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Choosing a hair removal / regrowth reduction device is not an easy task.  Let’s face it there are so many different ones available making it hard to decided which would be most appropriate for us.  These are designed to give us an alternative to shaving, waxing, plucking threading etc. and can be used on most parts of the body.

Some of you will have already seen my video detailing how to use a nono micro on YouTube for those that haven’t fear not you will find a direct link to it a little further down.  I am trialling a nono micro (which is travel size) at the moment and have put together a post to tell you you all about the device, what it is intended for and how to use it.

The device is cordless and can be charged and depending on use keeps its charge for a reasonable length of time.  It’s nice and light with a sleek design and easy to transport.  There are no side effects associated with the device.

What’s in the box?


You will find everything that you need to get started within the box including a small bag to keep your nono micro in, a charger, a small brush to clean the device, 2 different size tips, a buffer, a strap, instruction booklet and of course the nono micro itself.

It goes without saying that skin must be clear of make up, creams etc. before using the device.

Firstly when your nono micro arrives you must charge it for 5 hours before using it.  This device uses thermacon technology which is a process where a pulse of heat is gently applied to the hair and travels down the hair shaft to the follicle – from where the hair grows.  The idea is that this disrupts the cell communication and slows down the rate of hair growth.


The idea is that with continuous use over time there will be no need to worry about hair growth.  In this post I will ask some important questions pertaining to the nono micro and try my best to answer them.

The nono micro


Does using a nono micro hurt?

The short answer is no it shouldn’t when used correctly.

But, if you don’t use it properly it can burn a little.  The device has been designed so it simply glides over the skin with the help of the roller and send heat pulses through the hairs that it passes over.  Of course we are not flat so in some cases a little creative manoeuvring may be required.  I am trialling this on my face so would suggest for anyone wanting to do the same use your hands to stretch the skin and make it flat in places it isn’t and places that are harder to get to for example the upper lip area under the nose.

How do I get the best results?

Simple, make sure that the hair is stubble length.  The contact with the thermal wire from the Hot Blade touches the hair, singeing it and removing it up to the skin.

Which direction do I move the device in?

The device needs to be used with the logo facing the direction you are moving it in.  The device should be used in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Where can I use the nono micro?

You can use this on most parts of the body except on or near the genital regions,nipple area, the eye area or eyebrows over broken skin, spots and moles.

Why are there 2 different tips in my pack?

You will use the larger tip for larger surfaces such as the legs and arms and the small tip for the face and underarms.  The sizes help you control the device better in the various locations it can be used and also make use as quick and efficient as possible.

Who can use the nono micro?

According to the instructions this device can be used from ages 8 and upwards.  It can be used by anyone unlike any of the other other devices (laser & IPL – Intense pulsed light) as it does not rely on people having melanin (pigmentation) in their hair.  This is great news for those with blonde, grey and white hair and they are no longer excluded from using a device such as this.

What’s the buffer for?

You need to use the buffer after using the nono micro to get rid of crystalised hair.  When you use the device it crystallizes, or turns the top part of the hair to ash.  The buffer helps to remove the crystals or ash from the skin.

What if it doesn’t get all the hairs the first time around?

Don’t worry you can go over each part 2 or 3 times if need be which should work.  If it still doesn’t get them all give t a short break then try that area again.

Why can I smell burning, see smoke?

Okay, don’t panic on reading this question it’s fine.  You will not be bursting into flames anytime soon.  There may be hair that is a little too long or you have gone over a longer hair section by accident, just be careful or you may burn yourself.  It is best to use the device without various forms of distraction so that you can get the process completed quickly and properly.

How long will it take until I see results?

Be aware this isn’t a quick fix, it requires dedication and continuous use every 3 or so days for months and months.  You can use the NoNo Micro as often as if you were shaving so once you see stubble it’s time to whip out the device and use it.  The recommended number of uses is 2 to 3 each week. Within approximately 6 weeks you should notice a difference but don’t forget hairs don’t all grow at the same pace so you need to use this continuously for a while to catch all the hair in that area at the correct stage of its cycle.

Want to see the device in action?

My Findings:

I have been using the nono micro on parts of my face only and have noticed that the amount of time it takes for the hair to grow back is reducing.

I am not getting any ingrowing hairs which is good.

I have noticed some spots come up in the areas that the nono micro has been used but these see to clear quickly.

If you glide at the right speed over a flat surface the blue light will be steady.  If the light flashes then you may be moving too slowly.

If you fancy trying the nono micro for yourself then you will be able to find it in various stores including Boots, Argos, Beauty Bay, online or by calling 0203 538 0854.      

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I was sent a nono micro for an honest review, all thought expressed are my own.

110 thoughts on “nono micro review”

  1. Oh I had never heard about this and now I’m very curious. I opted for laser hair removal but I still have areas where I could happily trying it on.


  2. What a great device, I wonder if NoNo do a larger version for legs etc.. sounds great for facial hair. Might try and track one down!

  3. I like some good at home hair removal. Never tried the nono but I do have another brand and I love laser hair removal at home x

  4. If this really does work after using the proper amount of time and finally stops the hair growth, it would be well worth using it and no longer having to wax or pluck especially for problem areas on the face. It sounds like you are getting some good results so far.

  5. I’ve seen the adverts for this but never tried it. I’m always on the look out for alternative hair removal tools though x

  6. I would certainly give it a try if it worked well as its a task I hate doing im forever shaving and waxing so this would be great

  7. I have actually been looking into this device. Sounds like you’re having great results so far – so maybe I should try it too! ☺️

  8. I’ve not tried anything like this before but it sounds good, especially is gradually the hair doesn’t regrow anymore. Mich x

    1. Tell me about it, these are pretty fast to use but you must be patient as results don’t happen overnight due to the way hair grows.

  9. This would be great if it has prolonged results. Will have to do more research on it. Also, it’ll be great if you do a follow up on it.

  10. I would be interested in a larger version for my legs – Altough the thought of my legs smoking as the hairs turn to ash makes me a bit quesy!!!

  11. Thanks for this. I’ve seen it advertised and have always wondered if it was too good to be true so it’s great to finally have a review!

    1. No problem. I’m not sure how many other reviews there are out there but I have tried to include as much info. as possible.

  12. Really interesting blog post. I’m fascinated with these so I’ll be follwing closely how you get along with it and just how well it works. I’m a bit wary of the ‘where there’s smoke…there’s fire’ scare stories about scarring or permanent skin damage, so go careful won’t you? x

  13. I’ve always wanted a Nono but unfortunately with 2 kids and 2 step kids it has to be far down on my list but it looks so good and my friend rates it high

    1. Budget for one if you want one that much, set aside a little each month, before you know it you will be able to get yourself one, good luck x

  14. Thanks for this – I’d seen adverts on TV for them and always wondered about them. It’s been useful to find out a bit more about them 🙂

  15. Thanks so much for the review, my daughter brought me one of these for Christmas but I haven’t started to use it yet x

  16. This is a great review and so honest. I have heard of them through an ad on tv. Although I’ve been very dubious about trying it. Anything that slows hair growth sounds great in my opinion, especially if you can do it at home.

  17. i’ve seen this loads and I have always been tempted but the price out me off incase it really hurt like my epilater does… i’m still tempted to try it

  18. Heard so much about these beauties think I’ll have to get one so my pins will be perfect come summer
    Thanks for the recommendation

  19. I have seen the adverts for these but wondered if they actually work. Thanks for the review! I may give it a try!

  20. Watch the advert most nights on tele shopping keep saying am going get it looks amazing and handy to keep in the bag when traveliing

  21. This is really interesting, I’d never heard of it before. It does seem a little scary but sounds like it may give good results with perseverance!

  22. Seems to reduce hair growth a bit with regular use.
    Sounds great to use , allthuogh larger version for legs would be great

  23. thanks melanie,i wanted one of these but i thought they were to expensive,and also a lot of friends have given them bad reviews,im still undecided about getting one as im scared it will hurt.and im unsure what it would be like on armpits and around the ankle an foot area.

  24. Really interesting to read about this. Only heard about IPL ones which you can’t use on fair hair so this sounds great….but even though it says its safe\no side effects, its actual process worries me a little. Will be interested to see the price but it sounds like a good product. Very informative review.

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