Can a good scalp massage promote hair growth?

The positive and negative effects of a scalp massage

Scalp massages have been linked to a number of positive benefits, promoting our well-being. A scalp massage improves the condition of the hair, stimulates hair growth, improves blood circulation, and controls stress.  However, did you know that not all scalp massages are beneficial?

An intense, strong-handed massage can induce fatigue and leave you feeling less than stimulated. Putting pressure on sensitive points of the scalp can be painful. In addition to hurting the recipient, it can cause excess sebum production which can lead to traumatic hair loss as a consequence.

A softer and gentler massage, on the other hand, has a positive effect. Having a regular and delicate head massage can have a positive influence on the skin. It stimulates microcirculation, increasing the blood flow. Thus, positively influencing your energetic points.

The right way to perform a scalp massage for hair growth

When performing a massage, avoid using your fingernails. You could scratch your scalp and cause minor wounds. More importantly, you could significantly damage the hair follicles.

The right way to perform a massage is by applying gentle pressure to the skin with both your fingertips and the palms of your hand. Place the palms and gently rub in a circular motion.  Also, it should be mentioned that head massages using the appropriate products can help encourage and support new hair growth, improve the quality and strengthens the fiber, but it’s not enough to get you the best results. Therefore, you need to master a gentle technique that suits your scalp.

Incorporating a scalp massage into your daily beauty routine doubles as a stress reliever. We recommend a regular short scalp massage for your overall well-being.

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