Since becoming ill I have had a real problem with hair removal. My condition is neuropathic and it’s difficult to explain but what I feel on my skin has more to do with my nerves than my actual skin tissue. Shaving feels like I’m ripping off my skin, similarly waxing (although, I will admit I’ve never been a fan of waxing anyway.) Depilatory creams sting on my skin and the most painful suspect is epilators.
Then I was asked to try No! No! The No! No! is a thermicon hair removal tool that promises to be pain free. There is a 60 day guarantee where you can return the product if you are not completely satisfied.
When I first put on Facebook that I had a No! No! I was met with a few comments that said it was useless, so I went into my review period feeling un-optimistic.
What’s in the Box?
The No! No! I received was
no!no! Thermicon 8800 Face & Body Complete Painless Hair Removal System – Heat Treatment For Short & Long Term Results With No Side Effects – For Men & Women
It came with the No! No! two thermicon tips in different sizes, a buffer, a charger and a cleaning brush.
The No! No! needs charging for about five hours then you get three hours of usage time.
Your skin needs to be clean and free from any sort of products.
Be prepared for the smell with aroma candles or air freshener.
Hair should be about 1-3mm for best treatment.
Assemble the No! No! with the correct tip. The booklet has details of how to do this with pictures. I found it really easy.
Using the No! No!
It’s recommended that you test a small area of your skin first to see if there is any irritation or discomfort. I tried it on my arm and felt nothing. So I moved on to my legs.
When you switch the No! No! on you are met with a small digital screen which shows the battery power, and the treatment level, low, medium or high. It’s best to start low, then moving up to as comfortable as you feel with it.
Handling the No! No! is a little more complicated. It has to be held at a 90 degree angle with the rollers flat against the skin. There is a blue light that glows steadily if you’ve got it right. I found this a little confusing at first and was not sure where the blue light was. When I got it right though I could see the light right at the tip of the No! No!, it flashes if you are not doing it right and makes a weird clacking sound. It actually made me jump the first time I heard it.
When I’d got the movement of the No! No! right I found it really easy and quick to move it all over my legs.
The next thing that hit me was the smell! Burning hair is really not pleasant. This is how the No! No! works, it gives a gentle pulse of heat to the root of the hair which makes the hair drop out. I’m happy to report that the smell does not linger though and quick burst of air freshener got rid of any remaining smell. Rubbing a moisturising lotion on my legs got rid of the smell there, although the smell did seem to be in the air rather than on my skin.
When I’d finished I wasn’t overly impressed, my legs felt stubbly and my skin dry. I gave them a buff with the buffer provided which helped a little, and then put some moisturising lotion to combat the dryness.
I wasn’t too worried with the stubble as the No! No! instructions state that it may take more than one session to get rid of the hair.
The good news is that I felt no pain or sensitivity at all from the No! No!
You Need Patience
The No! No! clearly states that it takes more than one session, you really need some patience. The No! No! should be used 2-3 times a week for the first 4-6 weeks. It can take this long for the best results to appear. After 4-6 weeks you can reduce the treatments to once or twice a week and then use as needed for maintenance. It all takes time, you have to be persistent to get the best results and then you will find that you don’t need to use it so often and your hair will not grow back as quick.
I cannot comment on long term use as I’ve only just received my No! No! but I will endeavour to return to this post in 4-6 weeks to let you know how I’m getting on.
Where Can You Use use the No! No!
With the different size tips you can use it almost anywhere. You cannot use it on your genitals, eyebrows or around your nipples. You can use it on your face and I had a try with the smaller tip. Being of an older age I do get some more hairs around my upper lip that I’ve not had a problem with before. I found it difficult to get the No! No! working properly, the blue light running smoothly, in this area. However, I found that by starting on my chin or cheek, and avoiding my lips, I could get it working and reach the upper lip area more easily. It just took a little practice. The good news is there was no pain or irritation on my face or upper lip area, it was not even red afterwards.
Of course you have to think of the safety of your skin and do not use the No! No! on sunburnt skin, open cuts, bruises, blisters, large moles, cold sores or big scars. It makes sense really.
Care of the No! No!
The No! No! is easy to care for, it comes with a little brush to keep the tips clean. Obviously it would not be smart to get the No! No! wet. You need to keep an eye on your tips but your No! No! will flash a warning if there is a problem with your tip, then you will need to replace it.
At £149.99 the No! No! is probably a purchase I wouldn’t be able to budget for, however, if you have salon treatments regularly it could work out as a much cheaper alternative over time.
I’m not that concerned about immediate results so I’m happy to be persistent with the No! No! until the results are good, this may frustrate some people, but you have to think of the long term effects rather than the immediate ones.
I found the No! No! really easy to use once I’d got used to it, which didn’t take very long at all. It was quick and effortless.
I found the No! No! completely pain free, which is a big plus for me. I also noticed no after affects or redness anywhere I used it. What I did notice was dryness which was easily resolved with a little moisturiser.
The No! No! smells and it’s not pleasant, but the smell means it’s working. It’s also not a lasting smell which is easy to get rid of so it’s a small drawback really.
I am looking forward to using my No! No! more and I’m pretty confident that the long term results will be good, watch this space!