How Red Light Therapy + Infrared Technology Promotes Hair Beauty and Health


Far from fads, red light therapy and infrared technology are science-backed breakthroughs in hair care.

Ever watch your favorite beauty influencer’s hair tutorial, hoping this time you’ll be able to replicate their swoon-worthy locks? Yet, despite your best efforts, your strands fall short.  

You're not alone—one study found that only 7% of women love their hair. But we’ve got news for you: those enviable tresses aren't out of your reach. 

Meet YA-MAN’s groundbreaking hair solutions from Japan: red light therapy and infrared technology for beautiful hair. 

Ready to fall in love with your hair? Discover why there are lots of infrared devices in the market for vibrant hair using cutting-edge technology.

Today, we break down red light therapy and at-home infrared hair care, how each one works, their benefits, and tips to optimize your hair beauty routine.  

Keep reading, because the path to your dream hair starts right now.


What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is a form of low-level laser (or light) therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation. Despite having the word ‘laser’ in its name, this type of LLLT works by emitting beams of
red LED light (not lasers) at different wavelengths. 

Some wavelengths trigger specific effects on the human body. For scalp health, that range falls between 630 to 670 nanometers (which is just a fancy way of saying light deeply penetrates the skin and scalp tissues).

What happens to your hair and scalp health once red light treatment reaches the follicles? 

Once the cells in your hair follicles and scalp absorb the red light, it ramps up energy production in your cells. More energy for your cells (and in the scalp) means higher activity and follicle health.

This energy boost improves blood flow in your scalp, clearing the way for more oxygen and nutrients to your hair. In turn, this improved circulation helps reduce inflammation and DHT (a hormone that shrinks hair follicles).

Together, these actions create the ideal environment for hair to thriveleading to healthier, stronger, and more vibrant hair.


Benefits of Red Light on Scalp Health and Hair Follicles

The difference in
hair before and after red light therapy is nearly impossible to replicate with traditional hair care. This could be because many traditional products focus more on surface-level treatment than addressing the cellular aspects of hair health.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you incorporate red light therapy for hair care: 

  • Enhances hair health naturally
  • Stimulates dormant hair follicles
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Promotes cellular health
  • May extend the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle
  • Reduces scalp inflammation
  • Non-invasive alternative to aggressive treatments
  • Safe for frequent, everyday use
  • Improves hair texture and thickness
  • Can mitigate the hair-thinning effects of DHT
  • Complements hair-strengthening treatments

What is Infrared Technology?

Infrared light is another form of LLLT that (unlike LED) falls just outside the visible spectrum, usually above 700 nanometers. Infrared technology is best for deep penetrating heat, which can increase blood flow in targeted areas. 


Hair Benefits of Infrared Technology

The beauty world is no stranger to infrared light benefits. Research shows this type of hair therapy can:

  • Support skin rejuvenation
  • Stimulate energy in the cells
  • Strengthen hair 
  • Repair damaged hair
  • Minimize hair loss
  • Reduce frizz
  • Shorten drying times

Using Red Light Therapy and Infrared Technology for Maximum Results

On its own, infrared technology can improve the health of your scalp and hair follicles by enhancing nutrient delivery and waste removal—a direct result of better blood circulation and cell regeneration

Red light and infrared tech for healthy hair are great tools, but it’s important to always do your research, as LED treatments are not suitable for everyone. Also, these tools will take time and results will vary.

Lifestyle Tips to Optimize Red LED Light Therapy and Infrared Technology

Ready to enhance hair beauty with red light and infrared tech? Great! For best results, incorporate these lifestyle tips:


Keep stress in check

Your lifestyle can also make or break the effects of at-home red light therapy for hair. And stress? It doesn’t do your locks any favors. 

Practice stress management techniques like exercise, meditation, and mindfulness. Or better yet, make your beauty regimen a soothing self-care ritual. 

Light your favorite candle, play some music, and give yourself a scalp massage. Make your routine feel as good for the soul as it is for your hair. 

Stick to a balanced diet

A diet rich in essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, and minerals can support the health of your hair follicles and scalp. 

Want vibrant, stronger strands? Snack on almonds for vitamin E, greens for iron, and omega-3-rich foods like salmon and chia seeds.

Incorporate scalp massages into your daily routine

One of the easiest and most affordable solutions for hair health is scalp massage. Research shows that regular scalp massages can promote hair health by stretching the hair follicles’ cells to increase hair thickness.

There are several ways to add scalp massages to your daily routine:

  • Massage while sudsing up: Lather in shampoo and conditioner in the shower and use your fingertips to massage across your entire scalp.
  • Use natural and essential oils: Mix 1-2 drops of peppermint or lavender oil with one tablespoon of a thick carrier oil (coconut and jojoba work wonders!). Massage the oil mixture into your scalp with your fingers. Always do a patch test first to ensure you don’t have an allergic reaction.
  • Use your fingertips: Apply comfortable pressure to your scalp and move your fingertips in small circles. Gently work your way across your scalp for five minutes. Do this a few times a day for optimal results.
  • Grab a massage tool: Your fingers will do the trick, but to switch things up try a handheld massager and follow the same tips as you would for a fingertip scalp massage.

Invest in high-quality hair tools

Not every hair tool is created equal. For instance, the
YA-MAN Spa Styler Blow Dry + Scalp Massage contains our exclusive Ion Reset technology. This makes it the best hair blow dryer to eliminate frizz and give you a salon-quality blowout every single time—all without depleting your hair’s natural moisture. 

Another must-have in your styling kit? 

A versatile flat-iron, like the YA-MAN Spa Styler Straight + Wave. With Moisture Plus technology, millions of negative ions trap moisture (the good kind) to smooth potential frizz. The tourmaline plates deliver even heat and just the right amount of compression to avoid damaging your beautiful tresses. 

And, of courseboth tools incorporate red light + infrared technology to gently heat hair from inside and out.

And lastly, complement red light therapy and infrared technology with products that deeply hydrate and repair hair. Our go-to’s?


  • YA-MAN Deep Moist Repair Treatment: Use this restorative hair mask once or twice weekly to nourish, hydrate, and enhance the shine of hair subjected to heat, color, chemical, and environmental stress.
  • YA-MAN Moist Hold Repair OilFor curled or straight styles, tailored heat protection is unbeatable. Formulated with botanicals and a Triple Action Complex that repairs cuticles and shields hair from heat damage—this product nourishes as much as it protects. 

YA-MAN: Embrace a New Era of Hair Health

Japan is celebrated for its trailblazing beauty and hair innovations. YA-MAN continues this tradition, seamlessly integrating red light and infrared technologies into revolutionary hair care devices. 

Gone are the days when your favorite hair guru was the only one with the secrets to luscious, radiant locks. When you experience red light therapy and infrared technology for hair beauty, you unlock a world where vibrant, healthy hair is your norm. 

Ready for a hair revolution? Add scientifically-backed hair care tools and products to your beauty arsenal.

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