Daily scalp massages have been proven to be a very effective hair growth aid, and they really boost hair growth. Just like our skin, our scalp needs to be pampered and moisturized.
How to do Scalp Massages:
You can massage your scalp, using the pads of your fingers (NOT fingernails) with any oil of choice or none (if allergic or scalp doesn’t like oil).
- Pour some oil into a bowl and warm the oil by placing the bowl in some hot water. The oil should be warm but comfortable to the touch. Or you can just use your favorite oil straight from the bottle.
- Using the pads of your fingers, apply the oil little by little to different parts of your scalp, parting your hair as needed. Then, using the pads of your fingers, work the oil into your scalp, using circular motions.
- Slow, deliberate movements are relaxing while steady but vigorous movement helps enhance energy and circulation.
The Benefits of Scalp Massages
Scalp massage can loosen the area to allow the easier blood supply to dermal papilla for more hair growth.
Tips for Carving out Time for a Scalp Massage
- When you’re too tired to do your scalp massage, have your Significant Other or children massage your scalp for you.
- While watching your favorite show on television, reading or surfing the internet, take a few minutes to do your scalp massage. You will get it done in no time.
- Massage your scalp 1st thing in the morning before you style your hair or in the evening before your tie your hair up.
Oils for Scalp Massages
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Castor Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Almond Oil
- Emu Oil
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Neem Oil
Follow the Step by Step Massage:
⑤ Push the top of your scalp towards the center with your fingertips from the front towards the back.
⑥ You can also weave your fingers this way.
⑧ You can also use the base of your palm, do this twice a day including during shampoo. If you’re at work, this helps to bring blood up to a cloudy head with a lunch coma.
Combine these tricks with acupressure points for hair loss. Scalp massage definitely promote healthy hair growth but it’s just a small part of the big formula. It’s like preparing the soil with a good irrigation.
This is not an overnight cure, as you still need to take good nutrition to fertilize your hair, re-evaluate your shampoo and conditioner or go “no-poo” which means to wash your hair with water alone.