If you are looking for ways to enhance your hair growth, read on. In this blog, we take a closer look at two popular devices – scalp massagers and laser caps – to determine whether using them can really improve your hair health.
A scalp massager is a brush-like tool with synthetic or silicone bristles. Rather than detangling hair, its purpose is to help exfoliate and cleanse the scalp, while providing a gentle stimulating massage. It is certainly beneficial to keep the scalp clean and free from build-up, which can cause irritation and lead to hair loss. Massaging the scalp improves blood flow and can help to ensure that the follicles receive a consistent supply of nutrients. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove that using a scalp massager will make your hair grow more quickly.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Caps are devices containing laser diodes, which direct light at the scalp. The idea behind LLLT is that when the follicles receive certain levels of light, it encourages healthy growth. There is a growing body of scientific research that supports the use of laser caps for promoting hair growth. One trial from 2014 found that men and women who used an LLLT device for 26 weeks saw results comparable to those achieved with the hair growth medicines minoxidil and finasteride. Another paper published in the same year revealed a 35% increase in hair count when androgenetic alopecia sufferers used a device for 16 weeks. Further studies have proven that LLLT has benefits including improved overall hair count, density, thickness and resistance to breakage.
Is it worth investing in these tools?
Scalp massagers are a pleasant introduction to the self-care routine and can be purchased at a fairly low cost. Unfortunately, you can’t expect to achieve noticeable changes in your hair growth with such a tool. On the other hand, an LLLT cap requires a somewhat larger initial investment but is proven to produce improvements in hair growth and condition.
You can get more information about LLLT from the hair restoration experts at Vinci Hair Clinic. Contact them today to book a free, no-obligation hair loss consultation and get customised advice on how to improve your hair growth.