I hope you all had a great holiday and a happy New Year!
If you don’t feel like reading this whole article, skip to the bottom for an iRestore discount code!!
(FYI: When I say “system”, I’m just referring to the laser helmet itself)
It is recommended that the system be used for at least six months before any results can be expected, so I’m not going to jump to any conclusions after just one month. But with that said, something did happen! After about two weeks of using the system I had two ingrown hairs pop up on my scalp on separate occasions. Why is this significant? I don’t know about you, but ingrown hairs typically don’t spontaneously sprout on my head. In fact, the only other time I had occurrences of ingrown hairs was a few months after my hair transplant. This was when the transplanted hair follicles were just beginning to grow after a being dormant for the first few months.
So what happened? In my opinion, there are two potential causes for these ingrown hairs.
1. A dormant hair follicle randomly decided to wake up and sprout.
2. The increased blood flow from the laser light stimulated the dormant follicle finally grow.
Although No. 1 is completely possible, I’m leaning towards the latter. The timing to me indicates that this was absolutely a result of using the iRestore.
Whoop-de-doo, you grew two lonely hairs.
I get it, it’s not a huge deal. But for me it provides proof of concept that increased blood flow to the scalp induced by LLLT can stimulate hair growth.
So what else?
Again, since it’s early on there isn’t much to show for progress. But I have noticed small improvements. For starters, my hair does feel a bit healthier and less brittle. This was a common theme I heard among iRestore users. Also, I feel as though I’ve noticed less shedding when washing and combing my hair. It’s too soon to confirm this, but I will certainly keep an eye on this as the months progress.
Overall I’ve been pretty satisfied with the user experience of wearing the iRestore. You simply put it on like a helmet, turn it on, press start, and wear it for 25 minutes. There is a clock that counts down from 25 minutes on the remote and beeps/turns off when done. Pretty easy! I like to read or watch something while using it.
I definitely suggest getting the battery pack for it though. It doesn’t come with the system out of the box, so without it you have to plug in the system with a long chord to use it, leaving you on a short leash. This is fine for doing something sedentary, but if you want to get up and move around, then I highly recommend the battery pack. I got it after the fact and it made the experience so much better. It’s worth it in my opinion.
Aside from the laser helmet system itself, I am still using the iRestore shampoo which I’ve been pleased with so far! I’m experimenting with the serum and oral supplement a little, but they’re not a regular part of my routine.
Right now I’m using the iRestore every other day and using 5% minoxidil foam on days in between. I’ll wash with the shampoo every other day as well. This works for me.
That’s all I have for an update this month! Since I’m going to be posting these monthly reviews I figured I would reach out to iRestore to see if I could offer some sort of discount code. Their costumer service was super friendly and they said yes!
If you want to try it out for yourself, just go the the link here and you can get $150 OFF your order using the code:
Not a bad deal!
Anyway, I hope this helpful for you guys. Feel free to leave any questions or comments down below. I’ll see y’all next month!