We’ve talked about scalp massage before. It’s a total game changer and an effective tip for literally everyone. So we wanted to really get into it.
The scalp massage is one of our favorite tools for relaxation.You’ve probably seen it on Lauryn’s Instagram, too. She has Michael on a VERY specific scalp stimulation routine. And for good reason… Not only scalp massaging a great way to unwind after a long day, but it also has a ton of benefits for your hair and scalp.
How To Use a Scalp Massager
In this post, we’re going to show you how to *properly* use a scalp massager, share some tips on how to maximize the benefits AND give you the lowdown on why it’s a must-have in your beauty arsenal.
But first, what is a scalp massager?
What Is A Scalp Massager?
A scalp massager is a nifty little tool that you can use to give yourself a relaxing and rejuvenating scalp massage. These massagers are typically made from materials like plastic, metal, or silicone and some have bristles or nubs to help stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow.
We LOVE this silicone one, but more recently Lauryn is loving this wood one.
Believe it or not, people have been using scalp massagers for centuries to promote hair growth and reduce stress.
And you can too!
How Does A Scalp Massager Work?
Let’s talk about how these babies work.
These handheld tools are a game-changer for your hair and scalp. They work double duty, cleaning your scalp while massaging your hair follicles, promoting hair growth, and improving blood circulation. It’s like a mini spa day for your scalp.
The nubs or bristles also gently exfoliate your scalp, removing any dirt, oil, or dead skin cells that might be clogging your hair follicles. Say goodbye to dandruff and other scalp irritations, and hello to a fresh and clean scalp.
Scalp Massager Benefits
So, let’s be real, who doesn’t love a good scalp massage? Not only does it feel amazing, but scientific evidence shows that it also has some serious scalp health benefits – for ALL hair types and people’s overall well-being.
Here are some reasons why you need to add a scalp massager to your routine ASAP:
♡ Hair growth! A 2016 study in Japan suggested that a scalp massage itself increased hair growth and thicker hair follicles. Stimulate those hair follicles and watch your locks grow.
♡ Relaxation station. Reduce stress, boost your mood, and feel like a queen.
♡ Blood flow for the win. Improve circulation to your scalp and give your hair the nutrients it needs to thrive.
♡ Bye-bye buildup. Say sayonara to product buildup and dead skin cells that can clog your pores. A lymphatic drainage massage of the occipital lymph node in your scalp helps filter the crap out of your system.
♡ Stronger strands. Strengthen your hair roots and nourish your hair shafts for shiny and healthy hair.
♡ Less hair loss is key. Keep your hair on your head where it belongs and prevent it from falling out.
How To Properly Use A Scalp Massager
♡ To wash your scalp properly
The best time to use a shampoo brush scalp massager is during your shower when your scalp is already wet. Apply shampoo to your hair and use the massager to work it into your scalp. Massage for 3-5 minutes, 2-3 times a week, to help stimulate hair growth and improve blood circulation.
♡ To nourish your scalp
Before using a scalp massager, apply a few drops of hair oil or conditioner to your scalp to help lubricate it. Lauryn loves Vegamour GRO Serum or some of us at TSC like OUAI Hair Oil. This will help the massager glide smoothly over your scalp and prevent any pulling or tugging. Massage for 5-10 minutes, once a week, to help nourish your hair and scalp.
♡ To reduce stress
When using a scalp massager, you want that feather touch! Use gentle pressure and circular motions to avoid damaging your hair or scalp. Start at the front of your head and work your way back, focusing on areas that feel tight or sore. Massage for 5-7 minutes, 2-3 times a week, to help reduce stress and tension.
♡ To exfoliate and prevent dandruff
Scalp brushes with spinning bristles can help exfoliate your scalp and remove any buildup of dead skin cells or product residue. Use it in the shower, after shampooing, for 2-3 minutes, once a week, to help improve hair growth and prevent dandruff.
♡ To detangle
A scalp massager can help detangle your hair and prevent knots from forming. Use it on wet hair, after applying conditioner, to help distribute it evenly and prevent any clumps. Massage for 3-5 minutes, once a week, to help smooth and soften your hair. Tangles begone.
P.S: you can also use IN COMMON Magic Myst Universal Hair Elixer to smooth, detangle and protect hair.
♡ To promote relaxation
When using a scalp massage brush, take your time and enjoy the experience. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and let the massage help you relax and unwind. Massage for 10-15 minutes, once a week, to help reduce stress and promote relaxation.
After using a scalp massager, rinse it thoroughly and let it air dry. This will help prevent any bacteria or mold from growing on it. Use it 1-2 a week, and replace it every 6-12 months, to ensure it stays clean and effective.
Revitalize your scalp with massager magic.
Using a scalp massager is a simple and effective way to relax, reduce stress, improve blood circulation, and promote hair growth. Plus, it feels amazing. By incorporating a scalp massager into your daily routine, you can create a peaceful and rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.
So, why not give it a try?
Whether you’re looking to unwind after a long day or simply want to take better care of your hair and scalp, a scalp massager is the perfect tool for the job.
+ stalk the benefits of washing your hair in cold water here.
++ check out Lauryn’s PA, Ellen, talking about scalp massage here.