Wait, do scalp massages really work?
Scalp massages are great for your whole head, but especially areas of your hair that have thinned out due to super tight braids or tight protective hairstyles in general. The key, though, is consistency. If your scalp is dry and itchy, make sure you try a daily peppermint oil massage.
Scalp massages stimulate blood flow and help to promote hair growth and a healthy scalp. Wanna try this hair challenge? Try massaging your scalp for 3 minutes a day, daily for the next month.
Ready? Here’s what you’ll need.
What Do I Need for a Scalp Massage?
It’s really simple. All you need is your oil of choice. We love using a peppermint, teatree oil blend. Why? Well because peppermint oil stimulates hair growth and teatree has great antibacterial properties. These oils also have aromatherapy properties which help you relax. And who doesn’t need to relax after a long day?
3 Steps For a Great Scalp Massage
Step 1: Add 5 tablespoons of a carrier oil in a cup. Our favourites are jojoba, coconut, olive and avocado oil. Then add a drop of your favourite essential oil. We’re going with peppermint, tea-tree and rosemary oil. Place your cup of oil in a cup of hot water for a 2 minutes until hot.
QUICK TIP: If your hair is low porosity, you want to use lighter oils like avocado and jojoba. These won’t weigh down your strands.
Step 2: Apply the oil, keeping your fingers planted and moving them in a circular motion. Just like when you get a light back rub or shoulder massage.
Step 3: Tip your head down as if you’re about to meet your knees. This will help the blood flow better to your scalp.
QUICK TIP: Don’t scratch with your fingernails. Scratching your scalp inhibits your hair growth, because scratching makes tiny unseen cuts on your scalp. If your hair is itchy, make sure to wash it with a cleansing shampoo, before massaging.
So, what do you think, ladies? Are you a fan of scalp massages? Comment below :).