About Samba Hair Remover
According to the manufacturer, Samba Hair Remover uses revolutionary technology to easily, safely, and painlessly remove unwanted hair from your face, legs, bikini line, and more, in the comfort of your own home, without having to worry about shaving, waxing, or tweezing.
In order to accomplish this, Samba Hair Remover is claimed to work over 3 easy steps:
- Treat the surface of your skin to crystallize unwanted hair.
- Buff to remove hair stubble from your skin.
- Soothe to moisturize, nourish, and smooth.
Instead of shaving like a traditional razor, Samba Hair Remover is claimed to use thermotransmitters that radiate heat down into the hair follicle as the device passes over, removing the hair down to the root. And with repeated use, Samba Hair Remover is claimed to weaken the hair follicle and slow future growth.
Because of all this, Samba Hair Remover is claimed to provide professional quality results without the need for expensive office visits. In addition, Samba Hair Remover is claimed to be lightweight, portable, and ideal for travel, and to be safe for use on all skin tones, colors, and types, without irritation.
Should you hand over your hard-earned money for Samba Hair Remover? Consider the following:
Does Samba Hair Remover’s Thermotransmitters Work?
According to the company, as Samba Hair Remover passes over your hair follicles, it sends micro heat waves all the way down to the root. Once this occurs, it weakens the hair follicle and slows future growth, which is a process that the manufacturer calls “crystallization.” But is there any scientific evidence showing this actually works?
In short, no. In fact, it appears that Samba Hair Remover’s manufacturer simply lifted the term “crystallization” from the product it’s meant to mimic, which is the NoNo Pro.
Samba Hair Remover May Not be Ideal for Beginners
Whether or not there’s any clinical evidence to back up their claims, keep in mind that according to the website, the manufacturer claims that Samba Hair Remover will take beginners 30-45 minutes to use (presumably on legs). This is because after each shaft is singed, it will leave behind rough stubble, which is where the buffing pads come in.
As such (at least until you get used to the device), Samba Hair Remover probably won’t be considered at time-saving device.
Let It Grow
Finally, remember that in order to use the Samba Hair Remover, your hair will need to be at least 1-3mm in length, which means you’ll have to let it grow in advance.
We probably don’t need to tell you this, but this might cause quite a bit of embarrassment at the office or around friends, unless you plan on wearing hosiery to cover up the forest growing on your legs.
Customer Feedback for Samba Hair Remover
Since writing our original Samba Hair Remover review, 1 HighYa reader provided feedback about their experience and claimed the “hair removal system immediately got too hot to use and it burned my skin on the first use while removing hair from my upper lip. I did read the user manual thoroughly before use and also used the Samba ointment to sooth the burn.”
There were also 2 Amazon Samba Hair Remover reviews, with an average rating of 3 stars. One customer claimed the device works great, while another claimed that it’s much easier to burn yourself with the Samba Hair Remover compared to the NoNo Pro.
From a company perspective, Samba Hair Remover is manufactured by Viatek Consumer Products Group based out of Chattanooga, TN, who held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau based on just 6 closed complaints (as of 6/7/15). There, common complaints appeared to revolve around difficulty obtaining refunds.
Samba Hair Remover Pricing & Refund Policy
The Samba Hair Remover is priced at $99.95 plus free Standard S&H. For this price, you’ll receive 1 large tip (Maxi Guide), 1 small tip (Micro Guide), 1 large buffer (with 2 pads), 1 small buffer (with 2 pads), bonus travel bag, and a cleaning brush.
On the Samba Hair Remover website, you’ll also find several accessories for sale:
- Soothing Serum: $34.95
- Replacement Tip 2 Pack (1 large for legs, back, and arms; 1 small for face, underarms, and bikini area): $24.95
- 5 Large/Small Buffer Pads: $24.95
Samba Hair Remover comes with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 888-784-2835.
Can Samba Hair Remover Make Hair Removal Easier?
Chopping to the point: Ultimately, if the Samba Hair Remover worked as the manufacturer claims, then the added time to your beauty regimen might pay off by allowing you to shave less frequently over the course of several weeks or months.
But without any clinical evidence showing this is what its “thermotransmitters” provide, as well as the product’s mixed online reputation, we might recommend saving your money and purchasing a similar hair removal option from a local retailer.
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
It burns burn burns, like a ring of fire!
I saw this product at WalMart and thought I would give it a try. I took it home and tested it on my arms (like you see on the competitor's TV spots). It did work, but it burned my arm. I figured that I was not using it right. I tried it on my face today (2/20/16). I "buzzed" my facial hair, as I could see the red light easier, and once again I burned myself. I kept going, noticing the burning hair smell. I then realized that this was not tackling my buzzed beard, as I tested it. If I have to let my beard grow out to "crystallize" it, is it really worth it? I do want to shave less, as it is time consuming, especially on a curly beard.
Also, note that using the small or large head/tip made no difference. The product model I used was SA01.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
8 out 9 people found this review helpful
Summary of the Samba hair remover system
The Samba hair removal system immediately got too hot to use and it burned my skin on the first use while removing hair from my upper lip. I did read the user manual thoroughly before use and also used the Samba ointment to sooth the burn.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend