In this Nood hair removal review we will answer the question “Does Nood Work?” by reviewing the Nood Flasher 2.0 hair removal device.
In short the answer is: “Yes, Nood does actually work” based on 13 factors including Hair reduction, Safety, FDA clearance and Compatibility with different hair and skin types. By the end of the review you will know why and how well the Nood Flasher 2.0 works and how safe it is.
Nood Flasher 2.0 hair removal review
The Nood Flasher 2.0 hair removal device has an overall review score of 8.2 on a scale of 10. This review score was calculated by grading the Nood Flasher 2.0 on how well it works in different areas such as: Hair reduction, Safety, FDA clearance, Skin tone compatibility, Hair type compatibility, Power, Treatment Area, Treatment time, Pain level, Convenience, Warranty, and Battery life. Below you will find a table that shows how well the hair removal device scores in the aforementioned areas:
|Hair Reduction||Up to 80% Hair removal in 8 weeks.||8/10|
|Safety||Safe. With UV-protection and IPL technology.||9/10|
|Skin Tone Compatibility||Does not work on very dark skin.||5/10|
|Hair type Compatibility||Does not work on blonde and red hair.||5/10|
|Power||5 intensity levels.||8/10|
|Treatment Area||Everywhere on the body where hair grows. Not around the eyes without protective eyewear.||10/10|
|Treatment Time||10 minutes, twice per week for the first 2 months. 10 minutes once every 3 to 6 months as a touchup.||10/10|
|Pain Level||Slight tingle but not painful.||10/10|
|Price||189 – 270$||8/10|
|Convenience||Mediocre. Device needs to be plugged in during treatment.||4/10|
|Warranty||limited 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.||7/10|
|Battery Life||None. Device uses a standard wall outlet and needs to be plugged in.||0/10|
|Dazzle Score||The Dazzle score is a grade we give hair removal devices based on its performance and effectiveness: 8.2||8.2|
Specifications and features
- Color: white
- Dimensions: 8″H x 8″L x 3″W
- Power output: 4.5J/cm2
- Output: DC 12V, 3A
- Input: AC 100 – 240V, 50/60Hz, 5A
- Power: 36W
- Temperature: -40C, -70C
- Relative humidity: 10 – 90%
- Atmospheric pressure: 00 hPz to 1060 hPa
- Pain-free light-based technology
- Skin-Safe technology
- UV-filtered lens
- Aftermarket 30-day parts and labor warranty from third party
- The Flasher™ 2.0 IPL Hair Removal Handset
- Treatment Card
Does Nood really work?
How long does nood take to work?
Nood takes about 6 to 8 weeks of consistent use to work. Nood is not promising overnight results. However, with consistent use and proper application of the laser hair removal device, up to 80% hair reduction can be achieved within 8 weeks of usage.
How does nood work?
Nood uses IPL, or intense pulsed light therapy, which is a broad-spectrum visible light that, when applied to the skin, targets the melanin in hair. This process is also known as photothermolysis. The Nood IPL laser can be used for removing unwanted hair. IPL differs from laser in the number of wavelengths it delivers. IPL emits pulsed light at a wavelength in the range 500 – 1200 nm.
Nood Flasher 2.0 hair reduction percentage
The Nood Flasher 2.0 is an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal device that claims to reduce hair growth by up to 80% within 8 weeks of usage. While the device claims an 80% hair reduction, individual results can vary due to several factors: Skin and hair color, Treatment frequency and adherence to the protocol, Hair growth cycle and Hormonal factors.
Reviews of verified Nood flasher 2.0 purchasers show that the Nood device works well and significant hair reduction can be experienced in as little as 4 weeks.
It’s important to account for skin and hair color differences to ensure a safe hair removal experience.
Is Nood safe?
Nood is officially approved by the FDA and thus is considered safe, when used properly. The included UV-protection feature helps minimize the potential for skin damage caused by ultraviolet radiation exposure.
Anecdotal reviews of verified customers show that the Nood flasher 2.0 is safe when used as intended by the manufacturer.
Does Nood hair removal hurt?
No, the Nood Flasher 2.0 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device is specifically designed to minimize pain during hair removal procedures. However, individual pain thresholds and skin sensitivities can vary significantly, so some users might experience a slight tingling sensation when using the device.
Reviews of other customers that have purchased the Nood flasher 2.0 hair removal device indicate that the device is definitely less painful than other hair removal methods such as waxing and plucking.
Factors such as skin tone, hair color, and treatment area can impact the sensations experienced during the session. It is always recommended to perform a patch test on a small skin area to determine how your skin reacts to the treatment.
Does the Nood Flasher 2.0 work for all skin types?
The Nood Flasher 2.0 works best on individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types I to III, who have a fair to medium skin tone with dark hair, as there is sufficient contrast between hair and skin melanin. This allows the IPL energy to preferentially target and destroy the hair follicles, while minimizing the risk of adverse effects on the surrounding skin.
Reviews show that customers with a darker skin type have less success with the Nood flasher 2.0 hair removal device.
Skin types are typically classified according to the Fitzpatrick scale, which ranges from Type I (very fair) to Type VI (very dark).
For individuals with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI (medium-dark to very dark) or those with blonde, red, or grey hair, the Nood Flasher 2.0 might not be as effective. In darker skin tones, the higher melanin concentration in the skin could absorb the IPL energy and lead to an increased risk of burns, hyperpigmentation, or hypopigmentation.
Similarly, individuals with blonde or red hair have a lower concentration of melanin in their hair follicles, making it difficult for the IPL device to effectively target and remove these hairs.
Does the Nood Flasher 2.0 work for all hair types?
The Nood Flasher 2.0 does not work well on blonde, red, gray and white-haired individuals because these hair colors contain less melanin, which makes it harder for the IPL device to target the hair follicle. It is important to note that not all blondes and redheads will see little to no results; some individuals may still experience a reduction in hair growth, albeit more limited than those with darker hair.
Similar to blonde and red hair, gray or white hair contains minimal to no melanin, making the Nood Flasher 2.0 insufficiently effective on such hair types. Laser hair removal alternatives, such as electrolysis, would be a better option for individuals in this category.
Reviews of people who purchased the Nood flasher 2.0 support the notion that IPL devices like the Flasher 2.0 are less effective for lighter hair types.
Nood treatment area and time
The treatment area and time for the Nood Flasher 2.0 depend on the size and location of the body part being worked upon. Here are some general guidelines based on our own experience and customer reviews:
1. Small areas (upper lip, bikini line, underarms): These areas require less time for treatment, typically averaging 10 minutes per session.
2. Medium areas (lower legs, arms, face, Brazilian): These areas may take slightly longer for treatment, ranging from 10 to 20 minutes per session.
3. Large areas (full legs, back, chest): These are the most time-consuming areas to treat, requiring approximately 30 to 60 minutes per session.
For the first two months, you should use the Nood Flasher 2.0 twice per week, which helps maximize the efficacy of the treatment by targeting hair follicles in different stages of their growth cycle. After the initial two-month period, it is recommended to reduce the treatment frequency to maintain the desired results.
It is not safe to use the Nood flasher 2.0 on the eyes, but it can be used on all other areas such as Brazilian.
Can you use Nood for brazilian?
Yes, the Nood Flasher 2.0 works as a non-invasive and convenient method for effectively reducing hair growth in the Brazilian area. Please note that IPL technology is different from true laser hair removal, as it uses broader wavelengths of light to target melanin in the hair shaft, heating the follicle and leading to hair miniaturization and reduction in hair growth in the Brazilian area.
Using the Nood flasher 2.0 device on the brazilian area can be less painful and more convenient than using other hair removal methods such as waxing.
How convenient is the Nood Flasher 2.0?
The Nood Flasher 2.0 IPL has a moderate level of convenience for at-home hair removal, though it may not match the efficiency of professional in-office laser treatments. The necessity of the device being plugged in during treatment can be seen as somewhat inconvenient compared to cordless alternatives; however, this ensures a consistent energy output for effective results.
In terms of treatment times, the Nood Flasher 2.0 may require several sessions to achieve the desired hair reduction due to its broad-spectrum light, unlike the more targeted nature of laser technology. IPL devices generally have larger treatment windows, meaning they can cover more surface area per flash, expediting the overall process. However, the efficacy of the device relies considerably on the individual’s skin tone and hair color, as the IPL technology works best on lighter skin with dark hair.
Considering these factors, the Nood Flasher 2.0 offers a moderate level of convenience for at-home hair removal. While the device is not necessarily ideal for all users, it may be a suitable option for those seeking a more affordable and accessible hair removal method that can be performed outside of a professional setting.
Another convenient aspect of the Nood flasher 2.0 is the warranty.
Does Nood provide a warranty?
Yes, Nood provides a limited 1 year warranty and a 90 day “No Questions Asked” money back guarantee. After purchasing the Nood Flasher 2.0 device customers have a 90 day period to get a full refund or equal value exchange.
Nood promises that the device works and will be free from defects in both materials and workmanship, under normal use, for 365 days. If a defects occurs within the warranty period Nood will repair the Nood flasher 2.0 at no extra cost or exchange the device for a new one.
It is advised to review the warranty guidelines before purchasing the device.
How good is the Battery life of the Nood Flasher 2.0?
The Nood flasher 2.0 works by plugging it into a standard wall outlet and does not have an internal rechargeable battery. This means you will never run out of battery and need to recharge. However, this also means that the device lacks portability and thus convenience.
However, based on reviews of other hair removal devices, most at home hair removal devices lack an internal battery.
Nood Reviews by customers
Below you will find customer reviews of the Nood Flasher 2.0 by people who have worked with the device and are verified purchasers:
I have been at this for 8 weeks.. systematically following the directions; picked 2 areas (underarms + my hoohah), 2x a week (every Wed + Sat), I shave and go over every area 3x. For starters – I see less hair growth (altho I have no idea if it won’t all grow back if I weren’t shaving twice a week), once you get past the bumps from constantly shaving, it does get much easier to do around week #3.
I’m light skinned (yellow, tanned skin) with black hair – so it should work on me. I AM seeing progress (less amount of hair growing back for now) – about 70% less, but will probably need another 4-8 weeks of doing this – to really be hairless 🤞🏼🤞🏼
Do I recommend Nood? Yes. Absolutely.
– Z Mathis
I’ve never done any type of hair removal treatments, this is my first time doing something to my armpits other than shaving and waxing. One week using it on the highest setting and saw a hairless patch. Excited to see how it looks after 8 weeks of treatment. I’m doing it 3 times a week since my hair is kinda thick, dark and grows like crazy. The highest setting is kinda uncomfortable, feel like I’m hitting my underarms with a rubber band. I’m ok with it since my pain tolerance is pretty high.
– Ginna Matos
I have used this as directed (go over the area 3x, twice a week for 8 weeks) and while the hair is not 100% gone, it’s about 90% gone and the hair that remains is much finer and grows much slower. I no longer have to shave every day! I will keep using this in these areas for a few more weeks and I’ve also started doing other areas. I would buy this again.
Nood before and after pictures
Below you will find pictures of customers who have worked with and reviewed the Nood flasher 2.0 laser hair removal device successfully:
How to use the Nood Flasher 2.0?
To use the Nood Flasher 2.0 device effectively and make it work, review these steps:
- Preparation: Before using the Nood Flasher 2.0, it’s important to prepare your skin. Shave the treatment area with a razor to eliminate lengthy hair shafts that may absorb IPL energy meant for the hair follicle. Clean and thoroughly dry the area to remove any residual body oils or skincare products that could interfere with the light energy penetration.
- Skin and Hair Color Test: The device is best used on individuals with light to medium skin tones and dark hair. Perform a Fitzpatrick Skin Type Test to ensure your skin tone is suitable. Darker skin may absorb excessive energy and increase the risk of hyperpigmentation or burns.
- Powering the Device: Use the device by plugging the Nood Flasher 2.0 into an electrical outlet. Turn it on and allow it to warm up for a few seconds.
- Intensity Level Selection: Use the device by determining the appropriate intensity level based on your skin type and sensitivity. Start at the lowest setting and gradually increase to a comfortable level as you proceed with further treatments. Remember that higher settings deliver more effective results but could also raise the risk of discomfort or side effects.
- Application: Use the device by pressing the handpiece firmly against the treatment area ensuring full skin contact with the device’s window. The skin sensor will detect proper contact and allow you to trigger the device. Press the flash button to release the IPL energy. You should see a bright flash and feel a mild, warm sensation.
- Treatment Grid Technique: Properly use the device by ensuring complete coverage and avoid overlapping, follow a grid-like pattern. Move the device to the next adjacent area after each flash, treating small sections at a time. Overlapping can cause excessive heat and skin damage. Treat each zone only once during a session.
- Post-Treatment Care: After using the device and completing the treatment, apply a soothing aloe vera gel or a fragrance-free moisturizer to calm and hydrate the skin. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) to protect the treated areas.
- Repeat Treatments: For optimal results in using the device, perform treatments at regular intervals for a total of 6-8 sessions. Maintenance treatments may be required after 2 months, depending on individual hair growth patterns.
Remember to consult the user manual provided with your Nood Flasher 2.0 for specific instructions and contraindications related to your device.