Last updated on July 24th, 2020 at 06:38 pm
If you aren’t familiar with having a nightly scalp massage routine, let me introduce you. I find that massaging the scalp nightly is the key to stimulating the blood flow in your scalp which leads to healthy hair growth and at times, an increased rate of hair growth.
HERE’S A QUICK VIDEO DEMONSTRATING THE SCALP MASSAGE
While I used the Vanity Planet Scalp Massager in this video, I don’t always use it. You can totally massage your scalp with the pads of your fingers. It’s just as relaxing and just as effective.
It’s worth the effort to develop a nightly scalp massage routine. You don’t always have to use an oil but massaging your scalp with a warm oil containing natural herbs known for promoting hair growth will really keep your scalp stimulated.
Taking the time to massage your scalp nightly yields great benefits for your scalp and overall well being:
- Improves blood circulation in the scalp, stimulating hair growth
- Reduces stress which can lead to premature hair shedding
- Strengthens the roots of the hair shaft
- Helps distribute natural oils in the scalp
- Reduces over stimulation of natural oil in the scalp
- Promotes better sleep
While the scalp massage routine shared is a nightly routine, I suggest you only do it nightly for a week. Then, you want to take a break for a few days and consider changing up the oil you use.
You don’t want your hair to get too used to certain nutrients. While it won’t hurt, it’s good to change the oil you use once in a while.
DIY Scalp Massaging Oils
In the video, I’m using one of my favorite herbal hair oils: Shar Naturals Fresh Herbs & Ayurvedic Oil. It contains oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender, basil, green tea, shikakai, bhringraj, Brahmi and so much more.
While that oil is great for stimulating the scalp, I do sometimes like to create my own herbal hair oils.
There’s many DIY oils you can create to massage your scalp but below I share three that are great for stimulating your scalp. Simply mix the ingredients in the measurements as directed and massage away.
DIY Amla Oil
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. amla powder
- 1 tbsp. fenugreek powder
Combine ingredients into a sauce pan and warm on the stove over a low flame to allow the coconut oil to melt. As the mixture warms it will change to a brownish color. Stir with a spoon, allow to cool and pour oil into an applicator bottle.
Optional: Strain out any undissolved herbal powders using a cheese cloth or coffee filter.
Want to purchase an amla oil? Henna Sooq carries an organic Amla oil here.
DIY Pure Oil Mix
- 2 tbpsn jojoba oil
- 2 tbspn olive oil
- 15 drops of peppermint oil
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- 3 drops rosemary oil
DIY Hair Growth Oil
- 4 oz of Castor Oil
- 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Dash of MSM Powder (optional)
- Dash of Vitamin C Powder (optional)
Mix well and use warmed. Do not microwave.
Note: Opt to use organic oils and herbs whenever possible. Purity = potency.