People who are losing their hair spend thousands on hair products. Men and women lose their hair for a variety of reasons from medication to genetics. It can be difficult to find the right system for hair loss. Many of them don’t work, and it can cause you to become a skeptic about all the hair-growth claims.
Once you’ve tried shampoos, conditioners, serums, vitamins, and medications, you’re ready to pull out your hair in frustration. It’s time to start thinking about LLLT hair systems. It can be called red light therapy or cold laser therapy. It’s safe for your scalp and isn’t invasive like some other treatments like hair transplant surgery.
The lasers penetrate the skin on your scalp. During that penetration, the laser is stimulating the follicles. It causes them to start regrowing hair. It’s been proven through many clinical trials. Here we’ve taken quite a few systems and reviewed them. Personally, I’ve been losing my hair for years and wanted to know if they worked. I’m sharing my experiences with you.
Table of Contents
- iRestore vs Capillus vs HairMax vs iGrow vs Theradome – Comparison
- Head-to-Head Comparison
iRestore vs Capillus vs HairMax vs iGrow vs Theradome – Comparison
|iRestore Laser Growth System||Helmet||51 Grade lasers||3 months|
|Capillus82 Laser Growth Cap||cap ||82 Grade lasers||6 months|
|HairMax Advanced 7 Laser||Laser||7 Grade lasers||16 weeks|
|iGrow Laser Growth Helmet||Helmet||LED and laser||16 weeks|
|Theradome PRO LH80||Helmet||80 Grade lasers||6 months|
Often, the most successful products come from people who have had a problem. They create a solution. When it’s successful, they want to share that solution with everyone. Craig Nabat used laser light therapy to quit smoking. He knew how effective laser therapy could be.
For that reason, he wanted to use lasers for his own hair loss. He knew the science behind it from when he quit smoking. This product is a helmet with 51 lasers for halting hair loss and regrowing hair. The lasers target the areas where people commonly experience hair loss.
The device is FDA cleared and comfortable to use. It’s geared towards people with a receding hairline, bald spots, a thinning crown, or widening parts. It’s focused on problems like Androgenic Alopecia. It’s a vented device that allows for breathability and airflow.
Inside the helmet are foam pads that will rest lightly on your head. It has a hard outer shell, but inside, it’s as comfortable as could be. You’ll forget you’re even wearing it. The device is lightweight, but it’s very sturdy. Doesn’t feel flimsy at all. Recommended use is every other day for 25 minutes. There’s an LCD display for tracking the time.
The helmet was comfortable to wear. It didn’t feel weird wearing it for 30 minutes around the house. Watching television or reading was possible while wearing this, although, there’s no way to lay down with it.
In a few months of regular use, there was some extra hair fall at first. That’s a scary moment, but I trusted the process. Into month 3, there were results. Over months 3 to 6 saw the biggest improvement.
The best part of this device is the money-back guarantee. If you don’t see results by the 6-month mark, they will refund your money. That tells me the company really stands behind their product and believes you’ll have the results you want.
Some people can have minor irritation from the lasers. It’s a low level of laser, but the laser or the foam touching a sensitive scalp might cause issues for some.
The company behind Capillus82 connects patients to hair loss professionals for all types of hair solutions. It’s a product recommended by many physicians who specialize in hair loss techniques. The company was one of the first to provide a device in a soft cap.
There are 82 low level laser light diodes in the cap. Because there are so many diodes, it only requires 6 minutes on the head to cover thinning or balding areas. The sessions are daily, but only last a few minutes. It’s easier to fit that into your busy schedule.
It’s FDA cleared and produced in the USA. It can be used by men and women for hair loss. It comes with a lithium-ion battery, which is rechargeable. The cap can be worn under a baseball cap. One is included, but you can’t choose your own head covering. The cap of diodes can be moved into your favorite ball cap.
During the first few months, you’ll end up with hair that further thins and falls out. It takes a few months to see the results of the LLLT. At 4 to 6 months, that’s when your diligence pays off. You’ll start to see some changes. The company suggests waiting for a full 12 months before evaluating the effectiveness of the cap.
It’s difficult to wait for months to see results. Even more difficult is waiting a full year before you’ll see hair become fuller and start growing. It’s well worth it to wear this cap, though.
Instead of a big helmet that feels a bit silly, the cap will feel more natural. You’re able to get time with the lights without having to sit in the house. The cap is inconspicuous and able to travel with a small charge.
The cap needs to be used daily, but it’s easy to keep a schedule for 6 minutes every day. For those helmets that call for treatment every other day, it’s easy to forget the schedule. That’s not a concern for a daily treatment.
The diode cap is one size. It fits a head up to 22 inches. If your head exceeds that size, this isn’t the right product for you. The cap doesn’t adjust.
The company was founded in 2000, and it’s still going strong. They have a wide range of products for hair growth at home. In fact, their products are sold across the globe by people who really believe in the product. The CEO was a client before he joined the company.
This is an FDA-cleared device that’s safe for men and women. It treats hair loss and causes hair growth with low level laser light therapy. The lasers are nestled in the comb. It has hair-parting teeth that help the lasers get directly to the scalp. The LaserComb can be directed exactly where it’s needed.
There’s no cap or helmet to wear. The comb is used like a wand to hit the spots where you need it. Whether you have hair loss at the crown or along the temples, you can point this comb right at the problem. It reverses the process of hair thinning as well as regrowing hair.
The company suggests using this 3 times per week. It takes between 7 and 15 minutes to use depending on the area. If you have more than one area that needs tending, it will prolong the time. This comb has to be moved slowly across the scalp where hair is thinning or missing completely.
This is such a detour from the traditional caps and helmets for hair regrowth. It has the same laser light diodes as the other devices, though. The lights are on the comb where you have total control of the process.
Personally, I enjoyed the control I had with the comb. Moving it slowly across the scalp in thinning areas was a bit slow for my taste, though. It’s a bit of a trade-off. The others are hands-free, but you have no control of where the lasers hit.
The LaserComb brought out new hair growth while stopping the thinning bits. It took about the same amount of time as the other devices to see the results of the treatment. There’s a timer in the comb for knowing when to move it.
The comb needs constant movement. It can be very slow, and you really have to pay attention to the timing to make sure it’s getting each area thoroughly.
The iGrow system comes from Aspira Science. They were founded in 2004 with a product known as the Revage670. It’s another system that is used for hair rejuvenation. The iGrow cap is based on their previous cap as well as new technology. They’ve been featured in many magazines like Men’sHealth, Esquire, allure, and Vogue.
The iGrow device is a helmet with lasers that has been proven to grow hair. The helmet is able to stimulate hair growth in people who have recently lost their hair. It works on thinning and balding areas for men and women. The helmet is particularly effective for those who are losing hair due to genetics.
There are lasers and LED lights to stimulate the follicles. The lasers are at the wavelength of 655 nanometers, which is the clinically-proven nanometers wavelength. It’s made in the USA and has been FDA cleared for safe use. The helmet has a built-in headset for listening to music while you wear it.
With the headphones, you can wear this easily for the recommended amount of time. The interior of the helmet can be customized for your comfort. The company predicts in 16 weeks there will be a significant change in your hair. They base this on all the clinical trials performed. They also give a 6-month, money-back guarantee.
With the guarantee, there was no real risk trying this growth system from iGrow. Out of the box, the helmet was shaped a bit different than the others. This one is smaller and a bit raised from the scalp.
The headphones make it look really strange, but interesting. I couldn’t wait to try it. It took a bit of adjustment to be comfortable with the helmet. It felt a bit awkward at first. Over time, the unusual fit was less noticeable.
The company recommends 25 minutes a few times a week. Over a few months, there was definitely some growing hair. It’s fully hands-free and listening to music makes the time go by much faster.
The helmet is a bit uncomfortable at first. There’s no coverage on the sides. You’re not getting a few spots where you might need regrowth – like the temples.
Theradome Inc. is a US-based company delivering laser growth devices around the world. They’re a medical company focused on hair growth at home. They are recommended by some of the biggest names in hair loss like Bosley and the Hair Club.
The Theradome helmet regrows hair using low level light therapy. They have 80 medical-grade lasers in their helmet. Those lasers are focused on delivering deep penetration of the scalp and stimulation of the follicles. They deliver this penetration without heat. They work at 678 nanometers.
In the US, these kind of devices have to be cleared by the FDA. This one has that designation. It’s completely safe to use. The helmet covers much of the scalp, so you’re getting complete coverage with this device. There won’t be any health side effects from using the helmet.
It’s meant to be used 20 minutes daily. While wearing the helmet, you won’t experience any heat from the diodes. In fact, the helmet won’t cause any heat at all. It has cool airflow vents on the top. The company promises regrowth with a 6-month guarantee.
With the guarantee, there’s no reason not to give this growth system a go. It’ll work within the time limit, and if not, you can return it. I saw results with this helmet during the test. It worked beautifully.
The helmet itself is comfortable enough. The rubber bits were able to hold the device at a good distance without extra pressure. There were no side effects, either. The lasers didn’t generate any heat.
It’s battery operated and rechargeable. That makes it hands-free, so you can do anything you want while using the device. There’s no remote or cables to worry about. There’s a built-in progress counter, too.
The progress counter and tracker will also let you know when time is up. The voice can be a bit loud when you’re sitting quietly or reading.
The best hair regrowth system will depend on a few factors from price to features. We’ll break down all the features to allow you to pick the best one for you.
iRestore vs Capillus
It can be really tough to make a choice. All of these hair regrowth systems are FDA cleared, so they’re safe for use. That’s not how you’re going to differentiate one from the next.
Type of Device and Lasers
When it comes to iRestore and Capillus, there are a few differences that might help you make a decision. They both use LLLT for growth. There are 51 lasers in the iRestore helmet. It fits snugly on the top of the head. The Capillus has 82 lasers.
They’re hands-free caps to regrow hair. The helmet from iRestore is a bit heavy compared to Capillus. The iRestore helmet can’t be changed in any way. The other is an insert that can be removed from the included sports cap. It can be added to any other cap you might have.
Ease of Use
They’re both very easy to use. Each has a timer to record the amount of sessions. Simply charge the caps, and they can be used while watching television or enjoying coffee in the morning. The iRestore’s suggested usage is every other day for 25 minutes. For Capillus, it was daily for 6 minutes.
They both have guarantees. If you’re not satisfied, the helmet and cap can be returned for your money back.
iRestore vs HairMax
For the iRestore and HairMax, there are quite a few differences. They are two devices with lasers, but that’s the only real similarity.
Type of Device and Lasers
The iRestore is a helmet with 51 lasers. They’re spaced to give your head a good amount of light coverage. The helmet sits on top of the scalp and does its job. There’s nothing you have to do with this helmet except wear it.
The HairMax device is a comb. The light comb has 7 diodes. The teeth part the hair to get to the scalp. You have to comb that hair yourself. It will alert you each time the comb has to be moved.
It doesn’t sound like the comb is a good investment, but it can be. With the iRestore helmet, there’s no way to cover the area below the temples or above the ears. With the comb, you can hit any area that has seen thinning.
Ease of Use
The iRestore helmet sits on your head while you go about your day. It doesn’t require you to do anything at all. With the comb, you have to do all of the work. You’re holding the device and moving it across your head while the device just tells you when to move to a new area.
The iRestore has a 6-month guarantee. The HairMax comb doesn’t have one at all.
iRestore vs iGrow
These devices are both helmets. This should give you a direct comparison for making a choice between hair growth systems.
Type of Device and Lasers
These are both helmet systems for regrowing hair. They cover thinning and bald spots in both men and women. They’re both FDA-cleared for everyone to use safely. They have LLLT for penetrating the scalp.
That would be a huge problem, but the helmet has both. You’re getting the depth of the lasers as well as the surface light with the LEDs.
Ease of Use
The iRestore device has a simple helmet that fits over your head. It rests above the ears and can be used cordless. Movement is really easy with this growth device.
With the iGrow, you’re getting a smaller helmet. Attached to the helmet are headphones. They allow you to listen to music or the television while growing your hair. It has a cord that attaches to the headphones.
Overall, the iRestore is a more comfortable system to wear.
They both have 6-month guarantees for satisfaction. If you don’t feel like the device grew back enough hair, you can return it for a full refund.
iRestore vs Theradome
For the comparison, we have iRestore and Theradome. They’re more in line with what you’d expect with hair growth devices. They have LLLT systems that penetrate the scalp to stimulate follicles.
Type of Device and Lasers
Since the type of device and lasers were covered, we’ll talk here about how they differ. With iRestore, you’re getting 51 lasers. The iRestore has a remote for keeping track of treatment sessions. There are 5 soft pads on the interior to ensure that the weight is distributed evenly.
With the Theradome, there are more lasers. You’re getting 80 with this device. There are no cables or remotes with this system. There’s a large green button to turn the device on. Everything else is automatic. It’ll announce your treatment time and other data to you.
Ease of Use
They both have the same hands-free usability. One has a remote for turning it on and off. The other has a button. They’re equally easy to operate.
Capillus vs Theradome
This is our last comparison. The Capillus and Theradome are two really good LLLT hair growing devices. They stop hair loss and help grow hair back by stimulating the follicles.
Type of Device and Lasers
The Capillus is inside a sports cap. There are 82 laser lights inside the cap. It can be moved from the interior of the included cap and put inside any cap you like.
The Theradome LH80 has 80 laser lights in its helmet. That’s a comparable number of lights. They cover the entire scalp to stimulate follicles. The Theradome is a heavy helmet that sits on top of the head.
One is very lightweight and can be hidden, so you’re able to use it anywhere. The other has its lights in the helmet and can’t be removed.
Ease of Use
They’re both easy to use even if they differ. With the Capillus, you can wear it all kinds of places. It will be hidden under a baseball cap. Nobody will even know you’re stimulating your scalp.
With the helmet, you’re getting just one-button operation. There are no wires hanging from the device. It can’t be used anywhere, although, you can use it all over the inside of your home.
Capillus suggests that you wait for a full 12 months before deciding whether the cap works for you. They do allow for returns up to 12 months, though.
The Theradome has a 6-month return guarantee. You’ll get 100% of your money back if it doesn’t work in 6 months.
It can be really tough to choose between these LLLT hair growth systems. They have really similar lasers for the most part. It all comes down to how easy it is to use them as well as the guarantee you get.
You want a product that their company stands behind. That’s true of most products that you purchase. It’s an important choice to make, so it’s perfectly understandable that you want to make the right choice.
Consider the amount of diodes when choosing, too. The ability to get beneath the skin is vital to the success of the device. That’s why the comb is in the running as a great hair growth system. While it doesn’t have as many lasers, it moves where you need it.
These are all really fantastic choices. The iRestore vs Capillus vs HairMax vs iGrow vs Theradome comparison comes down to what features speak to you personally.