The Benefits of Scalp Massages for Hair Growth
The Benefits of Scalp Massages
Useful Oils for Scalp Massage
How to massage your scalp properly
Natural shampoos to care for your hair and scalp
This guide, written by the hair care experts at Crüe Cosmetics, aims to give you tips on the benefits of scalp massage. You'll also find a practical guide to giving yourself a scalp massage properly.
A healthy scalp and beautiful, healthy hair requires a proper care routine as well as the right nutrition. If you're interested in looking at a diet for healthy hair, I invite you to check out our blog post on the subject here: What to Eat for Optimal Hair Growth - A Complete Hair Diet.
Massaging the scalp and hair with warm oil infused with hair-friendly herbs is a great way to nourish the scalp. It also relaxes the mind and nervous system, promotes restful sleep and can also help with memory.
A scalp massage, performed at least once a week, has the following benefits:
Helps improve blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is "tense" due to stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded.
Helps strengthen hair roots and nourish hair shafts, which promotes new hair growth and strengthens existing hair.
Massaging helps relax the scalp and neck muscles.
Conditions the scalp, helping to prevent flaking and a dry, itchy scalp.
Carrier oils can be extremely useful for hair care, as they influence the sebaceous glands and can normalize their functions. So if you have oily hair, avoiding the use of oils may seem logical, but it's not necessarily the best approach.
Oils penetrate deep into the hair shaft and follicle and help produce healthy, shiny hair. They also encourage new hair growth. Castor oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil are excellent as base oils for scalp massage.
Castor oil is viscous at room temperature and liquefies when heated. This oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is wonderful for dry scalp and hair. It has many anti-inflammatory properties, including high levels of omega 6 and 9 and vitamin E. It is rich in ricinoleic acid, which is a nourishing and moisturizing fatty acid. Crüe Cosmetics' L'Ör Scalp Fortifying Serum is an ultra-stimulating product that pairs with a scalp massage to help grow hair and increase volume.
Jojoba oil is not really an oil, but a non-greasy liquid wax. It is very penetrating and helps dissolve sebum to unclog pores and provide a healthier environment for your scalp. You'll find it in the Angelia Hair Mask, which we encourage you to use once a week for soft hair from root to tip.
Sweet almond oil helps strengthen hair and regular massage with it promotes hair growth. Gaia Rinse Oil is made with sweet almond oil and will leave your hair ultra shiny and full of body.
Grape seed oil is beneficial for all hair types and is an excellent choice for improving blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair growth. It remains a good option for those with fine hair. When it comes to hair, grape seed oil is an excellent choice because it contains vitamin E, flavonoids and linoleic acid, all of which are necessary for hair growth and vitality.
When run through the hair, grapeseed oil can help tame frizz, or you can apply it to the ends to combat split ends.
To explore other hair nourishing oils, read the following article: 5 Exotic Oils to Beautify Your Hair.
- Pour oil into a bowl and warm it up by placing the bowl in hot water (a water bath). Never heat your oils in the microwave. The oil should be warm, but comfortable to the touch. You can also warm up some of the oil by rubbing your hands together.
- Using your fingertips, massage the oil into your scalp in circular motions. Never rub your scalp and be sure not to use your fingernails.
- Apply the oil a little at a time to different parts of your scalp, separating your hair.
- Cover your entire scalp, working down the sides to your ears and back to your neck.
- Using the balls of your fingers, apply pressure to your scalp and make circular motions. Slow, deliberate movements are relaxing, while faster movements promote energy and circulation.
- Leave the oil on for a minimum of 60 minutes, or longer if you can.
- After the massage, soak a towel in warm water, wring it out and wrap it around your head to condition and soften your hair.
- You can even leave the oil on overnight - place a thick towel on your pillow to protect your bedding.
- Wash your hair with a gentle, natural shampoo.
Natural shampoos are plant-based and formulated without harsh chemicals and additives. Most natural shampoos are sulphate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free and use natural compounds and essential oils to add fragrance. Many ordinary shampoos and conditioners contain other harsh ingredients such as silicones, dyes and preservatives like parabens. Needless to say, these ingredients are not safe and should be avoided in cosmetics as a precautionary measure, even if you don't have any health problems or symptoms. Conversely, natural shampoos are generally sulphate-free, which helps maintain a healthy scalp while removing impurities and products that accumulate on the hair follicles.
Freÿa Shampoo is a gentle shampoo and contains no sulphates, parabens or harsh chemicals that could cause irritation. It also contains active ingredients such as maca root and Niacin, which stimulate hair growth.
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