Low Level Laser Therapy 200 Diode Hair Loss Helmet: Review

I review lots of low level laser therapy equipment, because I think it’s fascinating, and science says it works. Gonna have to do a comparison post here pretty soon, and make a fancy table for ya’ll!

The Hair Restoration Laboratories Laser Helmet utilizes 200 independent laser diodes (NOT led lights) that are stored in a sealed semicircle helmet.

The Laser Helmet is powered by an internal lithium battery, so there are no dangling cords to worry about – you can put it on and then wander about your business.  You can use the Laser Helmet anytime, anywhere – and you’ll look extra rad doing the chores with it on.

While you wear it, the 200 independent lasers are hard at work striving to improve your hair quality, reverse hair thinning and restore your hair!

Why this helmet, instead of iRestore or Theradome or HairMax laser hair growth equipment?

First and perhaps best of all, this hair loss helmet comes with a sophisticated free app (for Apple or Android) that you can synch with the helmet itself.

This app controls the focus of the helmet’s beams and targets it to the specific zones of your scalp where you’re actually experiencing hair loss.

I really appreciate that there’s a way to customize this treatment, and I love that something already so advanced (this laser therapy itself!) can be paired with an app, which is a form of technology most of us are really comfortable using.

The App is cool…but why else?

Unlike most other low level laser therapy equipment, the helmet from Hair Restoration Laboratories offers a complete 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.  Most warranties are a few months, or, if they expand to over a year, it’s quite limited, or you just have to purchase an extended warranty.

Therefore, people can use the 200 Diode helmet with confidence, knowing if it gets all wonky, you can just send it back and get it repaired or replaced.

What else? The Hair Restoration Laboratories 200 Diode Laser Helmet claims to be better than some of the much more expensive, top-of-the-line helmets on the market (such as the Theradome) because it uses superior technology.

No other laser helmet or cap provides independent laser zones and lets the user customize the location, duration and focus of the laser diode treatment. Therefore, this helmet (and no other) allows for a truly customized user experience.

Why does it matter so much to have customized Low Level Laser Therapy treatment?

The reality is that we all experience thinning and baldness differently. In my hundreds of conversations on this blog with readers, it’s funny because we go into our experience, the cause, and where our hair is misfiring – because you just can’t assume any one place or pattern, especially for women!

My hair loss pattern – parietal and temple areas as well as hairline – isn’t super common for women.  I could literally spend the rest of my life wearing a thick hairband and no one would know I have severe, noticeable hair loss.

Trust me, it’s tempting! But I’m gonna keep on keeping on with my treatment regime and exploring regrowth options like this helmet.

Let’s get into the nitty gritty: What EXACTLY is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

LLLT, or cold laser therapy, is the latest and greatest use of technology for good of the hair follicles of all thinning shedding and balding humankind.

If you’re looking for hair growth products that work, you need to keep reading, trust in science, and give this guy a shot.

LLLT is also referred to as red light therapy, soft laser, laser stimulation, photo laser modulation and cold laser therapy.

Multiple studies show that  LLLT is an effective way for both men and women to treat and reverse hair loss and hair thinning.

Laser therapy works on people who have hair loss due to genetics, stress, medication, overuse of styling products and environmental factors. It works for all of us!

Notably, this technology is also effective for hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.

In 1966, Hungarian physician Endre Mester published an experiment in which he observed hair growth in rats treated with laser therapy.  Over the next fifty years, numerous studies and clinical trials reiterated that LLLT is an effective treatment for hair loss.

In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration first approved LLLT for hair loss, and hair has been going from flimsy to hirsute with its help ever since.

I want more science … really!

Anyone who is reading this blog probably already knows that the hair growth cycle has three stages:

1. The growth phase which is also referred to as the anagen phase

2. Resting phase or the telogen phase – when we want these follicles to wake the hell up!

3. The shedding phase or catagen phase – and the bane of our existence!

Cold Laser devices boost the flow of blood in your scalp. Blood brings nutrition and carries away waste, so improved circulation means improved nourishment and recovery for the cells. LLT also stimulates cellular metabolism in the telogen as well as the catagen phases.

This leads to the growth of a healthier, stronger and new (anagen) hair.

Studies have confirmed that LLLT is effective for all types of pattern baldness, including a receding hairline, thinning hair, and diffuse hair. It also is effective in reversing hair loss caused by stress, medication and post-partum hormonal imbalances.

Low Level Laser Therapy is an excellent solution for individuals who are or are not using other products for the treatment of hair loss. This Laser Helmet is effective by itself, or in conjunction with other hair loss treatments (like supplements, shampoos, and serums)

Overall: This is a legit investment for your future tresses.

If hair could talk, it would probably thank you for caring enough to bring it back from near death and reunited with its other hair friends on your scalp.

It would probably also say ‘hey, remember how awesome you used to look with more of me?” and “don’t you think I’m worth a measly $600?” and other fun things. 🙂

But, hair can’t talk. So, it’s really up to you –  if you’re curious about low level laser therapy devices, and you don’t want to do the work involved in treating yourself with a less expensive laser comb utilizing the same technology, then you should probably splurge for the helmet.

If you’re worried about spending this much money up front, remember that this product has the 2 year warranty, and also, do a quick mental tally of all the money you’ve spent on hair loss treatments in, oh, the last year. Bet you just about anything it’s more than $600.

But don’t just take my word for it…

Any experiences with this hair loss helmet, or any other? Any questions or ideas or comments? Please leave your feedback, and I look forward to the conversation.

28 thoughts on “Low Level Laser Therapy 200 Diode Hair Loss Helmet: Review”

  1. A lot of information! Good strong info and I am a female who has some hair loss in the front due to meds and I have a few auto-immune diseases. In the past it seemed that they only cared about mens’ hair loss and it’s about time they are focusing in on now for the female hair loss. I’m glad I ran into this site

    • Hi Terry – thanks so much for the feedback, and for stopping by! I agree – it’s about time they include women for this medical concern, and there are a number of products now customized just for women, and others (like this one) that work equally for men and women. at any rate, the good news is that we don’t have to suffer with no options, these days – there are ways to combat the effects of medications and auto-immune disorders.

  2. I love all this research you have done. My old lady getx anxiety when she starts to see her hair falling out. Maybe if she had one of these or knew more about them, she would feel less stressed about.

    • Thanks, Jeremy! … might I suggest you consider grabbing her one as a holiday gift? I know I’d be delighted to get one of these 🙂

  3. This technology looks amazing! I never knew you could treat your damaged hair, and repair the hair follicles with lasers. What’s next??

    Are there any serious side effects that may occur from using this kind of treatment on your hair? Apparently LLLT is a very effective method for aiding in pattern baldness, but can it also have negative effects on certain people, or if used incorrectly?

    • Some people are overly sensitive to light or lasers (esp as a side effect of their medication), and those people should not use this kind of therapy. The other stuff is more straightforward – don’t laser over your cancerous tumors (it can make those cells multiply), and never look right at the laser. it’s really safe!

  4. hi my nephew is suffering from hair loss too. I am wondering why his eyebrows are thick but hair is less in volume. He is trying a treatment in a salon, spend quite a lot of money but still in vain. Would like to know if this helmet has any testimonial proof? Can I get it from Amazon? TQ

    • Thanks for the great questions. First, no, you have to buy this one directly from the manufacturer, which is a US-based company you can feel good about supporting.

      Second, while DHT is responsible for hair loss on both the face and scalp, the DHT receptors on your face often have different distribution of receptors for DHT, which means you see many bald men with thriving beads and eyebrows.

      Definitely pass this onto your nephew!

  5. This is amazing technology! I never knew there were products like this out there. Thanks so much for such a thorough breakdown of how it works. I have a much better understanding after reading it! This would be a beneficial read for many and I will be sharing!

  6. That’s pretty interesting post about one of the technologically advanced way to treat hair and first time I saw such treatment and informative as well.

  7. I like that you can combine it with a treatment that you may already be doing and I looooVE that this is hands free. The comb is a nice option but it takes a lot of time to do since it’s MY hand doing most of the work…well “holding” the thing that’s doing the work. lol. You are right about considering how much I already spend with the cost of this. Most of the shampoos for hair loss START at 60 bucks..Thank you for the info–I’ve got some calculating to dooooo. lol

    • Hey Jennifer – thanks for the great comment. I agree with basically everything you said! I love that it combines with other treatments, as the heavy hitter among them…and I love that you can program the app, put it on, and forget about it. That’s luxury medicine 🙂

  8. Wow I actually never knew that a helmet like this for hair loss existed, what an invention, how far has science progressed. I have stopped using straightener and hair products after loosing so much hair, and now I have started trying home remedies but they are slow. They are so many hair products in the market and I am afraid to try them because again I do not want to lose my hair lol but this instrument looks so amazing and it also feels right so my question is does it actually work? Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks for the question! Yes, these helmets work – there is a ton of science supporting the effects of low level laser therapy on hair growth and follicle stimulation. It’s really important to start treating your hair loss while your follicles are weakened but still alive and dormant, rather than waiting too long until they’re dead. I’d recommend adding some LLLT to your regime and see what happens – you have nothing to lose but more hair!

  9. This helmet looks pretty snazzy! Reminds me of the robots from the daft punk videos lol i had no idea equipment like this existed, it’s amazing what technology can do these days..
    I like the way it has no wires so you can go about your day, and also you make a lot of sense about the price when you think of adding up the cost of all of the hair loss products you may buy over the years, and a 2 year warranty is amazing 🙂
    Product looks great will def be recommending it!

    • Hi Colleen – thanks for the feedback, and yeah, there is something inherently ridiculous yet awesome about this technology. And I’m right there with you, this one is worth trying particularly because of their excellent warranty and the ability to customize treatment.

  10. I’m 52 and have a bald spot in my hair. Right in the middle. It’s painful and embarrassing. I’m going to try the Low Level Laser Therapy 200 Diode Hair Loss

  11. That is a well researched and presented post. For me it is a revelation as I was not really aware of the LLLT, perhaps, because have not really felt the need for knowing about it but your post has given me a very informed perspective. And that is a lot of science there 🙂
    Thanks for the information

  12. Great informative article about hair loss and this hair loss hemlet. It seems really good. Now a days, hair loss is one of the most common problem and reading this article helped us a lot in knowing about this useful technology rather than spending money on hair care products full of harsh chemicals.

    • Thanks for the comment, Sarah! I’m glad you see the value of this technology especially for women with chemical sensitivities.

  13. My husband and I have been researching hair loss treatments for about a year now; he is a skeptic, so he is unable to make a decision on anything. He said he rather keep his head shaved. He alway say that their is just too many crap out there.
    However, after showing this to him, he is closer to making a decision. Thank you so much for sharing this product with us.

  14. Question, is it available in both cap and helmet? And why isn’t it available for purchase via their website? Hair Restoration Laboratories
    Only hair products are.

    Thank you.

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