It is very important to learn how to massage scalp as your scalp needs a good supply of blood to produce the cells for new hair growth and to maintain your hair. Scalp massage helps to keep the blood flowing to the hair roots. Without the blood, the root will die and won’t produce a strong hair.
If you massage your scalp frequently, you will reinvigorate the hair roots and they will again produce strong and healthy hair. Proper diet and supplementation will also help.
There are 2 ways to do the scalp massage. The first way is to put your fingers on your head. Keep them straight and firm. Don’t bend them. Keep the fingers of each hand about 1/2 to1 inch away from the fingers of the other hand. Now push the fingers into the scalp towards each other so that the skin on the scalp lifts up. If you do this and your fingers touch, you pushed superficially. There will be times when you push down into your scalp and your fingers slip into each other. It happens.
Just keep massaging the scalp until you get the technique right so that you push into the scalp and not into your other fingers. Remember to keep your fingers as straight as possible. Be firm. The skin on the scalp hardly moves.
Don’t be too concerned if you don’t notice it at first. With practice you will. The skin on the scalp lifting up isn’t the goal, it’s just a helpful way to know you are pushing into your scalp the correct way.
You can also do these in mini-circles. When you massage scalp like this your fingers don’t have to be 1 inch apart, they can be on the opposite sides of your head. With these it may be harder to tell if the skin lifts up on the scalp. So just concentrate on pushing into your head with these circles. Again, remember to keep your fingers straight and firm. Also, push in with the pads on your fingertips, not your fingernails.
Either way, do these for a couple seconds in each spot. Move the fingers to another area and do again. Do this until you did each area on your head. Repeat this at least 2 more times over the whole head. If you can do more, then do more. Remember, push into the scalp. Don’t just do surface pushes and circles that are superficial. You need to be firm.
Pay more attention to the thinning, receding, and balding areas. However, do the whole head so you can get a good blood supply to those thinning, receding, and balding areas that are weaker. The blood supply has the hardest time getting to the top of the head and the temple areas.
The least damaged areas will be where you see the first signs of new hair growth first. However, the hair growth process of the first batch of new hairs should grow in pretty evenly. After that, those new hairs will grow in more unevenly.
People spend big bucks on hair regrowth products that promise wonders but deliver nothing. You can easily save money if you learn how to massage scalp at home. This technique has been proved to work as long as you are consistent.