In one of the stranger displays of pseudo intelligence I have ever seen, a person going by the name of Over Macho Grande attempts to boast the most revolutionary hair regrowth laser that has ever been made.
And even better, the helmet is a “one size fits most” which magically makes it an exceedingly affordable option because you can use it and then your friends and family can use it too. Over Macho Grande, aka John Christian is an online phenomenon who sells home-made LLLT helmets on the internet, but who does not have an automated shopping cart on his website where he claims everyone can purchase one of these helmets. Immediately suspect.
Another concern some have regarding the helmet is the simple fact that the technology and treatment are not FDA approved or cleared in any capacity.
What you would be investing in, essentially, is a homemade, sketchy looking helmet that utilizes non-regulated laser technology to stimulate hair growth… who knows if it would burn the hair right off of your scalp, rather than growing any former hair back.
I mean, I’ll never know, because when I contacted OMG to purchase one and put it up against the other LLLT helmets with which I’m familiar (iGrow and Theradome), he flat out acted like the German Stasi, digging into my own online publications on the web regarding reviews I did for iGrow where I was paid $50 a visit for 4 visits to measure progress on a free iGrow-issued helmet when I took part in a focus group study performed by Super People in Los Angeles in 2013.
Mr. Christian’s first impression that he makes to potential buyers is below expectations on a good day. His first real and true statement to the public is this claim that someone stole his original helmet that looks like it is meant to torture someone. It just wreaks of a lack of professionalism, a statement that continues on with other aspects of this company.
Another of the problems that most people are going to come across when trying to find anything out about this product is that the website is a cluster of attacking rhetoric and little about the product itself.
Mr. Christian appears to lack the sense of a reputable, business savvy and stable individual to be able to check his ego at the door, run, and actually expand his business in a meaningful and free market way in spite of the setback that supposedly befell him. It is this egomaniacal attitude that drives Mr. Christian to think he has the best product on the market, and that he is the smartest contender in this market as well.
It is also this sense of being better than everyone else that makes him selective on who he actually approves to buy the product. Whether this is some sort of sense of elitism, where he only wants the richer to buy his product, or more of a sense of him just wanting to make sure he thinks he can trust the buyer, the demand for his product is not high enough for this market strategy to do anything but drive him from the market.
This elitism makes him appear as a traitor to the hair regrowth community that is really and truly out to help everyone who is ashamed of their rapidly balding head. Despite his attempts to connect with Americans by standing in front of the Constitution, his ability to select and discriminate against people is hypocritical and unpatriotic.
So is Over Macho Grande’s Laser Messiah II worth your money?
The easy answer is no.
You could spend your money on any other flaky product and feel more comfortable with your purchase than you would buying the Over Grande Macho. Save your money, invest it in something far more practical and regulated, that way you at least know it should be safe to use and operate without catastrophe striking.
Or at least don’t buy your hair regrowth from a mini-tyrant who privately investigates any potential buyer. CREEPY!
He also calls other tried and tested makers of laser hair therapy products scammers, yet the price of his product can reach upwards of $1200, which is still $400 more than the Theradome, which has the most lasers of any commercially available device, and $500 more than the iGrow, which offers 21 lasers and 30 LEDs. But at least if I tried to buy one of theirs, they wouldn’t discriminate! Theradome and iGrow even gave me free helmets to try out, even though they knew I was a vlogger that did product reviews of their competitors.
If you’re going to make such large and dramatic claims, then you should be willing to let people buy your product and test it out, and contribute to the free market that America was founded upon.
Or at least don’t deface the US Constitution.