One of the best parts about getting your hair cut is the head massage in the shampoo bowl, right? Well, here’s why you may want to get a scalp massage more often. It could help your hair grow thicker!
Dr. Robert Dorin is a hair-restoration specialist and he says a vigorous head massage can boost blood flow to the scalp, which nourishes follicles. It can also counteract stress. And Mayo Clinic studies have shown that chronic stress can send follicles into a dormant state – also known as the resting phase – which is when hair falls out. But by reducing stress, follicles can be revived and go back into a growth phase.
But you don’t need to schedule extra hair salon appointments. You can get the benefits from giving yourself regular scalp massages – or using one of those flexible wire hand-held scalp massagers.