The No No Hair Removal Device has amassed quite a bit of attention recently here in Canada, with plenty of varied reviews. Some people are raving about it, and others are plotting for its destruction. So, what is it anyway?
No!No! Hair Remover is basically a form of depilation, where the hair is cut down at the skin’s surface using their patented Thermicon Technology, and then the remaining stubble is buffed away.
Also available in the No No Pro Hair Removal Device with some extras, or the No No Micro for smaller areas of the body, this is an interesting tool that is designed for finer, thinner hair removal. For example, the upper lip, sideburns, peach fuzz on the cheeks, and fine arm hair.
With such a diverse range of reviews, we want to see for ourselves what all the fuss is about. Today we’re reviewing this crossbreed between an Epilator and Laser Device and IPL, to help you decide if it will suit your needs once and for all.
No!No! Hair Removal Review
Developed by Radiancy, a company who specialises in skincare equipment using thermal light pulses, the No!No! Hair Remover utilises patented Thermonic Technology. This is intended to produce similar results to laser, but since it’s not removed right from the root, it’s important to consider that this device is not comparable to professional-grade laser or any other type of electrolysis.
I think it is kind of in its own category, as it integrates the use of shaving, the Thermicon Technology to burn the hairs off, and a buffer pad to finish. Although, I do see it as a similar product to Tria or Silk’N laser devices, it isn’t in the same range. Despite the price, it’s a bit on the lower end in terms of results. As long as you use it consistently over a long period, it is possible to see some results when removing fine hair.
No!No Pro Specifications
|Type of Hair Removal
Pro Device, Charger, 2 Different Sized Thermicon Tips
1 Large Buffer, Cleaning Brush, User Manual, Storage Case
5 Hours for First Charge, Top Up as You Go
Cordless with a Power Plug Charger
1.6” x 2.4” x 2.4”
Overview of Features
- 3 treatment settings
- Patented Thermicon Pulsing Technology
- Travel-friendly durable hard case
- Cordless design
- Easy to read LCD screen shows battery & treatment levels
- Use on the face and body
- Rechargeable with included charger
- Narrow and wide tips for different body areas
- Suitable for men and women
Unique Elements of the No!No! Hair Removal Device
While this device merges several well-known hair removal methods into one, it is somewhat unique in the way that these techniques have been combined. These are the features that basically make it stand out from other new and different at-home hair removal systems on the market.
This is a type of technology that is created especially for No!No! products. It uses scientific principles of thermal transference, where pulses of gentle heat burn and disintegrate the hairs. They have designed it to work best over long-term use. Also, since it’s less powerful than regular electrolysis, it will take longer to see a long-term outcome. The technology has integrated safety mechanisms that allow it for use in the home.
Hair removal buffers or buff-aways aren’t anything new, but using it in conjunction with the other elements makes it seem a little more efficient. I’ve never personally enjoyed using buffers, as they can damage the skin and cause a lot of irritation.
Though, since the hairs are pre-burned and weakened with this device, it may work a little better. But it’s still important to be gentle to avoid hurting your skin. The buffer is designed to be used as the last step, where it should eliminate any stubble to prevent bumps, that you may otherwise get with shaving.
Portable & Simple
When you compare this gadget to waxing or shaving, it is quite portable and easy to use at home. Since the light isn’t as powerful, it’s safe to use without special glasses that you would usually wear whilst getting professional electrolysis. This makes it easy to carry around, like if you were going on holiday, but normal epilation devices that extract from the follicle are also very portable and popular for travel.
Main Overview – Breaking Down Every Detail
The Thermicon Technology sends a thermal signal to the root, claiming to disrupt the communication of regrowth to reduce growth in the long term. This can’t be compared to high-grade laser, as it’s certainly not as powerful, but it still does disintegrate the hairs to some degree.
To ensure people of all skin shades and hair colors can use this gadget, the technology has been designed as colour-blind. This means that it should get rid of all kinds of hair.
This is different to proper laser, as electrolysis works best on lighter skin tones with dark follicles. Laser picks up the dark, coarse, hard-to-remove hairs, and burns them at their root. Consequently, the No!No! is designed to reduce the pain, but this will depend on individual pain tolerance levels.
An included buffer pad is used at the end of the process to remove bumps. It aims to smooth the skin through exfoliation at the same time as removing small stubble. I like to think of it as a bit of a gentler version of sandpaper, but of course not as harsh as true sandpaper.
I’d like to stress, though, that you should test this on a small patch of skin before doing other parts of your body. If your skin is sensitive, like if you’re prone to redness and irritation, it may cause a rash.
Different Sized Tips
For either short of long hair, you’re supplied with different tip pieces that you can detach and reattach in seconds. The wide tip is for larger areas like arms or legs, while the narrow tip is for the facial area.
The process for using this system is rather simple. Pressing down on the front button, roll it upwards against the skin in a soft and slow motion. In order to know if it’s working, you’ll notice a blue light that will glow underneath the Thermicon tip, as well as projected onto your skin in front of the device. This projection is handy for easily being able to tell if it’s working properly or not. If it’s flickering on and off, or not on at all, then it isn’t doing its job.
By moving it slowly and pressing lightly, it allows the thermal technology to accurately encompass each hair. You may smell a burning scent, which is normal. You may also feel a gentle heat or tingling sensation, which the manufacturers also state is normal.
Most Asked Questions
Where to Buy the No!No! Hair Removal Device in Canada?
Here in Canada, the best place to buy it is online, utilizing free delivery and being able to easily compare prices. You can find it at any reputable ecommerce stores, like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and so on.
How Often Should I Use it?
The maker recommends using this 2-3 times a week. When the hair begins to grow back at a minimum length of 1mm, like stubble, you can use it again.
Can I Shave at the Same Time?
Shaving may affect the results when using this system. As mentioned above, they suggest waiting until you’ve got a regrowth of 1mm or more.
Is the No!No! Safe?
As it’s a form of depilation, it’s designed to be painless. It’s also formulated for long-term use, as they state this is the best way to achieve results. Alongside the colour-blind light technology, it’s intended for all skin and follicle types no matter the tone.
Where Can I Use it?
The No!No! Pro is not recommended for use on the eyebrows, genitals, breasts, or nipple area. Using the smaller Thermicon tips, you can use it on smaller sensitive parts like facial hair.
Our Final Thoughts
Overall, the No!No! Hair Remover is an interesting and unique instrument that is designed for getting rid of fine hairs. It doesn’t have the power to erase coarse, thick follicles, which makes it ideal for use on soft hairs on the arms, fingers or toes, around the face, and perhaps on the shins.
Compared to shaving, it eradicates the risk of nicks or cuts. In comparison to waxing or epilators, it doesn’t remove the root follicle, so that kind of pain is reduced. Thermicon Technology has not been widely used, as it’s specially patented by No!No! hair, so it’s not going to perform as efficiently as proper laser.
However, I do like that Thermicon light does not detect color, so it’s safe to use on darker skin tones and is intended to work on all hair colors. I like to view this device as the little sister to Tria or Silk’N laser hair removers. It could save you money in the long run, is easy to travel with, and comes in a convenient little case that is easy to store.
I think at the end of the day it all depends on your individual hair growth, type, thickness, skin sensitivity, and consistency of use. I don’t think it’s going to work as amazingly as professional electrolysis, but for casual at-home hair removal and with constant use, it’s a handy little device.