You’ve invested in a customized shampoo and conditioner, pamper your strands with oils and tinctures, and avoid sun and chlorine at all costs. You deserve a slow clap. But...how often do you massage your scalp? As Hamlet so aptly said, “aye, there’s the rub.”
Caring for your scalp is a vital step in your healthy hair care regimen. Why?
Watch Them Grow
Let’s get to the bottom of why massage is such a game changer...literally. It all starts at the hair follicle, located just beneath the skin on your scalp. Research has shown that this particular kind of massage increases hair thickness by stretching the cells of hair follicles, in turn stimulating them to produce thicker, stronger hair.
One Japanese study found that hair thickness was on the rise after 24 weeks of regular scalp massage. They attribute this to increased blood flow to the crown as direct stimulation of the dermal papillae, a highly active group of cells as the base of the hair follicle responsible for helping your strands to grow.
Self Care Starts at the Scalp
We all secretly love getting our hair shampooed at the salon (just me?) partially because of the little scalp massage they throw in. Studies show it’s more than just a one-way ticket to relaxation—stimulating the nerves on the skin’s surface with gentle pressure can lower blood pressure and reduce the levels of stress hormones. Win win.
If you’re on board, but not sure where to start, don’t fret. We’ve created our own game-changing tool to help you achieve the world’s happiest scalp. Our Scalp Massager is crafted from high-quality silicone and made with soft, flexible bristles, designed to fit comfily in your hand (whether you’re right or left-handed) for healthier hair in minutes.
We recommend using your Scalp Massager once per week (it’s safe for color-treated hair and recommended for all hair types and scalp conditions). To use, apply shampoo to wet hair as usual. While holding the massager in your hand, gently press bristles to scalp while working in small circular motions. Light to medium pressure and small movements will provide the greatest benefit without irritating your scalp or tangling your hair. And voilà!
Trust us, you won’t remember how you used to shower without it. Click here to shop!