NEW BEGINNINGS: Stimulating Your Scalp

Last updated on August 10th, 2021 at 12:51 pm

With a focus on new beginnings when it comes to growing healthy hair, the scalp should be the focus of much of your attention. It’s the beginning of any journey to growing healthy hair. Therefore, you want to be aware of all the ways to stimulate the scalp. Why?

ways to stimulate scalp
Healthy stimulated scalp

The scalp is where your hair grows from. Simple.

But it’s deeper than that. Your hair actually begins growing beneath the scalp and it starts with stimulating that area so that blood flow is increased.

Stimulated Scalp = Increased Blood Flow = Stimulated Scalp

It’s a constant cycle which when attended to, will help with improving your level of hair growth.

Even if you aren’t seeking an increased level of hair growth, you still want your hair to keep growing.

healthy hair from a healthy scalp

healthy hair from a healthy scalp

The life cycle of a hair strand ranges from two to seven years depending on your genetic make up. Once that hair has reached its full life span, it will fall out and another will take its place. This begins the growth cycle all over again.

Therefore, you want each hair that grows on your hair to have the best breeding ground for hair growth possible.

Ways to Stimulate Your Scalp

There are quite a few ways to stimulate your scalp (note: stimulating hair growth is just the first step in retaining the length you grow). You can use one, or two or all:

  • Add growth stimulating herbs to your hair products. These would include: Amla, Nettle, Rosemary, Aloe Vera and more.
  • Rub aloe vera into your scalp when doing a pre-poo
  • Use a tea rinse (add herbs to these as well) that block the production of DHT, the hormone responsible for shedding and hair loss.
  • Consume supplements that stimulate hair growth internally (ex: biotin)
  • Massage your scalp with a scalp massager brush when shampooing
  • Throughout the week, do a scalp massage – 3x a week minimum
  • Massage stimulating oils to your scalp 3-4 times a week
  • Invert your head once a week while massaging your scalp
ways to stimulate the scalp

Additional Support

The following articles will provide you with a wealth of information to help you care for your scalp – including stimulating it.

Some of these articles are right here on Fine Natural Hair and Faith and others are from reputable sources on the web. Sharing is caring:

Keeping your scalp clean and stimulated is the basis for healthy hair that grows. This is of course, assuming you are also doing what’s needed internally – staying hydrated and eating clean, healthy foods.

Focus on your scalp health as much as you do the health of your hair. The many ways to stimulate the scalp above will help you to improve your scalp’s health and increase your growth rate.

This post is the first on in the New Beginnings Hair Series.

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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 2 Comments

  1. Nancy

    THANKS MICHELLE. WHAT WOULD YOU ADVICE ON A RECEDED HAIRLINE AND THINNING AT THE TOP OF HEAD?

    1. Michelle Smith

      Hi, it really depends on the cause of the receding. It could be hormonal or it could be caused by how tight the hair is being pulled the styling. If the latter, then simply stop doing what you’re doing and be gentle with the hair, avoiding styles like braids that pull at the strands.

      Also, consider incorporating herbal hair treatments like Amla and Henna. Many herbs are know to help regrow the hair. You’ll find more info in this simple Indian Herbal Hair Care Guide: http://finenaturalhairandfaith.com/simple-ancient-ayurvedic-hair-care-guide/

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