It can be hard to find time to pamper yourself, we get it. But hear us out.
Massaging your scalp on a regular basis provides several benefits not only for your appearance, but also for your mental health as well. And we’re all about feeling good on the inside and out.
Keep reading to learn how to massage your scalp and all of the reasons you should be doing it.
Scalp Massages increase circulation
If you’re looking to lengthen those locks, scalp massages should be your first step! Essentially, massaging your scalp promotes blood flow and circulation to the hair follicle which result in healthier hair.
Also, according to huffpost.com, scalp massages aid in the removal of dead skin cells from the scalp which creates a healthier environment for new hair to grow. If you suffer from dry scalp, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, or psoriasis, scalp massages should definitely be a part of your routine to help rid the scalp of any dead skin or debris.
Massaging your scalp can help decrease stress
Scalp massages actually heighten the level of serotonin, a chemical in your body that naturally increases your mood. It also gives you a few moments to focus on yourself and your thoughts. Talk about a win win.
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, scalp massages can also help alleviate some of that pain naturally.
Massages help spread your natural oils throughout the hair
Everyone’s scalp produces natural oils from the sebaceous glands. Massaging your scalp can help distribute these natural oils from your scalp onto your hair strands to help reduce dryness and boost shine. Moisturized and shiny hair? Count us in.
How do I massage my scalp?
Scalp massages are super simple and something you can do on yourself or someone else. To reap the benefits of scalp massages, repeat these steps 1-2 times a week for 5-10 minutes each time.
- Massaging your scalp is best done before washing your hair. You can either wash your hair right away or wait for a few hours to let the natural oils penetrate into your hair.
- Use your fingertips to massage in circular motions as you make your way from the front to the back of the scalp.
- Rub behind your ears, back of neck, and temples while applying pressure.
- Relax, ahhhhh…
You can also use a scalp massaging tool instead of your fingertips. It’s totally up to what works for you!
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