Daily Scalp Massage For Hair Growth

Last Updated: September 23, 2023

Is hair regrowth as simple as a scalp massage? Yes! Scientists have proven that daily scalp massage increases hair thickness and can reverse hair loss.

Scalp Massage for Hair Growth

  • Use your fingertips to gently massage the entire scalp working from the nape of your neck up to the crown of your head.
  • Move slowly and cover your entire scalp. Your bathroom/bedroom is now a day spa, savor this experience.
  • Work the roots of your hair in small circles until you start to feel the warmth of blood rushing back to your scalp.
  • The entire process should take 5-10 minutes.
  • If your hands get tired trade massages with a friend!

ProTip: Spice up your scalp massage with these essential oils proven to promote hair growth

How Does Scalp Massage for Hair Growth Work?

Scalp massage increases circulation and brings vital nutrients to the hair follicle. During massage, hair follicles and the skin of your scalp are kneaded and stretched in a way that promotes genes associated with hair growth.

In this limited study, nine men received 4 minutes of daily scalp massage for 24 weeks. At the end of the trial, researchers measured an increase in the density of individual hairs.

Though it’s unknown if these results will translate to women, the researchers noted a significant number of genes were affected by the massage experiment (2655 genes were upregulated and 2823 genes were downregulated). With such a significant number of genes affected, would venture to say there’s likely to be some level of overlap between men and women. All in all, this is great news for folks who love scalp massages! 

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Visualize Hair Regrowth

As you work your fingers across your scalp, visualize healthy blood nourishing every hair follicles. Imagine each individual strand of hair rooting down into your scalp to receive the beneficial nutrients circulating through your blood.

Visualizing your own hair regrowth will encourage you to relax and feel empowered. Trust your body. I know how scary it is to watch your hair change. Unfortunately, worrying turns to anxiety and stress in a vicious cycle that leads to more hair loss! Take a minute to slow down the vicious cycle; this is an opportunity to relax. 

>> How do you work with stress? How are you maintaining a healthy body image through these changes? I would love to hear in the comment section below.

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