Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Benefits of Scalp Massage

 Scalp Massage

Massaging your scalp for 5 minutes a day can make your hair thicker,stronger, and grow faster. You can  do it dry, or use your favorite oil or scalp treatment. Shampoo time is also a great time for a scalp massage.
Massage stimulates your scalp's and increases circulation. The blood brings nutrients to the follicles and that helps the follicles do their work. Another benefit of scalp massage. Is that massages are a great stress reducer. The less you stress, the more beautiful your hair will become.  Use the pads of your fingers, never your nails. Spread your fingers apart and place them firmly on your head. Start at the base of your neck and work your way up to your front hairline. Move gently in a circular motion. You should  feel tingling; bringing increased blood flow and circulation. The biggest benefit to massage is increased blood circulation at the surface of the skin.

If you use nourishing oil during scalp massage, this will condition the scalp, reducing the occurrence of dandruff and dry skin that can interfere with the hair growth process. Oils also condition the hair shaft and root that lessen the chances of brittleness, hair strand breakage, and split ends.
 

How to Perform Scalp Massage

Begin massaging your scalp at the hairline above your forehead and work your way back to the base of your skull. Use medium pressure while moving your fingers in a tight circular motion in order to promote relaxation and thoroughly condition the scalp and hair. When you have reached your neck, begin the process again for the sides of your head by massaging from above the temple to the back of your head.
Once you have massaged your entire scalp with circular motions you can begin the process again, only this time use a little more pressure and more vigorous movements. This step in the massage will increase circulation for better blood flow and help remove dry or dead skin cells that can inhibit hair growth. When you have massaged the whole head, leave the oil on your hair for at least 30 minutes to get the best conditioning benefits. Then wash and style your hair as usual.

 Oils for Scalp Massage

The particular hair ailment that you are trying to treat will determine which massage oil you need for your scalp massage. If you have brittle hair that is prone to breakage and split-ends you can use almond, sesame, or lavender oil to nourish the hair shaft and skin. Lavender is also a great choice for thinning hair since its properties help stimulate the hair growth process and balance oil production.
Individuals with thinning hair can also benefit from rosemary or coconut oil. Coconut oil helps slow down the hair shedding process and rosemary stimulates hair follicles to produce new hair growth while inhibiting the natural shedding process.
Since good circulation is a key component in the natural hair growth process, scalp massage is a very enjoyable way to fight the problem of premature hair loss.

A wonderful oil for scalp massage and growth promotion is the Shi-Naturals Grow Potion
 

 

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