NO Grow reacts with the matrix bulb at the base of the hair follicle. The effect is like replicating the process of male pattern baldness. NO Grow reduces the concentration of nutrients at the base of the follicle – the place where hair growth starts. This causes miniaturization of the root so that the hair becomes progressively thinner and softer. With continual use, the hair ceases to grow and the result is smooth, hair-free skin. When the product is applied correctly, on a weekly basis, until the 3-phase hair growth cycle has been completed (approximately 8 months) you will achieve permanent hair removal.
No Grow should not be confused with a depilatory cream (surface hair remover). Whilst the product does contain an ingredient that dissolves fine surface hair, this is not the primary function of the product. Don’t be alarmed if, after application, there are remaining hairs. Lauryl Isoquinolinium Bromide, the active ingredient, has already penetrated through the surface hair to the 2nd and 3rd hair, starving the follicle of nourishment, this is what gives the permanent results.
Shave, pluck, wax etc 24-hours post treatment if required. If waxing is your preferred hair removal method, please ensure you wait for at least 7-days post-wax before applying No Grow (waxing removes the first layer of your skin, thus making the skin extra sensitive). Applying NO Grow after a wax could cause contact dermatitis or sensitive skin.
Growth of new hair is reduced every time you use NO Grow. You should notice reduction and density of hairs on the skin after approximately the fourth month. Hair grows back thinner and slower each time. Continue with your weekly applications no matter what your hair growth is doing.
Yes, it is suitable for all skin types. In some cases, it is normal to experience redness or a slight rash on completion of the application. This is perfectly normal and no cause for alarm. No Grow has created stimulation in the treatment area and it is an inflammatory response. These effects will disappear within half an hour.
Burning or stinging is not normal, ensure you remove immediately if this occurs. Always respect your skin response.
Do not use No Grow on medical skin conditions like Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Impetigo, Skin Cancer, Eczema, or Rosacea.
No Grow is a gentle product and should not cause irritation unless you have an allergic reaction to one of the ingredients. Customers who have naturally sensitive skin are recommended to gradually introduce No Grow by starting off slow with shorter treatment times. Start at 3-minutes and gradually increase the treatment time weekly until you find your perfect time.
Never leave No Grow on your face for more than 10 minutes and 20 minutes on your body. It takes No Grow 5-minutes to activate the hair follicle, therefore long extended treatment times are not required.
It is strongly recommended to use our Soothing Aftercare Gel even if you don't naturally have sensitive skin (anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties)
In rare cases you may feel a ‘tight’ sensation on your skin post treatment. We recommend our ‘Soothing Aftercare Gel’ as the first and foremost option, however, a natural Aloe Vera gel can also be used if necessary.
You may apply any cream, serums, make-up or shaving cream 30-minutes after application.
Do not apply any active ingredients like Vitamin C, AHA’s or Chemical Exfoliants for at least 24 hours after NO Grow application.
Vitamin A application, as well as Peel’s, Derma Pen treatments, laser, and the like, should only be done 7 days prior or post NO Grow application.
No Grow is not suitable for persons on scheduled medications like Roaccutane, Cortisone or any medication that can cause irritation or thinning of the skin. Application of NO Grow can commence 6-weeks after the final intake of the above mentioned medications but we do recommend you first check with your medical specialist.
Each product has a varying amount of active ingredient that is aligned with the typical type of hair and skin sensitivity. Each variant is therefore formulated specifically for the area that is indicated. We do not recommend using the different variants on all parts of the body.
No Grow is a growth inhibitor treatment that you add to your current hair removal routine. In the beginning, we recommend treating your hair when it’s 1-2mm in length as this helps to eliminate wastage and also assists with the actual treatment. Over time your hair will grow back thinner and slower until it eventually stops altogether, forever!
Do not shave, wax, pluck or remove hair prior to application.
If waxing is your preferred hair removal method, please ensure you wait for at least 7-days post-wax before applying No Grow (waxing removes the first layer of your skin, thus making the skin extra sensitive). Applying No Grow after a wax could cause contact dermatitis or sensitive skin.
No, application weekly is key to permanent results.As we never know which growth phase our hair is in, we need to remain consistent for 8-months to ensure all 3-growth phases are treated. Not all of the phases are seen with the naked eye, so weekly applications ensure they are all treated.If you do not treat your hair for the full 8-months there is a good chance your hair will start growing back.We are after long term results, which will require time. No Grow is not a quick fix and diligent weekly applications have the best results.
Results vary from person to person - being 2 or 3 days late may not have a measurable effect on your progress, however, extended periods with no treatment are likely to require additional treatments to complete the process. (Ultimately costing you more than it needed to)
Without a doubt, people who are diligent have the best results.
Yes, No Grow has been used successfully on teenagers (13 years and older) under the guidance of their parent/guardian.
The active ingredients in NO Grow have been dermatologically tested and proven to be gentle when used as directed. Ingredients have not resulted in any known side-effects.
A small number of users may experience slight stinging and itching if the product is left on the skin for more than the instructed time period. Always listen to your skin response.
NOTE: We do not recommend using No Grow on any areas that hair is growing due to the hormonal changes of puberty i.e. pubic region, underarms and face. We suggest waiting until this stage has been completed.
We recommend ladies with hormonal facial hair to start with the Female Facial variant and then slowly transition over to the Male Beard after about 3-months. The reason for this is that the Male Beard variant is the strongest cream out of the range with the most amount of active ingredient. A ladies facial skin is on average 20% thinner than a males skin, we, therefore, have to gradually introduce the Male Beard product.
It is also recommended to use our Soothing Aftercare Gel as it has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains a small amount of Lauryl Isoquinolinium Bromide (active ingredient) in order to tackle hair density and enhance the effect of your No Grow plan.
Yes, No Grow is safe to use over tattoos. The technology is pulled into the hair shaft to neutralise the hair bulb, therefore it does not affect pigment in the tattoo. We have many clients who have used No Grow over their tattoos.
As with any new product, we also suggest doing a skin test 24 hours prior to full application.
Yes, a Brazilian can be achieved but with extra caution. No Grow can be used on the vaginal lips and around your anus, but you must barrier your soft tissue and any mucus membranes with Vaseline and cotton wool/tissue.