What Is Hair Logic?
Using 16 medical grade laser lights, Hair Logic claims their FDA recognized technology is proven to energize blood flow at the root and regrow hair in as little as six weeks, whether you’re a man or woman.
In fact, by following these four steps, Hair Logic promises to make regrowing your hair as easy as brushing your hair:
- Press the button to activate the laser lights.
- Gently brush Hair Logic against your scalp, which will stimulate hair roots at the cellular level.
- Every five seconds you’ll hear a beep that guides you to your next position.
- In just eight minutes per day, you can start the regrowing process, without surgery, glue, or embarrassing plugs.
There’s no doubt that balding and thinning hair can make you feel self-conscious and lead others to believe you’re older than you really are.
But does Hair Logic represent a real-world, gimmick-free option that really regrows hair in just eight minutes per day? Is it FDA recognized? And if so, why are competing options so much more expensive?
Hair Logic certainly offers an appealing concept, but you want to know all the important facts before spending any money. That’s exactly what we’ll help you accomplish here.
What Causes Hair Loss? Is It Treatable?
In How to Choose a Hair Loss Product, we discussed that there are many different causes of hair loss, including:
- Male & Female Pattern Baldness – This is the most common cause, accounting for 40 million men in the U.S. and 40% of women over the age of 40. This involves hair follicles that produce increasingly thin hair, until they cease producing altogether.
- Poor Nutrition – Vitamin deficiencies like vitamin A or iron.
- Trauma & Medications – Stress, surgery, childbirth, and medications for blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease can sometimes contribute to hair loss.
- Poor Grooming Habits – Constant pulling from putting hair in ponytails, dirty scalp, and overuse of styling products.
Unfortunately, while the medical community learns more about the problem every day, there currently isn’t a cure for male or female pattern baldness.
There are some treatments that have been shown to temporarily stall the process, such as minoxidil, although this isn't ideal for receding hairlines, while prescription options like Propecia are only suitable for men.
Supplements like Silk Advanced Biotin Complex and TLS Hair typically come with bottom-of-the-barrel customer feedback, and while shampoo systems like Hair La Vie and FolliPlex could help improve the health of your scalp, they’re largely unproven to regrow a meaningful amount of hair.
What about the lasers featured in Hair Logic?
Is Hair Logic’s Technology Clinically Proven? FDA Recognized?
Hair Logic uses something called low-level laser therapy, or LLLT. Here, low-power LEDs (versus high-powered lasers intended to destroy tissue) emit specific wavelengths of light—usually between 600 and 1000 nanometers with power from 5 to 500 milliwatts—that are often claimed to penetrate the surface of the scalp, boost blood flow, and reinvigorate dormant follicles.
Do they work? There seems to be some evidence that LLLT may help regrow human hair at specific wavelengths. However, when interviewed for a 2010 CBS News article, Dr. Alan Bauman noted that “some patients get better results than others, and compliance (with directions) is certainly a big issue.”
In other words, you’ll want to follow the directions to the letter to achieve the best results. The good news is that side effects seem exceptionally rare.
However, following up in a 2013 Huffington Post article, Dr. Bauman noted that you might want to keep your expectations realistic:
“One persistent hair loss myth is that stimulating the scalp with magnets, brushes, and massagers can improve blood circulation to the hair follicles and therefore reduce hair loss and improve new hair growth. There is no reliable medical evidence to support this claim.”
He goes on to conclude, “While there are real medical treatments to stimulate hair follicles and help improve blood circulation … this can't effectively be done via a special hair brush or scalp massager. Don't get fooled!”
What about all that talk of FDA-proven technology?
Viewed through the eyes of the FDA, most LLLT products are class II medical devices, which means they’re “higher risk devices than Class I and require greater regulatory controls to provide reasonable assurance of the device’s safety and effectiveness.” Condoms, powered wheelchairs, and pregnancy tests are also considered class II devices.
In order to receive approval, a manufacturer only has to submit a 501(k) premarket notification to the FDA and show that the device is substantially equivalent (as safe and effective) to a device already on the market.
In other words, the FDA didn’t test Hair Logic firsthand, confirm that it’s effective, or prove the company’s specific claims. Their approval is simply a regulatory step that must be taken before the manufacturer can start selling to consumers.
In fact, searching the FDA’s Premarket Notification Database, we didn’t find any indication that a premarket notification was submitted for Hair Logic at all (certainly, it could have been submitted under a different name).
Nonetheless, how much will you pay for Hair Logic’s LLLT technology?
How Much Does Hair Logic Cost?
The Hair Logic LLLT brush is priced at $39.99, plus free shipping.
All orders come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, you can call Telebrands customer service at 855-668-1655.
How does this price compare to the competition?
How Does Hair Logic Stack Up Against Other Laser Hair Regrowth Devices? Any Customer Reviews?
If you search online for “LLLT combs,” “hair regrowth combs,” or “laser comb,” you’ll find several options meaningfully similar to Hair Logic, the most popular of which is HairMax.
Comparatively, perhaps the biggest difference is that some of these options can cost you upwards of $800 (82 individual lasers), while Hair Logic comes in at a seemingly more reasonable $40 (16 individual lasers). However, we didn’t encounter any clinical evidence that more LEDs necessarily lead to better results.
Pro tip: You can even find online instructions for building your own LLLT helmet!
But remember: Authoritative sites tell us that only a narrow wavelength of light has been shown to regrow hair. At such a low price, will you receive the appropriate wavelength with Hair Logic?
There wasn’t any additional information provided on the Hair Logic website, so we reached out to customer service to learn more. Unfortunately, none of the representatives we spoke with were able to answer this fundamental question.
Are customers experiencing boosted hair growth and thickness? Other consumer-oriented LLLT models seem to come with lower-than-average ratings from HighYa readers, often based on complaints that they didn’t work (or at least didn’t live up to the promises made in their commercials) and were priced too high.
From a company standpoint, Telebrands is the largest player in the ASOTV industry, having been in business for more than three decades and released recent hits like Atomic Beam USA, Lazer Bond, and Mighty Blaster.
While many consumers claim to have been satisfied (especially given the product quantity Telebrands sells on a yearly basis), common complaints referenced that they didn’t work well or were of less-than-stellar quality.
Taken together, Hair Logic is obviously a new product and we didn’t test it firsthand, so we don’t mean to insinuate that you’ll experience any of the above.
But given the frequency of these complaints—both for these types of laser combs and for all ASOTV products in general—it’s our duty to make sure you’re fully informed of the situation.
Will Hair Logic Provide a Better Value?
Sure, some of Hair Logic’s competition costs 20X more—but if they delivered fast, easy, and visible hair regrowth in a matter of weeks, they’d be worth their weight in gold, right?
Unfortunately, whether we’re talking about lower-priced devices like Hair Logic or top-tier models from the competition, authoritative websites tell us there’s limited clinical evidence that LLLT devices of any kind can meaningfully regrow hair or boost thickness.
But if you still want to give Hair Logic a try, it’s completely understandable. After all, Dr. Alan Bauman notes that, “there are patients who seem to be exceptional responders to this therapy.” If you’re one, this means you could get an exceptional value from Hair Logic.
If not, it’s positive that the company provides a 30-day refund policy on the Hair Logic device. However, this might not be enough time to achieve measurable results (if any) and you’ll also be out a few bucks in return shipping charges.
Before you go: Tell us all about your Hair Logic experience by writing a review below! Did it work, or not?
9 out 10 people found this review helpful
Looks like a scam
I saw a TV ad for two Hair Logic pro brushes for $59.99. When I went to order online or on the phone, it only gave me an option of ordering one at $39.00. So I ordered but quickly followed up with their customer care phone number.
The customer care agent said that the Hair Logic wasn't available and it has been discontinued. So, I immediately canceled the order. Looks like a scam to me.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend