Infrared is making waves in the world of wellness and self-care. Although invisible to the human eye, this type of electromagnetic radiation has incredibly exciting potential and power.
THE SCIENCE: Infrared is above the microwave aspect of the electromagnetic spectrum. Red light has the longest visible wavelength, and infrared radiation operates at a frequency below red light.
While we can’t technically see infrared, we feel it as heat. The warmth you feel when the sun shines on your skin is one example of infrared radiation. Others include the heat from an electric heater or the burning of charcoal.
THE MENTAL & PHYSICAL BENEFITS: Infrared light therapy has been used to heal chronic pain and calm inflammation. Studies indicate it may have the ability to treat depression and psychiatric disorders, and infrared saunas are known to boost the immune system and rid the body of toxins.
Infrared saunas increase oxygenation and regeneration of the blood to improve the function of major organs. Scientific studies discovered patients with chronic heart failure experienced improvement in cardiac function through utilizing saunas. Research also suggests infrared decreases symptoms of depression. Infrared therapy helps relieve symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbance and pain.
Infrared therapy has been used to rejuvenate and repair skin conditions, helping to reduce roughness and smooth complexion. Far infrared radiation actually increases the content of collagen and elastin in the body (two proteins crucial in promoting hair growth and skin strength!).
SCALP HEALTH: With an immense capacity for physical and mental healing, it comes as no surprise infrared light is also a great tool for scalp health.
There are three types of infrared heat: near, middle and far. Far infrared rays are known to have many biological benefits including the ability to stimulate hair growth. Studies discovered a pulsed infrared diode laser has the ability to successfully and safely produce new hair growth in patients with alopecia areata. Infrared has also been used to reduce hair loss for both men and women.
Infrared heat technology penetrates your hair at a lower temperature, drying it from the inside out. This approach is much healthier for your hair in the long-term. Traditional hair dryers blast heat to evaporate water on the surface of hair. Rather than frying your hair on the outside, infrared thoroughly penetrates strands for a smooth blowout and healthy finish.
INFRARED FOR THE WIN: Infrared is a therapeutic tool with infinite potential. We’re thrilled our hair dryer, The VOLO Go, utilizes infrared bulbs to provide benefits for long-term hair health.