If you’ve been searching for a way to promote, maximize or stimulate hair growth, then scalp massages may be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Scalp massages increase the flow of blood to the hair follicles, which allows the follicles to enjoy better nourishment, leading to the creation of more/healthier new hair cells. If you always focus on improving your diet to include more lean protein, fruits and vegetables, then you’ll see even better results in the rate of your hair growth and the overall health of your hair in general.
In addition to promoting hair growth, scalp massages reduce stress, promote relaxation and conditions and lubricates the scalp.
The natural oils produced by the scalp are more readily spread throughout the scalp and is also better able to make the journey along the length of the hair, which makes the hair more shiny and manageable.
Scalp massages are also fairly easy to do and can be done while you watch the television, when you are stopped at the traffic light or when you’re taking a relaxing bath at the end of a long day.
Have your kids or better yet, your spouse or partner give you a short scalp massage instead and you’ll likely fall asleep from the bliss.
While you require nothing but a set of fingers to do a scalp massage, you can obtain additional benefits from the process by using an oil. Oils provide their own set of benefits to the hair and scalp and depending on the oil used, the benefits may differ slightly.
Choose an oil that addresses any hair or scalp issues you may be experiencing at the time. Do ensure that whichever oil or oils you choose to use are as natural as possible. Some great oils to consider are; jojoba oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil or coconut oil.
You can use a single oil or create your own blend of natural oils, even including essential oils that can add further benefits and or address any scalp issues you may be having. Examples of essential oils you could try are tea tree oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil and rosemary oil. Ensure that your essential oils are properly diluted with a carrier oil in order to prevent burns and irritation.