HairMax LaserComb: Comb your hair up, hopefully

Comb your hair up with LaserComb.

NOTE: You can read the follow up blog about the result of Dong's experiment here .

The developer of the HairMax LaserComb claims the comb will restore your hair and prevent hair loss by applying low-level laser therapy. Dong Ngo/CNET Networks

I just recently got my hands on a product that could potentially restore my thinning beauty as well as my confidence: a comb.

It's no ordinary comb. Calling it HairMax LaserComb, Lexington International, the developer of the product, claims it will restore your hair and prevent hair loss by applying low-level laser therapy--an effect similar to photosynthesis or photo-bio stimulation--to your scalp.

The therapy supposedly energizes and improves blood circulation while stimulating the growth of individual hair follicles, and, as a result, produces thicker, healthier hair and combats hair loss.

Out of the package, the LaserComb comes in a nice case that contains the comb--about the same size as a regular hair brush--plus an introduction DVD, a pair of spare comb teeth, and a manual. It seems to be a very easy product to use.

The LaserComb itself has two pairs of teeth and an array of nine laser beams in the middle. Each of these beams is the same as that of a laser pointer used for presentations. As I powered it on, the lights lit up and the comb emitted a faint beep every two seconds, which is half of the time that you are supposed to keep the comb on your head before lifting it up. The comb is designed to be used just like you use a regular comb but in much slower motion.

The HairMax LaserComb is FDA-approved and safe to be used by anyone, male and female. Lexington International claims that if used regularly--three times or more a week, 10 to 15 minutes each time--you will be able to see improvements, including thicker and more manageable hair. After a few months, you will likely notice their hair becoming fuller and denser as the hair count actually increases, according to the company.

This guy looks like he could use some heavy LaserCombing. Corinne Schulze/CNET Networks

Like most hair treatment therapies, there's no guarantee. Lexington International says that the results vary depending on the individual. I will personally use it for about 10 weeks to see if I am the type who's LaserComb-friendly. In the meantime, if you want to try it out yourself, you can get one for $545, which is not cheap but at least it's only a one-time charge. You can also get the HairMax LaserComb SE Edition that's more compact and has only five laser beams for $395.

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About the author

CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and writing code for CNET Labs' benchmarks. He now manages CNET San Francisco Labs, reviews networking and storage products, and also writes about other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world.

 

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