Hey ladies, happy Friday.
Don't you just love when you go to the salon and they wash your hair, and you get that lovely relaxing massage that just makes u want to float? I certainly do.
Now scalp massages are great for blood circulation, growth and scalp health. The bonus relaxation is the cherry on top. You don't have to part with your money to give yourself that relaxing massage that is oh-so-heavenly.
These few tips will take your odinary scalp massage to another level.
1. Schedule 20 minutes to give yourself this treat. Remember the aim here is to maximise growth and pamper yourself at the same time.
2. Heat your oil till it is warm. Add one or two drops of an essential oil such as peppermint, lavender or ylang ylang. These are specifically known to be calming and relaxing. They also increase blood circulation.
3. Using the pads of your fingers; move in circular motion , applying light pressure. Work slowly but evenly around the circumference of your head. Start at the nape, then move forward to the hairline, and lastly do the centre.
It is every important to avoid using your nails. They can scratch and bruise your scalp.
4. Pay particular attention to the back of your head where the neck meets the back of your skull. This area has a lot of tension. Relieve it by applying light pressure whilst moving in circular motion and gently pulling on the skin.
By the time your 20 minutes are up you will feel rejuvenated and have boosted circulation to encourage growth. I believe the secret to such an enjoyable and effective massage is the warmed scented oil and time taken to do it. We tend to rush over our scalp massages which although yield results, don't work as effectively as when we had taken our time to really encourage circulation.
Happy growing and massaging