HairMax Guide | The 2019 Trusted Product Review

With so many hair loss product brands on the market, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. And when you’re losing your hair, you simply don’t have the time to weigh all of your options!

I’ve written this ultimate guide on HairMax to share the good and the bad. With this information, you can then decide if HairMax (or similar products) are right for you.

In this guide, I’ll first introduce you to HairMax’s line of products. We’ll then take a closer look at its most popular products – the LaserComb and LaserBand – as well as the scientific proof to back it up. I’ll then walk you through the various side effects and considerations.

Before we begin, I’d like to clarify that I personally would not recommend HairMax’s hair products. Why? The simple answer is they contain preservatives and chemicals! These can worsen your hair loss when used regularly, and they’re not good for your overall health, either.

What Is HairMax?

HairMax is a hair growth and cosmetics brand based in the United States.

HairMax Products

Hair & Scalp Treatments

HairMax offers four hair and scalp treatment products, all of which claim to increase hair density and treat hair loss.

The Den•si•ty Shampoo includes three DHT blockers, antioxidants, and natural vasodilators (such as peppermint and tea tree oil). It claims to cleanse your scalp without stripping away its natural oils, while also gently exfoliating.

The Den•si•ty Conditioner focuses more on moisturizing and hydrating your scalp. It includes Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, as well as argan oil.

Next is Den•si•ty Activator, a leave-in serum. It claims to support hair growth by providing a healthy ‘boost’ to your scalp’s follicles.

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And last is the Den•si•ty Revitalizer. To be used three times per week after you shampoo, the formula claims to exfoliate and cleanse the scalp of build up and pollution.

When used together, HairMax claims to support a healthy scalp and complement the HairMax LaserComb system.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is the above products contains preservatives and chemicals. These can cause even more harm – including hair loss. This is why I recommend natural hair care products to my readers.

Supplements

While what you use on your scalp and hair is important, what you put in your body can be even more so. And while you should get the majority of your nutrients from the foods you eat, sometimes you may need a little boost.

HairMax offers a supplements product for both men and women. Its ingredients (including Niacin, Folate, and Biotin) support healthy hair, nails, and skin.

Fibers

Hair fibers are a product used to bulk and volumize areas of thinning hair. They’re commonly made of proteins with a static charge that enable them to cling to your hair.

HairMax Hair Fibers claim to provide a color-rich, natural look for those with thinning hair. It easily washes out with any shampoo, and it can be worn daily.

Check out my complete guide on hair fibers and powders to learn more about their uses.

Laser Devices & Accessories

HairMax’s most popular products, its laser devices include the LaserComb (Prima 7 and Ultima 12) and LaserBand (41 and 82). It also offers various accessories, such as the charging cradle and replacement teeth.

Unlike the above products – including the shampoo, conditioner, and revitalizer – the laser systems don’t contain any preservatives or chemicals. And while it may seem like something straight out of science fiction, laser therapy for hair loss has a lot of merits.

Laser Therapy – How Does It Work?

To understand the role that Laser Therapy (LT) can play in reversing hair loss, it’s first important to understand why hair loss occurs.

Hair loss, scientifically referred to as alopecia, is an all-encompassing term for excessive shedding that leads to baldness. There are many causes, but one of the most common is Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA).

AGA is a disorder that affects both men (Male-Pattern Baldness) and women (Female-Pattern Hair Loss). It’s a genetic condition, and one that causes a sensitivity to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT is a naturally-occurring androgen hormone, which is crucial in sexual development. It’s produced from the interaction between testosterone (the male sex hormone) and 5-alpha-reductase (5AR) (an enzyme).

(Are you ready to fight hair loss? Learn more about DHT blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors!)

In all men and women, DHT attaches to the hair follicles. For those with AGA, this causes a process called hair miniaturization.

In simplest terms, the sensitivity to DHT causes inflammation. As the follicles inflame, there is less room for hair strands to comfortably develop. Eventually, the strands can no longer reach the scalp.

If not treated, miniaturization can cause permanent and irreversible balding.

With that explanation out of the way, let’s look at the ways LT can treat AGA and similar causes of hair loss.

It Stimulates Epidermal Stem Cells

Stem cells are cells without a designation. They can be used to restore and repair any organ or bodily structure, and they also help in the proliferation of hair follicle cells.

In hair follicles with miniaturization, the stem cells may be receiving limited levels of energy. After all, their blood and oxygen supplies are severely limited.

The great thing about lasers is they can penetrate almost anything, including the scalp. They then interact with the structures within the scalp, such as the stem cells.

The stem cells can then use the light emitted from the lasers to ‘create’ energy. This energy can then be used to repair the follicles and stimulate new hair growth.

It Promotes Anagen Phase Hair Growth

Hair growth occurs in three phases. They are:

  1. Anagen. Active growth, which takes anywhere from two to six years.
  2. Catagen. The transition phase, which takes anywhere from a few days to two weeks.
  3. Telogen. The resting phase, which takes anywhere from three to six months.

On the average scalp, about 90% of hair follicles are in anagen phase at any given time. But if you’re a person with hair loss, this percentage is much lower.

Hair growth phase is important to understand the reasons behind hair loss

During miniaturization, the time between transitions shortens. Your hair will begin to transition from anagen to telogen before your hairs have fully grown, which eventually leads to baldness.

As mentioned above, LT can stimulate epidermal stem cells. This then leads to the proliferation of hair follicle cells, which are necessary for the hair growth cycle.

As such, LT can promote anagen phase hair growth, and ensure the follicles stay in anagen phase for as long as possible.

It Reduces Scalp and Follicle Inflammation

While DHT is the ultimate cause of hair loss for people with AGA, inflammation is the mechanism through which it happens. It can also be a side effect of other hair loss conditions, including Alopecia Areata and even fungal infections.

If you fail to treat the inflammation, its presence can lead to further hair loss. This will only continue the vicious cycle.

LT is an easy, pain free way to target the inflammation. This is true no matter its cause.

By using a laser device on a regular basis, you can keep inflammation under control. You’ll then have a healthier scalp environment in which new hair can grow.

HairMax LaserComb Technology – The Scientific Proof

As one of the newer technologies available for hair loss treatment, there aren’t a lot of research studies on the topic. However, there are enough to get good insight into how it works.

United States, 2012

The first major study to test LT was performed in 2012 on a group of mice. Alopecia Areata (AA) was induced in all 12 mice who were part of the study.

The mice were split into two groups. The first (consisting of six mice) received laser therapy with the HairMax LaserComb for 20 seconds, three times per week.

The second group (consisting of the remaining six mice) received the same “treatment”, but the laser beam was off.

To test the efficacy of the treatments, skin biopsies were taken from all 12 mice. They were examined under a microscope.

A skin biopsy of Alopecia Areata mice
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On the left, you see the results of the sham “treatments”. There’s very little in the way of hair follicles. On the right, you see the LaserComb treatments. Here, a multitude of elongated hair follicles are visible.

A mouse before, during, and after lasercomb treatment
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According to the researchers, the mice in the sham group had the majority of their hair follicles in telogen phase. In the treatment group, though, the majority were in anagen (with a few having already transitioned to catagen).

The results above are well and good, but they don’t offer insight into human hair growth with LaserComb treatments. However, another study does just that.

United States, 2014

A randomized, double-blind clinical study was performed consisting of 269 subjects altogether (128 male and 141 female). All were diagnosed with AGA.

The patients were randomly split into four trials.

Trial #1: It consisted of 78 female subjects. They received treatment with either a 9-beam lasercomb, or a sham device.

Trial #2: It consisted of 63 female subjects. They received treatment with either a 12-beam lasercomb, or a sham device.

Trial #3: It consisted of 49 male subjects. They received treatment with either a 7-beam lasercomb, or a sham device.

Trial #4: It consisted of 79 male subjects. They received treatment with either a 9-beam or 12-beam lasercomb, or a sham device.

The trials each lasted for 26 weeks. To track efficacy, researchers used the change of terminal hair density at 16 weeks and 26 weeks from baseline.

Digital images were taken at baseline, as well as both follow-up appointments. The images were then examined by hair transplant surgeons who were blinded to the patients’ treatment status. These were the results:

The results of lasercomb treatment on females
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In each of the four trials, the treatment with a lasercomb far outweighed the sham treatment results.

Of course, more research is needed to better understand LT’s efficacy, as well as possible side effects.

Who Should Use HairMax LaserComb?

According to the developers of the LaserComb system, the device is best used on those with mild to moderate hair loss. This includes men and women with Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), Alopecia Areata (AA), and other hair loss conditions.

But what if you have severe hair loss?

While using the device may not hurt, it likely won’t help, either. Severe hair loss is characterized at a stage 6 or 7 on the Hamilton-Norwood hair loss scale. At this point, much of your hair follicles have died, and reversing it is almost impossible.

The Hamilton-Norwood scale for hair loss.

This is why immediate treatment – as soon as you suspect hairline recession – is important.

Cost & Availability

The cost of HairMax products is on the pricier side, especially the laser devices. Let’s take a closer look.

The hair products range in price from $18 (Den•si•ty Revitalizer) to $37 (Den•si•ty Activator). You can also purchase a bundle (which includes the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Revitalizer) for $49.95.

The Dietary Supplement comes to $18 for a 30-day supply, and the Hair Fibers start at $35.

With such high prices, I recommend you consider other options. For example, you can purchase a general multivitamin for much less at a health foods store, and the results will be the same (assuming similar ingredients). I’d also recommend shampoos and other hair products with no preservatives at all.

These can be hard to find, especially in-store. However, they are available. For example, check out my own line of products here.

As for the laser devices, they’ll run you anywhere from $199 (Prima 7 LaserComb) to $799 (LaserBand82).

The products can be purchased on their website, as well as Amazon. You may be able to find HairMax products (specifically the LaserComb) at beauty supply shops (including Ulta).

Side Effects & Considerations

As with any over-the-counter hair product, side effects are a possibility. This is especially true when preservatives are used in the formula.

The most common side effects include:

In rare cases, you may also experience a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. This is life threatening, and symptoms include:

  • Itching
  • Raised bumps/hives
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Swelling of the face/mouth/lips/cheeks/throat

If you experience any of the above symptoms, seek out emergency medical attention.

Now, what about the laser devices? While rare, these can include:

  • Itching
  • Skin pain/burning
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Redness
  • Mild numbness

If the above symptoms continue, or they increase in severity, it’s best to stop use of LT immediately.

IMPORTANT! If you have a growth or malignant lesion on your scalp, exposure to LT may cause them to grow in size. Speak with your physician before beginning treatment.

How to Use HairMax Combs and Bands Effectively

If you decide to use LT to treat your hair loss, you’ll want to be sure you’re doing so effectively. As such, I have a few tips offer.

Number one, be sure to remove all hair product from your hair before treatment sessions. Such products can interact with the laser beams making them less effective.

Instead, you’ll need to perform the treatment on a clean, dry scalp. It may be easiest to do so in the morning, prior to applying any products. However, you can also do them at night, after all products has been removed and your hair is dried.

Two, consistency is key. You don’t need to perform LT on a daily basis. In fact, any more than three times per week hasn’t been shown to have any positive effects.

This means you’ll need to plan your sessions on a weekly basis, and then stick to them. I recommend using the devices on the same days each week, so as to improve the odds of remembering.

Third, you cannot expect results overnight. Just as it took you awhile to lose hair, it will take awhile for it to grow back.

It’s easy to become discouraged when results aren’t instantaneous. But the more realistic you are about the timeline, the happier you’ll be.

And lastly, you can improve results by combining LT with other natural hair loss treatments. After all, LT should just be one tool in your arsenal.

The great thing about LT is it can be combined with any number of treatments. These include essential oil topicals, microneedling sessions, and even internal DHT blockers.

You don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket, and you shouldn’t. Create a hair loss routine that works for you, and the results will likely be much improved.

Conclusion

There are hundreds of hair loss products on the market, so how can you tell which ones are right for you? Unfortunately, there’s no clear cut answer.

While I think LT (and, therefore, HairMax’s LaserCombs and LaserBands) has promise, I also believe it’s not the only thing you should be doing. There are other methods mentioned throughout this site that support this.

Do you have any questions about HairMax, Laser Therapy, or anything else hair loss related? Be sure to leave it in the comments below!

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130 thoughts on “HairMax Guide | The 2019 Trusted Product Review”

  1. Hi there!

    I am sorry worried about gadgets like that because it somehow blows my mind that they actually work. Glad I gained some insight here, I consider getting one for my dad. It still has a decent amount but they are really thin. Is this helping here as well or is it just improving the amount of hairs?

    Thanks for getting back to me 🙂

  2. This sounds like an amazing product and the free gift. What a winner.

    I also like that this therapy requires no chemical or surgical requirements.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks like an interesting product, luckily I’m still trying to stop my hair from growing!

    I will say that it’s quite expensive but if it works properly and effectively then I think it’d be 100% worth it!

    You always provide the best reviews:) thankyou

  4. This is a very interesting option for assisting with hair loss. Certainly, I would see this as being good for people with allergies who can’t use some of the shampoos and other products. Would you agree? The cost is a bit high, however given the cost of going to clinics it probably works out more cost effective over time.

  5. I would agree totally that the cost levels out over time, particularly for those of us already used to spending a small fortune on supplements, serums, and shampoos. This new wave of low level laser therapy is making huge waves in the hair loss product industry!

  6. Yes, it improves the density of existing hair and promotes new growth. This laser stimulates hair at the level of the follicles to be healthy and more nourished which results in thicker, more abundant hair. Thanks for reading, and for the great question!

  7. This sure looks to be interesting and the concept, as explained, also looks quite genuine. Yes, it is a bit expensive but like you said, if someone is spending on other treatments and still not getting results, it may be worth spending on this. What is it’s life, would you have any idea about this?
    Thank you

  8. I love this comb better than the first one you did a review on because it parts your hair, enabling deep penetration. I really want to buy this comb, but I’m not sure if it would work on my hair texture. Please advise?

  9. Hi Penelope, Thank you very much for your hard working. Here you provide me with another hair-grow option. Looks that the HairMax fits me the best so far. My hair loss started this year. I have the potential to stop my hair loss and to initiate the growth of new hair! Everyone says that it is not possible to regrow the lost hair, but I have something to try and to improve that hair regrowth does occur.

  10. They have a 2 year full factory warranty and my guess is that these are built to last at least a decade, if not longer. I think it’s worth pursuing for anyone who wants to commit to a more science-based solution to hair loss.

  11. I support you in trying to arrest and reverse your hair loss now, while it’s still relatively new and your follicles are still alive. Invest in a laser device and get on it!!

  12. I’m not sure if I’m liking this device much as it has to be used indefinitely. But I guess if it helps reverse the signs of hair loss, it would be a great help for someone with hair loss. It’s good to know that this comb will also help to improve hair density.

  13. Thanks for the honest reply! The brutal truth is that for most of us with hair loss, we will have to treat it like a chronic condition, and some form of DHT blocking shampoo, supplements, or other technology will be required on an ongoing basis. I agree, there are a lot of perks to this specific comb!

  14. Super article, i have personally used this laser comb and find it very beneficial. It is really a great product. Thankyou so much for explaining all the information in such a detail. Your review is very well written…great work…keep it up.

  15. Hello Penelope, I am so amazed at the products available for hair loss. You did mention that if someone is photosensitive they might not be able to use this product. Do you have a suggestion for something that might work as well without this dilemma? This is such a great article. So much information . Great review. Thanks, ariel

  16. This looks like a great product for hair loss. I would prefer this over chemicals and surgery for sure. The price would more than make up for all the money we spend on supplements and other things for hair growth. Great review!

  17. Thanks for reading, Tammy! I agree completely, it’s better to spend money on the right product at once than a lot of smaller expenses for the “wrong” products 🙂

  18. I did not even know products like this existed. I would definetly prefer a comb like this instead of a bunch of chemicals, or surgery for sure. Now I have learned even more! Thanks for this review!

  19. Wow, my brother is going bald and was just asking me about some kind of product to regrow hair. I told him I know it’s very expensive to have treatment which helps regrow your hair.

    However, I am kind of concerned, too. I have heard that balding is on your mother’s side. Is this myth or is it actually true?

  20. Well, it’s both true and false. The primary gene does travel through the mother’s side, but other genes can also travel through the father’s side. It can also skip generations. Kinda annoying, right? Lasercombs are expensive up front but inexpensive over time when compared to the supplements and serums and shampoos we have all dumped money into.

  21. I am always interested in the newest gadgets and supplements for hair growth, but I don’t know if it works on African American hair. Do you know, or is there a way that I can find out?

  22. What a great review. Hopefully, I will never need this myself (my hair grows super fast and needs thinning each time I get a haircut). But thinking on behalf of a family member undergoing chemo, will this help do you think? And if so, should she wait till she is done with the chemo?

  23. I have never heard of such comb. Definitely interesting. My husband’s hair is starting to become thin. I think he could probably benefit from hairmax. I bookmarked the review and once I save up enough money, will purchase this product for him. Thank you for the detailed explanation. Very helpful and informative.

  24. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Hong! I’m sure he’ll appreciate the technology and the boost to his hairline!

  25. It is pretty amazing how today we have this kind of products available to buy at such a low cost. If you compare it with going to get treatments with a doctor, using the comb is definitely less expensive. One question I have: is there a technique to get better results with the comb or do you just comb your hair as usual?

  26. Through review of this hair max product. Sounds like it’s effective if use is consistent and interesting to note it’s more effective on darker pigment skin. I like that it comes with a gift too, great deal especially with the promo code!

  27. Thanks for reading, and yeah, I agree that this would be the time for folks to buy one, with the 15% off and the free gift going. These products have such a good and long return policy, I really think more of us need to get on the laser treatment bandwagon!

  28. Ah, just what I’ve been looking for! Hair loss and balding runs in the men in my family and this would make an excellent and much appreciated present! Thanks!!!

  29. Hi Penelope,
    Thanks for the review. I especially like the free gift. And I love how you compare the cost to all the other supplements you might buy through the year. It definitely puts the cost in perspective.
    Cheers,
    Suzanne

  30. Hi Suzanne, thanks for your feedback. I agree, we have to take a bird’s eye perspective on issues like expense, especially when it comes to all these pricey treatments that we expect to see results from on our scalps.

  31. Cold laser devices are turning up everywhere so reading this was very interesting. It is amazing how a laser can correct ailments and in the case stimulate your hair follicles. I think this is a great less invasive way to regrow your hair. It is so easy to use, I really like that and the free gift is just an added bonus. The price is great for what you are getting. Thanks for this review!

  32. I am a regular customer of Hair max products. Amazing product and highly recommended. Your way of explanation and writing about product is amazing. I am going to buy my products from here now…

  33. Thanks for reading this review about the HairMax laser combs. Really appreciate your perspective as an existing HairMax loyalist!

  34. Thanks for an excellent review. I don’t have experience with HairMax products but this one looks like great one. It seems a bit pricey but it is actually not if you take into account all the money you spend on testing different shampoos, supplements, and serums. And you can get your money back if you are not satisfied with results after 5 months of using the product. It’s definitely worth trying.

  35. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and impressions. I agree- this is kind of a game changer, especially for those of us used to spending an arm and a leg on these kinds of products. Technology for the win!

  36. Great reveiw! I was just looking into this yesterday. Do you know if something like this is worth adding to an arsenal already consisting of Nutrafol. bone broth, collagen, far-infrared sauna, and near-infrared light to scalp? (starting on Shapiro MD shampoo & conditioner when it arrives!) I’m thinking my infrareds already cover me?

  37. Thank you! I am definitely going to look into this more. The study was interesting and the photos convincing that this sort of light is healing. The far-infrared sauna I have has heat panels and no infrared lights. Only chromotherapy lighting on the ceiling of the unit. On an entirely different note… How does one add a photo to the circle to the left of a comment?

  38. Just purchased! Life gets more expensive by the day…. (sigh) Should arrive by next Thursday, which feels like an eternity from now!

  39. Awesome!!! I know what you mean about wanting to fast-forward time!

    I added a “subscribe to replies” button, btw, so you should be notified of future comments to posts you’ve read, or at least replies to your comments. Working on more of a forum idea, and figuring out how best to structure it.

  40. Hi great post and very informative. Good to see it is FDA approved as I know how strict they are so it must be a great product.
    Price may seem expensive but I’m sure it will cost a lot more to get treatment from a clinic and it is there for always. I may have to look myself as I have started to recede slightly.
    Thank you for the information.

  41. Thanks for reading! And yes, I agree – $499 may seem steep up front, but it’s VERY EASY to spend that much on supplements and shampoos even over 6 months or a year, depending on how much you try. The more I research and learn, the clearer it is that these lasers are the way of the future for hair loss treatment.

  42. Hello Penelope,

    I loved the idea, my husband suffers from hair loss, and his hair is decreasing gradually, I’ll let him read your review, and if he’s convinced I will purchase this product for him.
    Thanks for informing us about such invention that we never heard of.

  43. This product sounds too good to be true…. and expensive. But if it truly works then it is probably worth the cost.

  44. Thanks for the comment, definitely come back and let us know how you like it, if you end up purchasing the LaserBand 41!

  45. I agree, none of us likes to spend the $ up front, but simply adding up how much you’ve spent on shampoos, sprays, and supplements will show that it’s REALLY EASY to spend this much on hair loss treatments in a short period of time. I’m really starting to think that the cold laser therapy, while a bit more expensive up front, is the way to go and could be way cheaper over time.

  46. Ths is a great post. Very comprehensive about hairmax laser band 41. It very expensive I think. But maybe it is worth with the result. how long will it take for one treatment? Thanks for the review

  47. Thanks for the comment and question! Users usually see results within a few months, per our normal hair cycles of growth and shedding.

  48. Very interesting. So do you have to put the thing on the front of your head like in the picture and then move it to a different area for it to work, or does the one position stimulate follicles over the entire head? Does that question even make sense? Is it battery operated?

    Either way, it’s a pretty cool looking device, I reckon it’ll be a hit at my next sci-fi themed costume party. Great review, as always 🙂

  49. Wow! I had no idea this device existed. My hair is thinning, but I don’t want to use the chemicals. This could be a game changer.

  50. It’s a great question, thanks for stopping by! The LaserBand 41 is cordless with rechargable batteries, and the comb treats the whole head, not just the top. You position it for 30 seconds each in three different places on your scalp, and that’s it!

  51. Hi Joe- thanks for the comment. Definitely give the cold laser therapies a shot if you are hesitant to try chemical treatments, especially if it’s still thinning (and not gone). You have time!

  52. Hey Penelope, thanks for sharing this information. My husband has already suffered permanent hair loss, but, my son is searching constantly for ways to slow the loss down. I will share this with him and hopefully, it will be of some help to him. It is amazing that finally there seems to be a method for treating hair loss/thinning that actually works. You are so right about the cost of shampoos, chemicals, etc…therefore, maybe the HairMax LaserBand 41 is in fact, cheap….

  53. Thanks for the comment! I do agree that the sooner we start treating these issues, the more likely we are to have success, and over time, this cost is pretty low compared to the ongoing expense of supplements and shampoos.

  54. Hi, thanks for sharing this information.

    I’ve been looking for some products to help me with my thinning hair but my primary concern is that it might get worse. I am not necessarily suffering from hair loss or hair fall but I’ve got really thin hair, most probably hereditary, from my mom’s side.

    Anyway, I’ve tried several products but none of them was helpful and I am actually considering to do hair implant. Looking at HairMax Laserband 41, it is quite costly but if it really works then i am willing to try.

    And I assume this product can be used by other family members, right?

  55. Hi Alice – thanks for sharing more about your story. I’d strongly recommend that you try a hair loss laser before pursuing hair implants. This kind of therapy can strengthen the follicles and enlarge the diameter of new hair, which will make it take up more volume over time.

    And yes, the great thing about these equipment products is anyone can use them!

  56. Hey Stephanie, great article. I didn’t realise that these devices existed and I know at least two people who’s hair is beginning to fall out.

    Do you know anything about whether or not this device would be suitable to somebody suffering hair loss due to certain medications? I’d be really interested in learning more about that as I have someone in mind that might be interested.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  57. Thanks for sharing what looks like an excellent invention. Unfortunately, that didn’t exist in my days, I started losing my hair around the age of 25 and quickly became just about bold and got used to it too. I am now nearly 73 and no-one has ever known me with hair, except for a few of my family members, not even my children and my second wife. Some people even ask me if I ever had hair before. The good thing is that if I show them a photograph from the time I had hair (like Elvis Presley), they say that they prefer me like now!

    Anyway, would you know if the HairMax LaserBand 41 would work on someone in my case? That would be interesting to know if someone has tried it.

    Thanks for your response.

    John ツ

  58. YES: this is an excellent device to use when hair loss is a side effect of medication. The only thing to look out for is whether that medication also causes photosensitivity as a side effect- if not, this is the best choice, but if so, then the supplements/shampoos are the way to go.

  59. Hi John, thanks for the question. Unfortunately any hair loss treatment won’t work in your case, because those follicles are long-dead. It would be different if you had baby hairs or only lost the hair recently – those are signs of struggling follicles. But no hair for nearly 50 years means that hair is, sadly, gone for good. Had you started using it at 25, you might still have a full head of hair today! The only choice for you would be hairplugs or surgical, and that would be EXTREMELY time-consuming and expensive. Good thing you’re handsome just the way you are!

  60. Great review with wonderful information. This sounds like a great product that actually works. I wish they had this device in my father’s day. He had suffered from hair loss for many years, and tried pretty much everything, and nothing has ever worked for him. I will show him the product, and hopefully it can help him. Thank you for sharing!

  61. hi Penelope, awesome review. I agree with your observation that if we calculate the amount we spend vis a vis the amount we would shell out to provide us with a long-lasting result, having this is more cost-efficient. But more than that, I am happy to know that such product exists and such technology exist. I may not buy it now but I will have it in my mind when the situation calls for it. Thanks again Penelope, Great information.

  62. glad you enjoyed the article! and i’m glad you agree with my financial reasoning here, it’s definitely better to spend less up front than more over time.

  63. I didn’t know about HairMax Lasercomb 41 and I don’t have any experience with cold laser therapy devices for hair loss. To be honest I didn’t have enough information about these kind of products before. It seemed a bit scary when I heard about them but reading your article puts me at ease. And I agree with you that treating your hair loss and protecting your hair is a long-term commitment.

  64. I had no idea this technology even existed…This is a game changer for sure!! This was super informative. Thanks for the info my husband will be thrilled!!

  65. Hi, Penelope!
    Thanks for this informative article! I didn’t know about this product before. You always inform me about these great products for healing our hair. Thanks for that!
    If I would need to know something about how to avoid hair loss, I would ask you. I am sure that you do a great job, and it is helpful for many people.

    I don’t have any experience with cold laser therapy device for hair loss like with the HairMax Lasercomb 41.
    I know how important is to protect our hair, and I agree that it’s a long-term commitment. Our health is the most precious thing, and we need to act right now.

  66. This product is a bit on the expensive side but if it does all it claims to do it is well worth it. The first thing of course that I like about it is that it has been cleared by the FDA. Too many times consumers are so desperate to try new products for hair growth without conducting a thorough investigation of the product.

    The results do not seem to take very long to happen. 3 to 4 months is not very long at all to achieve some hair growth. There is so much to like about this product. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Thanks for your feedback and the assessment. I agree that if you’re gonna put lasers on your head, it better be FDA cleared! I think most women who experience hair loss would be happy to pay a few hundred dollars and do something for a few months if it fixes the problem.

  68. Great Article. I’m going through hair loss and looking for some good products. This hairmax laser band looks amazing and I am sure it will work. I have used hairmax laser brush and I am very happy with it, but stopped using because of busy schedule but this band seems more handy.

  69. Well, that’s interesting! I know several people who could benefit from this, if it actually works.
    It is great that you have dedicated a website to this matter. Hair loss is a big deal for women.
    Thank you!

  70. Yes, please pass on the info! And I agree, hair loss is a serious issue for women, and luckily there are tools to combat it now.

  71. This looks like an excellent product, 5 month warranty too! Especially for the indefinite use it offers.

    I like the fact that you can save a lot of money the. going to a doctor reoccurring, it’ll save a lot of money! Thank you for the great article!

  72. Well I am very curious about this Lazer unit The Hair max Lazer Band. Does it irritate the scalp with prolonged use and how often can you use it? This week the Lupus has been kicking my butt and I have been losing a lot of hair. I would love to give it a go but that price is definitely holding me back. I will be checking into it further before I make a decision.
    Great article, well written and packed full of information. Girl, you sure do your research. Thank you for the information and the great tips you always give us..

  73. Thanks for the great feedback, Jeremy! I agree, this is a long-term solution and I suspect users will find they are saving money without spending on everything else (lotions, potions, & pills).

  74. Thanks for the great feedback, Deborah!

    Definitely do your own reading and looking into it, this is a major expense but these helmets are life/hair saving for people who use them.

  75. I’ve never heard of this kind of hair treatment before. That’s pretty amazing. I really have a lot of questions to ask like…is it stationary or do you move it around? How does it reach the back of your head? But I’m getting ready to head over to their website and read up on it. The google image wormhole you mentioned will have to wait until tomorrow..I’ve got to be up at 4 a.m…so….no images of bad hair plugs in my dreams tonight! Thanks for all the info–this definitely seems like a great investment!

  76. Thanks Penelope for this review. I’ve been looking into the Laserband and just wanted look into some more reviews.
    The products you have recommend in the past have all been very successful for me so I’m going to take the plunge and purchase this.

  77. Even though I am 21, I am balding and, as I age, I expect it to get worse. It is worrisome to me. This looks like a great option to deal with it. Girls do not like bald guys. 🙁

    Unfortunately, I do not have much money, so it not something I can consider. But I have a question though, do you know of any do-it-yourself home options that could get the same result or is that unfeasible? Thank you in advance and I hope you have a great day!

  78. Is it a new tech for hair?
    In Taiwan, there is no any introduction about this product.
    I will share your product with my friends and family.
    Thank you.

  79. Hi Penelope. Woe, what an amazing product!! I really need a hair max laser band in my life. I have thinning hair which I am sure is hormonal so I have a question, will this band work for this particular problem? If you think so then I will probably buy one after Christmas. I think I should take action now like you say. Thanks

  80. wow this looks awesome! i never even knew that anything like this could ever exist! my mum is actually going through menopause at the moment and she has thin hair anyway but she was saying her hair seemed to be very dry and a lot more breakable, this could be a potential for the christmas stocking!
    and love the free gift too!

  81. Your mom would probably LOVE this as a gift….and she would totally play favorites with you from then on 🙂

  82. You should definitely use this product while your hair is thinning and shedding vs. after being bald for many years. When your hair is thinning, that’s the window to jump in to the rescue of those struggling follicles! Low laser light therapy is a new and superb tool to revitalize the scalp. thanks for reading!

  83. Hahahaha, yes I’m glad you are protecting your sleep by not looking up all the hair plug fails!
    You do move the laserband to the different regions of your skull during the treatment, it’s pretty easy and provides full coverage.

  84. For me to pay all that money on a machine to help my receding hairline I would have to test it out first or see actual proof that it works. I’m not saying it doesn’t work, it’s just a lot of money to pay out on something that I’m unfamiliar with. How can you convince me that this is the machine for me?

  85. This is amazing! Laser technology has come a long way and now it appears to be a crucial helper with hair loss prevention. What is so great about the Hairmax laser-band is that it comes with free gifts that actually help the process. I never realize how much money is spend on hair care products on a yearly basis (your challenge is an eye opener) and a coupon is always welcome.
    I was wondering if this product works on all kind of hair including African American?

  86. Yes, laser technology works on all kinds of hair! Unlike some chemical-based products or serums, the laser doesn’t have a different effect – for the laser, hair is hair. Thanks for the great comment and I agree, the free gift is a great bonus.

  87. Penelope,
    This seems like a good deal if you are in the early stages of hair loss. It will cost less than having lug or other things at the hair loss clinics. Being able to do this at home will be an advantage also.
    I know that almost any product will have to be used for the rest of your life, can you do a cost comparison of some products for maybe 10 and 20 years. The Laserband 82 has a high up front cost, how does it compare to using other products at there cost per month over a longer time.
    John

  88. Thanks for the question! Minoxodil is about $40/month, and so if that’s the only thing you use, it would take a couple years to even out with the cost of the Hairmax. However, the Hairmax would then be the cheaper option assuming the patient continues to use it on an ongoing basis, for many years (likewise, you have to use Rogaine indefinitely). When you factor in things that people use in combination, like shampoos and supplements, it is very easy to spend in excess of $300/month on hair loss products. For these people, what this means is the Hairmax LaserBand would pay for itself in no time.

  89. I honestly think this is a great deal. What do you have to lose? Love how it offers the 5th month guarantee policy and even a 2 year warranty. And not to mention the free gifts! Definitely something worth trying. My sister’s hair has been thinning pretty bad recently. She hasn’t done much to do anything about it. I think I will direct her to your site. I think she would find a lot of the products you recommend useful!

  90. Thanks for sending your sister here! Really, these puppies work on anyone, male or female, losing hair – she’s got nothing to lose except more of it!

  91. Interesting device, didn’t know there was such a thing until now! I like that it comes with a gift as well as a discount coupon. I’d be interested to see feedback from anyone here who tries it.

  92. Yes, I’m considering trying this one myself since I’m so curious about these laser helmets. I do have a laser comb and it helps, but I’m pretty sure I’m lazy enough to require the helmet, so I can set it and forget it!

  93. oh very interesting, i haven’t had read about it before. You shared a very good information with us. Its really useful for many people, especially for mums as they go through hair fall after kids. i am also gonna try this as i am also facing this problem. Great post!!!

  94. Wow, isn’t technology amazing these days!
    I know of several people with hair loss for unknown reasons who could sure benefit from this product, and I will for sure pass along this info.
    For myself, I went “no poo” a couple of years ago and have never looked back!

  95. No Poo rocks, right? When I’m in a good place with my hair growth or when my scalp gets irritated, I go no-poo and get back on track. unfortunately, I need all those juicy DHT blockers that appear in my various lotions and potions…people with thyroid disorder (me) have even more DHT floating around, wrecking our hair.

    thanks for passing info along about the HairMax!

  96. Hi Sarah – Yes, this is an excellent device for women with post-partum hair loss. Especially with a baby to care for, you need as many hands-free options as possible! thanks for reading 🙂

  97. Wow. I didn’t know there were so many options for me! As I said before, I’m losing my hair, and I’m embarrassed. I’m going to look into this.

  98. Wow, this is totally new information for me. Never thought I will find a device that helps you to regrow your hair. Guess technology has no bounds. I will be checking up this product soon. Thanks for bringing it to notice.

  99. Wow! Very informative article! I learned so much reading this!

    Thank you for writing it and providing multiple options!

    Much love,
    Becca

  100. All of the stuff on the market amazes me. This is a pretty neat (but pricey) gadget. I know you said it works best in the beginning phases of hair loss, but I am curious about postpartum hair loss. It seems like this has been an ongoing thing for me since the birth of my son last year. I also read that it can dry your hair out. My hair is really dry and I live in Colorado. So I am wondering if this product would be beneficial or cause my hair to break off even more. Any thoughts? However, I am very interested! Thanks

  101. This sounds like a great option for people with allergies as it doesn’t require putting treatments straight onto the hair. Although it does seem expensive up front I guess if compared to other treatments you have to keep purchasing it would be cheaper in the long run. Do you agree?

  102. I agree completely! This is cheaper and more science-backed in the long run. It’s a great solution for people with chemical sensitivities and for people who don’t want to mess with various lotions and potions.

  103. My friend just started complaining about his hair becoming thin. I can’t wait to show his this web page.

  104. Pretty cool, I hand that over to my dad. He might have the spare dollars! Maybe we all chip in for a late christmas present!

  105. Thank you for this great review. Wow photobiostimulation is pretty new to me. I have heard of things similar that stimulate hair follicles at a cellular level to promote hair growth but nothing quite like this product. I actually have someone close to me that has tried a lot of products so I will be forwarding this on. $549 does seem pricey but it’s hard to really put a price on something like this because it affects quality of life. I like that you don’t have to continuously move it and many of the other pros you listed. Have you compared this one to any products very similar? Thanks

  106. Yeah, I agree with you about the band being more handy. I also have a laser comb, and while I really like it and think it adds value to my hair loss treatment routine, I’m the lazy person who needs to have the product on my head doing its own thing! Thanks for coming by to comment, especially as an existing HairMax customer!

  107. Hmmm…I would beg to differ, some women go crazy for balding men 🙂

    That said, you have LOTS of other budget-friendly choices to mitigate your hair loss. Check out my articles on an excellent affordable DHT blocking shampoo, rosemary essential oil for hairloss, and of course, Rogaine!

  108. There is plenty of science and clinical trial evidence on their website, I would encourage you to poke around there and read more of the nitty gritty, going beyond what I summarized in this review.

    If you’re starting to lose your hair, you have a precious window of time to save it while your follicles are still weak but not dead. Why not just cut to the chase and buy the best technology on the market from the most reputable hair laser manufacturer on the market? I think that speaks for itself!

  109. Hi Shalisha, thanks so much for the question. It’s a good one, and looking closely at the HairMax and Theradome sites, you’ll see these devices haven’t been thoroughly tested for all skin tones and hair textures. However, it turns out that people with darker complexions and hair loss actually benefit MORE from these devices because of the increased absorption of the heat and light by dark skin. Check it out!

  110. Hi Ariel thanks for the question! For folks with photosensitivity, basically the only thing OFF the table is the low level laser therapy. Everything else – the shampoos and supplements and topical treatments – is fair game. There are a lot of alternatives out there and a solution exists for everyone!.

  111. Thanks for the question! Yes, low level laser therapy does work on african american hair. There’s a great article over at Theradome explaining the science behind it, and how this treatment is even more effective for those with darker skin, because darker skin absorbs light more readily.

  112. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for the great questions. If you use the laser products when your hair is wet, they have less of a drying effect. You can also do weekly oil treatments to improve your moisture, consider using rosemary oil! This is a good device to kickstart regrowth for post-partum hair loss. Usually the hormones responsible for hair loss in everyone are the same ones that spike in the post-partum situation. The good news for you is that eventually your body will most likely “level out” and you won’t need to treat your hair loss indefinitely!

  113. It’s a comb and hold, comb and hold application process. The comb teeth just keep the lasers at a distance, and from having direct contact with the hair and scalp itself. In all honesty, the laser helmets and laser bands are easier, but the combs do the same thing, and just require a bit more user participation 🙂

  114. I agree – this IS a less invasive choice. Hair plugs are the ultimate invasive choice, but even things like Rogaine can be invasive on our sleep routines and evening habits. Laser therapy is clean and effective, and NOW is the time to buy, because of HairMax’s sale and the free gift, of course. Thanks for reading!

  115. Hi Kayla, thanks for the comment! Yes, I’ve reviewed a number of hair loss laser products. This one is good mid-range, compared to the lower-priced models which require more active participation, or helmets which require even less work. They all employ the same studied and effective technology.

  116. I do think it’s worth it, on a couple of conditions – that you can afford it, that you have the time to commit to it, and that you don’t have any known issues with photosensitivity (unlikely since you have an infrared spa).

    As for your question, that’s a great one. My first assumption was that the light is different wavelengths, which is correct. THere’s a study comparing the efficacy of the two on acne scars, and the LLLT wins out infrared.

    Hairmax has a wide range of products, including hair bands and combs with different bells and whistles. Their base models start at $200 and go up to just under $800.

  117. Well, if you do go for one, come back and let us know how workable it is, and what your thoughts are, good or bad! Hairmax has a great warranty, too – you can return it if it’s unusable or any issues arise.

    That’s a great question! I beleive that image is called a “gravatar”, and if you have a wordpress blog or comment often on wordpress blogs (like mine!) it might help if you go register for one for free. You could start a blog documenting your hair loss recovery! I have found a great deal of fun and freedom in this project and if you’re interested, I’ll tell you more over email 🙂

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