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Many reviewers have put No! No! Hair Removal system to the test, and the results are dismal: the product rarely works. The primary complaint in user reviews (other than it not working) is the large time commitment. When first using No! No! Hair, it can take 20 to 30 minutes per day a few times a week to use, and it can be several weeks before seeing a reduction in new hair growth. Many reviewers say they followed the instructions faithfully and, while it did remove surface hair, the hair grew back just as quickly as with shaving, but it's quite a bit more time consuming that just using a razor every day.
The No! No! works by "burning" off the top layer of hair, and reviewers say that's exactly what their hair and skin feels like after use -- like it's been singed, leaving a stubbly, rough surface. Many say they can even smell the burnt hair.
While most agree that the process itself is painless, many users have complained about rashes or ingrown hairs after using the device. Both happy and unhappy customers, however, agree the process is truly painless.
The No! No! used to be quite a bit more expensive than it is now -- $250 to $300 depending upon the model. Currently, the basic No! No! Pro runs about $120 on the website. The site also notes that shipping is free, but there's a $15 "processing and handling" fee. The No! No! is about half that price on Amazon.com, but is only available through third party sellers who may or may not have free shipping.
For a better choice in hair removal products that doesn't leave you feeling burned, we recommend the best shavers for a variety of skin types and lifestyles in our separate report on women's shavers. Any one will be a better, much more affordable choice that won't leave you crying, "No! No! Why did I spend all that money?"
In this free-to-the public report, editors of ConsumerReports.org detail their testing of the No No 8800, (which has been discontinued but is very similar to the current No No Pro). Six female staffers undertook the testing and found that it leaves legs prickly and hairy.
The No No Pro gets a thorough overview here, including testing by the author of the piece, who was ultimately not pleased with the resulting texture that seemed almost as if it had been singed. The review also includes reviews from more than 65 owners, who give it an overall score of 1.5 out of 5 stars.
In more than 80 customer reviews, the No No Pro earns an overall rating of 2.3 stars out of 5. Users say it does not work and leaves a burnt smell that's very unpleasant. It also leaves stubble and causes breakouts. A few say it works, but don't go into any detail.
The No No Pro gets nearly 200 reviews here, earning an overall average rating of 2.1 stars out of 5. As at other sites, users complain of a burnt smell and, a stubbly, singed texture. There are also numerous reports of the unit failing within hours or days.