Scalp Massage for Hair Growth

scalp massageDo you ever take the time to give yourself a scalp massage? If the answer is “no”, then you’re missing out on a great opportunity for relaxation and hair growth. Scalp massages can stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, which will cause blood to flow to the roots of your hair, delivery oxygen and nutrients, allowing the hair follicles to produce hair more quickly.  The kneading pressure applied by the massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation. Increased circulation means that the cells of the hair follicle will receive more of the nutrients necessary to optimal hair growth function. By increasing blood flow to the hair follicle, hair is less likely to go into the resting phase prematurely, preventing the appearance of thinning hair.

It only takes about 5 minutes for an effective massage. That’s a little more than a commercial break on your favorite television program. The key to seeing results is consistency. Massaging your scalp a couple of times a week may not make a difference, so try to implement it in your daily routine.

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A How-To Guide to Thicken Natural Hair

Young black woman, afro hairstyle, in urban backgroundWe all want what we can’t have. Those of us with fine strands of hair want thicker hair and those with thicker hair would jump at the chance of having finer hair. I’m constantly asked about ways to thicken natural hair, both by strangers and family alike.

Let me just start by telling you that if you aren’t suffering from an issue like Hypothyroidism, thinning hair or other serious hair condition, you can’t really thicken up your hair. You can give the appearance of more volume, but normal to healthy hair remains physically the same as far as number of hair strands and thickness.

When you were being formed in your mother’s womb, your genetics determined the exact number of hair follicles or “roots” that you will ever have. Yes, there are products on the market that claim to thicken hair, but most will give off the appearance of thicker hair because again you can’t change the number of follicles you have. But that’s not to say a curly girl can’t dream. If you incorporate one or more of the tips below, you can give off the appearance of more volume.

Here are 7 ways to give you the appearance of thicker hair, naturally:

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