Try a warm oil scalp massage two or three times a week to stimulate and moisturize the scalp. Use good-quality coconut, olive or almond oil, slightly warmed, and gently massage the oil into your scalp with the pads of your fingers. Leave on at least two hours, preferably overnight, then shampoo the oil from your hair. You can also use Ayurvedic hair oils containing Bhringaraj—also called “king of tresses”—and Brahmi.
This is something I plan to incorporate into my routine ASAP. I’ve heard good things, I just need to figure out a way to do it without tangling my hair at the roots. I’ll most certainly be using my Argan/Castor oil mixture!
I saw a great video on youtube showing how to properly massage your scalp. If you do it right you shouldn't get tangles becasue you don't actually move your fingers. Once you have your fingers in postion you literally move your scalp not your fingers. It made all the difference for me. Hope it helps.
I massage my scalp nightly. Massaging helps my hair to retain length and growth. I use Bee Mine Growth Serum….smells good in my hair all day. I do a thorough massage. I pour a quarter size amount in the palm of my hand, then dip my fingertips in and then begin to massage toward the back, then I work my way up to the front. I do the sides and continue to massage in the middle. I usually do not have any tangles while massaging. I love to massage, it helps me relax and I can feel the blood flowing throughout my scalp. Also, I still feel the massage during the day (don’t ask me why). I think Bee Mine Oil really helps me to continue to feel the effects of the massage during the day. I usually massage before going to bed. I then spritz oil into my twist after my massage. My hair can be extremely dry during the summer, so the oil spritz helps me have shine and not a dull look as I take out my twist for styling. Oh, I use Fantasia IC PM Night Time Oil treatment for spritzing (no need to heat oil, with this product—-read instructions you will get it). Try it ladies you’ll find your hair lookin fab. My hair is so healthy by me doing massage treatments.
I do scalp massages with an Essential oil mix for hair growth … when I remember to do it. That's usually about one or two times a week. The mix includes jojoba and grapeseed oil as the carrier oils and rosemary, lavender, thyme and cedarwood EO. I'll have to try warming it up first though!! The articles I've read on this mix call for massaging it in for 2 minutes and then wrapping a warm towel around the head for a half hour to hour, I think. What I've done sometimes is apply it at night, then put on a plastic cap and my winter hat to hit the sack. I guess any of those methods will create the desired effect: warmed oil for better absorption.
Here is a link to my mix, which includes links to other articles about it, if anyone is interested:
This sounds awesome…now to get the hubby into believing that doing this for me benefits him some how and I am all in lol!!!
Yes. I do it with either Vatika oil or just plain EVCO.
okay, DEFINITELY going to incorporate this every wash day 🙂 sounds great, thanks…probably use olive/castor oil
Every other day. I see a lot of growth.
Because I have an extremely dry scalp (almost like eczema), I massage my scalp once a day with jojoba and tea tree oil or sweet almond and tea tree oil. It has done wonders to soothe my scalp and relieve tension. My hair is currently a 3 inch twa, so I don't worry about trying to preserve styles or keeping it stretched.