Hairo Review: Effortless Hair Removal or Scam?

Hairo Review: Effortless Hair Removal or Scam?


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Hairo is a shaving alternative device that’s razor-free. The brand claims that “getting rid of unwanted hair has never been so simple,” and suggests that their product is more comfortable to use than shaving or waxing.

But how does Hairo actually work and is it safe? How does its cost compare to other hair removal methods? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Hairo?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the technology backing Hairo to give our take on whether it’s likely to work and whether or not it’s safe.

We’ll compare Hairo to other hair removal methods (including other razorless hair removal devices like Bleame) and feature real, unsponsored Hairo user reviews.

How Does Hairo Work?

Hairo’s website fails to describe how the device works.

Hairo website description

As shown above, the brand’s website simply states that the device has a “designed crystal pattern surface” and “Nano Crystalline hair removal technology.” 

But this fails to describe the materials used or the mechanism of action, which are the most important things that consumers need to know to evaluate whether it’s safe and likely to work.

Why would anyone rub a hair removal device on their skin without knowing what it’s made of or how it removes hair?

Hairo is one of a number of brands selling a similar technology. Bleame is another. They appear to remove hair through friction at the follicle, but the specifics are unclear to us.

We consider it to be a red flag when a cosmetics brand fails to clearly describe how their device works, and we recommend that consumers avoid such products.

But how does the cost of Hairo compare to Bleame and other hair removal methods? We’ll review in the next section.

Is Hairo Overpriced?

Hairo costs $24.95 at the time of publishing this article. The brand’s website claims that it’s reusable for up to three years. 

Let’s assume that someone considering Hairo removes body hair twice per week. That’s 104 times per year, equating to a cost-per-session of $0.08.

Here’s how that stacks up against other hair removal methods (estimates):

Laser hair removal: $400

Waxing: $150

Bleame: $0.38

Shaving: $0.20

Hairo: $0.08

From a cost perspective alone, Hairo is a clear winner. If it can effectively remove body hair without causing side effects, it can save users a significant amount of money.

But do real users claim that Hairo is effective? We’ll share some customer reviews in the next section.

Real, Unsponsored Hairo User Reviews

A YouTube channel called “Scamadviser” reviewed Hairo with a live product demo and found it to be surprisingly effective. The video is under two minutes long:

A TikTok creator named Cydney suggests that Hairo is deceptively marketed:

@itscydneybetch #stitch with @stark.stark.stark DO NOT BUY THIS #greenscreen #hairo #bleame #hairremoval ♬ original sound - Cydney E.

Why We Only Recommend Purchasing Hairo on Brand Website

We don’t necessarily recommend Hairo overall because we can’t identify the materials and technology backing it.

But for consumers planning to purchase the device, we recommend doing so on the brand’s official website rather than Amazon or any other third-party platform.

This is because the products branded as “Hairo” on Amazon do not appear to be the official Hairo device.

As shown below, many hair removal devices have begun adding the keyword “Hairo” into their product title on Amazon, but none of these appear to be sold by the official manufacturer:

Hairo Amazon results

The risk of counterfeit or harmful products is higher when purchasing from random, third-party sellers in our opinion, so we recommend always purchasing from the manufacturer directly.

There is also no mention of Amazon on the Hairo website.

Does Hairo Cause Side Effects?

It’s challenging to determine whether or not Hairo is likely to cause side effects, because the brand fails to describe the specific technology and materials used.

Without this information, all we can do is make an educated guess.

There is no mention of side effects on the Hairo website, but in our opinion the risk of side effects from a device like Hairo that doesn’t appear to be clinically tested is likely higher than from an established hair removal method like shaving or waxing which have been used for hundreds of years.

A TikTok user named “Abbya023” claims to have experienced severe skin irritation from Hairo:

@abbya023 #hairo @Hairo Hair Eraser ♬ Oh No - Kreepa

Our Hair Removal Recommendation

The Flasher 2.0 from Nood is our top pick for a hair removal device.

This device is cleared by the FDA and uses IPL technology, which is clinically shown to be effective and safe for hair removal as we documented above in this article.

Since this is a physical device, there are no risks of systemic effects or absorption.

Interested consumers can check out The Flasher 2.0 from Nood at this link to the product page on the brand’s official website.

Pros and Cons of Hairo

Here are the pros and cons of Hairo in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Most online reviews say it removes hair
  • Much cheaper than any other hair removal method
  • 3x cheaper than similar device Bleame

Cons:

  • Unclear materials
  • Unclear technology
  • May irritate skin
  • Knock-off products sold under same brand name on Amazon
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Conclusion

Hairo may be a good option for consumers who prioritize affordability over all else. It’s significantly cheaper than any other hair removal method per-session; even over 50% cheaper than shaving with disposable razors.

However, the brand fails to clearly publish information about materials and mechanism of action, which is concerning to us because these are important criteria for consumers to make an informed and safe purchase decision.

Some users report irritation from Hairo, but these reports are less frequent than those from Bleame, which is a similar hair removal device that we recently reviewed on Illuminate Health.

For consumers intent on purchasing Hairo, we recommend doing so on the brand’s official website because it appears that third-party sellers are retailing counterfeit versions on Amazon.