Want to improve the condition of your hair? It’s easy to focus your energy on finding the perfect haircare products, while bypassing important and simple steps, such as a scalp massage. But trust us when we say that no hair care regimen is complete without one. We explain the three key reasons why you should incorporate a scalp massage in your daily natural beauty routine below. Just a few minutes every day can make a huge difference! Team it with a targeted scalp treatment and you’re good to go.
- It encourages hair growth: By massaging your scalp, you stimulate blood circulation to the hair follicles and aid in the removal of dead skin cells, thus boosting the strength of the roots. If you’re feeling particularly stressed and losing more hair than usual, this is because stress hormones send signals to the follicles to ‘shut down’ and stop production of new hair. A scalp massage can therefore be very helpful in restoring balance in the loss/growth cycle.
- It improves hair quality and strength: Scalp massages help to strengthen the roots of the hair and nourish the hair-shafts. They’re also credited with preventing brittleness and split ends. Plus, a massage spreads the natural oils of the hair and lubricates the scalp – meaning shinier, more vibrant hair overall.
- It’s good for your wellbeing: Naturally, a massage feels good! The kneading action on the scalp warms skin and increases the production of endorphins, which helps to reduce stress levels, increase relaxation and help relax the neck. Other known benefits include: improved quality of sleep, easing PMS symptoms and relieving the severity of headaches and migraines.
Note: If you suffer from psoriasis or eczema, we suggest you speak with a dermatologist before engaging in a scalp massage as sometimes it can exacerbate these conditions.
For a step-by-step tutorial on how you can do your own scalp massage at home, click here.