Sometimes all you need for a healthy head of hair is just some lubricant and your ten fingers.
And if that just sounded sexual to you *clears throat* Girl, where is your mind? We’re talking about hair here. So, as women, we’re always interested in things and products that make our hair grow. Even the weird things like hanging upside down or using Rub on your scalp. So of course when we found out that massaging your scalp actually helps hair grow, we knew we had to share it with you.
Here are the benefits of massaging your scalp:
It strengthens the hair shaft and can help to distribute the natural oils from your scalp to your hair
The scalp naturally secretes oils to stay moisturized. And regular scalp massages will help to spread the oils from your scalp down the shaft of your hair. This can actually prevent breakage.
It activates dormant hair follicles to promote new growth
Massaging your scalp does wonders for your hair growth and can actually make a lot of difference even in the health and thickness of your hair.
It stimulates scalp circulation
Massaging the scalp increases blood flow to the hair follicles and also gives the hair a boost of oxygen which promotes hair growth.
It moisturizes and conditions the scalp.
If you have dry scalp, massaging oils like olive, almond or even coconut oil is a great way to moisturize and condition your scalp.
How to massage your scalp
When massaging your scalp, it’s important that you apply pressure if you want to achieve results. So start from the middle of your scalp and begin to massage the oil into it in firm circular motions. Move slowly to the back and then to the front of your hair.
If you’re using oils, opt for the ones that stimulate hair growth like castor oil. Or you can just add essential oils like lavender or rosemary to your carrier oil. You can also massage your scalp without oil but it’s a lot easier when you use oils.
Speaking of oils, check out these amazing uses of coconut oil.
(Featured image: Youtube via rooted treasure)