Hair Massage (Scalp Massage) is a timeless and very effective method to restore and preserve hair. If done carefully with consistency, hair massage is equally effective to control hair loss as well as to stimulate hair growth. Scalp massage is a very easy and cost effective exercise to stimulate hair growth because it does not require any special skill, product or equipment.
Why Massage Hair?
The basic objective of Hair Massage is to stimulate blood flow to the area. Increased blood flow brings nutrients, oxygen and WBC (White Blood Cells) to the muscles and tissues in the area. Resultantly a thread of blood runs to each follicle and provides it with the nutrients that are essential to function properly. Regular hair massage ensures, the follicles stay healthy and produce strong and well formed hair.
As with any exercise, there are both right and wrong ways to do Hair Massage. Doing this exercise in a wrong way may harm your hair and may result in hair loss instead of hair growth. However With some basic knowledge and a little practice, you will be able to carry out the scalp massage effectively. The overall health of your hair partly depends upon how well you conduct the massage, so make sure you do it correctly.
Hair Massage Tips
Hair massage should always be gentle. Follicles are sensitive, so rubbing your scalp hardly may produce opposite results. Always start from a light massage and increase the pressure gradually. Make sure, the pressure of your finger tips should not cause even a slight pain to your scalp. For best results, rub your scalp with a mix of stroking and circular motion. If you feel any of these motions uncomfortable, use only one that is comfortable. Hair Massage for 5 to 10 minutes is more effective than the once done for longer durations of time.