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Scalp Massage and its Significance

Updated on March 27, 2012
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Scalp Massage and its importance

Massage means rubbing and putting pressure on the skin using either your hands or some other object. It gives many benefits to the body.

Scalp massage will help to avoid premature hair loss and other hair problem. Scalp massage increases blood circulation and activate the skin and the hair follicle start to receive more nutrients which is essential for the better growth of hair. Because of the improved blood circulation and stimulation of the brain, scalp massage generally helps to stimulate and strengthen your mind, memory, thinking skills, and motor skills. This will help you to avoid stress and tension, and getting relaxation to you. If we apply oil for scalp massage it will reduce brisky and splitting of hair. It can remove dandruff and dryness of the skin which are factors that preventing good hair growth.

How to choose a scalp massage oil

According to the nature of hair we can select the oil for scalp massage. If your hair is thin you can apply coconut or rosemary oil. Coconut oil will prevent shedding of the hair.If your hair is brittle and showing split ends you can use lavender oil or sesame or almond oil. It can nourish both hair and skin.

How to perform scalp massage

1. Select an oil which is appropriate for your hair.

2. Slightly warm the oil in a small dish by placing over a bowl of hot water.

3. Dip the finger into the oil and apply on the scalp until the head is fully covered with oil.

4. Start massage at the hairline above the forehead to the back of the skull.

5. Apply medium pressure in a circular motion of the fingers.

6. After finishing scalp massage first round do next round.

7. Apply little more pressure in the second round that enables to remove

dry and dead skin cells and will enhance good hair growth.

8. After this massage process leave the oil on your head or at least 30 minute to get good result.

9. Do proper washing after scalp massage.

Since good circulation is essential for good hair growth scalp massage is very important .

You can do this in your home or salon.

Scalp Massage With a Scalp Massager

Scalp Massage can also be done using a machine. This machine may be handy and portable that can manage the massage on himself or herself.This machine could also be stationary, affixed to a chair, a bed, or a table. The advantage of using a scalp massager is that it can give continuous and steady pressure for long durations of time and in case of normal person who may get tired after some time. The scalp massager can give more pressure than a man can. The scalp massager do not need the presence of another person means you can do the scalp massage on your self at any time without any help from others.


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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Yes, In my opinion it is better to workout some remedies in the home itself. Thanks for your comment..!

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai definitely reduce the loss of hair. Do try it out!!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      very interesting-I have always done a scalp massage, either on myself or others, because it reduces tension. As a stress release it can't be beat-unless you're doing a foot massage, which is even better in my book!

      So, I was not aware that it improves the decrease of hair loss. Thanks for sharing that info. It does make sense: healthy hair= more hair.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Oh my I can do this! I swear I go to an over priced hair dresser because she does this! Shared!

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Yes rt. Thank you for reading my article.

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      restrelax 5 years ago from Los angeles CA

      If we apply oil for scalp massage it will reduce brisky and splitting of hair. its outstanding information sharing

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hi Drdspervez,

      Thanks for reading my hub.

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      drdspervez 5 years ago from Pakistan

      NP.QUEEN thanks for giving information about scalp massage. I rated you up for your efforts. :)


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      NP.QUEEN 6 years ago from Dubai

      Yes really it is too good for the hair. I am very pleasant to hear that you realized the fact from my hub.Try to read my all hubs. Thank you.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      There is nothing quite like a good scalp massage! I have not had one done professionally, but when I got my hair cut a couple of times they do that with lavender oil or another kind. Its truly heavenly. Its good to know its healthy for your hair too. I hadn't realized that.