Want longer, stronger hair? You need to maintain your scalp health for that, girl. From using a clarifying shampoo once every two weeks to pampering and nourishing your hair with a conditioning hair mask every once a week, healthy hair growth requires time and patience.
However, there is a way to speed up the process. What is it, you ask? Well, simply giving yourself a quick hair massage not only helps nurture and stimulate your scalp but also ensures faster and stronger hair growth. Yep, you read that right!
But not every type of scalp massage is beneficial or reaps results. Surprised? Don’t be. Read on as we talk about the four most common yet highly effective ways to massage your scalp to promote maximum growth…
1. Fingertips massage
This is also known as the traditional scalp massage as it is the oldest and most common way to massage your scalp. It employs the use of your fingertips only and is a great way to stimulate dormant hair follicles and promote growth. Using the fingertips of both your hands, apply gentle pressure on your scalp by moving in small circles. Cover your entire scalp and repeat this process for at least five minutes twice a day for visible results.
2. Hair wash massage
Another very common way to massage your scalp is during a hair wash. This helps the nutrients from your shampoo to sink into your scalp and lift away all the gunk and impurities for a squeaky-clean scalp. After you have lathered on the shampoo, follow the steps of a fingertips massage technique to give your scalp a quick massage.
3. Brushes and tools massage
If want to give your scalp a more intense massage, get your hands on one of the many scalp massaging devices available in the market. Take your pick from electric massagers to handheld rubber tools. While using these tools, gently massage your scalp in circular motions for maximum effect.
4. Oil massage
Ah! The good old champi. Pampering your tresses to an oil massage not only helps promote hair growth but also helps get rid of many hair and scalp woes too. From relieving stress and migraines to reducing hair fall, massaging your hair with a blend of carrier oil such as coconut, olive or jojoba oil with essential oils like lavender, rosemary or ylang-ylang works wonders for hair growth. After applying the oil onto your scalp, gently massage it into your scalp using your fingertips or a massaging tool.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Aug 24, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!