Massage Your Scalp – Good Hair Habit #8

Last updated on June 29th, 2020 at 06:22 pm

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


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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I used to hate scalp massages, but since I started my grow-my-edge challenge months back I can’t keep my hands off my head.

    1. Michelle Smith

      it feels so good! I sometimes forget but try to do it at least 4 times a week

  2. teamsavingourstrands

    Very cool tip! I like that the shampoo brush is also a massager! Two birds one stone!

    I already struggle with hand in hair syndrome and massaging my scalp only makes it worse. LOL! I gotta force myself to keep my hands out my hair!

    KLP @

    1. Michelle Smith

      You have that “disease” too? LOL I can’t keep my hands out of my hair either!

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