RELAXING SCALP MASSAGES TO STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH
(By- Gaurika Sharma)
Anyone else on a constant quest to make their hair grow faster and longer? While it may seem to be an impossible task, scalp massages may be the very inexpensive secret to stimulating hair growth.
Here’s everything you need to know:-
WHAT ARE SCALP MASSAGERS?
Scalp massagers are generally brush-like portable devices that stimulate and exfoliate the scalp. Soft silicone or synthetic bristles help to massage the scalp the buff away dry, flaky skin.
While some scalp massagers are intended to be used on dry hair, others of the most popular tools are designed to be used in the shower and provide a soothing alternative to scrubbing and exfoliating your scalp.
DO SCALP MASSAGERS ACTUALLY STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH?
The secret to healthy hair begins with the scalp. When your scalp is clogged with dead skin cells and product buildup, it’s difficult for your hair to grow and thrive.
Scalp massage, according to research, enhances hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles. As a result, the follicles are stimulated to grow thicker hair. A scalp massage may also help dilate blood vessels beneath the skin, stimulating hair growth by allowing more nutrients to enter the follicle.
CAN A SCALP MASSAGE HELP YOUR HAIR GROW?
If you’ve ever had a scalp massage, you no doubt recall how relaxing it felt. Besides easing stress and tension, there’s a buzz around the scalp massages to promote hair growth.
CAN IT HELP WITH HAIR GROWTH?
Regular scalp massages may lead to thicker hair.
The benefits of a scalp massage for hair growth centers on the hair follicles. Each hair on your head starts its life within a follicle, located just beneath the skin on your scalp.
Scalp massage increases hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles.
This is turn stimulates the follicles to produce thicker hair. It’s also thought that a scalp massage may help dilate blood vessels beneath the skin, thereby encouraging hair growth.
HOW TO MASSAGE YOUR SCALP?
A traditional scalp massage involves the use of your fingertips only.
1. Use the fingertips of both hands to apply light to medium pressure to your scalp, moving in small circles.
2. Work your way across your scalp to cover all areas.
3. Try to massage your scalp using your fingertips for at least 5 minutes at a time, several times a day.
You can also get a scalp massage from a licensed massage therapist. The cost will vary depending on the length of the massage.
2. MASSAGE WHILE WASHING HAIR:-
If you’re pressed for time, you can use the traditional scalp massage method outlined above whuile you’re washing your hair.
Using your fingertips, gently massage your shampoo or conditioner into your hair for 5 minutes.
Then rinse your hair as usual.
3 . BRUSHES AND MASSAGE TOOLS:-
As with body massages, there are also special tools you can buy for a scalp massage.
Although some dermatologists recommend using a scalp massager, other believe that a fingertip massage is just as effective. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which method works best for you.
Scalp massaging tools come in the form of brushes or light handheld rubber massagers. You can work these all over your scalp in the same way that you’d use your fingers.
OTHER TIPS FOR HAIR GROWTH:-
Besides massaging your scalp, there are other proven ways to help your hair grow:-
# Avoid excessive shampooing and brushing. Also, limit the use of chemical treatments, dyes, and heated hair styling tools. These can all weaken hair cuticles and cause breakage.
# Talk with your doctor about testing for nutritional deficiencies. Low levels of zinc, iron and biotin may all contribute to hair loss.
# Consider trying minoxidil for hereditary hair loss at the back of the head. This over the counter medication, available as a liquid or foam, isn’t meant for receding hairlines or hair loss at the front of the scalp.