There is nothing like a good scalp massage.
Whew! It feels so amazing!
It's no secret that the key to healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. One of the things that you can do to stimulate growth is to add scalp massages into your daily regimen.
A study in 2016 showed that scalp massages done daily for 4 minutes over a period of 24 weeks resulted in thicker hair amongst the participants as well as improvement in their alopecia.
Another study in 2019 study found that males suffering from male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia) saw great results from scalp massage. In fact, 69% of the men in that study saw an improvement in their alopecia after performing scalp massages for 6 months, using a specific massage technique.
The reason this is thought to happen is because massaging your scalp increases blood circulation to your follicles and in return stimulates them and makes hair grow out thicker.
Not to be too scientific but scalp massages dilate the small arteries in the scalp, which increase blood flow to the follicle. When this happens, it prolongs the growth cycle (anagen phase) of the hair.
In addition, this simple exercise helps deliver more nutrients your scalp.
It gets better.
Scalp massages good for your hair but they’re also great for your health. According to research, scalp massages can help lower stress hormones, blood pressure and heart rate!