than a few hours each. Given that it can take an hour to do the legs, and that you are supposed to keep doing this almost every day, it would cost a fortune to use, especially as there was no appreciable slowing down of hair growth as is claimed.
Now, I was very assiduous in following the instructions to try to get the desired result. I kept at it faithfully for about two months. As you can tell, I gave up in disgust. It's yet another of these unproven "scientific" products which exploits the consumer and makes claims that simply aren't delivered.
Shall I say it again? DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
I heard about the No! No! Hair Removal system on QVC but was sceptical as to whether or not it would actually work, but I was excited to think that it would.
I HATE shaving my legs, I get terrible shaving rash, it takes me forever, razor blades are expensive and I'm always forgetting to do it.
So when I heard about this I wanted to try it. At £139.99 though it wasn't a cheap decision and I thoroughly researched it on the internet. I read the reviews on here, on QVC and even found some on You Tube. All the reviews seemed to be mixed, some people loved it, some people said it was a waste of time. In fact, I think most people said it was a waste of time but did I listen? No No!
I ordered off QVC thinking I would try it for 30 days and return it if I didnt like it. It came in a nice little box, with the No! No! itself (I got the pink one), the power adaptor, 4 'hot blades', a buffer and a pouch. There was also an instruction booklet and a DVD.
I was very excited when I first received it and gave it a go straight away. It took a lot longer than I expected, about 10 minutes just to do a small part of the front of my leg. But I thought I would percivere. After about 40 minutes I still hadn't done even half of one leg and gave up. I then got in the bath to shave the rest of my legs and OUCH! It really stung where I had been using the No! No!.
I did try using this a few more times (without getting in the bath afterwards) but I found it very difficult to use. It is very easy on the front part of your leg, but when you get to the back of your leg - you can't see what you are doing, and it seems to 'sink' into your leg muscle (I don't have fat legs I'm a size 6!!) and it is really hard to do.
Anyway my 30 days passed and I didn't end up returning it so I am £139.99 out of pocket and an unhappy bunny. I have gone back to shaving my legs, which now seems so much easier.
Please please don't do what I did and start dreaming that you have found the solution! I got caught up in the advertising and didn't listen to my head.
All in all, this is completely useless. I wonder if I could sell it on Ebay...?
I have epilated and shaved for years and after searching for the next best thing that wasn't going to break the bank i decided on the No No! With it having reviews of no pain i was sold and with the price being half of a laser hair removal machine it seemed very attractive. The device is cute and small easy for travel and the reviews were right it doesn't hurt. There was a smell of burnt hair though when using it! After using the No No for two months i haven't really seen any growth reduction and with me having to use the item every couple of days on full legs, arms, underarms and bikini it is becoming to much. I will continue to use the product for another month or so to see any difference as i do have a lot more hair growth than other people i know.
After years of shaving, epilating and waxing I finally considered slightly more long term fixes. I've always found it so frustrating when you spend ages removing hair only for it to come back to haunt you. Someone suggested I took a look at the no!no! hair removal system. After doing a bit of research, I learnt that this particular hair removal system works on the thermal principle of heat transference. Basically, this involves the heating and burning of the tips of hairs resulting in heat being conducted down the hair follicle which eventually disrupts hair growth. Although it seemed a bit pricey (around £100 at best), after looking at a few reviews and explanations of how it worked it did sound quite promising. It was also a much cheaper option than IPL or laser surgery, and will work with all types of hair colour and skin tones. Eventually, I splashed out on one.
Firstly, it's important to realise that No!No! does not claim to completely remove all of your hair permanently. It also doesn't claim that you'll notice results immediately. However, they do say that if you use it a few time a week for about a month you should notice a significant reduction in hair regrowth eventually leading to a 65% (maybe more if you are lucky) reduction, and an increase in the time it takes to grow back. It's supposed to be a easy form of hair removal with no pain, no ingrown hairs and no mess. Overall, doesn't sound too bad.
===Things to be careful of===
There are a few things to be careful of. The thin wire that is used to conduct heat down the hair shafts can become extremely hot, so you must not touch it, even when turned off as it can take a while to cool down. For this reason, don't let children get reach of this. Also, this wire can be quite flimsy and if it snaps you must replace it. No!No! is not appropriate for use on sensitive areas like face, breasts of genitals. So this product is not for you if you were hoping to give yourself a brazilian.
===Packaging & First Impressions===
It comes in a square, cardboard black box which does look quite smart. Upon opening it, I found everything was slotted into bits of cardboard, which was in my opinion, a bit of a waste of packaging. However, at least card is a material that can be recycled. Inside the box is
* The no!no! hair removal device itself which is oblong in shape and black. My first thought was that it was smaller than expected, but realised that it could easily be taken away with me, so I could no!no! on holiday too.
* Power plug
* A a little drawstring storage bag, handy for taking the device away with you.
* A cleaning brush to clean out the bits of burnt hairs.
* A buffer
* Hot blade for long hair
* Hot blade for stubble
There was also a manual with instructions for use which was clear and easy to understand.
To start using the device, you have to plug it in to a socket. For some people, this may be a disadvantage as you have to be near a plug socket. For me, this was not an issue. You then have to insert the wire gadget into the device itself. This is the wire used to heat the hairs. Then you run it along the skin against the direction of hair growth while holding it at a 90 degree angle. There's a handy little green light on the device that remains stready if you're moving it at the right angle and speed, but flashes if you don't. I thought this was a pretty neat idea as it meant you know whether you're doing it right or not. I know with some products there's always the worry that it's not going to work because you're not doing it properly.
The first area that I tested the no!no! device on was my leg. The first thing I noticed was that the sensation was indeed painless, however there is a slight tingling sensation and I could feel the warmth. This wasn't unpleasant though. The next thing that hit me was the smell. The odour was a burning smell as the hairs get zapped. Although it's not exactly a pleasant smell, it's not a major problem as the next time you use it you only have to remove stubble, so there's less hair to burn. After using the no!no! device, you use the buffer to smoothen your legs and remove the "crystalized" hair tips. After I'd done my legs though, I could still feel stubble.
I did also give the device a go on my bikini line. No!no! is supposed to be safe for the bikini line provided you don't go any further. I could feel the heat a lot more in this sensitive area, but I experienced no pain. However, due the thicker nature of pubic hair, I found I was left with even worse stubble in this area. The day after, I also got a bit of a rash, a sign that perhaps this area is just too sensitive for that kind of treatment.
Although my very first go with the no!no! wasn't so great, I did persevere. After using it about twice a week for a month, I did notice a slight reduction in hair regrowth and hair density as I was able to go a little longer without shaving, the hairs also seemed to come back finer. Unfortunately it does take a bit of a time commitment, and I'm afraid to say that after that first month I did get out of the habit of using it, probably due to the less than miraculous results. I guess for that kind of price, I was hopeful of something more. However, I think someone more commited than me may experience more success if they were to continue using it.
The no!no! device I used was one of the earlier classic devices. However, they have more recently introduced the no!no! 8800 which claims to reduce hair growth by up to 94%! It's also cord free and suitable for the face. Part of me wishes I'd waited a bit longer and bought this model instead where I might have had more success, but I've already spent my money on a no!no! product that I'm hardly overwhelmed with, so I won't be giving them any more.
In conclusion, I'm not really a fan of this product. Maybe it's just my fault for being too impatient. At the moment, I'm mostly epilating which is faster and doesn't leave that nasty burnt hair smell. However, I do think I may give it a second chance in future, afterall it wasn't a cheap buy.
I think this product is only for you if....
- You can afford it.
- You are able to make the time commitment, in which case you need to be willing to spend at the very least around 1 hour per week for at least a month for results.
- You want to reduce hair growth but appreciate that you will still have to deal with some hairs as this is only a semi permanent solution and is not professional. You may want to consider the 8800 which supposedly reduces hair by much more, but it is nearly twice the price!
(also posted on ciao)
After alot of reading about the wonder that is the no!no!, I uhmmmed and ahhhed for quite some time but have recently given in and bought one - which wasn't cheap, at £129.99! (but at least I got some advantage card points back as I bought it from Boots). I will be writing this review in stages, adding to it as I use the no!no! more and more, and hopefully see results!!
The no!no! is a hair removal system that gradually, over time is supposed to reduce hair, in a similar way to how laser hair removal works. The main difference is that the no!no! uses heat instead of light, and so apparently works on all types of hair (whereas some lasers don't work on blonde hair!)
*** The Technology***
The no!no! uses what they call 'Thermicon Technology' which basically involves using a wire to transmit heat to the hair. This heat travels down the hair follicle to the root, supposedly there disrupting growth of the hair. The hair above the skin is in this process singed or burnt off, meaning that hair is removed and future growth is disrupted at the same time. However, as hair grows in 3 stages (anagen, catagen and telogen) and it needs to be treated in its anagen phase, you have to use the no!no! repeatedly over a long period of time in order to see results - the longer you use no!no! the more effective it should therefore be.
***The no!no! system itself***
The no!no! is quite a small device, much smaller than my epilator, and has two rolling parts on the end. Inside you can see an LED and two metal prongs, onto which you have to place the hot blades before use. You get 3 hot blades with the no!no! - one for longer hair and 2 for stubble (the hot blades do wear out and that's why you get 2 for stubble, and you can buy replacement ones when these wear out). You then connect the no!no! to the mains using the adapter provided, and the no!no! is ready to use. There's no need to wait for the no!no! to heat up or anything, it's ready to use immediately!
The no!no! comes with a user manual and a DVD which I highly recommend watching before trying to no!no! as it's quite hard to get the technique right to begin with, and there is a risk of burning yourself!!
***Ready to no!no!***
Once you have assembled the no!no! you simply have to roll it along the skin, keeping it at a 90 degree angle to the skin. Sounds easy, but it takes practice as it's very important to maintain a steady motion and speed - the green light will flicker if you are not no!no!-ing correctly. You should aim to keep the green light steady while no!no!-ing. It does however have some kind of safety mechanism whereby the hot blade retracts from the skin if you are not maintaining a steady motion, which actually makes a terrifying noise if you're not used to it.
The user manual advises plenty of practice before moving onto complicated curved areas such as elbows, knees or armpits, and I cannot recommend enough that you adhere to this advice. The first couple of times I attempted the armpits the no!no! BIT ME with it's hot wire, leaving tiny tiny but very sore lines burnt into my skin. We're not talking serious burns but they were enough to sting... alot! You can however master the no!no! pretty quickly - I haven't burnt myself since then!
Oh, and no!no! smells really badly of burning hair - for obvious reasons, and the smell does linger, both in the room and on the skin, so I recommend no!no!-ing before a shower rather than afterwards!! However, the one good point is that it is a very very quiet system - it only makes noise when the hot blade retracts as part of a safety feature, and while this does make me jump, it is not at all loud.
The no!no! does as it says, it burns away hair. However, it doesn't leave a smooth finish, even after using the buffer that comes with it to buff away any crystalised hair that remains on the skin. Obviously, if your hair is finer you end up with a smoother finish, but for coarser hair I think many people will find that they still have to shave after no!no!-ing in order to get a smooth finish. For me this isn't too much of an issue as I bought the no!no! with an aim to achieving long-term hair reduction rather than smooth skin right now. It would be nice if it left it silky smooth, but if it eventually means I don't have to shave my legs at all, that's more important!
As for the long-term results, I cannot comment yet. I have been using the no!no! for one month and the guide states that first results may become visible in the first couple of months, so I think I still have a fair way to go before I can comment on how effective it is. I will be updating this review as I go along!!
My no!no! worked fine for about 3 weeks, then it died, without warning - it just stopped heating up! I took it back to Boots and they replaced it so I am now on my second no!no!, which I have had for only a few days so far. Lets hope this one lasts longer!!
I am quite attached to my no!no! as it is so quick and easy to use. It's a shame that the first one died so quickly but as I got it replaced it isn't too big an issue. I think it will be alot easier to persevere with this system than with other hair removal systems that I have tried, simply because it is so quick to use... it's not much slower than shaving and is much faster than epilating, and much much much faster than some rubbish electrolysis devices I have used in the past. I am giving this an in the middle 3 stars for now, as I cannot yet comment on whether it actually works at providing long-term hair reduction. I will keep you posted!!
Type: Electric Epilators & Shavers / technology: Thermicon