HairMax LaserBand 41: Review

The LaserBand 41 is a cold laser device with a captivating design.

It is FDA-cleared to treat hair loss for both men and women. It is engineered for speed, effectiveness, comfort and ease of use. The LaserBand 41delivers therapeutic light energy to hair follicles through 41 medical-grade lasers.

Through photobiostimulation, the LaserBand 41 stimulates hair follicles at a cellular level to promote hair growth, reverse hair thinning, restore the natural growth cycle and helping to regrow denser, fuller hair.

Who can use the HairMax LaserBand 41?

Adult men and women are both candidates for the HairMax LaserBand 41, to regrow their hair and prevent future hair loss.

The best results will be for men and women in early or moderate stages of hair loss, where it has just started thinning or shedding.

The Hairmax LaserBand 41 is a great alternative for women experiencing overall thinning of hair after menopause.

My hair is totally gone, should I use the HairMax LaserBand 41?

It depends on your situation, of course, but the best outcomes will be for those with mild to moderate hair loss or temporary hair loss. In the words of HairMax:

While the HairMax laser devices can ‘awaken’ dormant hair follicles, once the hair follicle is no longer functioning, it cannot be revitalized.

Hairmax Reviews: Does it grow hair?

The science says yes: Users experienced an average hair growth of 149 new hairs per square inch with results seen in 12 to 16 weeks.

laserband 41 for womenPros:

  • New hair visible in just a few months for most users
  • Cold Laser Therapy requires no chemical, surgical, or dietary intervention
  • Easy and clean, no mess
  • Low application frequency (3x/week) compared to daily or multi-day treatments
  • FDA cleared in use for both men and women
  • Employs state of the art cold laser technology
  • Medical-grade lasers, no LEDs
  • Stimulates the anagen (growth) phase of hair follicles
  • Powered by rechargable batteries: wireless while in use
  • Treatment takes just minutes a week


  • Upfront cost can be steep
  • Not appropriate for anyone with photosensitivity
  • Can dry your hair out – best to use when your hair is wet

How do the HairMax lasers regrow hair?

HairMax laser devices utilize laser energy to stimulate the follicle to grow healthy new hair when you have androgenetic alopecia, also known as pattern baldness or thinning hair.

The HairMax laser devices work directly on the hair follicle, to provide the energy needed to support healthy hair growth, by helping to increase blood circulation to the follicle, to increase circulation and remove waste products.

How do I use the LaserBand 41?

Ah, the fun part. We focus a lot on the “why” on this blog because I like to explain how each of these treatments affects us. But, this is basically a new toy, and it’s fun to learn how to use a new toy!

Simply place the device on the front of your head and gently move it to the top of your head, then the back, using either the 4 second or 30 second method described in the User Manual.

Unlike the laser combs, you can place the band on the top of your head and relax. You will have to shift it to a new location when the interval is up, but you don’t need to hold it the entire time it’s in use.

Either method requires as little as 3 minutes of treatment time, 3 times a week.

If even shifting the band three times sounds like too much work, you need to splurge for a laser helmet instead. Those puppies are 100% set it and forget it!


Treating your hair loss and protecting your hair is a long-term commitment.

You have a choice: do nothing and simply accept that it will continue to thin and fall out, or do something today to interfere with and arrest that outcome.

I know that sounds harsh, but for the vast majority of us, the causes of our hair loss will be ongoing.

Examples of temporary causes of hair loss:

  • periods of extreme stress
  • post-partum and menopausal hormone spikes,
  • trauma to the physical scalp
  • severe allergy or reaction to a chemical or beauty product.

If you’re like me and these don’t apply (you can thank my thyroid for this particular struggle)…and if you’re willing to put up the fight to get your scalp and hair back on track and growing healthy, beautiful hair again, you will need to do whatever works indefinitely.

Hairmax is Forever

As is true with all minoxidil products like Rogaine and Lipogaine, and even honestly most hair loss supplements, you will need to use the laser indefinitely.

Good thing ye olde LaserBande 41 comes with such a terrific warranty!

At this time, in spite of all of our incredible science and technology, the only permanent solution for hair loss is surgical. Hair loss surgery is a mixed bag for many reasons.

Speaking only for myself, I can always see when someone has hair plugs. I have also seen scalps where the hair plug procedure didn’t take and the patient is basically disfigured forever.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, someday when you have an empty stomach, do a google image search of hair plug fails. You’ll never seriously consider getting them again.

HairMax LaserBand 41: Winning Choice

If you are intrigued by cold laser therapy but need a lower price point, consider trying a laser comb (those start at $199).

If you are still put off by the price point of the HairMax LaserBand 41, here’s a challenge:

  1. Go through your statements and receipts and add up all the $ you’ve spent on shampoos, supplements, sprays, and other hair loss treatments over the last year.
  2. Is it higher than $550? My money says it is.
  3. Take that amount and times it by the amount of years remaining in your lifespan.
  4. NOW, compare that amount you’ve already spent to the upfront one-time cost for a high-quality laser device. See which option makes more sense?


Do you have any experiences with the HairMax Lasercomb 41, or any other cold laser therapy device for hair loss? I’d love to hear about your experiences: leave a comment!

42 thoughts on “HairMax LaserBand 41: Review”

  1. 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.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

  3. 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

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

  4. 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 🙂

    • 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!

  5. 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.

    • 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!

  6. 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….

    • 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.

  7. 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?

    • 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!

  8. 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!

    • 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.

  9. 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

    • 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    • 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.

  16. 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.

    • 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!

  17. 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

    • 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!

  18. 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?

    • 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.

  19. 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

    • 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 (combs) which require more active participation, or helmets which require even less work. They all employ the same studied and effective technology.

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