Boost Scalp Health with Light Therapy

Boost Scalp Health with Light Therapy

Have you noticed yourself searching for the perfect hair care “soulmate”? Believing that you have finally found “the one” so you start bragging to all of your friends about how your hair has the “perfect body” and that it’s “never felt better”, only to discover weeks later that your hair doesn’t feel quite the same as it did in the beginning.

The harder you try to love it, the worse your hair gets and you think to yourself “just one more wash and maybe this one will be like the first time” only to be left feeling disappointed and unsatisfied. Waiting until you have found a newer, better hair routine that fulfills your specific needs before leaving the other one in the dust. Rinse and repeat, over and over until you end up with an army of half used bottles in the pits of your bathroom storage because you don’t want to just throw it away, so you keep it there like Taylor swifts cardigan.

What if you want to try it again? So there it waits, hoping that one day, one day you will want it again……………..If this sounds like you (in more ways then one), well you are in luck! We have (half of) the answers for you! A healthy scalp is the foundation of luscious, vibrant hair.

Yet, it's often overlooked in our hair care routines. In this blog post, we'll delve into the importance of scalp health and explore practical tips and techniques for maintaining a scalp that's nourished, balanced, and free from common issues. Whether you're dealing with dandruff, itchiness, or simply aiming for healthier hair growth, prioritizing scalp health is key. Join us as we uncover the secrets to a thriving scalp and hair.

The Basics of Scalp Health:

Your scalp plays a crucial role in the health and appearance of your hair. It's not just the canvas on which your hair grows; it's also the foundation that nourishes and supports each strand. A healthy scalp provides the optimal environment for hair growth, while an unhealthy scalp can lead to various issues such as dandruff, itchiness, and hair loss.

Common scalp issues often stem from factors like excessive oil production, product buildup, dehydration, and poor circulation. These issues can disrupt the scalp's natural balance, leading to discomfort and visible symptoms like flakiness, redness, and inflammation.

Understanding the basics of scalp health is essential for addressing and preventing these issues. By adopting proper hair care practices and paying attention to your scalp's needs, you can maintain a healthy foundation for beautiful, vibrant hair.

To maintain a healthy scalp and promote strong, beautiful hair, follow these tips:

Ensure Proper Hair Care:

Wash your hair regularly with a gentle shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair type and scalp condition. Avoid harsh chemicals and sulfates that can strip the scalp of its natural oils. Limit the use of heat styling tools and protect your hair and scalp with heat protectant products.

Focus on Diet and Hydration:

Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins that promote scalp health and hair growth. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your scalp and hair hydrated from the inside out.


Just like when the skin in your face feels dry, it’s important to treat your scalp the same way. Before it can absorb moisture, it is important to remove any dead skin cells that may get in the way. Leaving it may inhibit the hair from growing the healthiest that it can. We recommend exfoliating and following with a scalp serum or moisture mask.

Incorporate Scalp Massages:

Including scalp massages in your hair care routine can stimulate blood circulation and promote relaxation.

Pro Tip:

It is important to note that scalp health is something that must be maintained. Results don’t happen overnight and hair growth is a slow process. I like to imagine that the hair follicle is like the foundation of a building, if it’s weak at the base, the tips don’t stand a chance! So ensure that strand is as strong as possible through its entire growth journey for optimal results. In the meantime, fill some of the structural gaps with luxury scalp and hair treatments that we offer at Frankie!

Light therapy for scalp health:

At Frankie, we offer different types of light therapy, each colour offering various benefits for scalp health. We have broken down all the benefits below!

1. Red Light Therapy:

  • Stimulates blood circulation in the scalp, promoting nutrient delivery to hair follicles and supporting healthy hair growth.
  • Increases the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in scalp cells, boosting cellular energy and metabolism.
  • Reduces scalp inflammation and irritation, relieving symptoms of conditions like dandruff and psoriasis.
  • May prolong the growth phase of hair follicles (anagen phase), resulting in thicker, fuller hair over time.

2. Blue Light Therapy:

  • Kills bacteria on the scalp, reducing the risk of scalp infections and folliculitis.
  • Helps regulate sebum production, preventing excess oiliness that can contribute to scalp issues like dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.
  • Balances scalp microbiota, promoting a healthy scalp environment and reducing the risk of microbial overgrowth.

3. Green Light Therapy:

  • Soothes scalp inflammation and redness, providing relief for conditions like scalp psoriasis and eczema.
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage in the scalp, aiding in the removal of toxins and waste products that can contribute to scalp issues.
  • Promotes relaxation and stress reduction, which can indirectly benefit scalp health by minimizing stress-related hair loss and scalp tension.

4. Yellow Light Therapy:

  • Improves scalp circulation and oxygenation, supporting the delivery of nutrients to hair follicles and promoting healthy hair growth.
  • Enhances cellular repair and regeneration in the scalp, helping to repair damage from environmental factors and hair treatments.
  • Reduces scalp inflammation and irritation, providing relief for conditions like scalp dermatitis and itching.

By incorporating different types of light therapy into a comprehensive scalp care regimen, you can address a wide range of scalp issues and promote optimal scalp health for stronger, healthier hair. Speak to one of the talented Frankie stylists to determine which one would be best suited for you and get on the waitlist to book our luxury steam and light therapy scalp treatments.

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