Scalp Massages for Hair Growth

by Viviscal Hair Expert on January 29th, 2015
scalp massages for hair growth

If you’re looking for a home treatment to help invigorate the scalp, consider scalp massages for hair growth. A healthy, invigorated scalp is an important part of healthier looking hair and provides the ideal environment for hair growth. To promote existing hair growth and reduce shedding, you should take a clinically proven hair growth supplement with a scientifically formulated blend of marine extracts, vitamins and minerals. Plus, use a gentle shampoo that exfoliates and conditions, a good moisturizing conditioner with Argan Oil, and a hair serum for men or women with Menthol to invigorate the scalp. But if you’d like to do more to promote healthy looking hair, add a scalp massage for hair growth to your daily hair routine.

How to Massage Scalp for Hair Growth

Not only can a scalp massage invigorate the scalp and help promote good blood circulation to hair follicles, but it also will help you relax. Stress relief is key to your overall health and extreme stress has been linked to excessive hair loss. So it is important to reduce stress wherever possible. Though you can use a soft-bristled brush to massage the scalp, scalp massages can be done quite effectively with just your fingertips. Here is your how-to guide to doing scalp massages for hair growth.

  1. Clean and detangle hair with a gentle shampoo and moisturizing conditioner. Hair can be either wet or dry when massaging, depending on your preference. However, if your hair is wet, you will want to massage more gently because hair is more fragile and prone to breakage when wet.
  2. Place the pads of two fingers on your scalp (avoid using your nails to minimize hair damage). Keeping fingertips on the scalp, extend and retract fingers several times, making a ‘V’ or ‘check mark’ symbol on the scalp.
  3. Gently move your two fingers around, massaging slowly in a circular motion, covering all parts of the scalp. Do this gently but continuously for at least 3-5 minutes, at least once a day.

Using Essential Oils with Scalp Massages for Hair Growth

Some studies have shown that adding pure, natural herbal oils when massaging the scalp can increase circulation and thus could be essential to how to stimulate hair growth with massages. If your scalp and skin are sensitive, consult with a dermatologist before using essential oils for the first time. He or she can advise on the best type of oil for your skin type. Peppermint and rosemary oils help invigorate the scalp. Lavender oil can help promote overall relaxation. Rose and chamomile oils help moisturize and soothe dry, sensitive skin. Following your massage, if you wish to absorb more of the oil into your hair and scalp, wrap a warm, damp towel around your head for approximately 10 minutes. After massaging with oil, always wash hair thoroughly with a gentle shampoo to remove excess oils, especially if you are naturally prone to oily hair and scalp.

Hair follicles in the dermal papilla of the scalp need essential nutrients in order to grow healthy-looking, thick and strong hair from within. If you are trying to use scalp massages to get nutrients to follicles more quickly, your results will be inconclusive. However, the benefits of scalp massage for hair loss are that improved blood circulation to follicles will help promote the ideal environment for healthy hair growth. This is how regular scalp massages help to prevent hair loss and excessive hair shedding.