Saturday, June 20, 2009

The no!no!

In the summer, most women strive to be as smooth as possible, so hair removal is a necessary evil. We pluck, we wax, we shave, etc. But the end result is almost always the same- it doesn't last long enough. This is why I thought I would give the no!no! a try.

This is what Sephora says about the device:

"no!no!, Sephora's exclusive next generation hair removal system, is changing the shaving routines of women around the world. Portable and sleek, it utilizes revolutionary Thermicon technology, a gentle heat wave that destroys hair without pain or irritation, to safely reduce hair re-growth up to 64%. It gives professional removal treatments, like lasers and electrolysis, a run for their money. Over time, you'll notice decreased hair density, a lot less stubble and a lot more time spent not shaving. Created by Radiancy Ltd., it's a whole new concept in hair removal, in the privacy of your own home. Like any professional hair treatment, it takes time and dedication to achieve your desired results. The same holds true for the revolutionary no!no! hair removal system; with all the right moves, stubble-free, smoother skin will be yours. Be sure to follow the directions closely for the safest, most effective results."

Chris surprised me with the no!no! one day since he remembered me mentioning it and how it might actually work. (To those thinking this is one of those gifts you might be insulted in receiving, this wasn't the case- I had been wanting to try it out for a while, but I thought it was too expensive.)

It says to be patient with it, giving it months. So I was prepared for that. But the problem I had with it was that it doesn't get so close to the skin, it leaves you with some stubble. I know "thinning" out the hair would not be instant, but the immediate results should be similar to those of shaving, in my mind. I even used the buffer after going over an area as much as possible.

By the way, the buffer is a foam (like styrofoam) disk. Cheap, much?

There is also a smell that lingers. It smells of burning hair. Chris noticed the smell an hour after I had used it- and I had the windows open and a fan on. I could have put up with the smell in the name of hair removal though, as long as the results were smooth.

The good news is that the no!no! does not burn you. The heat (Thermicon technology) is conducted to a wire filament that is suspended on a sort of blade. When you glide the no!no! on your skin, the filament is just a hair shy of your skin. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) But since the filament doesn't come in contact with skin, this explains why you don't get a close "shave."

In other good news, Sephora has the best return policy I know of. I was able to return the no!no! without any problems. I am thinking this technology has good potential though- maybe they will come out with a new model in a year or two that gives better results.

Have you tried the no!no!? What did you think?
Have you ever bought a device that seemed too good to be true, like from an infomercial? Did you ever fall for a gimmick?


  1. I invested in the real deal laser hair removal - because I am hairy! I did leg, underarm, bikini - and if you are hairy like me... it is worth the money. It's been a painful process but I am happy with the results and feeling much more confident in myself...

  2. Ugh, don't you hate being hairy? haha. I have been considering it for a long time (laser hair removal, I mean). Sephora just introduced something like an at home laser hair removal device. My interest in piqued, but I am afraid the results will just be so-so....