Ripoff Report: The Four WORST Laser Caps on The Market


Here’s How to Identify a Non-FDA-Cleared Cap Before It Wastes Your Money and Damages Your Hair

Zombies. Zombies everywhere – and by zombies we mean the worst laser caps for hair regrowth.

That’s what we call this recent crop of non-FDA-cleared, ripoff, knockoff laser therapy caps on the market.

We call them “zombies” because from a distance they look normal…but once you get closer, you see that their parts are falling off, they smell suspicious, and if you aren’t careful, they can hurt you.

Make no mistake: they’re out there, and they want your money.

At a glance, they look no different from real products that get you real results.

But those who buy them will tell you that opting to use one of these zombie products is the worst decision you can make with your hair.

The best-case scenario is that it doesn’t work.

What’s the Worst Case Scenario?

The lasers and light wavelengths they use will damage your hair or scalp. You can learn about the proper wavelengths here.

Lasers must be finely calibrated and tested through every step of the manufacturing process. If they don’t constantly test the wavelength as demanded for FDA clearance, then the hair “growth” device might cause your hair to fall out faster, which I know you don’t want, right?

Yes, really.

Most good caps have been FDA-cleared to emit lasers at a wavelength of around 650nm.

If you go too far below or above that 650nm, then you come into the territory of ultraviolet or infrared light.

Prolonged, focused exposure to these wavelengths may cause your scalp to peel, your hair to fall out, and your skin to age.

Not to mention the harm to your eyes and face.

Now before you start getting doubts about laser treatment therapy altogether, let’s be clear: the FDA approved devices work.

The FDA spends a lot of time and money ensuring that they work, companies who invest in FDA clearance are reputable, up-front companies who believe in their product like Illumiflow.

The only exception we’ve seen to this are companies that pop up overnight with FDA clearance and haven’t had time to build the infrastructure to manage the quality control process needed for laser cap production. However…

Anyone selling without FDA clearance is simply taking your money and putting your health at risk.

FDA Clearance Explained: Why It’s Important and How Some Companies Are Trying to Scam You

Getting FDA clearance is a serious endeavor requiring a significant investment in time and money.

Some manufacturers attempt to skip this step for two reasons:

1) Their product doesn’t work, so they don’t want to bother getting rejected by the FDA

2) They’re just trying to capitalize on the latest trends. They know they won’t be around next year, so what’s the point in getting FDA cleared?

Without FDA regulation, neither the device itself nor its suppliers are held accountable for quality controls or manufacturing standards. Their products, therefore, tend to be unreliable, unsafe knockoffs.

So, the manufacturers try to sell them for lower price points and make a profit before people find out.

It shouldn’t have to be said, but untested, uncleared medical products are extremely dangerous.

Yet unsuspecting consumers are attracted by the lower price, thinking that they’re getting a better deal.

But that’s not the case: in the best possible scenario, these uncleared products will simply not work, so you’ve wasted hundreds of dollars.

In the worst case, these uncleared products will blast your scalp with unsafe infrared or ultraviolet light, damaging your skin and significantly speeding up hair loss.

So, you’ve paid $300-$700 to have a machine that can make your hair fall out.

Think about it like this: if you’re sick, who would you trust?

Your doctor or some unlicensed stranger selling uncleared pills from China?

Your safety and hair health is worth far more than you might “save” by using an uncleared alternative to FDA-cleared medical devices.

If you agree, keep reading.

We’ve researched the top 4 companies selling non-FDA-cleared products and hoping to make a buck at your expense and exposed them in the ripoff report below.


This one of the worst offenders on the market.

Hairguru is not at all FDA cleared, but they try to give the impression of being a reliable, upfront company.

They’ve invested in a professional website and investment in Google ads. The one thing they haven’t invested in? FDA clearance.

As we’ve seen, selling a non-FDA-cleared product means three things:

  • They don’t care enough about you, your health, or the results from their product to invest the time and money in getting FDA clearance.
  • Their product has not been rigorously tested by acceptable clinical standards and been found safe
  • They cannot ensure compliance across all aspects of their manufacturing process

Even if they say that their caps emit light at a wavelength of 650nm, they’re lying by omission. They can’t know that for sure, because it has not been reliably tested. They’re attempting to sell you this product at a ridiculously high markup, so it will look just like a clinical, FDA-cleared product… but for all we know, you might be putting $800 into a cap that makes your hair fall out.

(And by the way, why do all the reviews on their website sound very similar… as if written using a template?)

#2 ReHair Laser

This one’s almost as bad as Hairguru.

If you type in “laser hair cap,” it’ll come up in Google. But just like the others on this list, it’s selling illegally – without FDA clearance.

Just go over to the FDA website and type in ReHair, and you’ll get a “no results” page.

Anyway, ReHair promises to put out a 650nm laser wavelength at a pulse frequency of 4.5 hz. But there’s just no way of knowing if this is accurate.

They could have simply copy-pasted that information from a reputable site.

Even with a website and the correct information, ReHair is a dangerous product – even more dangerous because it looks legitimate.

It’s will probably continue to fool a few people into buying it.

Don’t be one of them.

#3 FunWill

You can tell how reliable this company is by the fact that they don’t even have a website. They’re relying on you to stumble across them on Amazon, and they hope to lure you in with a low price.

So why is their laser cap price ludicrously low?

Probably because they slash costs by skipping get FDA clearance and don’t care about providing a quality product.

Yet you can find them on Amazon, eBay, and even as affiliate ads on other sites.

Be careful here.

This $150 “laser helmet” might simply waste your money.

Then again, it may damage your hair and scalp and cause hair loss.

The question to ask yourself is…

Is that a risk you’re willing to take?

#4 Yanuo

Much the same as FunWill, you can find Yanuo products lurking around on Amazon.

The Yanuo Laser Cap is another “zombie” without FDA clearance.

This one is blatantly dishonest.

The Amazon product description states that this laser helmet is FDA cleared and “clinically proven.” Pop over to the FDA website and search for “Yanuo,” and you’ll see that this is not the case.

They’re just lying to you.

Furthermore, nowhere in the product description does it say what wavelength the lasers emit.

It’s doubtful that the manufacturers even know, and much more likely that they’re simply trying to capitalize on a trend with lights that either do nothing or make your hair fall out faster.

Bonus: Nameless eBay Zombies

These are too numerous to each get their own category.

But if you search “Laser Cap” on eBay, these will pop up – unnamed, unbranded laser helmets designed to look like reputable helmets.

Far from being FDA-cleared, these helmets were assembled specifically to undercut medical helmets like Illumiflow and Theradome (one of our 4 best FDA cleared laser caps).

They often sell for half as much as the usual price point – and you get even less than what you pay for.

Even if the helmet turns on (doubtful), there’s no telling what type of light you’re subjecting your hair to or what kind of results to expect.

It really shouldn’t have to be said but getting your medical equipment from eBay is a risky idea at best if it’s not from a reputable company.

If you’re absolutely dead-set on doing so, just know that the only FDA-cleared sellers at the time of this writing are Illumiflow, Capillus, Hairmax, Theradome, and iRestore.

Everything else is likely a scam.

What Laser Cap Therapy Companies Should You Consider?

If you are serious about fighting hair loss, hair thinning, and working to regrow your hair you need to take the right approach.

In our opinion, finding a reputable company that provides top-notch FDA clearance along with great customer support is the first step.

Below you’ll see a great comparison table of the top laser caps.

Best Laser Cap Devices Compared

Best Laser Cap Therapy Devices Comparison

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Page Update: One of the “rising stars” of the laser cap game is Kiierr, we recommend checking out their FDA-Cleared laser caps as our top performance pick!

Our Conclusion

We’ll be updating this list with more products as they hit the market so we can do our best to help you find the right laser cap for you.

“Zombies” are always popping up and fading away just as quickly.

Although they might look legitimate at first glance, don’t waste your money or your time until you’ve confirmed they’re cleared by the FDA.

At the time of writing this post Illumiflow, Capillus, Hairmax, Theradome, and iRestore are the ONLY FDA-cleared laser caps on the market.  Looks like a company called Kiierr has popped up too but check out our full Kiierr review here.

They may cost slightly more, but that’s because they actually work and are safe to use.

In our opinion to spend money on other products is to put your investment and health at risk.

Click Here to Check Out Our Top 4 FDA Cleared Laser Caps


13 thoughts on “Ripoff Report: The Four WORST Laser Caps on The Market”

  1. Where does Hairtific fit in the world of laser caps? I recently bought the professional model for 537 dollars. After charging the battery for the required 3 hours, I only got two sessions out of it. I wanted to know if this is normal so I emailed them several times but got no response. I also wanted to know if seeing the reflection of some of the lights in my eyeglasses could be harmful. As this is a safety issue I thought that they would respond. So far they haven’t. I even tried the phone number listed on the website several times. I got a recorded voice that doesn’t even name the company. I left voicemails anyway. So far no response. I’m getting a bad feeling.

    • Hey Eric,

      Thanks for the question about Hairtific and I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t heard back from them.

      Hairtific appears to be pretty new to the space, and from our initial research, we are unable to find a 510k (FDA Clearance) for them specifically. Any product or brand marketed to regrow hair with lasers needs to have its own specific FDA clearance. We’re sorry to hear about your experience – but since this brand seems to have just recently popped up, it makes sense that they are somewhat small and may be why you haven’t had success contacting them.

      That said, this is just another reason we recommend folks to go with established companies with good phone support, FDA Clearance and a strong money-back guarantee and product warranty.

    • Hey Eric how has your experience been with Hairtific? I’m highly interested in their essential device yet haven’t recieved response from their staff regarding a question I had.

      • Hairtific is a sham. You can’t contact anyone there. phone, email, chat, contact form. no resposne……

          • No one ever did. They ended up sending a helmet 2 months later and they won’t even respond to how to send it back to them. Total Sham. they have the same chinese helmet on ebay under just laser helmet….

    • I bought a Professional helmet from Hairtific in May 2019 and from my experience it went fine. From what I remember, their customer support was great when I had questions about making payments for my order. But recently this past December, I needed to get my device replaced as it seemed to have a dead battery and they took a couple of days to get back to me. They sent me a new replacement since it was still under warranty – so it’s safe to say that I’m satisfied for now as I’m also seeing some satisfactory growth. But, try emailing them rather than calling, a team member mentioned to me that their office is currently limited due to COVID and take email/chat support until further notice.


      • Hey Atlas,

        I’m happy to hear that you’ve had a better experience than most with Hairtific, however, with these types of price points I think the need for having phone support is quite high. Folks want to talk to someone and get things sorted versus sending emails about returns, refunds, issues or just questions and hoping for a reply.

        On their site, it seems like they are trying to avoid phone calls with a big notice to use live chat next to their phone number in red to me as a consumer this is a bit of a deal-breaker but others may disagree.

        Hairtific Live Chat vs Phone

  2. Without any date on this article or dates on comments posted, how is the reader supposed to know how updated all of this is? Although I haven’t decided which laser cap to try, I saw a legitimate dermatologist’s website advocating the Kiier product, including positive ratings of the support received from customer service. is it possible they’ve since improved?

    Also, with a small head (about 21″) will these caps slide off?

    Finally, is your biggest problem with the combs because you need to incrementally move them across the head?

    • Really, it is pretty easy for a brand to get a dermatologist review/recommendation… especially if there is some sort of wholesale agreement. Just speculation – but some dermatologists and doctors stand by LLLT (regardless of the particular brand they are promoting), and some discourage LLLT use if they aren’t informed properly. Many brands have ‘doctor recommended’, but it likely wasn’t out of the blue. Most reputable brands perform the same (assuming quality components)… but really you are looking to purchase from a company that stands behind their warranty and satisfaction guarantees. The doctor recommendations are easy to come by… but good support is different.

      As far as sizing, most brands are ~ 24″ circumference and include some sort of apparatus to help secure laser caps if the fit isn’t ideal.

      Combs have several issues – the first is what you mentioned (the arm-breaking work), but really the scalp as a whole should be under a certain energy level for a set time vs incrementally in one place at a time.

  3. Tried for two weeks now to get an answer on how to send back a helmet. Used phone, chat and email. NO RESPONSE from any of these. Have I been duped???


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