Have you noticed your hair growing thin? Do you find clumps of hair in the drain? If you’re looking for a permanent solution to this worldwide problem, it’s time to check out laser hair growth therapy, an innovative treatment that uses a process called photo-biostimulation to rejuvenate hair follicles and promote growth.
Keep reading for a detailed review of three laser combs both men and women can use at home to stimulate hair growth without cellular damage.
HairMax Premium Laser Comb
Available for $495, the Premium model by HairMax is ergonomically designed for ease of use and features a rechargeable battery. Cordless and lightweight (2.7 pounds), this sleek device delivers results that won’t disappoint.
With 9 laser diodes, this product can:
- Treat hair loss
- Stimulate new growth
- Reverse the thinning process
- Wake dormant follicles
- Increase fullness and density
Premium includes an instruction manual, a universal adapter, a charging station, and a convenient storage case.
Customers gave the Premium comb a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Most users reported noticeable – but not outstanding – results. The goal with LLLT (low-level laser therapy) is to use laser light to increase blood flow to the hair follicles, stimulating regrowth.
Using the comb alone will produce minimal results. Combining it with other methods, such as hair loss shampoo and/or oral medications will result in more dramatic improvement. Click here for our shampoo recommendations.
A few customers complained that the Premium was awkward to hold. Instructions say to move the brush over the head very slowly from front to back, from back to front, and lastly from side to side. Hold the comb in one spot for about 4 seconds before moving on. Continue this pattern for about 11 minutes 3 times each week.
While the Premium has a decent review, this model is the same price as the new and improved HairMax Professional 12 (reviewed below), so there really is no reason to purchase this one instead of the newer model.
HairMax Professional 12 Laser Comb
Available for $495, the Professional 12 Laser Comb by HairMax is clinically proven to reverse the hair thinning process, give new vitality to damaged hair, and increase hair density.
Instructions recommend using the Professional 12 for approximately 8 minutes per session, three times each week.
As the name implies, Professional 12 utilizes 12 individual lasers to promote hair growth by way of photo-biostimulation. As the comb glides across your scalp, nourishing energy in the form of laser light enters the scalp and stimulates hair follicles to promote growth.
- Easy to use
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- LCD screen shows elapsed time and battery life
- Travel case
- Instruction manual
- Charging station
- 5 pounds
Expect to see results in three-five months or less. Do not stop using the device when you start to see improvement.
Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars, most customers were satisfied with HairMax’s most advanced laser product and considered it a non-irritating treatment option. Women in particular noticed fewer hairs caught in the drain after using this tool to repair damaged follicles.
Users warn not to opt for a cheaper alternative (there’s a good reason this brand is so expensive). Using the comb as your only method to treat thinning hair will give noticeable but slight results. For the effort to be worth the improvement, users stress the importance of using medicated shampoo (preferably a high-quality, organic variety) in addition to the comb.
Patience is key. Hair growth takes months and is achieved only through diligence.
Bosley Lasercomb Elite
Available for $495, Bosley’s Lasercomb Elite features precision, state-of-the-art laser diodes to deliver healing laser light to your scalp. In 2007, Bosley’s medical-grade device became the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA for at-home use.
- 2 year warranty
- Carrying case
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
For convenient treatment in your own home, you can rely on the Bosley Lasercomb Elite. Photo-biostimulation promotes hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles. Your nutrient-rich blood is what your follicular cells need to revive and effectively get rid of waste.
Easy to use and cordless, this laser product features two rows of teeth that are aligned with a row of lasers. Use for 10-15 minutes with the combing pattern described above. Bosley was made for individuals who desire to halt shedding and/or achieve thicker hair. Bosley is not intended for those who want to grow hair from bald patches.
When combined with other forms of treatment, the Elite has been proven to help those suffering from progressive loss of hair, including androgenic alopecia.
It is not often that multiple hair care products/brands can be described as equal. However, with nearly identical methods of use and prices, both the Bosley and the Professional 12 LLLT combs could be considered the same in terms of effectiveness and ease of use.
In the words of a particular man reviewing the Bosley Lasercomb, it’s important to note that a combination of treatments is required to fight thinning hair. A person’s genes are at the root (no pun intended) of the problem. For an individual to see dramatic results, a comprehensive system including DHT blocking shampoo, vitamins, and perhaps prescriptions is best. Always speak to a doctor before starting any type of treatment.
Remember that every person is different and that not all solutions work for everyone. Low-level laser therapy in the form of a comb really ties everything else together and can bring your hair growth treatment up to the next level of effectiveness.
Low-level light therapy is effective, but does not work well on its own. Hair loss isn’t just a problem on the outside of the body, but on the inside as well. A quality comb, such as the HairMax or Bosley model, should be seen as an extra step in your overall treatment program, not a single miracle solution.