Waking up to hairs all over your pillow or noticing the lush locks you once had have slowly started to fizzle out…? You’re not alone. Growing your hair and preventing hair loss is damn hard, but we’ve got all the dirt on a device that can help promote hair growth - all from the comfort of your own home.
Derma rolling for the scalp - also known as micro-needling is making waves due to its clinically proven benefits for boosting hair health, stimulating hair growth and helping people who suffer from hair loss, particularly male pattern baldness (aka androgenic alopecia), which despite its name, can actually affect both men and women alike.
Ok, did we lose you at “needling?" Don't worry, stick with us while we explain all you need to know about this game-changing device.
1. It promotes hair growth & healthier locks
When you derma roll your scalp, you create micro-wounds that activates your skin's wound healing response. As the needles penetrate the first layer of your scalp, they trigger your skin repair system, helping your body produce more of its growth hormone, resulting in thicker, healthier strands (and hopefully more of them!)
2. It can help other treatments work more effectively
Derma rolling can also enhance the absorption of topical treatments, such as minoxidil (Rogaine). Many people use minoxidil in conjunction with a derma roller to maximise results. If you do choose to use the derma roller in conjunction with a topical hair treatment like minoxidil, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully as some people can experience side effects from the treatment.
3. The needles are tiny (ok, small)
While the thought of needles makes us feel faint, the truth is, these needles are small and you control the pressure - depending on your pain threshold, you may feel a prickly sensation but nothing that should have you reaching for the Kleenex.
4. Results are fairly quick
Ok, we live life “on demand” these days and expect everything at the tap of a button, so let’s reign in our expectations here to make sure they are realistic.
There are several factors that influence hair growth such as age, sex, diet and overall general health, so it’s difficult to predict individual results.
However, generally speaking the evidence suggests you could expect to see initial results within 2-3 months of regular derma rolling.
5. It’s easy to integrate into your weekly routine
We know you lead a busy life and the thought of adding another process to your beauty regime might seem overwhelming. But, here’s the good news: the derma roller is pretty quick. One application takes 15 minutes - so you’ll still have time for all the important things, like Netflix, Tinder and wine ;)
Follow these 3 steps, and you could be on your way to better hair days in no time;
1. Lightly wet and comb hair before use to stop the hair from getting tangled.
2. Part hair in sections and using gentle pressure, roll the dermal roller back and forth 3-4 times horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
3. Disinfect derma roller with medical grade alcohol and store in the case provided.
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If you're experiencing an unusual amount of hair loss, or symptoms persists, always seek medical advice.