High Frequency Treatment for Hair {Hair Care}

Some time back, I remember reading a reader’s query regarding what is high frequency treatment and where to get these treatments. So, I thought of doing a post on this. I have been planning it since long but I was too lazy. Thanks for the push, dear reader :) And, I am sorry that I couldn’t reply to the query personally.
I had come to know about this treatment in 2009 when I went to Lakme for Vital Indulgence. The name might sound really fancy but the entire thing is very simple. Now, if you remember the color spectrum which we has studied in physics, red has least frequency and blue or rather violet has most, right?
Similar principle applies here as well. What they do in this treatment is use high frequency light on the scalp. No, it doesn’t hurt or anything. At max, if your scalp is very sensitive, you might feel a little spark shock for a moment. For that, you can get the strength of the frequency adjusted so that you are comfortable with it.

The instrument either in form of a comb or a single rod which is in fact a glass electrode which when placed in the holder creates the low current and lets it flow through it. You can see the blue light in the electrode. When the electrode touches the scalp, you feel a light tingling sensation and a very comfortable and soothing vibration on the scalp. 

High-frequency treatment uses low-current high-frequency alternating currents, delivered via a glass electrode. Because the high frequency current converts some of the oxygen in the air into ozone, the treatment has a germicidal action, and is also drying and warming. Consequently the treatment is used to aid healing, and also to help desquamation (the skin’s natural exfoliation), and simulate sweat and sebaceous glands.

At up to 250,000 Hz frequency, the hollow glass electrode behaves like a glow discharge tube, and is sometime called a “violet ray” or “violent wand”, (though the colour depends on the gas in the glass). Two electrodes are not required, and sparking may occur when the electrode is close to the skin. Because the effect may be pleasurable, similar devices are used in erotic electrostimulation. [Source: Wikipedia]

This comb is moved on the entire scalp. The treatment generally last for 15 minutes. The advantages of doing this treatment is that the high frequency kills any bacteria or other foreign bodies on the scalp preventing any scalp infection. The scalp has to be healthy for a healthy hair growth, right?

Moreover, the tingling and the vibration improves the blood circulation in the scalp and helps revitalizing the dormant hair follicles. This leads to better hair growth, controls hair loss, helps with dandruff issues as well. Also, the treatment in done in the hair spas so as to ensure better absorption of the treatment serums like hair growth serum or dandruff serums.

In fact, Punam also told me that this treatment is available for skin as well. It helps with breakouts and acne. The electrode is touched on the breakout and the effect is almost immediate. The pimple/acne is gone by the end of day or two. But, she also said that once we stop taking this treatment, the acne does come back. So, its kind of a curable treatment rather than a preventive measure.

I did think that whether its the same case with the hair as well but I think its more of a helpful treatment for hair because it can revive the dormant hair follicles which once revived and taken care of are not likely to become dormant again. It also helps relieve itchy scalp.

That’s my theory and I might be wrong but one of my friend has attested that one entire sitting (which includes 4-8 treatments depending on the severity of the condition) of the dandruff treatment hair spa has really stopped her age-old problem of dandruff. So, guess, it might really work. 
I do have a feeling that it does work. Yes, I would recommend this treatment especially for the brides who are interested in getting hair growth or preventing hair loss. Its not that expensive either. Do check out the rates across all salons. Have you taken the treatment? How did you like it?


  1. nami says

    ya i was given this treatment during my schwarzkopf hair spa session but cant say much about its efficacy because i have experience it only once …i was going through hair fall during that time but then i prefered going to a dermatologist than to a salon for the tratment :)

  2. nami says

    is that so?may be because of your bitter experience..indeed its tough to find a genuine doc..whether its a salon or a clinic everyone is money minded

    • Ritambhara says

      If it is hair fall related , onion juice n oder home remedies like home made oil containing rosemary , onion juice, meethi neem ,black pepper helps.But for really stopping hair fall u must go for steaming ur hair whether uvapply any hair mask or oil .Oiling + massaging + steaming is d age old wonder trick.Rest onion juice I am trying myself ,hope it wrks.
      Nd yes der s a trending treatment High Frequency Treatment for hair loss ,it wrks wonders t cntrl hair loss .I m taking it at West Patel Nagar located Raunak Parlour.It s least priced der n service is v gud.

  3. Pranali says

    i have had this done.. i think it was 18 sittings over a span of 6months.. can’t comment if it actually helped but i used to like the tingling feeling.. hehe!

    • says

      yup, me too love the tingling feeling….I never took sittings ina row so can’t really say but I do think it helped me!!! I want to take sittings but then the price really discourages :(

  4. says

    Interesting! Never heard of this treatment. I work for a hair transplant and hair loss clinic and we recommend Lasercomb for hair loss. Does this treatment actually work?

  5. Anonymous says

    Hi, i have been using the high frequency on my scalp. I noticed afterward that i have tingles every where … my scalp feels ‘alive’. is this a good side effect?

  6. Anonymous says

    Okay I have been using this for 10 minutes every day on my scalp. My head is itching like crazy! What are the side effect of using it to often? I have searched online but I cannot find any info.

    Thank you for your response!

    • says

      well, as i said above it should be done only by a professional during a hair spa session or something and only once in two or three weeks depending on your scalp’s need.

  7. basil b says

    The statement above : “Also, the treatment in done in the hair spas so as to ensure better absorption of the treatment serums like hair growth serum or dandruff ” is incorrect. High frequency has no polarity so it physically cannot cause product penetration. For that you need to use galvanic current.

  8. kavya says

    Hi.wonderful post.can we use this during pregnancy ? I am in my 2nd trimester and i am planning to buy this machine.Will await your reply. :-)

  9. Sunipa ghosh says

    Hii,I have used this only one day in a parlour for anti dandruff treatment.but my scalpe is itching like crazy.is it has any negative side effect?please help me.

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