The Head Massage: How To Massage Your Scalp

Natural Belle blogger, Gina, explains how to effectively massage your scalp for healthy hair growth.

About Head Massages

Head massages are an effective way to stimulate our scalps; we need to do this to get blood flowing to our follicles. Blood circulation to our scalps is the furthest away from our hearts, so when blood is busy working its magic on the rest of our body it can loose oomph once its get to our scalps.

How Head Massages Help Your Hair

What does this mean for our hair?
Insufficient blood circulation results in the roots of your hair not being able to supply enough nutrients which are responsible for strength and the life of the follicles. For one who wants to maintain a healthy scalp, proper blood circulation is vital.

I find the best way to stimulate my scalp is through scalp massage, you can combine the scalp massage with oils that are also known to stimulate the scalp such as, peppermint oil, cayenne pepper oil or mustard oil (to name a few).

DIY: How to Massage Your Scalp 
I use the method below daily morning and night:

  • Separate your hair into sections and loosely twist (this is optional but I find that it helps to avoid knotting hair at the root)
  • Use your chosen blend of oils, I’m using Shea Decadence Hair boost Elixir which is a blend of oils that nourish and stimulate the scalp. I use a dropper to dispense the oil evenly concentrating on problem areas such as temples and nape of my hair.
  •  Massage your head in a front-to-back direction using your thumbs and fingers.
  • With a scrunching motion, make sure the oil is absorbed into your  hair and scalp.
  • Looking down, massage your temples in a clockwise motion with your index and middle fingers, working your way up to the top of your forehead and back down to your temples.
  • Keeping your knuckles close to your scalp, massage  from side-to-side several times.  Start at the front of your hairline and work your way to the back of your head.
  • Do this for 2-5 minutes or until you feel a tingling on your scalp, this tells you that blood is flowing through your scalp stimulating your follicles. do not rinse out.

More: Best Oils to Use to Massage Your Scalp

Have you tried a head massage? What were your results?

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