Given the time of year I really wanted to share my latest experience with hair removal. In fact, because of the incredible results I experienced I felt I needed to pass along what worked for me.  You will find the best at home permanent hair removal system below. I tried many but only one truly did the job!

I love clean, soft smooth-looking legs and with spring and summer around the corner, I get that renewed desire to look my very best. Spring does that to me. Spring does that to many people. I start to think about exercising, eating healthier, and make an overall conscious effort to make improvements.

Among the many things I love about summer, I particularly love trading in my winter coat and boots for cute sun dresses and open-toed sandals but the one thing I don’t look forward to is dealing with ways to get smooth skin! And that’s what prompted me to write this post. I’ve tried almost everything (except professional laser treatments) to achieve smooth, silky skin so I was really desperate and determined to find a more permanent hair removal solution that I could do in the comfort of my own home! I’m not a fan of waxing. I find it to be painful on most days so that wasn’t an option at least not for me.

Flash and Go by Silk'n

Flash and Go by Silk’n

 

So here below are the devices that I have tried in my quest for a more permanent solution and hopefully it will give you some guidance if you are looking to make any purchases. Results do vary on different people so I’d like to make a quick disclaimer here and say that these are my opinions based on my own experience. I have not received anything for free so the opinions expressed are solely based on my experience.

The No! No! Hair

 

No No Hair Removal

No No Hair Removal

I had seen ads and infomercials about the No No! and so I decided to give it a try. I don’t remember exactly how much I paid it…I believe it was over $100 and that was a few years ago so I am only speaking to the effects of an older model. It was in a box and came with a nifty little carrying case. It’s great and compact for traveling. I also got some small scrub pads to buff the skin away and maybe even a tube of cream (I don’t remember).

In a nutshell, I wasn’t a fan. It didn’t feel like it was removing the hair below the skin’s surface and I found the head of the device to be too small therefore not covering much area. I also felt I had to go over the area many times before beginning to see any type of results. You ‘smell’ the hair burning so that made me feel like it was working but my overall impression was not favorable. I didn’t like it for large areas like the legs, however if you’re working smaller areas it’ll do the job and the results will last you a few weeks. It’s not a permanent solution and they don’t make that claim either. I just wasn’t satisfied with the results I was seeing especially on my legs. I recall one guy in the infomercial saying that the results are ‘like getting waxed but without the pain’…um…no not how I would describe it so I threw it into a drawer and haven’t used it in years. Actually my mom’s been using it for small areas and she’s happy with it.

Epilady / Philips

 

Epilady Philips Hair Removal

Epilady Philips Hair Removal

 

So after trying the No No! I tried other handheld devices. I started with the Epilady. I borrowed it from my sister so I’m not sure how much it goes for. It worked really well but then it broke (that’s when I gave it back to my sister but don’t worry she forgave me lol) and soon after I bought the Philips. Purchased it locally for under $100 and it came with several different heads for use on different parts of the body. Similar concept for both devices. The device rips the hair out from below the skin’s surface along with the follicle leaving your legs smooth to the touch since it leaves no stubble behind. The results are not permanent but you are left with smooth legs for up to 3 weeks. I cannot deny that it is somewhat painful depending on your threshold for pain but it does work. If you can deal with a little pain, you can have smooth legs for a few weeks but after a while even that began to be a pain (no pun intended!).

Flash & Go by Silk’n

 

Flash and Go

Flash and Go by Silk’n

 

I have to start by saying that this is my FAVORITE option! My sister had been telling me about the Flash & Go and she really wanted to try it.  I had seen the infomercials as well. I’m not a fan of infomercials but In my personal quest for a more permanent solution, I was so tempted to give it a try and I am so glad I did! The only thing I haven’t tried are professional laser treatments for a few reasons: cost and time so I can’t speak to the effects of this procedure but I can definitely speak to the effects of my baby Flash ! 🙂

I bought it back in November and I’m already almost completely done! I’m actually wondering what I’m gonna do with it once I won’t need it anymore…hmm…maybe I’ll rent it out! 😉  All kidding aside, so far after 4 months I see just a few small patches where the hair still grows back but a few more treatments and I’m convinced I’ll be done! Bonus? You won’t have to deal with ingrown hairs or scarring that shaving and waxing can bring.

Just so you know that the Flash & Go works best on hair that contains more melanin which means it responds well to dark hairs. Red does show some response according to Silk’n while white, grey or blond usually don’t respond well.

It comes with an instructional dvd, the device itself as well as an international plug for use internationally. You have 3 different settings and at times you’ll feel a little ‘zap’ but for the most part it’s completely comfortable and tolerable! I really love my device. It certainly lived up to its claim. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT to anyone who’s tired of shaving, who hates waiting until your hair grows long so you can get it waxed (totally impractical for summer as far as I’m concerned) and to those who don’t want to dish out $$ for the pricey laser.

Note that there’s the Flash & Go and the Flash & Go Luxx version. I have the Luxx.

There are notable differences between the two and they are:

– The Flash & Go is a starter package, has 5,000 pulses and you’ll have to buy refill cartridges
– The Luxx is a complete package, emits 120,000 pulses and no need to purchase cartridges
– Price. Naturally because of the differences listed above the Luxx is a little pricier

That about completes it. I really wanted to share my results with you. I really loved it and so glad it worked. A purchase I truly don’t regret making. This one was well worth it!

Here are some links to the products (or similar ones) listed in my post if you want to purchase or view. I couldn’t find a link for the Epilady.

1. no!no! 8800 Series Deluxe Hair Removal Kit
2. Philips Hp6520/70 Satin Soft Cordless Epilator
3.Silk’n Flash And Go All-Over Hair Removal Handheld Device, 5000 Flash Model

If you’ve tried it let me know…did you like it? What’s your favorite method to get silky smooth skin?

Please leave me a comment below!

 

NUCCIA ARDAGNA

I’m Nuccia Ardagna, a lifestyle blogger based in Montreal, Québec.

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12 Comments

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    Aroosa

    October 10, 2018

    Sorry ..I just can’t find it when i open the link above?

    Thank you ☺☺☺

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    Aroosa

    October 10, 2018

    Hi ..just found your amazing post ..
    Can I request
    If u share the link for flash and go luxx

    I’ll really appreciate.

    Thank you so much.

    • NUCCIA ARDAGNA
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      NUCCIA ARDAGNA

      November 16, 2018

      Hi there! Sorry I couldn’t reply sooner…was having issues with my site 🙁
      I followed the link of the flash n’go and it works just fine. If you are having trouble simply go to Amazon or even Ebay and search the Silk’n flash n’go luxx and you will see several options I’m sure. I also believe that Silk’n has probably developed newer versions of these little devices. In any case, my review was to simply advise that the product does work amazingly and I feel they deliver on their claim. Once again sorry for not having been able to respond sooner…feel free to ask any other questions!
      Have a beautiful day wherever you are 🙂

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    Jessie

    October 11, 2017

    Did you wax, shave or epilate just before doing each flash treatment? Does it work well with only shaving before each treatment?

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      NUCCIA ARDAGNA

      October 11, 2017

      Hi Jessie! I simply shave before. In fact, if I recall, you are not to wax before a treatment because I believe that removes the root of the hair. And just as an FYI, I am still in love with my flash! I get some sporadic small patches once in a while and a few treatments is all it takes and they’re gone. I haven’t used my flash ‘regularly’ anymore. It is simply an amazing product that delivers results. Thanks for stopping by Jessie 🙂

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    Chelsea

    January 2, 2017

    Hello! Love your reviews! Is the Flash n go permanent?
    Thanks!

    • NUCCIA ARDAGNA
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      NUCCIA ARDAGNA

      January 2, 2017

      Hi Chelsea! Wow! Thanks so much! <3 I have to say that yes it is permanent. You might start to see some sporadic hair here and there after several months or a year so all you would do is another treatment and you'd be good to go. I can't say enough how much I love this device...seriously! And it's not a sponsored post either...I bought my device and it was worth every penny! Hope this helps and thanks again for stopping by! <3

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    Krystal

    June 1, 2016

    I clicked the link for the silk not flash and it says that it’s not safe for dark or naturally tanned skin. Why is that? You said it was good for dark hair which is usually on dark or tanned skin.

    • NUCCIA ARDAGNA
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      Nuccia Ardagna

      June 1, 2016

      HI Krysal! I’m not sure why it says that. I can tell you that being Italian I am not exactly pale and it was perfectly ok on me, however, when my sister in law tried mine on a few spots on her leg she said it left some sort of a dark mark that she noticed days later and it wasn’t going away. It did fade with time though. I just checked online for you to see if I could find something on the matter and all I found was this that ‘if your skin is too dark the light pulse attacks the melanin (the pigment found in hair, skin and nails) and can cause blisters, burns or dark spots’. It does have an indicator and the pulse should not activate if it detects the skin to be too dark but again it did activate on my SIL and she had some marks. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

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    Krystal

    June 1, 2016

    I clicked on the link for the silk not flash and it says not safe for dark or naturally tanned skin. Why is that? You stated it’s good on dark hairs, most people with dark hair have tanned or dark skin.

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    Taiss

    April 9, 2015

    I have always wondered if the No! No! works or not. Thanks for the review on that! I am currently epilating but would like to try laser hair removal at home.

    • NUCCIA ARDAGNA
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      Nuccia Ardagna

      April 9, 2015

      Hi Taiss! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m glad I was able to help…it’s ok for small areas but very time consuming for big areas like legs…you have to go over the area many times and in the end it’s not permanent….I absolutely luv the Flash & Go and I am so excited that summer is here and I won’t have to worry about shaving! Also, I don’t have to deal with ingrown hairs either which were a big problem so I’m absolutely thrilled with it. Let me know if you have any questions Taiss! Have an awesome day 🙂

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