There are many reasons to say NO to hair removal systems, but one The Advice Sisters and Alison Blackman as a beauty and tech expert have always said YES to, is NoNo by Radiancy. We were excited about the very first version of this unique device when it launched way back in 2007 and then we re-reviewed NoNo in 2012 with the launch of the sleeker No!No! 8800. There are a number of different versions including one just for men, but the one that I’m discussing today is the new No!No! Micro.
Before we get into the review of the marvelous Micro, let me tell you a bit about how the No!No! works . These devices use a “Thermicon” technology, developed by Radiancy, that uses heat to emit a gentle wave of heat that painlessly destroys hair follicles but without destroying the surrounding skin. For those who love tech speak, there are two heads or tips if you will, that make the No!No! work. The first one is larger, for larger, flatter areas like legs, arms, back and chest, and there is also a smaller one for facial hair, knees, elbows, bikini line and other curved and sensitive areas. Both heads/tips have a thermodynamic wire transmitting heat to the hair. You can smell the hair burning (this is a bit disconcerting but you get used to it and the smell reassures you it’s working) but No!No! research has shown that hair growth is significantly reduced.
In creating this device, the company was seeking to make something that was effective, single to use, and safe. but also cost effective. If you consider how much money it costs to wax, and even for blades and shaving cream, over time the No!No! starts to really look economical. And it also saves time, because the hair grows back finer and slower.In addition (and this is the thing that has always made me love No!No!) the device is quick and painless. It removes hair without yanking or ripping it out by the roots like epilators do. Here’s how: In Step One: hair is removed at point of contact and the thermal signal begins the disruption in growth communication. Stage Two: in this “crystallization: stage, no!no! sends a thermal signal that crystallizes the upper part of the hair shaft. Stage Three: a thermal effect occurs within the follicle whereby hair growth communication between the bulge and root are disrupted. Reduction in hair density occurs in Stage Four, after repeated sessions have occurred. With continued use, hair gets lighter, sparser, and let noticeable. No Pain and a lot of “gain.”
No!No! was created for consumers to use at home and all you really need to do is plug it in and when it is charged, make sure the head makes contact with your body. The new Micro No!No! does what the larger ones do, but it’s about the size of a flip phone so you can just put it in a pocket or in a makeup bag when you travel (It comes with it’s own zippered pouch). There is one treatment level, and you can use it on your body and your face (I’m told you should not use it on “sensitive areas”) . Although it is tiny it is effective and easy to use. In fact, I think the head on this one makes easier contact with your skin than the larger cousins. There is a charging cord and a wall plug. If I could add anything, it would be a usb charger as well, for those who travel overseas and who might use a computer to charge a device instead of having to deal with a converter and a wall plug.
The unit comes in red, black or white and is $225.00
In the box you get:
- no!no! MICRO device
- One narrow Thermicon Tip
- One wide Thermicon Tip
- Large buffer
- Compact Case
- User manual
- Quick guide
The other thing you should know about No!No! is that it is safe and effective for all skin tones and hair types. This is important, because there are some hair removal devices that simply are not good for those with deeper skin tones, and that won’t work with people who have blonde or light hair. I have used this No!No! and I think it’s quite effective. But more than that, it is easy, fast and pleasant which means you can take it with you on a trip and not worry that you’ll be “hairy” when you don’t want to be. Who wants to deal with messy wax, painful epilators, or clunky razors and shaving gels when you’re traveling or just wanting to get hair removal chores over and done with? For someone with sensitive skin and a low tolerance for pain, this is a major inducement to keep using it (and the more you use it, the more effective it is).
Time and technology move forward and this new, light, portable No!No! is a must have for anyone who travels, or who just wants a small, light, easy to use device for at-home hair removal. Men, for example, like the larger No!No! for painless “manscaping” and even better, you can share this one with your partner simply by purchasing extra heads (for the MICRO the cost is $25.00 for the Narrow Thermicon Tip Refill Kit and $29.00 for the Wide Thermicon Tip Refill Kit).
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*Do not use the no!no! Hair MICRO on the genitals and around the nipple area.