Scalp Massage for Hair Growth
When your hair is not as lush and thick as it used to be, you want to find a solution fast. Did you know that spending just a few minutes a day massaging your scalp can make a difference in your hair growth? It is easy to do, feels great, and is an inexpensive way to keep your hair healthy.
How It Works
Massaging any part of the body will increase the blood flow to that area. For the scalp, that means that hair follicles get an increase in circulation, too. This stimulates the follicles and gets hair to grow faster and longer. The increase in blood flow to the head is also known to relieve stress, headaches, and fatigue, which can also contribute to hair thinning or loss in extreme cases.
How to Perform a Self-Scalp Massage
1. You can give yourself a scalp massage on wet or dry hair, but be sure it is clean and free of product. Comb through your hair to remove any tangles to ensure your massage is as easy and relaxing as possible. Find a quiet, comfortable spot and settle in for your massage.
2. Spread your fingers and place fingertips on the scalp. Massage your scalp by moving your fingertips in a circular motion all around your head. Be sure to use slow, deep, deliberate motions to really stimulate your blood flow.
3. For a more spa-like experience, dip your fingertips in an essential oil like almond, peppermint, or lavender and work it into your scalp and hair. If your scalp is dry and itchy, tea tree, lemon, or chamomile oils work wonders.
4. Massage your scalp for about 3 minutes or longer if you prefer. You can perform one anytime, anywhere, as many times a day as you want. You will feel relaxed and stress-related hair loss will be diminished!
Purposeful relaxation can bring down your blood-pressure, increase the quality of your sleep, and make it easier to lose weight. Better looking hair is only the tip of the iceberg. When you take care of yourself, it shows. Schedule a free consultation today, to see how we can help you take your self-care to the next level. When massaging doesn’t cut it, anymore, we have permanent hair loss solutions.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.