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The Blissful Benefits of a Scalp Massage

My number one hair growth tip? Scalp massages with oil. Yes, you read that right. A scalp massage was the first thing I learned how to do when I was in cosmetology school, and no not just because it is a simple service to offer. There are many blissful benefits to a scalp massages, here are the main ones. A scalp massage can help stimulate blood circulation and can lead to thicker healthier hair. Although if you are experiencing hair loss, talking to your healthcare provider is recommended. It also helps alleviate tension headaches and migraines by releasing muscle tension in both the head and neck. Additionally, it stimulates the production of natural oils, keeping your hair nourished and shiny. For those looking to take a step back and calm down, it’s a natural stressbuster, reducing cortisol levels and promoting an overall sense of well-being.

Stress Relief and Relaxation:

Stress is a common factor in our day to day lives, it can impact our bodies, including our hair and scalp. Thankfully, simple actions, like a scalp massage can help to alleviate stress and help us relax. It also helps alleviate tension headaches and migraines by releasing muscle tension in both the head and neck. A scalp massage can, in turn, leave you more center, calmer, and ready to take on the day.

 Improved Blood Circulation:

Another key benefit of a scalp massage is the ability to increase blood circulation to the scalp. A scalp massage can casual the blood vessels to dilate which can allow more oxygen and nutrients to reach the hair follicle. The improved circulation can not only work to promote hair growth but also enhance the overall health and strength of your hair.

 Hair Growth and Thickness:

For those of us left wishing for thicker healthier hair, a scalp massage just may be part of the solution. A scalp massage stimulates the hair follicles which encourages hair growth and may even be able to combat hair loss. Improving blood flow helps to deliver vital nutrients your hair follicle better known as the root of your hair.

Remove build up and Scalp Health:

Scalp messages also aim to condition your scalp when done with oil, which can help to reduce dry flaking scalp. Some studies suggest it may help with dandruff as well. At the very least a scalp massage before shampooing will help to loosen up any flakes of skin in your hair to help with the shampooing process. Not to mention, who doesn’t love a scalp massage?

Tension Headache Relief:

Tension headaches can impact your entire day, and not for the better. A scalp massage aims to relax the muscles in your head and neck. This may help reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches. 

Improved Hair Texture:

A scalp message is not going to change your hair texture but can lead to softer, shinier, and more manageable hair. The increase of natural oils aim to prevent split ends and tame frizz. At the end of the day, healthier hair is going to be easier to manage and a healthy scalp is the first step to healthy hair.

Enhanced Product Absorption

Massaging your scalp can also improve the absorption of hair care products. Massaging shampoos, conditioners, oils or treatments into your scalp ensures they penetrate deeply and are evening distributed, maximizing their effectiveness.

A scalp massage is more than a fleeting moment of relaxation; it’s a holistic practice that offers a plethora of benefits for not just your hair but your overall well-being. Whether you choose to indulge in a professional massage or decide on a DIY session, the benefits are well worth the time and effort. 

How often should you do a scalp massage?

I do a scalp massage every other time I wash my hair or as needed. How often you choose to do a scalp massage will depend on your personal needs, is it just relaxing, do you struggle with a dry scalp, etc. This is the process I use. 

Benefits of a Scalp Massage
  1. Drop a few drops on your fingers and begin to massage your scalp

I use Loria Hair Care oil for my scalp messages. If using essential oils beware that often they are not diluted. 

  1. Add more oil as need
  2. Leave on your scalp for up to an hour and then cleanse

!!Do not use oil that is not meant for your skin, if you have any negative reaction wash immediately. Always do a test patch before using new products. 

The Benefits of a Scalp Massage for Hair Growth – GoodRx

Peppermint Hair Oil (loriahaircare.com)

I, Molly Moulder, am a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Michigan. All posts are from my personal experience or opinion as a cosmetologist and are not meant to be taken as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or specific medical conditions, I recommend you contact a healthcare professional.

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