Nood Flasher 2.0 Review: I Bought It, Here's My Honest Opinion and Experience
Reviewing the Nood Flasher 2.0 with Timca Victoria

The little secret that got me permanently hairless in 8 weeks (Nood Review)

Ever wondered if you could say goodbye to unwanted body hair in just eight weeks? Well, I did, and I’m here to spill all the details! After countless requests, I finally decided to dive into the world of Nood and put their Flasher 2.0 to the ultimate test. 

Initially, I was a skeptic—could this nifty device really zap away body hair in just 10 minutes from the comfort of my home? And all for around $170? It sounded like a dream, especially considering the time and money saved compared to shaving, waxing, and plucking. Determined to uncover the truth, I embarked on this hair removal adventure.

For the past eight weeks, I’ve been using the Flasher 2.0 twice a week. Here’s the inside scoop on my journey and the stunning results I’ve achieved. Buckle up, because this little device might just change your life!

Below I’ve compared the Nood IPL device to other at home hair removal devices such as the Ulike Sapphire air+ and the Tria Beauty 4x with it diode laser:

Nood flasher device
The Nood Flasher 2.0
  • Review: 9.0
  • IPL Technology
  • Up to 80% Hair removal in 8 weeks. Consistency is key to see results.
  • 7 intensity levels
  • Slight tingle but not painful.
  • Limited 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. 90 day money back guarantee
Ulike laser hair removal device
Ulike Air+ Sapphire
  • Review: 8.6
  • IPL Technology
  • Visible hair reduction within 4 weeks. Desired results within 12 weeks.
  • 5 intensity levels
  • No pain due to Sapphire Ice-Cooling
  • Limited 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. 90 day money back guarantee
Tria 4x hair removal device
Tria Beauty 4x Laser
  • Review: 8.5
  • Diode Laser Technology
  • 60% hair reduction after 1 month. 100% satisfaction rating in dermatology led study.
  • 5 intensity levels
  • Can be relatively painful
  • Limited 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. 60 day money back guarantee

What I liked:

  • Nood is cheaper (at around 169 dollars) compared to most other high end IPL devices such as the Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 and The Ulike Sapphire air+.
  • Nood has more intensity settings (7) that the Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 and the Ulike Sapphire air+ (both have 5).
  • Nood provides painless hair removal for me, significantly less painful than the Tria Beauty 4x.
  • The Nood Flasher is FDA approved and thus safe to use.
  • The Nood Flasher has a sleek design and build. It also comes with 600K flashes which basically means a lifetime worth of flashes.
  • The Nood Flasher 2.0 makes use of IPL technology which stands for Intensed Pulsed Light. According to a 2003 study, published in the journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, IPL technology is completely safe and effective.

What I did not like:

  • The Nood Flasher does not come with eye protection included.
  • The Nood Flasher needs to be plugged in while using, as with many IPL devices.
  • The Nood IPL device takes longer to remove hair than the Tria Beauty 4x with its Diode laser technology.

You can also watch my Nood unboxing review in the following video:

So Does Nood Really Work?

In my opinion, yes the Nood Flasher 2.0 can actually be a game-changer for your hair removal routine. No more shaving, just flashing.

On my own personal adventure with the Nood device, I saw about 50% of my armpit hair just vanish into thin air in 4 weeks. After 8 weeks there were almost no visible hairs. Now I only use the device every couple of months just to be sure.

If you’re currently over spending cash on endless waxing or shaving supplies, The Nood Flasher 2.0 is a hidden gem that will help you save time and cost. So, does Nood really work? For me, It’s a big yes!

Below you can see how I use the Nood Flasher 2.0:

Timca using the Nood falsher 2.0 hair removal device

However, The flasher 2.0 does not work very well with dark skin and the lighter shades of red, blonde, or white hair. Why? Pigments… The Nood flasher 2.0 requires contrast between hair and skin to function properly. 

In other words it targets the pigments in the hair. This is easily done when you have dark hair and light skin, since the IPL device can easily target the pigments in the hairs and contrast this against the skin. Since dark skin usually has a lot of pigment and red, blonde and white hair have very little pigment the Flasher 2.0 doesn’t get the contrast it needs to function.

Nood before and after

Does Nood work on dark skin?

No, Nood’s secret weapon is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, which is not the best match for those ranking as type VI on the illustrious Fitzpatrick scale.

Darker complexions boast a bounty of melanin, a double-edged sword that can soak up more laser light than a sponge, upping the ante with a higher risk burns.

Curious about who’s in the IPL fan club? Here’s a sneak peek at the skin and hair types that are the best matches for IPL hair removal adventures:

IPL effectiveness

I am fairly light skinned so the Nood IPL device was perfect for me.

Nood advises customers to refer to their skin tone chart before use. For individuals with dark skin, laser hair removal can be less effective and carry more risks, so professional consultation is advised.

Does Nood work on blond or light hair?

The Nood Flasher 2.0, which works wonders for many, doesn’t perform as well on blond, light, red, or even gray and white hair. The reason? Like explained earlier it all about the pigment in your hair. Blond and light hair have very little melanin, which makes them hard to target with Nood’s laser technology.

As for me, my dark brown hair is like a beacon for the IPL device, rich in melanin and ready to be found. So, gather your strands and ponder your hue, for the tale of IPL hair removal is a personal saga, unfolding differently for every brave soul who embarks upon it.

How does Nood work exactly?

Nood works by using its Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, zapping away unwanted hair in a flash. Picture it as a special light show that dives under your skin to find and heat up the hair colors, inhibiting hair growth without damaging to the skin around it.

Below you can see the the top of my Nood Flasher 2.0 that emits the flashes:

Timca holding the Nood falsher 2.0 facing top

How to use Nood?

The Nood laser hair removal device is used by first cleansing the area you wish to treat, secondly setting the device to the appropriate intensity level, thirdly performing a patch test and then finally gliding it over the skin.

This process is straightforward but involves several key steps which are explained in our article called “Nood instructions“.

How often to use Nood?

To keep things simple: use your Nood once or twice a week for the first 12 weeks. After you’ve rocked those weeks, just touch up every 3-6 months or whenever those sneaky hairs make a comeback. Too much zapping could be a problem for your skin, and not enough might mean those hairs stick around longer, so stick to the schedule. Remember, clean and shave the area first, pick the right light setting (usually level 3 to start), and steer clear of tattoos, moles, and freckles to keep things safe.

I’ve been using mine twice a week and, wow, the results? Absolutely fabulous!

Is Nood Safe?

Yes, when you follow Nood’s instructions to the letter, Nood is safe! The Flasher 2.0 comes packed with cool safety gadgets like skin tone sensors. These clever bits make sure the IPL device only flashes on the targeted hair and skin, keeping things like burns or color changes at bay. Plus, it’s got this UV shield to protect you from UV damage.

Using my Nood Flasher felt super safe.

How to perform a skin sensitivity test with the Nood Flasher 2.0?

To perform a skin sensitivity test with the Nood Flasher 2.0, follow these steps:

  1. Choose a small area of skin, near the place you want to treat, to use the Nood flasher 2.0 on. This area should be clean, shaved, and dry.
  2. Plug in your Nood Flasher 2.0 and turn it on.
  3. Set the Nood device to the lowest intensity level to start.
  4. Place the Nood device on the selected area, ensuring full contact with the skin.
  5. Press the pulse button on the Nood Flasher 2.0 to emit a flash.
  6. Wait for the skin’s reaction. Observe the area for any signs of redness or discomfort for the next 48 hours.
  7. Try a higher intensity on the Nood Flasher 2.0 if needed, but always increase levels gradually.
  8. Consult the Nood user manual or a professional before proceeding if any redness, itching, or burning occurs.

These are the general instructions that I’ve used, but always follow the manufacturer’s specific instructions and safety guidelines provided with the Nood Flasher 2.0 to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

What are the side effects of Nood laser hair removal?

Possible Nood laser hair removal side effects may include skin irritation, which involves redness and swelling immediately after the procedure, and burning of the skin. These symptoms typically disappear within a few hours. There’s also a small risk of pigment changes; the treated skin could become slightly darker or lighter, but these changes are often temporary.

Rarely, IPL hair removal might cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other unwanted changes in skin texture. Uncommon side effects can also include graying of treated hair or excessive hair growth around treated areas, particularly on darker skin.

Luckily I haven’t experiences any negative side effects as of yet.

Nood side effects

Does Nood hurt?

Personally I felt no pain at all using the device on my armpit. It felt like someone rubbed over my skin very fast and frequently within a short period of time, a warm sensation.

The sensation experienced during a Nood laser hair removal session can vary from person to person, but other people described it as similar to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. Most users report mild to moderate discomfort.

Nood before and after

Before starting my IPL hair removal journey, I was just like you (probably): sticking to a weekly tiresome shave routine. But after using the Nood Flasher 2.0 for 4 weeks, I noticed a wild 50% drop in my hair growth! The Nood Flasher is actually the reason I got so into IPL devices and hair removal.

So here’s the deal: Before Nood, expect your hair to keep up its usual grow-back game, coming back after each shave or wax. But after you start your journey with the Nood device, and stick with it for about 12-16 sessions over 8 weeks, get ready for some significant changes. We’re talking a massive 80% to 90% less hair where you’ve used it!

How long does it take to see results?

You’ll start seeing about a 30% hair reduction, after just 2 to 3 sessions with the Nood laser hair removal gadget, using it twice a week. Hang tight, because the big changes, where up to 80% to 90% of your hair decides to call it quits, happens over 2 to 3 months. IPL technology works best when your hair is in the growth phase (anagen phase) but since not all your hairs are ready to grow out at the same time, it takes a bit to catch them all.

How long does nood take to work

Is Nood hair removal permanent?

Nood laser hair removal can lead to permanent hair reduction but not permanent hair removal. The technology is designed to target and destroy hair follicles, resulting in a significant decrease in hair growth. However, some hair may eventually regrow, and occasional maintenance treatments might be necessary to maintain the reduced hair state.

I must say I haven’t seen a lot of regrowth yet so it seems quite permanent to me but I’ll keep this review updated with my latest results.

What does the Nood Flasher 2.0 cost?

The Nood Flasher 2.0 typically costs between $160 to $270, depending on where you get it and any ongoing sales or promotions. The price includes the handset itself, a power supply, and some informational flyers.

Does Nood have a discount or coupon code?

Nood currently does not have a discount or coupon code but is in Sale.

Discounts or coupon codes may be offered during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or holiday sales.

Is Nood worth it?

For me personally Nood is worth it, since it saves me a lot of time and money. If your skin and hair are suitable for IPL technology, Nood is your golden ticket to skip the salon line, dodge the waxing pains, and wave goodbye time-eating shaving routines.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nood

What is the Nood Flasher 2.0?

The Nood Flasher 2.0 is a handheld IPL hair removal device designed for the reduction of hair from the comfort of your own home. It uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that targets and destroys hair follicles. This process usually results in the reduction of hair growth over time, although there are some non-responders. The Flasher 2.0 works everywhere on the body where hair grows, including the face, arms, legs, Brazilian and bikini area, but not the eyes. It has 7 intensity levels for different skin and hair types.

Timca holding the Nood falsher 2.0 facing front

Is Nood FDA approved?

Yes, The Nood Flasher 2.0 IPL hair removal handset is FDA-approved. FDA approval means that the Flasher 2.0 has been assessed by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Can you use Nood on male genitalia?

Yes, Nood can be used on male genitalia. Note that the male genital area has a high density of hair follicles and is particularly sensitive, which can increase the risk of pain.

Do you have to shave before using Nood?

Yes, you should shave before using the Nood Flasher 2.0 for hair removal. Shaving before IPL hair removal allows the light to target the hair at the root, below the surface of the skin.

If hair remains on the surface of the skin, it can cause the IPL treatment to be less effective, because the laser may target the hair above the skin rather than the follicle.

You should shave 12 to 24 hours before your treatment.

What are the correct Nood intensity settings?

The Nood intensity settings for the laser hair removal device range from level 1 to level 7. You are recommended to start at level 3. Users should increase or decrease the intensity based on their skin's reaction to 1-2 test flashes.

How many flashes does Nood have?

According to Nood, the Nood Flasher 2.0 device has a capacity of approximately 600,000 flashes.

How many times do you go over an area with Nood?

It is recommended to do 3 three full passes over each area during a single IPL treatment session with the Nood Flasher 2.0.

What is the difference between Nood and professional laser hair removal treatment?

Nood and professional laser hair removal treatments are different in the following 3 ways:

  1. Device's power.
  2. Effectiveness.
  3. The need for professional operation.

The Nood Flasher 2.0 is an at-home IPL hair removal tools created for personal use, with a lower-intensity laser compared to the professional laser hair removal systems (like alexandrite lasers) found in clinics. Also professional laser treatments are performed by trained technicians or medical professionals.

Is Nood a scam or legit?

Nood is a legitimate company that offers hair removal devices, including the Nood Flasher 2.0.

However, like with all products, individual experiences can vary. At the very least, the company provides a 90 day money-back guarantee, which is typically a good sign of confidence in a product's performance.

What to do if the Nood flasher 2.0 has stopped working?

If the Nood Flasher 2.0 has stopped working, first check if the device is fully plugged into a working electrical outlet. If that doesn't work check for any visible signs of damage or defects.

If the Nood Flasher 2.0 still doesn't work, contact Nood customer service for guidance or to get a repair or replacement.

Does Nood provide a warranty?

Yes, Nood offers 90 day money- back guarantee, which covers any manufacturer defects that affect the functionality of their hair removal device.

The warranty is limited to the original buyer and is not transferable to others. 

What is Nood's return policy?

Nood's return policy allows customers to return the Flasher 2.0 within 90 days of purchase for a complete refund. To return your Nood IPL device you need to submit a return or exchange request by emailing [email protected] within 90 days of your purchase.

How do I contact Nood customer service?

To contact Nood's customer service, you can use several methods:

Their official website,, has a ‘Contact Us’ page where you can fill out a form with your query. Typically, they respond within 24 hours of receiving the message.

  • Email: You can also directly email them at [email protected]. This is a great option if you have a long question or need to attach photos or documents related to your question.
  • Social Media: Nood is on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram. You can send them a DM on one of these platforms for a quick response.

Where to buy Nood?

You can buy The Flasher 2.0 IPL device made by Nood via the Nood store.

Nood review for Brazilian, Bikini and Facial laser hair removal

Now, I haven’t personally tested the waters with a Brazilian, bikini or facial laser hair removal yet, but after seeing how well the Flasher 2.0 worked on my underarms, I’m confident it’ll be a game-changer for the Brazilian zone too. I’ll keep you guys updated on this on our blog!

Can You Use Nood For Brazilian

What is the best at home laser hair removal device?

The best at-home laser hair removal device is subjective and varies depending on the user, but one of the top-rated models is the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X if you’re looking for a diode laser. However, The Nood Flasher 2.0 is definitely one of the best IPL devices on the market today with one of the most attractive prices in my opinion.

What is the difference between Nood and Ulike?

Nood and Ulike are both brands that make at-home laser hair removal devices. The main differences between the Nood and Ulike IPL devices are in their hair reduction timeframes, pain levels during treatments, price, and convenience.

What is the difference between Nood and Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 IPL?

The main differences between the Nood Flasher 2.0 and the Braun Silk Expert Pro 5 are their technological features, safety endorsements, user convenience, and price.

What is the difference between Nood and 5 Min Skin?

Nood and 5 Min Skin both specialize in at-home laser hair removal devices that use intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, however the Nood Flasher 2.0 works significantly better than the 5 min Skin IPL device based on hair reduction and device longevity.

What is the difference between Nood and Dude Pruner?

The main differences between Nood and the Dude Pruner are their target market, design, features, effectiveness on different hair and skin types, and price.


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Timca VictoriaThis article was written by Timca Victoria, a laser hair removal expert aiming to help people remove unwanted body hair safely and cost-effectively. Facts have been checked by Fact Definition