Head massage is an effective way to stimulate our scalps, we need to do this to get blood flowing to our follicles. Blood circulation to our scalps is the furthest away from our hearts, so when blood is busy working its magic on the rest of our body it can loose oomph once its get to our scalps.
What does this mean for our hair? Insufficient blood circulation results in the roots of your hair not being able to supply enough nutrients which are responsible for strength and the life of the follicles. For one who wants to maintain a healthy scalp, proper blood circulation is vital.
I find the best way to stimulate my scalp is through scalp massage, you can combine the scalp massage with oils that are also known to stimulate the scalp such as, peppermint oil, cayenne pepper oil or mustard oil (to name a few)
I use the method below daily morning and night:
- Separate your hair into sections and loosely twist (this is optional but I find that it helps to avoid knotting hair at the root)
- Use your chosen blend of oils, I'm using Shea Decadence Hair boost Elixir which is a blend of oils that nourish and stimulate the scalp. I use a dropper to dispense the oil evenly concentrating on problem areas such as temples and nape of my hair.
- Massage your head in a front-to-back direction using your thumbs and fingers.
- With a scrunching motion, make sure the oil is absorbed into your hair and scalp.
- Looking down, massage your temples in a clockwise motion with your index and middle fingers, working your way up to the top of your forehead and back down to your temples.
- Keeping your knuckles close to your scalp, massage from side-to-side several times. Start at the front of your hairline and work your way to the back of your head.
- Do this for 2-5 minutes or until you feel a tingling on your scalp, this tells you that blood is flowing through your scalp stimulating your follicles. do not rinse out.
combining head massage with effective oils have given me great results in growing back my hair after pregnancy, however I must stress this alone will not result in growing your hair. Your hair will grow at the rate it grows this is often determined by genetics. Stimulating the scalp helps to aid your natural growth giving a good basis for your optimal growth.
I'm currently using Hair Boost Elixir by Shea Decadence, HBE contains emu oil which is anti inflammatory which is why it stimulates the scalp, Emu oil also absorbs into the skin easily which helps our hair to grow healthily at the Anagen phase of growth (which starts below the epidermis)
"It is thought that emu oil benefits cell growth and provide skin stimulation around new hair follicles as they start and continue the development process. All of these together help hair to grow faster; in addition, the hair grown is said to be healthier." (naturalllycurly.com)
HBE is rich in essential fatty acids, minerals and vitamins to nourish the scalp and strengthen the roots of your hair, it also contains JMBO, coconut oil as well as lavender and thyme essential oils all known to aid in nourishing the scalp and hair.
Ricinus communis, Olea Europaea, Organic Cocos Nucifera, Emu Oil, Organic Persea gratissima, Butyrospermum Parkii, Organic Cannabis sativa, Vitamin E, Lavendula officinalis, Thymus vulgaris, Rosemarinus Officinalis & Juniperus Virginiania.