We all love getting a luxurious scalp massage at the salon… but did you know that regular scalp massages may help to combat hair loss and promote hair growth?
Scalp massage supports healthy circulation to nourish and “feed” your hair follicles. It’s also a wonderful way to gently release tension and stress (two known causes of hair loss). The best part is, it’s easy to recreate that salon spa experience at home!
Read on to discover the benefits of scalp massage and how to incorporate it into your hair-care routine:
Scalp Massage Improves Blood Flow to the Scalp
Let’s start with some basic hair science: every hair on your head grows out of a hair follicle, a small “pocket” on the scalp. Your hair follicles receive nutrients and oxygen from a network of small blood vessels just under the skin.
Poor scalp circulation results in undernourished hair follicles, leading to slower growth, smaller hair follicles (which means thinner hair) and eventually hair loss. Studies show that men with pattern baldness suffer from reduced blood flow in their balding areas.
While scalp massage cannot fully reverse genetic or health triggers of hair loss, it does work to stimulate blood flow around the hair follicles. This gives the hair follicles an increased supply of oxygen and nutrition, promoting faster, healthier growth. Scalp massage may even help to thicken hair by temporarily stretching the follicles.
Scalp Massage Removes Dandruff and Buildup
Healthy hair starts with a clean, healthy scalp! Dandruff, toxins and product buildup on the scalp can clog hair follicles and prevent new hairs from sprouting. A gentle scalp massage as part of your shampoo routine will help you get a deeper cleanse, remove buildup and exfoliate your scalp..
Simply take 2-3 minutes to gently massage your favourite shampoo into your roots, using a scalp massage brush or your fingertips (no nails please!). You may notice that you have less dandruff and your scalp feels cleaner and more invigorated. In time, this can result in healthier and stronger strands too!
Scalp Massage Relieves Stress
Stress is a major cause of hair loss and poor hair growth. Unfortunately, worrying about hair loss can create more stress, leading to more hair loss, which causes even more stress! It’s a vicious cycle that can be tough to break. Scalp massage is a fast, inexpensive stress buster that not only feels amazing, but has great benefits for hair and scalp health as well!
Taking a few mindful minutes to massage your scalp is an opportunity to slow down, be fully present in the moment, and take some calming deep breaths. Massage also helps to lower the stress hormone cortisol, which is known to impair hair growth. By reducing stress, you can support your overall health and wellness– an essential part of building strong and healthy hair.
Scalp Massage Activates Hair Products
For the ultimate hair growth routine, use a scalp massager to work your favourite topical products, oils or scalp serums into your roots. This helps to distribute the product evenly and ensure that it reaches down to your hair follicles for maximum effect. Massage also activates the key ingredients in your hair products.
How to Use Scalp Massage to Prevent or Treat Hair Loss
BOLDIFY Professional Scalp Massage Brush delivers the biggest benefits when you make it a regular part of your hair-growth regimen. It’s easy to give yourself an at-home massage– simply rub your scalp in small, circular motions with the pads of your fingers or a scalp massage brush. Use gentle pressure and stop or back off if you experience any discomfort. The goal is to stimulate the scalp, not irritate your delicate skin.
To get the best results, use a scalp brush specifically designed to support hair growth and pair it with BOLDIFY Hair Boost Serum. This serum contains natural ingredients, such as rosemary and peppermint oils, that have been proven to stimulate healthy circulation.
Massage Hair Boost Serum into your scalp to boost blood flow, invigorate your hair follicles and support the appearance of thicker, fuller, healthier locks!