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7 Simple Steps to Derma Roll Your Hair

Scientifically, when you use a derma roller, it creates punctures on your head. Run the roller in all directions.


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7 Simple Steps to Derma Roll Your Hair
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Shilpa Sankpal, MBBS & DDVL, Reviewed on 25th January 2021

A derma roller is a hair treatment that is sure to reduce your hair fall and regrow your lost hair.

Scientifically, when you use a derma roller on your hair, When you roll a derma over your scalp or hairline, it creates tiny punctures or microchannels.

These microchannels enhance the absorption of topical solutions like oil and minoxidil.

In this way, the medicinal and nutritional qualities of oil and minoxidil reach your hair follicles with greater ease.

Read on to know to use your derma roller to ensure the best results for hair regrowth and controlled hair loss.

How to use a derma roller

1. Clean your derma roller

Sterilize your activator

A derma roller is only effective when it is free of bacterial buildup.

Rubbing alcohol is the best way to sterilize your derma roller to ensure that it works for your hair. Here is a simple guide to clean your derma roller.

2. Wash your hair

Wash your hair before using a derma roller

Use a gentle yet effective shampoo to clean the dirt and dead cells accumulated in your hair.

Your shampoo must not contain harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens that irritate your scalp.

3. Brush your hair

Brush your hair before derma rolling your hair

Use a wide-tooth comb to remove the knots from your hair.

Knot free hair allows the derma roller to cover all sections of your scalp.

4. Part your hair

Part your hair

Divide your hair into different sections and use your derma roller on each section.

This ensures that the derma roller systematically covers your entire scalp so that it is effective to regrow your hair.

5. Cover all sections

Cover all sections

Derma roll each part of your scalp by rolling on one section at a time.

Parting your hair in sections is sure to give you the derma roller results you want to see.  The derma roller reaches every section of your hair.

6. Run in all directions

Run in all directions

Gently run the derma roller in all directions- horizontally, vertically, and diagonally across each part of each section

Scientifically, when you use a derma roller on your hair, it creates punctures on your head. Run the roller in all directions.

It is only when these punctures are made that the derma roller will really work for you.

You may want to see derma roller results soon, but even if you have the best derma roller, do not press the derma roller.

7. Make Multiple passes

Make Multiple passes

As many as 10 passes maximize the derma roller’s effect to control hair loss and increase hair growth.

Go over each section so as to ensure effective penetration through the scalp.

After derma rolling your hair, oiling your hair will ensure that you see more effective derma roller results.

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