Benefits of scalp massages for hair

I recently started taking my oils very seriously. My thermal cap has made hot oil treatments blissful. I’ve taken time out of my regimen to actually oil and massage my scalp every other day. Although, I haven’t yet seen any drastic improvements, all I know is that my scalp is less dry and my strands are grateful.

So, what are scalp massages and why should you start doing them like yesterday?

Scalp massages are one of the simplest ways to grow out thinning edges and stimulate growth. When you massage the scalp, the hair follicles are stimulated; new blood is circulated, oxygen reaches the follicles and your hair root has a party. This means that scalp massages are beneficial to the health of your scalp and hair.

Apart from the obvious spurt of growth, it’s also another way to relax after a long day. It helps relieve stress which is not exactly good for the health of the hair in the long run.

So, what are the benefits?

According to Black Zulu, scalp massages:
– Unclog hair follicles of dead skin
– Increase blood flow to the follicles
– Improve your follicles’ power to grow hair
– Increase the rate at which your hair grows
– Improve the quality of hair that you grow
– Make hair and roots stronger
– Moisturize hair by distributing natural oil throughout the scalp and hair.

It’s particularly good for people like me with dry scalp. Massaging the scalp regularly increases the amount of sebum – the natural oil produced by the body – that is produced in the hair follicle.

Now that we have a level of understanding, what are the best oils to use for scalp massages?

1. For hair loss – Rosemary, grape seed, and jojoba oils.

2. For dandruff – Tea tree, rosemary and jojoba oils.

3. For thinning/shedding of hair – Rosemary, jojoba, and tea tree oils.

4. General hair health – Rose essential oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, chamomile essential oil, lemongrass essential oil and evening primrose oil.

The best way to incorporate scalp massages into your regimen without actually making too much effort is by including it in your wash days or any other time you moisturize and seal. This way, you can always remember to massage your scalp.

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