Have you ever heard that scalp massages stimulate hair growth?
In fact, I heard this from a hair stylist about 20 years ago and you know what I did? I dismissed it. I didn’t dismiss it because it was unbelievable, I dismissed it because it just sounded foreign to me and I was too young and dumb to put 2 and 2 together.
Over the years, THAT tip for hair growth haunted me though. Every now and then I would replay the conversation in mind after unsuccessfully exhausting other growth methods that involved some “alleged” miracle hair product. When I returned to natural and begin my own in-depth research on black hair, growth tips referencing scalp massages resurfaced and this time I payed attention. What did I have to lose?
I consistently began practicing this method about a year ago, mainly focusing on my rear crown (my trouble area) and I can honestly tell you it works! It’s a great technique for areas that have thinned due to weaves, braids, breakage or areas that seem to grow slower. I’m experiencing great success, my hair is flourishing all over.
For regular hair maintenance, a 1-minute massage is adequate. Use the tips of your fingers to stimulate blood circulation in the scalp, it causes blood to flow to the roots of your hair. When the bloods begins to flow oxygen and nutrients are delivered allowing the hair follicles to produce hair.
Tip: Make sure you actually feel your scalp moving when massaging.
Try it, it works.