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When it comes to hair, especially intensely coiled, dryness-prone African hair, you can’t stress scalp care enough. The state of your scalp is so important for hair growth and health. Plus, certain treatments, like scalp massage, help keep your scalp in tip top condition.
There’s a reason why stylists frequently include scalp massage in their appointments. And it’s not just about making you feel like a pampered celeb (although that’s great too!). Scalp massage is loaded with amazing physical and psychological advantages. The psychological benefits are obvious: massage is really relaxing, helping to relieve tension headaches, encourage a sense of wellbeing and promote better sleep. It does make a difference.
As for physical benefits – particularly in relation to your hair – they all stem from the stimulating action of the massage. As the stylist applies pressure with their fingertips, and then moves their hands in small continuous circles over your head, you’ll probably notice your skin starting to feel warm. That’s because the massage is encouraging blood flow.
Improved circulation matters, because it brings more nutrient-loaded, oxygen-rich blood to feed hair follicles – the source of your hair strands. And since salon massage is typically performed with optimised professional products, you’re receiving an added dose of nourishment for both hair and scalp. That helps to combat the dryness that can eventually lead to brittleness and breakage.
One of these salon-quality products (available to purchase for home use as well) is Mizani’s new Scalp Care Calming Lotion. It is regarded as a stylist’s essential because it primes hair for a clean start free of dandruff and dry flakes. At the same time the lotion’s natural ingredient combination of aloe vera, avocado oil, eucalyptus and menthol is soothing and intensely moisturising, enhancing hair shine and softness.
It’s important to note that scalp massage isn’t a miracle hair growth treatment. This said, it is an excellent tool for encouraging better, healthier hair and scalp condition overall. If you want an expert assessment of your hair growth, it’s always best to speak face-to-face with your stylist. Find your nearest salon here .
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