Whether you want to improve hair health, promote hair growth, relieve stress or stimulate blood circulation, scalp massage can help you. Let’s take a look at its benefits and how you can start getting scalp massages today!
Why You Need Scalp Massage In Your Life
1. It’s a Natural Headache Remedy
Next time you find yourself enduring a splitting headache and about to reach for a painkiller, opt for the more natural option in a scalp massage instead! According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage can be an effective therapy for tension headaches and just 30 minutes of massaging the right pressure points (such as the areas at the back of the scalp) can provide significant relief.
2. It can reduce Stress
We can all agree on how relaxing it is to receive a gentle scalp massage at the salon. And there’s a really good (and scientific) reason for this! Scalp massage actually increases the production of serotonin (the “feel-good hormone”) in your body, which can have the effect of boosting your mood, lowering your blood pressure and slowing your heart rate.
3. It Promotes Hair Growth
Scalp massage stimulates the blood vessels and increases the blood flow in the scalp. This enables the hair follicles to receive more of the oxygen and nutrients required to grow healthy hair. In addition, it removes the dead skin cells that clog hair follicles and a study published in Eplasty found it can even encourage hair thickness.
4. It Regulates Sebum Protection
Sebum is the oil your body produces to keep your face, body - and you guessed it - scalp, moist and protected. Fortunately, it also offers the handy benefit of improving your hair’s texture, quality and appearance too. Although your scalp constantly produces sebum on its own, scalp massage can help to increase and regulate its production.
5. It Heals the Scalp
Factors like dandruff, hormonal changes, stress, environmental pollution and poor lifestyle habits can make your scalp dry, itchy and inflamed. Fortunately, regular scalp massage boosts the sebaceous glands’ activity, blood circulation, thus ensuring a consistent flow of oxygen to the hair. This helps to increase the production of sebum, which creates a protective barrier against the elements, oxidative damage and even bacterial infection.
How to Give Yourself a Scalp Massage at Home
1. Massage without Oil
Just 5 minutes is all it takes to reap the benefits of a comforting scalp massage. Furthermore, you don’t even need to use any oil! Simply use your fingers and apply pressure in circular motions.
2. Massage with Oil
Oils offer additional therapeutic benefits and help your fingers to glide more smoothly. Just remember to choose oils that suit your hair type, and if you’re game, you can try to create your own concoction with essential oils. Don’t like oily fingers? Avoid the fuss with the help of the uScalp 2 handheld waterproof scalp massager.
3. Massage while Shampooing
Turn your bath time into pampering, me-time with the uScalp 2 handheld waterproof scalp massager! Equipped with Flexi-Grip massage motion, it firmly grasps, massages and cleanses your scalp, while providing a soothing sensation that’s designed to destress. Feel your stress being washed away!
The Health of Your Hair is in Your Hands
Although there’s nothing quite like getting a massage from someone else, frequent trips to the parlour can quickly become inconvenient and pricey. Gadgets like the uScalp 2 however bring the skillful hands of a masseuse into your own home so that you’ll never have to endure a bad hair day again.
But ultimately, the power is in your hands. Invest in your hair and make it your crowning glory!