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Can Soy Based Foods Cause Hair Loss? (2018)

Well, yes, according to many who have either done studies or have researched this topic. Although those of us who do research the topic of hair loss in both men and women do usually recommend higher amounts of protein, it is the sources of that protein that comes into question. Unfortunately, not all soy and soy products are healthy for you. In fact, soy, soy products, corn and a variety of processed foods may actually cause not only hair loss but other devastating illnesses as well, and we’ll address some of these issues in this post.

Soy PlantsWhat Is The Problem With Soy?

It’s not so much that there’s a problem with soy in its original and intended form. Soy plants have been around for ages and ages, and have provided nutrients and a powerful source of protein, probably, since the dawn of time. The problem lies with genetically modified organisms (GMOs for short), and the fact that soy and soy products now contain estrogen laden pesticides even after processing.

Researching Causes Of Hair Loss In Men

Approximately two years ago, during the course of my research on what causes hair loss in men, I came across an old article written by Dr. Wayne Wong who talked about soy and soy products.[1] In this article, he mentioned a number of things that – well – just made sense to me. I have often thought about our alarming and increasing rates of leukemia, autism, “ADHD,” and why people feel the need to drug their children, etc. I am old enough to remember that these things just didn’t exist when I was a kid. We didn’t have these rates of leukemia, we didn’t have the alarming autism rates that we have now. We didn’t have increasing rates of young girls experiencing puberty at younger and younger ages, we didn’t have 3-year-old children with pubic hair, we didn’t have male children with under-developed genitalia or other problems with organ growth, we didn’t have alarming rates of infertility and a reducing birth rate. But, now that I’ve come across more and more articles that do discuss GMO soy and GMO corn laced foods that are now fully incorporated into our food chain, and reading some of these articles and references, it is entirely possible that these could be the sources of many negative things that are happening to us, the human race, as a whole. To me, it’s more than a bit scary. Just what are we doing to our children?

In yet another article, “Soy: The Poison Seed,” written by Dr. Wong, he quotes another doctor to support his claims. “Doris Rapp MD, the worlds leading pediatric allergist, asserts that environmental and food estrogens are responsible for the increase in male homosexuality and the worldwide reduction in male fertility.”[2]

There are also newer articles being written with more recent references. Although the “alarm” has not really sounded off in the U.S. to the point of the public demanding some sort of responsible policy change by our FDA or Government, the statistics and health issues continue to pile up. In a series of articles posted on Jeffrey Warber’s website, you’ll find articles discussing the negative effects of soy and GMOs. But, if you read, especially Article #9, “Shocking Soy!”, you’ll likely find that your stomach just turned. That article discusses cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, heart disease, thyroid damage, infertility, depression, babies drinking the equivalent of 3 to 5 birth control pills in their formula, disfigurement, abnormalities, premature puberty, undeveloped or under-developed sex organs, altered sexual behavior, altered sexual orientation, estrogenized males, and the inability to grow up and father children. Apparently, both Isreal and France have noticed this alarming trend. Isreal has issued warnings to its people regarding the ingestion of soy and soy products, and France has passed laws that mandate food labeling to warn the public.[3]

It makes me sick to think that I was feeding my own children some of this stuff.

…Um… Hair Loss? 

Yes, I know that my blog is supposed to focus on hair, and I certainly didn’t mean it to become a blog about health and nutrition… or political commentary. There are a variety of good blogs out there that are really good on health and nutrition, and I didn’t really want to address how “Big Pharma” may be affecting our lives, but, …they do. Yes, we need protein for healthy hair, healthy nails, and a healthy body. And, since we do need good sources of protein, I can’t, in good conscience, leave some of the research I came across out of my blog post. I needed to address this whole unintended “issue” so that “you” could be better informed and, hopefully, make educated decisions where your health is concerned.

Yes, We Need Protein.

That much has been established. We need healthy protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and a number of other nutrients to keep and remain healthy and (prescription) drug-free throughout our years. So, while it’s nice to simply recommend in a blog post that those with thinning hair or actual hair loss “should” increase protein intake, I do have to preface that recommendation with “organic and unadulterated” soy, corn, and food products.

We “should” be increasing our protein with organic and unadulterated soy, corn, and other food products in order to keep and remain healthy throughout our years. 

And, if you can’t find organic and unadulterated non-GMO soy, non-GMO corn, and non-GMO prepackaged or processed foods, then you really should avoid them like the plague.

How To Avoid GMO Soy & Corn

I found a few good sources that you may be able to use while shopping in order to know what you’re buying and what you should avoid.

  1. How to Avoid Genetically Engineered Food: A Greenpeace Shopper’s Guide. This link will take you to Greenpeace’s Canadian page with a download link. The .pdf shows color-coded foods and companies that did not respond to inquiries are under the assumption they include GMOs.
  2.  GMO Awareness Shopping List This site has a number of helpful links to begin learning more about GMOs and what to avoid. They also have apps available for you to download for free onto your phone to help identify GMO foods while you’re out shopping.

So, What Is The Specific Problem With Soy & Hair Loss?

In his article: “The Real Reason Men Lose Hair,” Dr. William Wong explains that the male hormone, known as DHT and the usual culprit of hair loss, prostate cancer, and swollen prostates is not really a “male hormone.” What it is – is estrogen.

“DHT is mostly made from estrogen. And, estrogen levels in the body have to increase before DHT levels get critical enough to cost you your hair. It is estrogen that causes muscle loss, fat gain, cranky moods, depression, swollen prostates and lack of mental drive.”

Dr. Wong also references a study done by the University of Iowa and discusses the results. Basically, men’s testosterone begins to decline by age 35, and newer studies are showing that men are making 20% less testosterone than men of the same age twenty years ago.[1] His article also addresses how to increase testosterone while decreasing the effects of estrogen in order to control hair loss, and he discusses three ways to achieve this goal.

1. Control Estrogen

Dish of Tofu FrankenFoodAvoid environmental estrogens in pesticides, fertilizers, and chemical fumes. Also, especially avoid Soy and Flax, soy milk, miso, and tofu. He explains that soy is “everywhere,” and is now found in most prepared foods. Instead, he urges readers to switch from using flax oil to using olive or cod liver oil instead and to begin using Myomin, a Chinese herbal mix that is used to control your ability to create estrogen.

2. Increase Testosterone

Use plain Maca Powder (not Maca Powder capsules) that the people in Equador, Peru, and Brazil have been using for centuries as a fertility enhancer and aphrodisiac along with the use of Enkindle, another herbal formula which helps the Maca powder to be converted into testosterone.

3. Polysorbate 80

Look for hair products that contain this ingredient. Polysorbate 80 is a synthetic compound that is used in cosmetics as a cleanser, emulsifier, and surfactant. It is also a stimulant. This oil neutralizes DHT in the scalp which, in turn, will help to reduce hair loss.

I found a great Shampoo product that is both non-GMO and has Polysorbate 80, and you can check it out here:



I hope this additional information has been enlightening, to say the least. And, I hope our voices are soon heard loud enough to change the labeling laws in the U.S. and help to reverse these alarming trends.

Thanks for your visit…

~Toni

References:

  1. Wong, W., ND, Ph.D.  http://www.totalityofbeing.com/FramelessPages/Articles/real_reason_men_lose_hair.htm. (1999)
  2. Wong, W., ND, Ph.D.  http://www.totalityofbeing.com/FramelessPages/Articles/SoyPoison.htm. (1999)
  3. Warber, J., D.C., M.D. http://www.jeffreywarber.com/hc%20pages/soy.html.
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A Ball and Stick Model of Dihydrotestosterone - 3D

Best Hair Loss and Re-Growth Products for Men (2018)

A Ball and Stick Model of Dihydrotestosterone - 3D

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrotestosterone

As you may know, Male Pattern Baldness is believed to be caused by excessive levels of Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, for short. DHT “plays an important causative role in a number of conditions including… pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia or pattern baldness) and” a number of other health issues. In order to reduce or prevent DHT, many doctors turn to DHT blockers such as those found in either oral drugs (Propecia) or topical solutions containing Minoxidil. With that in mind, and a nod to new technology, here’s a list of the Best Hair Loss and Re-Growth products for Men – updated for 2018.    (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dihydrotestosterone)


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Minoxidil Products

LLLT (Hair Laser) Products

 


So, What Are Your Options to Address Hair Loss?

Well, there is no magical cure for baldness, but there are the tried and true methods such as those most often prescribed by doctors and those that are available over the counter. These products can help to reduce or slow the progression down, and some products have even reversed course where the user has actually re-grown hair.

Hair Restoration Surgery is just that – surgery. Although there are newer techniques being made available, hair restoration surgery, for the most part, is an invasive process. It can also be time-consuming, and it can be costly. If you are considering this remedy, you would have to do further research on this method as it is only a casual mention here for the purpose of identifying the option available to you.

Propecia is an oral drug prescribed by doctors which helps reduce and control the effects of DHT on a man’s scalp. There are many articles about the use of Propecia and the potential and negative side-effects from taking the drug. And, before asking your doctor about Propecia, you’d be wise to do your due diligence, do some research yourself, weigh the pros and cons, and decide whether you wish to take the risks associated with its use.

Minoxidil, on the other hand, is the major ingredient in many topical solution products available now to help reduce hair loss and re-grow hair. It is widely used, and it’s now even being used by women (Women’s formula is 2%).  Not all who use it, however, see results as this product does not work for everyone. Although there are other solutions becoming available, Minoxidil is the only one that is currently FDA approved and this ingredient also has clinical studies to back its claim of re-growing hair.

Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a newer technological advance being used as a hair loss remedy. There are quite a few Hair Laser products now out on the market, and many of these products also have clinical studies to back up their claims to re-grow hair.

Things to Consider When Choosing A Hair Loss Product

Seeing that each individual is different and some things are more important to some and not so much to others, it all comes down to personal choice. Probably, the most important things to consider is your comfort level and whether you will be consistent and persistent in your efforts. If you’re going to consider the surgical route, obviously, your best bet is to consult with a specialist for hair restoration technique, ask about duration, recuperation, and any type of follow-up care. As for Propecia, it’s taken as prescribed by your doctor. Nothing else needs to be done. But, for the last two methods, whether using Minoxidil or using LLLT, these involve commitment. You have to keep to your schedule.

What Happens When I Use Minoxidil or LLLT? 

Minoxidil is used daily, up to twice per day. Oftentimes, people will experience hair loss before hair re-growth. This happens because the solution is allowing the weaker hairs to fall out before growing back in stronger and thicker.  Results from topical solutions are usually seen within 6 months of consistent use. The LLLT can be used every other day, and many are used up to 20 to 30 minutes per session. LLLT can also cause some hair shedding when weaker hairs fall out before stimulating the follicle to produce a thicker strand of hair. This therapy can take up to a year before the user experiences thicker locks of hair. As mentioned, these methods are ongoing. If you were to begin either of these two methods and then stopped, your hair follicles would eventually shrink and revert back to being weak. You would then begin losing the hair you grew – once again.

One More Thing – Be Realistic

Fabio! ...Oh, Fabio! (Pic of Fabio as shared on Pinterest)

Fabio!

One other major piece of information that is key to any of these methods is this: the earlier you start using preventative methods to slow and hopefully reverse hair loss, the better. You probably shouldn’t wait until your mid-50’s, after you’ve lost a major portion of hair, begin to use some of these products, and expect that you’ll be looking like Fabio anytime soon. You do have to be realistic.


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A Word About Minoxidil

Minoxidil is the most effective and FDA approved ingredient that has been clinically proven to re-grow hair. So, basically, you only need to look for products that contain that one basic ingredient.

Seeing that just about every one of these products, listed below, has the exact same ingredients, this section will address them all combined. There is very little to compare other than the name on the box, the color of the box, whether it’s applicator is an eye dropper or a spray nozzle, and how many bottles each box has inside. The only thing that would be left to compare is price, and even then, that can’t be done in a static post written at one point in time because prices change constantly. If the price is an issue, however, or if you want to see what may be on sale, just check the ads listed on this page.

The next best thing to do is just click the menu above. In the menu above, you’ll see: Best Sellers, Hot New Releases, Most Wished For, and Best Gifts. Those lists are automatically updated daily, and those are convenient links you can use to check a price on any given day or to find out what’s selling now, what’s hot, what people want, and what are some of the best gift ideas to give someone who is experiencing hair loss.

What Exactly Does Minoxidil Do?

Minoxidil is a vasodilator – meaning, it helps to open pores and stimulate blood vessels close to the surface of your scalp. In addition, it’s an effective DHT Blocker and helps to reduce the negative effects of DHT which naturally occurs in your scalp. The basic instructions are to use this product twice a day, measure it out in the morning, and lightly massage the solution into your scalp. Let it dry, and go on to your daily activities.  Repeat it later on in the evening.  As mentioned earlier, this is an ongoing process, and users “should” see results in 4 to 6 months. If you don’t see any results by the end of 6 months, then you may want to re-think your regimen or go back to ask yourself some serious questions. 

Questions to Ask Yourself

Some of the basic questions you may ask include: Do you shampoo daily? Are you using a “harsh” shampoo or is it one formulated specifically for hair loss? Do you use lots of hair product that is blocking your pores? Are you using the Minoxidil product before or after you apply hair products?  Perhaps, the hair loss is not a result of high DHT or hereditary hair loss. Perhaps, it’s something else. When was the last time you went to your doctor? Could you have an illness?  Could you have a vitamin deficiency? Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Are you under a lot of stress? Are you getting enough sleep? In summary, there are a number of reasons why people lose their hair – which is why you need to ask yourself these questions especially if the product isn’t working after 6 months of consistent and persistent use.

If you have decided or settled on the cause of androgenic hair loss, or “Male Pattern Baldness,” then it’s time to choose one of these products, below.


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Minoxidil Name Brand & Generic Store Brand Products:

  • Provillus – Provillus has the 5% Minoxidil ingredient that re-grows hair and you can order direct from the manufacturer. Provillus also has vitamins available for vitamin deficiency or to just help boost natural hair production. This company also offers a convenient service for busy people who don’t have the time or the inclination to stop and pick up new supplies. Your entire order can be auto-shipped on a monthly schedule for convenience.

You will find more information about Provillus and their offer by clicking this banner:

 
  • Nioxin – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Rogaine – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Regenepure – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Spray Nozzle Applicator.
  • Equate – Generic Store Brand – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.


  • Basic Care – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Good Sense – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Kirkland – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Actavis – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.


  • Member’s Mark – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.
  • Walgreens – Basic Minoxidil Ingredients, no additives. Eye Dropper Applicator.



As mentioned, some of these products come in liquid serum or foam, and a few have different applicators. Many of the Generic Store Brands are made by the same company for different stores – just with different names and box designs. But, one difference is the amount they package. When and if you do try to compare, some have 3 bottles for a 3 month supply, and some have 4 or 6 bottles for 4 or 6 months supply, respectively. So, if you’re comparing prices, make sure you figure the monthly cost instead of the total cost.


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Now – Let’s Discuss Some of the Newer Technology – LLLT

Low-Level Laser Therapy – Hair Growth Lasers To Treat Hair Loss & Re-Grow Hair

There are numerous new hair laser products available now that claim to re-grow hair. Many of these are FDA Cleared – meaning that the product has to have reached at least the same level of performance as another similar product approved prior. So, while there is absolutely no guarantee that these products will work for you, just remember, there is also no guarantee that Minoxidil will work either. None guarantee 100% effectiveness.

What Does LLLT Do?

Low-Level Laser Light Technology treats hair loss and hair thinning for both men and women by stimulating hair follicles. The new Hair growth laser products can be used alone, and they can even be used in addition to using either Propecia or Minoxidil products. There is nothing showing up in my research, at the time of this writing, to show that there is any reason prohibiting the use of two or three methods combined. So, that’s something to think about if you want to increase your odds of re-growing your hair.

These products have been rendered safe, are easy to use, and they do not involve drugs. With that stated, however, they do not work on already dead hair follicles. So, my previous statement about being realistic still applies. You cannot wait until your hair follicles have totally shrunken to the point of “no return” and expect results with any of these methods.

The list of Hair Laser Therapy products, below, have all attained the FDA Clearance in order to be featured in this post, and many have clinical trials that back up their claims. Those without that approval are not listed here, but you can also find those on Amazon should you decide to check them out as well.  This list is adapted and taken from HairLossHelpOnline.com. Beginning with the two Laser Combs, here is the list of Low-Level Laser Therapy products available today:


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NutraStim Laser Hair Comb

This product boasts the following features and benefits:

  • This product is Made in the USA and is FDA Cleared
  • Has been Clinically Proven to re-grow hair.
  • Fast – Simple and Easy to use. The comb should be used 3 times a week for 8 minutes, and results are visible as early as 4 to 6 months of consistent use.
  • Thicker, Fuller and Healthier Hair is achieved with this low-level laser light therapy by stimulating hair follicles.
  • Can be used in conjunction with Minoxidil topically applied products and treatments for hair loss and hair growth efforts.
  • It has 12 innovative low-level lasers to stimulate hair follicles in the user’s scalp by increasing energy production and reversing miniaturization.
  • The Laser Light Comb is lightweight and affordable. It is also cordless and comes with a charging base, an A/C universal adapter, instruction manual, and a warranty card. It can be used for periodic hair therapy sessions.
  • It makes a beeping sound every 4 seconds to notify the user to move on to the next spot.
  • It has an auto-shutoff feature after 8 minutes.
  • Warranty is 1 year.
  • There is also a Money-Back Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with this product, you can return it.

The product does NOT work on those with severe hair loss (bald) and/or dead follicles. Its use is recommended for “moderate” hair loss only.

What Do The Reviews Say?

The majority of users state that this product works, and some have stated that it worked faster than the stated time period. There are also some people who have used this product in addition to their Rogaine or other Minoxidil Topical Solution product. Some of the negative reviews have complained about the inconvenience of its use. You do have to sit still and keep stroking your hair for the recommended period of time. If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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HairMax Ultima Laser Comb

The HairMax Ultima Laser Light Comb boasts the following features and benefits:

  • FDA Cleared
  • The product has 9 lasers.
  • Can be used in the U.S. and Internationally with 100/240 volt adapter.
  • The product has an embedded lithium rechargeable battery. Charges on a base similar to a phone base cradle when needed.
  • Cradle plugs into a USB power source.
  • Each charge can last up to 24 hours of use.
  • Red Indicator light for low battery.
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Can be used in conjunction with Minoxidil Topical Applied Hair Solutions to re-grow hair.
  • The product has a 2-year Warranty.

What Do The Reviews Say?

There were only 4 reviews at the time of this writing, and one stated that her unit broke. The others were very happy with this purchase. If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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Capillus Laser Therapy Cap:

This company offers various versions of this product under this brand and at various price points. The basic version is the Capillus82, and it has 82 laser diodes. Other models include the Capillus202, the CapillusPro, and a few others with the same basic flexible cap, but with additional supplies such as root stimulator, shampoo, and conditioner, etc.

What Do The Reviews Say?

It seems the Reviews have been updated recently, and are now only reflecting one user who has scored this product negatively. However, the reply to this review is a reminder that it can take up to a year for LLLT to work and re-grow hair. If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices for this entire line, please click on the product link.



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iGrow Laser Hair Growth Helmet

This product is very simplistic in design, and some have even stated that this product makes you look like some sort of Robocop. But, who cares, really? It’s yet another discreet way to get your laser treatment in the privacy of your own home. And, with the built-in earphones, you can even listen to music for the 20 minute recommended treatment. This product also has a safety feature in that it turns itself to “pause,” when/if it’s removed from your head while it’s turned on. The lasers go off automatically. It’s also lightweight, and, according to many people who have used it, feel absolutely no pain or discomfort. For more information, you can click here to read my iGrow Laser Hair Growth Helmet Product Review.

What Do The Reviews Say?

Currently, there are no reviews showing for this product. As mentioned previously, growing hair is not an overnight process. It can take some time, sometimes up to a year to see results from LLLT. If you want an update to see if any reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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iRestore Laser Hair Growth Helmet

This company also offers various versions of their helmet, similar to the iGrow competitor. You can check out the various versions here along with some of the newer related products they have recently offered. These include their own versions of a root stimulator but made with all natural ingredients along with shampoos, and more.

What Do The Reviews Say?

The reviews are stellar for this product. There are quite a few people reporting in who are completely happy with this purchase, and they are re-growing their hair. If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added and have remained positive, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product links below.


If you prefer to go direct to the U.S. based company, watch more videos, and read more testimonials, here’s their direct link: iRestoreLaser.com. In the meantime, please check back for my iRestore Laser Hair Growth System Product Review (coming soon).


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Pro Nu Hair Laser Helmet

This product is similar to the others, is also FDA Cleared, and is wireless. It has 80 diodes and boasts a 97% effective rate from its users.

Pro-Nu Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) technology utilizes a highly effective combination of red laser and LED light diodes to stimulate and energize cellular activity causing an uptake in the natural function of the hair follicle.”

The Instructions are to use this product 3 or 4 times a week and a maximum of 20 to 25 minutes each time. It comes with a USB cord, so you can sit at your computer for a bit while getting your laser therapy.

This product also works to reverse the miniaturization of hair follicles first before your hair can begin to re-grow.

The Pro-Nu Laser Helmet tackles the three critical areas needed to stop hair loss and re-grow hair:

1. It Increases blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles.
2. It stimulates microcirculation, improves cellular metabolism and protein synthesis.
3. It reduces the effects of protein blocking enzymes, promoting thickness and density.

What Do The Reviews Say?

Although there are some reviewers who have complained about the size and fit of this product, the overall message is positive. Many have stated that it works and they are re-growing their hair. Some were purchased for others as a gift, and they too are reporting positive results.  If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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Illumiflow Laser Helmet

This helmet is also FDA Cleared, has 272 diodes, and also works with a rechargeable battery that allows you to do whatever you wish without being tethered in one spot. You may clip it to your belt or put it in your pocket while wearing. It weighs less than half a pound, and it has an auto-shut off as well. The recommended time is between 15 and 30 minutes every other day.

What Do The Reviews Say?

The majority of reviews state that it does work, and it’s much easier to use than constantly stroking your hair with a laser comb. Many also like the price when compared to competitor’s hair growth laser products. But, negative reviews also state that this product is inflexible, doesn’t fit well, and it’s uncomfortable. One woman stated it feels like a hard bowl sitting on top of your head, and a few returned it for that reason. If you want an update to see if more reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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iHelmet

This product has a twist! The iHelmet has 200 diodes, but they can be controlled into specific focus areas to increase effectiveness on problem areas. In addition – “there’s an App for that!” Yes, this product is controlled by an app on your phone which allows you to control it or obtain information. It also reminds you when to use it, and provides other data to you as well.

What Do The Reviews Say?

Currently, or rather, at the time of this writing, there are no reviews left for this product. As always, if you want an update to see if any reviews have been added, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link.



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Laser Cap GrivaMax Pro 272

This strong competitor is, of course, also FDA Cleared and has 272 diodes. It also has a rechargeable battery with a leather clip-on case that you clip to your belt while wearing it to allow you the freedom to move around. This product also gives its measurements: The width of 6.69 inches, length 7.48 inch, depth 3.15 inch.

What Do The Reviews Say? 

The reviews are stellar. At the time of this writing, this product is rated the highest among all the Hair Laser Helmets, but while many are extremely positive about this product, some do remind those who are considering this purchase that it “does take time.” One person stated he was ready to give up after a year but was persuaded to keep at it. Now, he’s glad he did, as the product is working as it claims.

One other thing that I noticed when reviewing this product is that the ballcap that comes with this product seems large enough and inconspicuous enough to wear outside. It doesn’t look awkward like some of the other ball caps that come with other hair laser helmet products. If you tuck the cord down the back or even inside a jacket, it is less noticeable. Many people could even get their laser treatment in the car while driving to work!  The reviews are very high on Amazon, at the time of this writing, but to check on the latest updates, or to check out the latest prices, please click on the product link here:



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Summary:

While there is no 100% guaranteed way to stop hair loss and to re-grow hair, there are effective ways to help reduce and control shedding hair, and there are time-tested methods that do help to re-grow hair.

There are the time-tested methods and holistic approaches that include: Propecia, the topical solution Minoxidil, massage techniques, and even improving your diet by increasing protein intake with specific foods, supplements, or shakes. Obviously, the first two are drugs that are either taken orally or absorbed through your skin. But, while those may work, there are some people who just want a more natural way to induce hair growth. And, since we now have technological advances that allow for portable laser treatments, these are very viable ways to go about re-growing your hair. They are non-surgical and safe to use. These newer methods are clinically proven, involve no drugs either orally or topically applied, and many people do grow or thicken their thin hair using only the laser.

The best part of the laser helmets is that they are pretty convenient to use. You can use these devices in the privacy of your home, or discreetly under a ball type of cap. I think the best part is that the use of laser helmets do not prohibit you from using the other methods as well. So, if you are losing your hair, have lost your hair, but not to the point where there are no follicles left, these methods discussed above are all pretty safe and effective ways to go about growing back your beautiful hair without going through a hair-transplant procedure.

So, What’s The Best Hair Loss and Hair Re-Growth Product?  

Well, the best option is really determined by the one who is actually suffering hair loss. Personal and subjective questions need to be asked and answered including whether a commitment can be made to use the product consistently.

Once that determination is made, and you have decided to re-grow your hair, you may choose a Minoxidil product, you may choose a laser helmet, or you may even choose both depending on how aggressive you wish to remedy your hair loss.  Seeing that one does not affect the other, it’s pretty easy to see that by using both methods, you’re increasing your odds of re-growing your hair.

In addition to these commercially available products that re-grow hair, there are also a number of natural treatments that you can do to help you re-grow your hair. For more info, come back to check out my other post – coming soon!

I hope this was helpful, educational and convenient for you. If you wish any further info on any products, and/or would like further research, please do drop me a comment or question below. Also, please do bookmark this site. I look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your time spent here today!

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Disclaimer: Please know that I am not, in any way, a medical professional or a nutritionist. My role, for all intents and purposes, is to do as much research as possible and write about my findings in this post. If you are at all uncertain or have questions about which products you may wish to purchase, or what supplements you may take to help re-grow hair, or what side-effects any of these products may cause, please speak with your medical professional.
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6 Months Kirkland Minoxidil 5 percentage Extra Strength Hair Loss Regrowth Treatment Men, 2 oz (Set of 6)

Kirkland Generic Minoxidil Tropical Solution Usp, 5% Mens Hair Regrowth Treatment for 6 Month Supply: Size 6 X 2 Fl. Oz


According to Hair Loss Help Online, many Minoxidil generics are actually manufactured by the same company for re-branding purposes. Kirkland is no different. It is yet another Minoxidil product manufactured by the company Perrigo.


In this particular video, the user is referring to Equate – which is a store-brand and now owned by Wal-Mart. It is, essentially, the same product, but with a different name.


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Cap + Clinical Hair Therapy Conditioner for use in conjunction with the Capillus low-level light therapy devices

The Capillus Hair Therapy Conditioner is a hydrating, botanically-infused conditioner that leaves your hair feeling luxuriously soft and brilliantly shiny. The Conditioner works as a restorative that rinses free without any residues that can drag down hair.


A winning combination of argan oil, plant extracts and nutrients work in concert to restore your hair’s vitality, bounce, and make it more manageable. Capillus Hair Therapy Conditioner is formulated to lock in moisture and help repair damaged hair. It is safe for color and chemically-treated hair. The Conditioner can be used in conjunction with all Capillus low-level laser therapy devices.


THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NO PARABENS

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iGrow Laser Hair Growth Helmet: Restoration & Regrowth Treatment System for Hair Loss – Natural Thinning, Balding, and Alopecia Solution for Women and Men – FDA Cleared Low Level Laser Device

iGrow is a low-level laser hair regrowth system for those with thin and thinning hair. Utilizing both red laser and LED light diodes, iGrow’s proprietary hair rejuvenation technology is extremely effective. For fuller, thicker, healthier hair, choose iGrow.


LOW-LEVEL LASER TREATMENTS: Low-level laser treatments are a highly effective way to improve hair growth. iGrow utilizes both red lasers and LED lights to energize hair follicles at the cellular level and revive thinning hair. Just 30 minutes each day and iGrow can help stop the balding process for thick, healthy hair that looks and feels great.


CLINICALLY TESTED, FDA CLEARED: In 2 separate, published, peer-reviewed clinical studies, iGrow increased hair count over 16 weeks by 35% in males and 37% in females, helping to strengthen weak, thin hair for a more luscious look. iGrow is also FDA 501 cleared as a safe and effective medical device.


BETTER COMFORT FOR BEST RESULTS: Designed to provide complete scalp coverage and unmatched comfort, iGrow includes 4 adjustable columns and rotating weight distribution. Customizable headphones adjust to fit all head sizes and include an auxiliary hookup so you can easily listen to music, play video games, and watch shows and movies.


BETTER HAIR: There are many reasons for thinning hair. Whether you suffer from male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia, or just thin, wispy hair, iGrow is the solution for you. Our proprietary LLLT system works with all hair types.


6 MONTH MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: This proven device comes with a 6-month money back guarantee and a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty so you can buy risk-free. If you have any questions or concerns about your purchase, please contact us. Our customers are our priority. – iGrow Low-Level Laser Treatment for Hair Regrowth – Hands-Free with Integrated Headphones and Aux Hookup – Clinically Tested – FDA Cleared – For Men and Women


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iRestore Laser Hair Growth System – FDA Cleared Hair Loss Treatment for Men and Women with Balding, Thinning Hair – Laser Helmet Uses Regrowth Light Therapy Like Laser Caps, Hats, Combs and Brushes

The iRestore Laser Hair Growth System is FDA-cleared to treat hair loss for both men and women. Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive, safe, and clinically proven way to stimulate hair follicles to grow thicker and fuller hair. This powerful medical device uses clinical-strength laser technology to treat balding, thinning hair and receding hairline.

2017 CLINICAL STUDY DATA: In the clinical study, 100% of users grew hair and experienced significant hair growth. During the 4-month study, the average increase in hair count was an astonishing 43.2%.

HOW IT WORKS: Our engineers have calibrated the lasers to the optimal wavelength (650nm red light) proven to promote hair growth. The 51 medical-grade lasers and LEDs radiate light energy that is absorbed by the hair follicles to enhance cell metabolism rate and reactivate follicles to stimulate hair growth. Although it can be used alone, physicians often recommend laser therapy to be used along with other solutions (such as minoxidil, finasteride, shampoo or supplements) to accelerate growth and get maximum benefits.

WHY IRESTORE? Unlike drug-based hair loss products, iRestore is safe & drug-free with no negative side effects. iRestore is a must-have for anyone who wants to grow more hair or improve hair volume.

A HIGH-QUALITY DEVICE: iRestore is built with the perfect combination of lightweight, comfort, and durability. Our device is produced by our GMP-certified partner and certified to be compliant and safe by Intertek Testing Services.

6-MONTH 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: We guarantee your 100% satisfaction. You can return the iRestore within 180 days from the date of purchase for a FULL REFUND of the purchase price. No questions asked. Only orders placed through Freedom are eligible (look for “Sold by Freedom Laser Therapy” below the price).

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Men’s Rogaine Hair Loss and Hair Regrowth Treatment, Minoxidil Topical Solution, Three Month Supply, (Pack of 3)

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This listing features a Lot of 3 Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength 2 Oz Solution New. Item Specifics: Three 2-ounce bottles of hair regrowth treatment, a 3-month supply Helps regrow hair For men with hereditary hair loss 5% minoxidil topical solution reactivates hair follicles Clinically proven and FDA-approved.

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Biotin Shampoo For Hair Growth – Thickening Shampoo For Hair Loss All Natural For Thinning Hair – Rosemary Aloe Vera Coconut – For Women & Men – Sulfate Free Paraben Free – Safe For Color Treated Hair

BiotinBiotin Shampoo For Hair Growth – Thickening Shampoo

This natural therapeutic grade vitamin B-Complex Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo was meticulously formulated with healing ingredients found in nature.


RE:COVERY’s carefully balanced herbal blend of BIOTIN SAW PALMETTO and ROSEMARY oil work in harmony to help build body in fine thinning hair & stimulate the scalp to encourage new hair to grow while Botanical Aloe Vera and Natural Coconut Oil hydrate nourish and allow complete Vitamins B & E absorption giving you the best hair regrowth treatment for men and women alike.


Research shows, that male and female hair loss, shedding, and breakage are very often caused by the lack of proper hair nourishment, excess of DHT or weakness of the hair strand, years were spent researching and developing the perfect blend of botanicals to naturally treat and rejuvenate your hair, your search for hair loss products ends here.


  • No harsh chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Lye, Parabens, Sulfates, Phosphates, Phthalates, SLS, or Sodium Chloride.
  • All Natural Ingredients Including – Biotin – Rosemary Oil – Coconut Oil – Aloe Vera – Hemp seed oil – Glycerine and Rice Protein.
  • Promotes circulation and stimulates hair follicles.
  • Shampoo for sensitive skin and scalp – Vitamin E rich
  • Natural DHT Treatment
  • Pleasant botanical scent.
  • Cruelty-free.
  • 100% Money back RE:FUNDTM guarantee!

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Men’s Rogaine Hair Loss & Hair Regrowth Treatment Minoxidil Foam, One Month Supply

Men’s Rogaine Foam can help regrow hair loss. With 5% minoxidil, this unscented hair loss treatment for men is the first FDA-approved hair-regrowth minoxidil foam. It has been clinically proven to help regrow hair in men who used it every day for four months*.


Easy to use, Men’s Rogaine foam absorbs quickly into the scalp, dries quickly, and has a texture that lets you feel exactly where you are applying it. This package of Men’s Rogaine Foam includes one 2.11-ounce aerosol, a one-month supply.*In a four-month clinical study (n=352) of twice daily use of Men’s Rogaine Foam vs. placebo.


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Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo (Unisex) with Biotin, Keratin & Breakthrough Anti Hair Loss Complex – For men & women

THE SCIENCE OF 3HCTM STIMULATION COMPLEX – Blend of plant-derived active ingredients have been clinically shown to stimulate growth by promoting the proliferation of HFDPC cells, the stem cells responsible for regulating hair follicle development. It is clinically indicated to increase the number of growing fibers, increase follicle lifespan and prevent hair loss. In clinical trials of alopecia patients using dermatologist conducted pull tests (a clinical method used to estimate the amount of hair loss), the analysis showed a reduction in hair loss of 21% over a 3-week period.

TURN ON YOUR DERMAL PAPILLA, THE HAIR ENGINE – 3HCTM is able to stimulate Human Follicle Dermal Papilla Cells (HFDPC), the stem cells that regulate hair follicle development. HFDPC are responsible for regulating hair length, thickness, and speed of growth. In just 48 hours after treatment with 3HCTM, hair showed a drastic increase of 71% in HFDPC cells.

ANAGEN VS. TELOGEN HAIR – 3HCTM has the unique ability to increase the ratio of anagen (growth phase) to telogen (resting/dying phase) hair, which keeps follicles in a more constant state of growth. By keeping a larger percentage of hair in the growth phase and preventing hair from entering the resting phase, the body will continually encourage hair growth. After treatment with 3% 3HCTM a 31% increase in the anagen/telogen ratio was realized in just 60 days.

THE SCIENCE OF AMINO KERA NPNF® – Combination of Keratin-derived amino acids designed for deeper penetration than other Keratin ingredients due to its molecular weight distribution. It has been clinically proven to provide immediate & long-term strengthening. In lab tests, hair treated with 2% Amino Kera NPNF® conditioner showed an immediate 10% increase in strength (defined as total work required to break hair) vs. placebo conditioner and a 41% increase after 3 applications.

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