Over time, we see that our hair begins to look differently and become dull. This usually happens due to the sun's rays, the constant use of the dryer and the iron, and, of course, because it remains exposed to all external factors without any protection.
You can try a scalp massage yourself and rejuvenate your hair with a homemade hair massage.
Benefits of a Hair Massage
A hair massage offers numerous benefits in body relief and blood circulation. We must bear in mind that capillary massage activates blood circulation, calms our mind, and helps reduce stress and anxiety. You can use different treatments to improve your hair's appearance and oxygenate it naturally and simply.
This translates into more oxygen and nutrients in the hair follicles. Like the rest of the body, the scalp can accumulate tensions caused by stress. For this reason, we recommend that you spend a few minutes a day performing a massage of this type.
Craniosacral massage is used as a technique focused on the central nervous system of the head, the sacrum, and the spine. It cooperates in relieving the annoying migraine that attacks us mercilessly, in the release of tension, and relaxation. Massages, even DIY ones, promote hair growth and improve the health of the scalp.
You must note that capillary massage does not guarantee greater hair growth or stop hair loss. Stress can be the cause of hair loss.
If you feel stressed, due to the constant stress that you handle day after day and you come home feeling a strong headache, choose to perform a capillary massage that will help you improve this and, additionally, neck pain, to relax these muscles, and that it has a positive effect on you.
How to Perform a Scalp Massage
You can do it with both dry and wet hair, even in the shower. Of course, make sure you have clean hands so as not to fill the scalp with residue. This technique is performed with the fingertips and is based on small circular movements, applying light pressure to the scalp.
To perform the capillary massage, we recommend resting your elbows on a table, and tilting your head downwards. Place one hand on each side and spread your fingers wide apart. With the tips of your fingers, start at the nape of the neck and continue towards the crown. Continue for 4 to 5 minutes. Ideally, repeat this massage two or three times a week.
Hair massage is not recommended for people with oily hair, to avoid stimulating the sebaceous gland. On the other hand, if you suffer from an itchy scalp or it is irritated, we recommend you consult a specialist first. We recommend adopting a washing system that purifies the hair and regulates excess oil.
A good way to complement this hair massage is by choosing a suitable brush and gently untangling it. Without pulling, the scalp suffers less. Of course, you can contribute by using the right products and adopting, for example, a styling cream that makes the task of untangling easier. It makes your hair more manageable to style, and also keeps frizz at bay for up to 48 hours. Apply it from the middle of your hair to the ends, avoiding your roots.