Do 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.