This post is the continuation of Regrow Bald Spots with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I had mentioned in that post about derma rolling the bald spots as well 2 – 3 times a week. Before I go into that, I’ll provide a little info on the derma roller.
The derma roller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles, which is used for breaking down old scar tissue and stimulating the skin cells to reproduce rapidly and form new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers.
The roller was designed primarily to treat scar tissue but can be used on any part of the body. It comes in different sizes ranging from 0.25 mm to 2.0 mm and the size you choose depends on which skin area you are going to use it on.
For my scalp, I bought the 0.5 mm. If my scalp hadn’t responded like I hoped, I would have moved on to the 0.75 mm length.
How To Use the Derma Roller for Hair Growth
- I would part hair away from the area I wanted to roll, wipe the spot with a clean towel, then press the roller firmly against the spot.
- I would roll back and forth and then left and right, all the while pressing the roller firmly against the spot for about 5 – 10 mins.
- Afterwards, I let the parted hair fall back in place and left the area alone. Pricked skin closes up within 1 hour.
The derma roller causes a prickly sensation but shouldn’t be painful. I started enjoying it a little bit after the first few times. My scalp was usually red the day afterwards but it didn’t bother me. I never oiled or massaged the bald spots the same day I rolled or the next day because it made my scalp oily.
Before I incorporated this into my treatment regimen, the bald spot on the right just wouldn’t budge no matter what I did. As soon as I added derma rolling and massaging with the special blend JBCO into the mix, it started sprouting hair after about 3 months. Peep before and after pictures below:
Here are a few paramount safety rules I followed which I never compromised on. If I was too lazy to go through all this, I just postponed the rolling until the next evening: –
Safety Rules for Using the Derma Roller for Hair Growth
- Before derma rolling, always check the needles are all straight and of the same length. If they aren’t, it’s time to replace it. I replace mine every 6 months whether it’s bent or not.
- Always sterilise the roller by washing in warm soapy water afterwards, then soaking in a disinfectant with around 50 – 75% ethanol and discarding afterwards.
- Do not touch the needles while washing or disinfecting. Set it down somewhere to air dry on it’s own and keep it locked up in its container between uses.
- Keep it away from sources of contamination. Keeping the roller in its airtight container solves this issue.
- You must disinfect the derma roller every time you use it. If it’s left unused for a long time, disinfect it before you resume using it.
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