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Growth & Retention

Good Hair Habit #8 – Massage Your Scalp

scalp massage brush Massaging your scalp is a good habit to develop. It’s an integral part of any hair care regimen.

Benefits of the Scalp Massage

Scalp massages in general, increase blood flow to the hair follicles, which in turn stimulates circulation leading to growth and the healthy flow of sebum. There are other benefits as well:

  • Opens pores on the scalp so that nutrients from hair & scalp products are better absorbed
  • A natural stress reliever
  • Relaxes the head and neck

What Type of Scalp Massager is Best?

There are many ways to get a good scalp massage. Your own fingers are by far the cheapest tools to massage your scalp with. You can apply a natural oil to your scalp and massage away.

If you are looking for something a little more “mechanical” with deeper stimulating ability, there are a few other options:


The VitaGoods and Scalpmaster massagers also double as shampoo brushes so they are waterproof. The claw shaped scalp massager with the prongs should only be used on dry, straight or stretched hair.

Each of these scalp massagers can be used to stimulate circulation and growth in your scalp. It’s a matter of preference. I have both the claw shaped massager and the VitaGoods shampoo brush and tend to use one over the other based on my mood. I’ll use the claw shaped massager when I’m just sitting around watching television and relaxing. It helps to enhance my relaxation all while helping to stimulate growth.

Stay tuned for Good Hair Habit #9: Review Your Regimen Twice a Year


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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