Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device

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We’ve said it only hundreds of times before, but the key to healthy hair starts with the scalp. And it’s precisely this reason why more and more products are hitting the market that prioritize scalp health and address hair concerns at the root—literally. We reached out to Vanessa Lee, world-renowned medical aesthetic provider, founder of The Things We Do, and our go-to for innovation within the cosmetic/medical field, for all the details on the emerging trend of using high-frequency devices for hair growth and a healthy scalp.

About the Expert:

Vanessa Lee is a world-renowned medical aesthetic provider and founder of The Things We Do—a beauty concept bar that caters to all skincare needs.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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What Is a High-Frequency Device?

High-frequency wands look and sound more intense than they are—it’s essentially a device that stimulates cell renewal. Vanessa Lee explains how it works in detail: “The high-frequency hair wand has Neon gas inside the glass that is stimulated by electrical current, and it creates an ozone of thermal oxygen that increases circulation along with cell renewal improvement causing follicle rejuvenation and improved follicle health.”

High-frequency devices have gained popularity as more individuals look into alternative ways to stimulate hair growth and overall health. And because most of us are dedicated students of TikTok, you might have seen the device circulating on the clock app. “I have been talking about them for years, but TikTok has really exploded the education for us providers,” shares Lee.

Benefits of Using a High-Frequency Device for Hair

“Reduction of acne and redness, improved texture in skin, increased follicle health and skin rejuvenation including less hair loss, less wrinkles, and an overall glow to skin,” are just some of the benefits of the device, according to Lee. Many of these tools come with different attachments, allowing you to use one part on your scalp, another part on your face, or spot-treat for various concerns.

The Things We Do has a high-frequency device with several attachments that use different light therapies. “I personally chose certain wands to have argon gas to help with acne and certain wands to have neon gas to help with skin rejuvenation. There are four interchangeable wands total that come in the package, and it has been a hit since day one. We have sold out multiple times, and our customers love that they have a little of our in-clinic facials at home now,” explains Lee.

The argon wand (with a violet-hued gas) kills bacteria, reduces breakouts, and calms any inflammation and redness. The neon wand (a bright red) improves cellular turnover, tissue rejuvenation, and blood circulation. It features a mushroom-shaped head for facial rejuvenation and a comb wand for enhancing hair growth and improving blood circulation—our fave for obvious reasons.

How to Use a High-Frequency Device

We’ve made this wand a part of our weekly routine, and it’s become a sort of spa treatment add-on on wash days. When our scalps are clean, we attach the wand head to our device and keep a finger on the comb (to ground it) until it makes contact with our scalp. Once it’s on the scalp, we release our finger and gently comb through our hair.

If aiming for ultimate hair health, Lee recommends using the device a few times a week for one to two minutes. “I recommend using the high-frequency hair wand on the scalp a few times a week, and you can work up to using it almost every day but make sure to use it on dry hair.” If you use an oil treatment on your scalp throughout the week, Lee recommends placing the oil onto the scalp for 15-20 minutes before showering and cleansing hair thoroughly. Once your hair is completely dry, you can go in with your high-frequency hair wand.

And if you only wash your hair one to two times a week, don’t fret—you can still use the device. “Hair that doesn't have product at the roots but is four-to-five days out since the last wash is not a problem at all…zap away!” says Lee.

High-Frequency Devices for Hair

The Things We Do High Frequency Wand

This is our fave! A safe and gentle High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment that oxygenates and rejuvenates the skin and stimulates circulation. It has multiple attachments, including a comb, for a boost in hair growth.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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Beauty Star Facial Wand Machine

This is a great budget option and perfect for traveling. Its small size and lightweight design make it easy to take with you anywhere.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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NuDerma Portable Handheld High Frequency Wand

This a great option if your main focus is cell renewal. It doesn’t have Argon gas, but its Neon-powered applicators are great for skin rejuvenation and hair health.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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Skin Gym High Frequency Wand

You might have seen this wand circulating on Instagram—receiving praise for working wonders on pimples and inflammation. It doesn’t have a hair comb attachment but is excellent for soothing and revitalizing sensitive skin and could be great for any pomade acne concerns.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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NewWay High Frequency Therapy Wand Machine

Another great affordable option. This wand has four attachments and uses only argon gas: a mushroom tube, tongue tube, curved tube, and comb are all included.

Boost Hair Growth and Improve Scalp Health With a High-Frequency Device
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Interested in other devices for hair health? Read about the handheld hair steamer HERE!