Daily hair care products are laced with harmful chemicals which make your hair dry and brittle. All you need is a good old fashioned head massage. Applying the oil from the roots to the tips, and gently massaging the scalp can help regulate the oil production on the scalp and locks in moisture. Regular head massages also removes dead skin cells from the scalp, which helps reduce dryness and flaky scalp. Regular massages also helps boost circulation to the scalp. This strengthens the hair follicles, and activates dormant follicles as well, which means a stronger and well-nourished hair. Increased blood flow to the scalp also improves the growth cycle of the hair.
Rough day at work leaving you tired? Heat some coconut oil or almond oil, and add a few drops of peppermint and lavender essential oil. Apply on your fingertips and gently massage the scalp. Better yet, get someone else to give you a head massage, and you will notice your mood get better almost instantly. Massaging the scalp increases production of serotonin- a neurotransmitter responsible for improving the mood.
Trouble sleeping at night? Treat your scalp to a good massage before bedtime. Lightly massage your scalp for about fifteen minutes, applying an even pressure on your finger tips. Using a natural oil is optional, however it is recommended if you are feeling too restless and low.
Got a headache that just won’t go away? A scalp massage can help relieve pain and leave you energised. When massaging the head to find relief from headaches, focus on the base of the skull and near the hairline. Massaging the neck and shoulders as well helps reduce overall stress and tension. A good head massage thus offers a power house of benefits aimed at the overall wellness of your hair and scalp. Treat yourself to this therapeutic wellness therapy once a week, to see a significant difference in the way your hair feels and behaves.