Candid Review of The HairMax Laser Comb, Hair Loss Sensation or Rip-Off?
Article by Robert Wade
I want to grow my hair back naturally. I’m not totally bald. I have noticeably thin hair in my hair line and crown in that horrible pattern shape. I think it is reasonable to expect measurable results from holistic hair products and technologies. Since that is my point of view, and natural products being so appealing, a product like the HairMax Laser Comb was especially intriguing. In my first search, the HairMax stood out as a leader among other laser devices available. However, in retrospect, that may be a result of their enormous marketing machine. In case you believe there’s going to be a happy ending and this is just one more advertising statement for the HairMax, it is not. The Laser Comb first drew my attention while searching for alternative hair loss product. I encountered other laser devices: The Erchonia THL-1, Nutreve 1700, Spencer Forrest X5, Sunetics Laser Brush, Hair Rejuvenator Laser Comb 7, etc. but none asserted the powerful claims that they had been approved by the FDA to treat baldness. When I read ‘FDA Approved,’ it made me believe the HairMax was able to show, with convincing evidence, that it may effectively grow for hair experiencing hair loss. Based on the strength of the so-called data driven claim to treat hair loss, combined by my desire for a product to work, I coughed up about $ 500 to buy the HairMax Laser Comb. That is a tremendous investment; however, if the Laser Comb was able to encourage hair growth and reduce hair loss, as it claims, I would pay $ 500 every year no question.I purchased the Hairmax and used it as directed: 3 times each week for twenty minutes each time. I monitored my hair changes with photographs. My expectation was that my growth would be close to the growth HairMax shows on their website presenting a man’s scalp at point A then 12 weeks after the same scalp with thicker hair. I wanted to see measurable gains, so I kept my hair cut short. At the two-month mark, I saw no new hair growth. Curious, I began looking for verifiable reviews regarding the HairMax. The results were difficult to substantiate. A few people asserted that they had improvement, while others derided the HairMax as a in effective piece of trash. In my search, I discovered something else – the report from the FDA regarding LLLT, produced for HairMax. If you are considering the HairMax, don’t rely on my word, you should read the FDA report for yourself. In my opinion, the HairMax is using misleading advertising strategies to convince men, who just want to re-grow hair, that the product has the seal of approval from the FDA to prevent hair loss. The truth is that the HairMax is permitted to be marketed as a product purposed to grow hair. However, the FDA made this authorization based on the fact that the HairMax is similar to a product marketed in the 1970′s with a similar use. As a result, the HairMax has not produced any research that a government agency, like the FDA reviewed and approved based on the accuracy of the scholarship. Rather, the HairMax is approved as a product that may be promoted to treat hair loss but other devices on the internet could apply for the same ‘approval’ and the FDA would undoubtedly offer the same rights.Having said all this, I believe that Low Level Laser Therapy is able to to stimulate hair growth. My research leads me to trust that there is an ideal amount of energy needed for cellular regeneration. According to supporters of laser therapy the needed amount is 3-6 joules per/ square centimeter. This amount of energy can’t be provided during a twenty min. use of combing with the HairMax. This amount of energy could only be realized with current technology by having the lasers focused on a specific area for twenty min. As such, a product that provides more coverage for a sustained duration has the capacity to encourage hair re-growth. The HairMax Laser Comb does not have the capacity to achieve that, meaning its capacity to stimulate hair growth is limited.