LIFESTYLE

New Helmet Claims To Cure Hair Loss In Women

12/06/2014 14:39 BST | Updated 16/06/2014 10:59 BST

Baldness is often associated with ageing men, but across the world there are thousands of women also suffering from hair loss.

With this in mind a company in California have come up with a new hair-loss solution specifically designed for women- a helmet that fires cool lasers at the wearer's scalp to stimulate hair growth.

It is claimed The Theradome headgear will double the follicle size of existing hair and can even prevent hair loss - wowzers.

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The company explain the reason for their invention on their website: "We found that almost every treatment on the market was aimed at males, specialist clinics were prohibitively expensive, and many women simply didn't have any viable options."

The company claim that Theradome, which was the brainchild of former Nasa scientist Tamim Hamid, is unique as this advanced technology can be used at home.

They say the headset contains high efficiency lasers that produce virtually no heat but allow the maximum amount of light to be delivered.

For the first 18 to 24 weeks of use the headset is designed to reverse the shrinking of hair follicles to stop further hair loss.

After 28 weeks of regular wear, the helmet claims to stimulate hair re-growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, stimulating microcirculation and improving the metabolism of cells.

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Speaking to the MailOnline, Dr Bessam Farjo, Medical Director of the Institute of Trichologists, said: "I do believe that laser technology has validity, but I’m sceptical of the specific claims made by Theradome GB that this particular headgear has the ability to increase the hair shaft diameter by 200 per cent. I have not seen any scientific evidence to support this."

If you want to try out the helmet for yourself you'll have to be prepared to pay - the headgear costs $795 (£473 plus shipping).