Massaging The Scalp
Massage helps maintain a healthy scalp. It brings extra blood to the tissues, which enhances the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle. It also reduces scalp tension - which can contribute to hair loss - loosens dead skin cells and helps redress the overproduction of sebum, which makes hair greasy.
You can give yourself a scalp massage at home. Use warm olive oil if the scalp is dry or tight. Try equal parts of witch hazel and mineral water if you have an oily scalp. For a normal scalp, use equal parts rose and mineral waters.
How to Massage the Scalp
Begin the massage by gently rotating your scalp using the tips of your fingers.
Start at the forehead, more to the sides and work over the crown to the nape of the neck. Then place your fingertips firmly on the scalp without exerting too much pressure.
Push the fingers together then pull them apart through the hair in a kneading motion, without lifting or moving them.
When you have massaged for about a minute, move to the next section. Continue until your entire scalp and upper neck have been treated.