Massages help to relax, relieve stress and, in the case of scalp massages, also to stimulate hair growth. What’s more, you do not need to go to a professional to enjoy all its benefits. Thus, learning how to massage your scalp is not excessively difficult, you just have to follow a few simple steps.
Loosen your hair
Your hair doesn’t have to be completely down, but you must remove all hairpins, headbands, hair bands and other accessories. You can massage your scalp while the hair is braided, so there is no need to undo certain hairstyles, except for the pigtails. Of course, it is convenient to reach as much of the scalp as possible.
Divide your hair into four or eight quadrants with a part in the center
Although you can physically divide your hair with a comb, some people separate the scalp into imaginary sections to massage it. You will work on one area of the head and at the same time on the parallel side. First, using only your fingertips, start at the temples. Move your fingertips in small circular motions. Don’t squeeze too hard, but keep the pressure steady. Next, keep massaging the sections of the head that you created earlier, but don’t try to do it with a large extension or several at a time. In addition, don’t neglect the area around your ears.
Remember, this is a scalp massage, so you should have your fingers on it, not on the hair. If you start massaging your hair, you can end up with excess tangles. Focus on each area and keep working up to the nape. Take your time and don’t rush. If you are in a hurry, it is better leave the massage until you have time enough. Otherwise, you probably won’t enjoy it due to being too stressed.
- A scalp massage it is excellent before using the shampoo and conditioneras it will help loosen dirt from the hair. You can also combine a massage with your treatment pre-poo.
- Use natural oils in moderation. Jojoba oil is a great option, as your makeup looks a lot like the sebum on our scalp, although other oil options include sweet almond, grapeseed, argan, monoi, or coconut.
- Avoid massage a few days before a touch-up or tint, as can make the scalp more sensitive and cause irritation during the chemical process.
- For hair growth, try using oils like black castor. These are very thick, so use them sparingly and make sure to focus on your scalp and not your highlights.