Laser caps are in now! If you’re struggling with balding and thinning hair, top-notch scientists and physicians have found a way to boost hair growth using Low-Level Laser Therapy. Among the many laser treatments in the market so far, this Grivamax vs Illumiflow review compares these two popular brands to see which is better and why.
Hair loss and thinning? I’ve been there; got so much stress from it, and my self-esteem suffered the most. Even when my job is pretty flexible and away from the office, you’d think I’d feel much better not having to worry about how I looked every morning – but I did. Until I read a Grivamax vs Illumiflow review that encouraged me to get the caps and review them myself!
Laser caps are devices that use Low-Level Laser Therapy (or LLLT) to stimulate the scalp tissue and hair follicles. Once the blood circulation and cells around your follicles are revitalized, your hair can go through healthier growth stages to give you stronger and thicker hair. This form of therapy works best for thin hair and alopecia and pattern baldness in the early stages.
Grivamax helmets have either 148 or 272 diodes beneath the baseball caps. You get a rechargeable battery pack, a clip-on case to carry the battery pack, universal AC adapter, USB cable, a headband for better fit and comfort, user manual, and a bag to carry the package when you are on the move.
Unlike many other laser caps, the Grivamax caps have a programmed shutoff after 30 minutes. The diodes can last up to 6000 hours, and the battery (power bank) has 5000mAh capacity. When fully charged, the laser caps can do 6-8 hair treatment sessions.
The recommended and shutoff time to wear the cap is 30 minutes, three days a week. You can use the cap alongside other hair growth treatments like vitamins, shampoos, and hair loss prescription medication like Minoxidil. The manufacturers (and all health experts, really) discourage you from looking directly at the lasers when on, wearing with open scalp wounds or while the battery is charging or using a different power bank battery brand.
- Lightweight and easy to use
- The carrying case makes for easier portability
- Automatic shutoff time
- The website needs a little more organizing
The Illumiflow caps also have 148 or 272 diodes beneath. Along with the caps (laser and ball cap) are a portable and rechargeable battery pack, charger, and a user manual. They don’t offer a case to carry the package when you are traveling.
Illumiflow also has a 30-minute automatic shutoff. The battery capacity is 5000mAh, and you can get 20,000 treatment sessions out of the cap.
There were many suggestions concerning the minutes and days in a week to wear the cap. I went with the 30-minute shutoff time but wore mine three times a week. Some people wore the caps every day. Also, you can use alongside other hair growth supplements, oils, shampoos, and prescriptions for best results.
- Hands-free and easy to use
- The automatic shutoff is handy
- Contradicting information on the recommended frequency of use
- The laser cap felt hard and looked low quality