Why You Need to Start Massaging Your Scalps
Massaging your scalp may seem like a silly idea when you are battling hair loss or simply trying to get healthier hair. On the contrary, it is one of the most underappreciated ways to promote healthy hair. Just think, massing your scalp will cost you absolutely nothing. What do you have to lose by giving it a try?
Regardless of how you view the idea, scientists have proven that regularly massaging your scalp is directly linked to improvements in your hair. Massage therapists are now seeking to become experts in the art of scalp massaging. Whether you are a trained professional or you are just an average Jane seeking solutions, it is time you started to capitalize on this trend too.
Improved Blood Circulation
One of the primary reasons for massaging your scalp is to increase blood flow to your hair follicles. Our hair follicles, like the rest of our bodies, depend on a consistent supply of blood in order to survive. Massaging your scalp gently warms the blood vessels in your head and results in an increased flow of blood. This will also cause in an increase in the amount of nutrients flowing towards the hair follicles. The result is that your hair will flourish.
We have already covered in a previous blog that high levels of stress is very likely to result in hair loss. As we have discussed, stress can weaken our hair follicles and can make us literally pull our hair out. Gently massaging your scalp, especially with essential oils or moisturizers, is one of the best ways to reduce stress. This is an opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds.
As with most massages, scalp massages often involves using nourishing oils. These oils can include jojoba, olive, and even coconut oil. All of which have been proven to nourish our hair. When a gentle scalp massage is combined with one of these oils, the result is that we are conditioning our scalps, roots, and hair follicles. Well moisturized hair is far less likely to break. Additionally, you will be reducing the likelihood of suffering from dandruff and dry scalp. Both of which are conditions that have been proven to stunt hair growth.
When all is said and done, massaging your scalp should seem like an excellent idea. You are not required to spend any money and the idea is supported by scientific research.