I am getting used to my gray hair. I am not loving it, mind you. I’m getting used to it which means I don’t, as I did two months ago, hate it. I did spend several weeks in mourning, having not seen my own hair color since I was fifteen, wondering what color it really was during all those years. Nevertheless, I loved my twenty years of Rita Hayworth red, the Elizabeth Taylor brunette decade, the dubiously attractive Jean Harlow blonde period and the scores of highlighting, lowlighting and midlighting, trying to find my childhood blonde.
I always wanted to have silvery long hair when I got to a certain age so that I could wear it a chic chignon or an elegant ponytail. Since I’m now, well, that woman of a certain age, I decided it was time to start working on that. So I cut my hair off to about an inch to start over with new healthy hair.
I’m getting used to it which means I don’t, as I did two months ago, hate it.
In my early twenties I went to the local Beauty School every Saturday morning for a year and had High Frequency treatments on my scalp. That year my hair averaged growth of an inch a month and became at least 5-10% thicker!
A High Frequency treatment utilizes a low, alternating electrical current which produces a pleasant tingling sensation. The oscillating current passes through a glass electrode filled with either neon gas (producing a slower frequency orange/red light) or argon gas (producing a high frequency blue/violet light). When used on the scalp, the violet high frequency current stimulates new hair growth by promoting blood circulation and local glandular activity. It also converts some of the oxygen in the air into ozone, creating a germicidal effect. Electrodes come in varying shapes for different areas of the body. For hair growth and scalp massage the comb shaped electrode is used.
The violet high frequency current stimulates new hair growth by promoting blood circulation.
You can buy a high frequency kit for a very reasonable price online or you can have treatments done at a Beauty School for around $5.00 – $10.00 each.
It’s amazing how many people have never even heard of High Frequency and its benefits for both health and beauty. I give myself a scalp treatment once a month now. With the comb electrode, I do two 15 minute sessions with a 5 minute break in between. I also brush my hair 100 strokes at night with my head tossed over to maximize circulation.
(First published 09/2/13)