NoNo Pro is advertised as a painless and effective hair removal product which is superior to traditional shaving. Read our NoNo Pro reviews from editors and readers.
About NoNo Pro
NoNo Pro is a hair removal system that uses a heated wire called “pulsed thermicon technology.” It is not laser hair removal. Long-term use of the product is said to lead to hair that grows back thinner and finer, although if you stop using NoNo Pro, the company FAQ notes that “hair may eventually return to its previous pattern.”
The official website is nonopro.com, which was registered on February 7, 2013. The original NoNo is also still advertised at trynono.com, which was registered on July 31, 2008.
NoNo Pro comes in 4 colors. The Pro3 is available in pink, turquoise, and a limited edition “Spring Bloom” color. The Pro5 is available in platinum.
How Much Does NoNo Pro Cost?
The original NoNo costs about $285. There are now two new “Pro” models:
- Pro3: 3 payments of $96.65 + $14.95 shipping, for a total of $304.90
- Pro5: 3 payments of $103.31 + $14.95 shipping, for a total of $324.90
NoNo 8800 vs NoNo Pro
The Pro version of NoNo is said to have 35% more power than the original, which they say will allow you to “remove coarse and thick hair more effectively than ever before.” The new version also has a status screen, a more comfortable grip, and their “new patented Pulsed Thermicon technology.”
NoNo Pro3 vs NoNo Pro5
The primary difference between the Pro3 and Pro5 models is the number of settings. Pro3 has three treatment levels, and the Pro5 have five treatment levels.
Our NoNo Pro Review
We had several testers try out a NoNo Pro unit, and the overall consensus is that it is not superior to shaving or waxing. Our testers reported a distinct smell of burning hair while using the unit. Although it is claimed that NoNo Pro works for all hair types, we found that it worked better on finer hair. Those with finer, lighter hair reported slightly better results than those with thick, coarse hair. There was never a sense that any of our testers felt their skin was completely smooth or stubble-free while using the product. Another concern not often mentioned is the time investment. Each session requires more time and patience than some consumers may expect.
NoNo Pro is billed as painless, but we found the product does provide a sensation that, to some, could be described as painful. This sensation varies based on the user’s pain threshold. Some testers describe it is prickly, while we also heard complaints that it created a burning sensation.
There is a sound emitted while using the unit. We did not find it to be unacceptable, but some readers have expressed the opinion that it was too loud.
There is a certain amount of time, patience, and technique required to use NoNo Pro effectively. It would appear that in the case of some reviewers, impatience and proper technique may have led them to form a negative impression of the product.
Other NoNo Pro Reviews
Consumer Reports reviewed the NoNo 8800 in their December 2013 issue. None of their six testers said their legs felt hair-free or stubble-free during a six-week trial, and none “said they’d want to buy the device.”
On Amazon, as of July 16, 2014, 66% of reviewers ranked it one star (344 out of 519 total). Only 10.2% ranked it five stars (53 out of 519 reviews).
We did not find NoNo Pro to be as effective as the advertising would lead us to believe. We did not find it to be superior to other hair removal systems on the market. There are far too many user complaints to be ignored, and our tests confirmed that the product does not work for everyone.
You may be interested in our comparison of the NoNo Pro with two other popular at-home hair removal systems.
Your NoNo Pro Reviews
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