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iRestore Laser Hair System 1-Year Review (August 2020 Update!)

iRestore sponsored this iRestore Laser Hair System 1-Year Review post.

August 2020 Update: In July, after 28 months of use, the iRestore laser hair system died. We are not sure if it’s the helmet or the battery pack that died, but the helmet will not turn on.

Drugstore Divas did reach out to iRestore with no response. We originally received the system for review, but spent hundreds of our own dollars on products for 16 months after our review period was over. It is hard for us to recommend spending over $650 on a product that dies after just over two years of use.

Original review follows …

I can’t believe that it has already been a whole year since I started this iRestore Laser Hair System journey. It has been a very educational year learning about DHT, hair loss, hair cycles, laser hair therapy, and more.

I first want to thank iRestore for pairing with me on this journey. Second, I want to tell you readers about the journey.

I first heard about iRestore in Popular Science magazine. That was before we got an email asking if we wanted to work with them for a year. Lisa asked me and of course I said yes. I was willing to try anything to help with my bald spot. I was self-conscious about it, always trying to hide it, and would get very nervous when anyone was behind me. And I made sure to never let anyone take a picture from behind me either!

I sent over photos of my bald spot before starting with iRestore to see if I would be a good candidate for this. Waiting for them to say yes had me pretty nervous. Luckily, the brand said yes, I was a good candidate. Of course, everyone’s results will vary so no one can be 100% sure if anything will work, but this was a great sign.

Over the course of a year, I have seen some improvement. My hair definitely feels a lot softer, healthier, and less frizzy.

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But, as you can see when you compare my photos from March 5, 2018 to March 5, 2019, the bald spot doesn’t seem to have drastically changed. Lisa gets a better view when she takes these photos and trims my hair monthly, and she said she can definitely see that there has been some growth and there are more hairs in the area of the bald spot. But, as you can see from the photos, the bald spot is still very prominent.

I was hoping the bald spot would be gone and I could cut my hair short, but that didn’t happen.

Lisa and I were talking the other night about how it is impossible to know what my hair would look like if I didn’t use the iRestore laser hair system. Maybe, even though it didn’t help to grow hair to cover my bald spot, it prevented the spot from growing. And that is great!

I am planning on continuing to use the system even though our review time is over. It has become a habit now to use the helmet for 25 minutes a day every other day, so it’ll be easy for me to continue with that. I won’t be posting my progress every month, though.

iRestore Review Posts

If you want to see my previous posts, they are all linked below:

Month 1:

Month 2:

Month 3:

Month 4:

Month 5:

Month 6:

Month 7:

Month 8:

Month 9:

Month 10:

Month 11:

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Thanks for joining me on this journey. If you take one as well, please comment and let me know your results.


Friday 11th of September 2020

Hi, do you think the irestore is worth using? Do you believe red light can halt the progression of hair loss? Thanks so much

Marcia Cross

Thursday 28th of December 2023

@drugstore diva lisa, Mine broke too. buyer beware.

drugstore diva lisa

Sunday 13th of September 2020

I think the iRestore can definitely halt the progression of hair loss. We saw that with my husband. Do I think the iRestore grows back hair? No. Also, after two years, the iRestore "helmet" broke, so I think for $695, it should last longer.


Sunday 3rd of May 2020

I’m sorry but this made your bald spot bigger! My 23-year-old son just started using this and I noticed he's already shedding at just 4 weeks. I swear if my son loses more hair that he will never regain, and it’s bigger like yours in one year, I will be screaming from the rooftops to let people beware!!

On second thought, I cannot let my son get robbed of the only hair he does have to cover his spot. I’m literally sickened to see this over priced helmet made your bald spot worse. I am so sorry, dude!! I sure hope they are compensating you in some way for you to say you’ll continue to use this thing. Yikes!

With that said, I think I’m going to return his now and look into implantation. I’ll pay for it for him! This post has literally terrified me!

drugstore diva lisa

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Pete was not compensated to say he will continue to use this. He has actually used it every other day since our one year review was posted. The spot hasn't changed since, which is both good and bad. Good that it hasn't gotten worse, but bad that it hasn't gotten better. I'm sorry this post terrified you, but I'm glad it did help you understand your options.