August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, and we are proud to continue our series on the iRestore Hair Growth System. Read on for our experience with the system in our second month of testing.
ABOUT THE IRESTORE HAIR GROWTH SYSTEM AND HOW IT HELPS GROW HAIR
If you’re just joining us on this series, you may be wondering what iRestore does for hair. The iRestore ID-500 Laser Dome is an FDA-Cleared device that is a dome-shaped helmet which is worn for 25 minutes, every other day, for a pain-free laser treatment. The iRestore unit is lightweight and has a generous length cord for ease of movement during use. It is silent, so it can be used while watching TV or while on the computer.
What makes iRestore special? On the inside of the helmet are twenty-one Class 3R lasers and thirty LED diodes that produce a red light in a specific nanometer range. This range has been clinically demonstrated to stimulate hair follicles, thereby enhancing regrowth.
How does iRestore work? Laser light can give dormant hair follicles a “kick-start” by increasing blood flow to the follicles. This brings the right nutrients and supports to bring hair follicles back to life, once again producing hair. Second, the laser can extend the growth phase of hair to restore a healthy hair production cycle once again. As a side bonus, currently producing follicles and the scalp also benefit from increased nutrients and blood flow.
The Style Chicks team has three of our own using the iRestore system for six months to test it for ourselves.
IRESTORE PROGRESS UPDATES
Two months down, four to six months to go until new growth and I’m starting to get excited!
The program is now routine for me. I have a schedule of the days I use the helmet, and the supplements, serum, and shampoo are all part of my daily routine now.
It seems like I’ve had less hair coming out in my brush lately. If that continues, I will definitely attribute that to the iRestore Hair Growth System.
Two months in, and using the laser helmet device is still as easy as could be. I set a reminder on my phone for the days I’m going to use it, and then I use it while I’m responding to my morning emails. It turns off automatically, and I put it back on my desk for the next time I use it. What could be easier?
I love the supplement and went from taking one pill to the recommended two. I started getting a cystic acne breakout after a week of taking the two tablets and initially couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized that I had been eating an especially Biotin-rich diet that week (Salmon, Sweet Potatoes, Avocados, etc), and I added the second tablet. Some people break out when they have too much Biotin in their system, and I think that is what happened to me. So, once this acne flare-up clears, I’m going to start taking the one tablet a day again and see what happens. I really hope I can start using the recommended dosage again though – apart from anything it might do for hair, my nails have gotten so strong!
As I reported last month, the Serum is a delight to use, and it is a lovely ritual to massage it into my scalp. I have noticed that some short hairs in the front seem a little thicker and definitely softer, so I think the Serum may be benefiting that area.
I’m especially impressed with the shampoo in this crazy heat we’ve been experiencing. It washes hair clean even after a 90-degree day when my styling products seem impossible to remove, but the iRestore Shampoo removes them gently and thoroughly. It’s great knowing that I’m going to bed with a DHT-free scalp and gently washed tresses!
I’m not seeing any new hair growth yet, but it is still early. I’m still experiencing hair shedding and am having to style around it. Shedding is normal in the first few months and is possibly due to varying hair cycles, so hopefully, it will stop soon and I’ll start getting some hair growth!
I colored my hair a shade darker this month, so I’m really motivated to keep up with the iRestore Hair Growth System so the areas of hair loss that I have aren’t as obvious in contrast to my darker hair color.
Helmet Use: The helmet is the easy part, just schedule it for a time that I’ll be otherwise occupied and it is over in no time! I’m finding the battery pack really handy for times that I’m not sitting in one place.
Serum: Like Courtney, I think the little wispy hairs in front are looking a little thicker. It’s not new growth, but I do think it is because of the serum, so I’m happy!
Supplement: Love it! Hopefully, I’ll start seeing some regrowth soon, but in the meantime, my nails are growing like crazy and are really strong.
Shampoo: I was really worried that the shampoo (really, any shampoo) would fade my new color, but my worries were unfounded! No abnormal fading of color and it adds a boost of shine to my hair. Pretty good for a shampoo that removes DHT from the scalp!
So that is it for our experiences using the iRestore Hair Growth System this month, stay tuned for our experience in the next month. In the meantime, iRestore is running some great promos this month:
Summer Sale: Save $200 on any iRestore kit and receive a free shampoo ($24.99 value) using promo code GROW200
Enter to win:
MAX Growth Kit ($765 value) – 1 Winner
Hair Growth Bundle ($89.99 value each) – 10 Winners
Hair Growth Shampoo ($24.99 value each) – 31 Winners
Enter at the iRestore Website to win
WHERE TO BUY IT
Interested in trying the iRestore Hair Growth System yourself? Find it at iRestore Laser
Style Chicks received the iRestore Hair Growth System for review purposes. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.