As a scalp and hair treatment, Ozone treatment is pretty effective. For years, ozone treatment has been used to address common hair and scalp problems like dandruff, premature greying, hair breakage, and hair loss. Ozone therapy also enhances hair volume.
But first, what exactly is Ozone treatment?
A quick look at ozone treatment
Ozone or O3 has the scientific name of trioxygen, but it’s more commonly known as Ozone. It is a relatively unstable allotrope of oxygen. It is blue coloured and has a strong, redolent smell.
In its natural state, it is present as a protective layer in the atmosphere surrounding the earth, absorbing and inhibiting the harmful radiation from the sun from entering the earth’s environment. To get the form used for hair treatments, the gas is extracted from the air and then synthesised in a laboratory or artificially produced by chemical means.
Besides it ability to eliminate the damaging danger of harmful ultraviolet (UV) exposure, a lot of uses have been found for Ozone. It is actually vital for sustaining life on the planet across the continents of the world, and is also found to have medicinal, agricultural, industrial, commercial, and therapeutic usages.
Hugely popular in Europe, ozone therapy is an alternative medical treatment sometimes used in the treatment of medical problems such as dental cavities, Parkinson’s disease, eye problems, slipped disc in the spine, heart problems, and diabetes. There is however a bit of controversy when it comes to treating cancer and other medical issues with ozone.
Medical treatments, however, are not the focus of this article. Instead, we will be focusing on how ozone treatment benefits the human hair and scalp.
Ozone treatment for hair and scalp
Ozone therapy is highly effective in treating numerous hair and scalp problems, especially those caused by factors such as pollution, genetic traits, infections, illnesses, unhealthy diet, hormonal imbalance, ageing, and poor hair care. These factors generally infect or dehydrate the scalp, so that the hair follicles are further weakened and damaged.
Ozone therapy for hair is based on the ozone molecule’s three oxygen atoms’ primary property of instability and the resultant high oxidation capacity. When the scalp and hair are infused with ozone, they become oxidised and this leads to the formation of peptones on the hair shaft located in the middle of the strands.
Afterward, peptones form a protective layer over each hair strand, much like the ozone layer protecting the earth’s atmosphere. This works to protect the hair from breakage, fall and damage.
How Ozone treatment benefits your hair
It reduces hair loss: We lose hair in different ways and for different reasons, including dietary deficiencies, a natural ageing process, underlying medical issues or hormonal changes. Ozone treatment helps to reduce hair loss by infusing the hair with water soluble O3 molecules that stimulate the production of hair cells. The tiny blood vessels surrounding the hair follicle are also invigorated and fortified, and blood circulation is improved, resulting in increased nutrient supply to the hair and scalp. Because of all these, hair loss is arrested.
It fights dandruff: While it is a non-contagious scalp condition, we are all aware of what a pain in the back dandruff can be. Sometimes it is mild and sometimes it is aggravating. Whatever the case, dandruff causes itching and flaking on the scalp. One way to put an end to dandruff is to undergo the Ozone treatment. The treatment helps to stabilise the scalp through its strong germicidal properties. This kills fungus and bacteria without damaging your hair and scalp.
It increases hair volume and density: It has been proven that ozone treatment adds density and volume to hair by repairing and reconstructing the strands. The treatment also treats and eliminates the problem of split ends, while controlling frizz. It is therefore especially beneficial for people with thin hair.
It helps to moisturise hair: Ozone hair treatment helps to lock moisture into the hair shaft, and this works wonders to revive dry, damaged hair. At the end of the day, you are left with soft and lustrous looking hair. If you are someone who colours their hair repeatedly, this may be a great option for you, and will help your hair overcome the dryness and brittleness common to coloured hair.
It improves blood flow to scalp: This is one benefit that we can all take advantage of. Ozone therapy boosts blood supply to the scalp, and this has several added benefits. First, it enhances hair growth. Then it promotes the rejuvenation of hair follicles while also helping to fight microbial skin infections.
It prevents premature greying: Research has shown that premature greying of hair often occurs when there is a poor supply of nutrient to the hair follicles. One way ozone treatment helps in this regard is to enhance the rate at which the hair follicle absorbs vital nutrients. Due to an increased absorbency rate, hair colour is then retained and untimely greying of hair is prevented.
Ozone treatment infuses the hair with water soluble O3 in a 20-30-minute pain-free non-surgical treatment which requires no anaesthesia.
The ozone treatment is provided in clinics, spas, salons and by dermatologists.
No complications at all
Research has shown that the Ozone treatment is completely risk free. There is no recorded harmful effect on hairs and scalp in literature. What more, it is completely painless to undergo. There is no surgery, no anaesthesia, and no side effects.
So, if you have been waging a losing battle against dandruff, hair loss, premature greying, and/or dry and brittle hair, this may very well be your chance to get out of it.
Why not try ozone treatment yourself and see if it works?