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gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 10:14:16

I am getting really prickly on the chin and it is now really affecting my confidence. I would like to know of people who have invested in a NONO.
What model did you buy?
Is it really effective?

merlotguzzler Fri 06-Jun-14 11:33:48

Hmmm, I was tempted to buy one when they first came out, but reviews are really bad.

However, when you actually read them, instead of looking at the stars they were given, it does say that it works well on fine, downy type hairs, but not on coarse, thick hair.

If you're describing the hair as prickly, then this would suggest to me that it's fairly course. I would recommend the new Phillips IPL, which you can now use on your face. I have the old one, which you can't use on your face, but I can tell you that the one definitely works on course, dark hair. Downside is definitely the cost. Think the new one's around £350, but could be wrong. Very annoying for me, cos I bought the old one for £500, which takes longer to use and as I said, can't be used on the face.

So, to sum up, I would say No! to the NONO (sorry confused ) if you would describe your facial hair as coarse.

Hope this helps.

Oh and if you do get the new Phillips IPL, let me know how you get on smile I'm thinking about getting one.

merlotguzzler Fri 06-Jun-14 11:36:00


squoosh Fri 06-Jun-14 11:42:43

The clue is in the name.

No, no, do not buy this product. I have never heard a positive review.

GiniCooper Fri 06-Jun-14 13:10:09

No positive reviews. Don't waste your cash

MmeMorrible Fri 06-Jun-14 13:45:50

It's completely ineffective & crap. Don't bother.

I'd save your money & buy a home IPL device. I've just bought one on a Groupon offer and am testing it out.

gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 17:22:28

Thanks ladies, I had had a look at reviews and the bad ones overpowered the good ones but there was not many reviews IYSWIM and thought I'd ask for a bit more.

MmeMorrible, will you let me know about your IPL device?

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 06-Jun-14 17:25:06

Try looking on the US Amazon site and then run a mile wink It's an American product so there's more reviews, 99% of them are negative. Burns, issues with refunds etc. They are eye opening.

gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 17:41:40

Thanks LadySybil, I did not think about checking the US site. I will do it but am now pretty convinced the No!No! is not the thing for me.

I just stumbled onto this old thread not finished reading it but it seems the home IPL device much more reliable.

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 06-Jun-14 17:47:18


gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 18:09:30

shock just been on a website that assess how many sessions of laser hair removal I would need to get rid of chin/upper lip hair and the total amount (over about 2 years) would amount to over £1200shock

GiniCooper Fri 06-Jun-14 18:14:25

Plus, it's not hair removal as such. The laser works but it's definitely not permanent. You will need top ups too so factor in that cost.
Most reputable places have started calling it laser hair reduction.

gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 18:18:32

Gini From what understand after doing their online test (about skin/hair colour) is that I would need 3 lots of 6 visits (1 lot every 9 months) to get rid of hair, would that still not be permanent after last lot? [gulp]

lazypepper Fri 06-Jun-14 18:22:52

If you check out Groupon there are frequently good deals on IPL sessions.

I am currently having bikini line and underarm done. I have only paid about £100 for a course of six sessions in both areas
Chin will be about £40 for a course if you find a good offer.

ForeskinHyena Fri 06-Jun-14 18:25:11

Gorionine I had 6 sessions a few yeas ago and it made a huge difference. It's only in the past year or so that I've really noticed any coming back so would like a top up at some point, but I'd say 3 x 9 sounds a bit excessive.

I had my whole face done, I originally went in for top lip and chin, but it worked out the same price to also include hairline, eyebrows and sides of face. Those are all still perfect, it's the top lip and chin that have not gone completely, but still a massive improvement. I wouldn't rule out laser altogether, especially as you often get deals on Groupon etc.

ForeskinHyena Fri 06-Jun-14 18:25:40

X post lazy!

ForeskinHyena Fri 06-Jun-14 18:26:08

Sorry 3 x 6 not 9, but still a lot!

CaptainTripps Fri 06-Jun-14 21:11:38

Do NOT buy a NoNo.

I did and it was rubbish. Worked on blonde bum fluff hair but not the darker hairs.

It stopped working just after a year and they said there was nothing they could do. Couldn't fix it. Couldn't replace any part.

Complete waste of money.

gorionine Fri 06-Jun-14 21:15:46

I shall start checking Groupon it seems it 's going to be that or coming to terms with a hairy chinny chin chin.
Thanks everyone you have been most helpful.

GiniCooper Sat 07-Jun-14 08:13:31

gorionline it definitely isn't permanent. It will be gone but the hair will eventually come back. Probably not as strong but you'll need to keep on top of it.

I had laser done a few years back and I was told this. I was either pregnant or breastfeeding for the next 4 years and my chin is worse than ever because I didn't go back. I'd have to start from scratch now again.

gorionine Sat 07-Jun-14 15:24:36

Thanks Gini. How long before you started feeling your chin wasback to square 1, more or less?

MmeMorrible Sat 07-Jun-14 15:40:37

Same as Gini, I had salon laser treatment a few years ago and it did work but has crept back over time.

JaycesMummy Sat 07-Jun-14 15:58:08

I have two friends that have bought NONO and it hasn't worked for both of them, NONO is being falsely advertised on the television.

LadySybilLikesCake Sun 08-Jun-14 09:01:26

It makes sense, that if someone's using a product to burn off hair, that the product will leave ends that are broken and burnt (unless it's held into the skin, which will burn it). Hair follicles are inside pore like structures inside the epidermis and the only way to get to these is to pluck them out (like threading or using tweezers). The top layer of skin is highly sensitive so it's really not a good idea to apply heat this hot to it.

Did your friends manage to get a refund, Jayces? This was one of the top complaints on the Amazon US site.

DoingItForMyself Sun 08-Jun-14 23:16:44

If noon is just removing hair at skin level you may as well just use a razor in the shower each day. Quick, cheap and easy. as long as nobody sees you doing it!

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