We’re always looking for new tools, products, and habits we can implement into our routines to improve hair growth. One technique we’ve been hearing more about is the use of red light therapy.
Red light therapy is widely known for having an impact on your skin, and we’ve even discussed red light therapy for redheads with certified aesthetician Suyud Issa. Read Everything Redheads Need to Know About Light Therapy Masks. But, let’s dig into how red light can potentially benefit your red hair:
How does red light work?
Red light therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is thought to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood circulation to hair follicles and promoting the production of ATP, a molecule that provides energy to cells. It’s believed that the light can increase hair density and thickness while stimulating hair growth; the red light at specific wavelengths can penetrate the scalp and promote cellular activity in hair follicles, potentially leading to improved hair benefits.
Will it really transform your red hair?
However, while there is some evidence to support its effectiveness, more research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms and benefits for hair growth. It isn’t a miracle and won’t grow hair in places it does not currently grow. But, it is said to help improve the hair you already have growing, making it thicker, stronger, and overall giving you a fuller look.
Red light therapy can be used on a regular basis either at a salon that offers this treatment or in your home with an at-home system. There are red light caps, free-standing red lights, and even red light wands.
It’s advisable to consult with a medical professional before trying any new treatments.
Watch a redhead use red light on her red hair:
Would you try it?
Rock it like a Redhead!