This iRestore Laser Hair System 6-Month Review post is sponsored and written by Pete. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.
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 …
Also, check out Pete’s one-year iRestore review.
It has been six months since I started using the iRestore Laser Hair System. With the exception of two days I missed when traveling in May, I have used it every other day for the last six months.
I’ve been writing posts about the different products — iRestore Hair Growth Serum and iRestore Hair Growth Shampoo — and other various topics. I have mentioned my results briefly in each post, but since it has been six months, I figured it was time for an update about how my hair is doing.
iRestore Laser Hair System 6-Month Review
After one month …
It looked like I was seeing results right away. I was so happy with how the iRestore was working. It looked like my bald spot had turned from an oval into a circle.
What was probably happening, though, was I may have experienced growth and then shedding here from the system. That’s common for some users. So, ass much as I wish I could say that it was helping right away, it takes a lot longer than four weeks to start seeing actual results. It was encouraging, though. And after years of suffering from hair loss, any encouragement was good.
After two months …
I started noticing some of my hair falling out, but what I noticed most was that my hair was really getting soft thanks to the iRestore hair growth shampoo.
In fact, my hair started feeling a lot healthier. I had always had frizzy ends on the sides of my hair (in the front). After two months of using this shampoo, that frizz actually went away. I was shocked. So my bald spot wasn’t changing, but my hair itself was getting healthier.
After three months …
This month, I started to notice that the hair on the sides seemed to be fuller, but the bald spot was widening on the top and the bottom.
When I think about it now, it seems like not all the hairs are the same weakness. That makes sense since not all of them fall out at the same time. So it seems like it took longer for the weak hairs on the top and bottom of my bald spot to fall out.
After four months …
This was actually the first month that my hair loss seemed to be getting worse overall. But actually, that means it was getting better. I was getting nervous, but I spoke with the iRestore team and was told this is normal.
See, the hair loss was due to shedding, which is what I was told you should see before hair growth. Shedding is when the old, weaker hairs start to fall out. They will eventually be replaced by the stronger, new hairs. So even though this was the worst my hair had looked, it was the most confident I was in the process. Keep in mind that all hairs are in different stages of the hair growth cycle. So, that’s why I may have experienced/noticed shedding in this part of my hair.
After five months …
There seemed to be a lot more shedding this month. The side view of my bald spot was actually getting pretty bad.
But, if you look at the middle, it actually seemed like new and darker hair was growing there. So it felt like the shedding was slowing down in that spot. And after shedding, baby hairs are supposed to start to form. But they may be too tiny to see, so that is what I attributed this to.
After six months …
This is the end of the return policy time of iRestore, so I tried to look at this month as a traditional consumer instead of someone who was reviewing this system.
If you use the system for six months and don’t see results, or don’t see results that satisfy you, you can return it for a full refund.
Personally, I wouldn’t return this. I have faith in the science of the system (if you remember my first post, I told you that I had read about this in Popular Science magazine before we were contacted by iRestore). I know that it is slow going. For someone who doesn’t know this, it could be a frustrating process. But you have to understand that hair growth doesn’t happen overnight. And it doesn’t happen in the first few months of use either.
This month, I kind of feel like I am starting to see hair growth around the edge of my bald spot. And it seems like the hair that is in the bald spot now is thicker and healthier than it has been previously. Those hairs seem to be growing longer too.
I still feel self-conscious about my bald spot though because it is still there and, overall, larger than when I started this. But, I don’t usually look back there. I just ask Lisa how my hair looks. It’s really simple to use the iRestore system, so I am going to continue it and continue posting for the next six months. I am really looking forward to the month when we can all celebrate my hair growth!
Some users have noticed great results at the six month mark, which is amazing. That gives me hope. Also, as I’ve said, I’m very confident in this process and am very hopeful that continuing will do wonders for me.
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Your purchase comes with a 6-month money back guarantee for the iRestore Laser Hair System. Also, if you aren’t 100% satisfied (with the serum, shampoo, or capsules) for any reason within the first 90 days, contact Freedom Laser Therapy to get a full refund.