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Scalp massage: pulling method

Scalp massage: pulling method

Want longer hair? Just pull it until it’s longer! Okay, it’s not that easy, but there is a method of hair pulling and massage that you can use to help your hair grow, and it feels pretty amazing too.

As you’ve learned in the first part of this hair journey, your scalp plays a vital role in hair growth and health. It’s where everything starts and vital to the end result. So, let’s take an in-depth look at scalp massage and hair-pulling in particular.

The benefits of scalp massage

So, you want longer hair? Then it’s time to focus on the roots. Whether you’re giving a scalp massage to someone else or to yourself, it comes with a lot of benefits, and not all of them relate to your head and hair. Here are just a few ways you’ll benefit from a scalp massage.

Nutrient-rich. A good scalp massage stimulates the blood circulation in this area, which brings more nutrients to your hair follicles. Whether you’re eating right to promote hair growth or taking vitamins designed to revitalize your hair, you need to get those nutrients out to your scalp and hair to have them really do their job and a scalp massage is a perfect way to do that.

Strong follicles. The more nutrient-rich blood that feeds your follicles, the healthier they’ll be. This means there is more protection for your growing hair.

Massage oils and more. Using the right oils to give a scalp massage keeps your hair and scalp moisturized, protected and nourished.

Hair La Vie Serum is a great additive because it goes on light and is fully absorbed. This means it doesn’t weigh your hair down, it just adds wonderful ingredients your hair will soak up and love. As an extra benefit, it also works miracles on your hands and nails too.

Don’t forget natural oils. Massaging your scalp distributes the natural oils in your hair and pulls them toward the ends without damaging your hair. It’s a great way to spread the wealth of that natural protection.

Less breakage. When your hair is nourished from the root and moisturized throughout, it becomes stronger and is less likely to break.

Relaxing and mood-boosting. We all know that massages help us relax, even just a scalp massage. But did you know that massages can also increase the production of endorphins and serotonin, key ingredients in reducing the impact of stress and improving mood?

Genetic activity:.This is perhaps the most exciting reason to regularly practice scalp massage, it’s been scientifically proven to activate genes that promote hair growth. It takes 4 minutes a day, and you can help your genes give you the hair you deserve.

How to give yourself a scalp massage

There are a number of scalp massagers on the market to help you give yourself or someone else a fine massage, and they do make good holiday gifts. But you don’t need anything more than your fingers, so that’s what we’re going to explore today.

If you want to add a massager to the mix, make sure to find one that won’t get tangled and do any damage. Now here are the 5 steps of self-scalp massage:

1. Start with fingertips. Start with a nice, gentle pressure on the edges of your hairline in front and work back and down. Do this a few times.

2. Circular motion. Switch from running your fingers straight back to a circular motion. Again, begin in the front and top and move back and downward. Repeat from the sides, working backward.

3. Switch direction. Keep your fingers going in a circular motion but start at the nape of your neck this time and work upward to the top of your head. Remember to include the sides also.

4. Cup your head. Now you get to give your fingertips a break and gently cup your head, both sides, in your hands. Using a larger motion that’s instigated at the shoulders to move your scalp forward and back a little bit.

5. Twist and tug. This is the part that’s really key. Make small sections of hair and gently twist and tug on them. You don’t want to pull the hair out, but you want to feel a comfortable amount of painless pressure.

More on therapeutic hair pulling

Gentle hair pulling (we’re going to keep stressing how important it is to do this gently, but you get the idea) first stimulates blood flow, much like a massage. So, you’re going to reap all the benefits that you will with a massage, but maybe to a greater extent.

Additionally, soft hair pulling helps stretch the fascia, this is the area over the skull muscles. Liken it to stretching your core muscles in yoga, you’re stretching the muscles around your scalp in one of the only ways possible. This can provide multiple benefits, but those who suffer tension headaches may see the biggest results, as they have a way to regularly relax tense muscles.

Hair pulling also releases neurohormones in the body that naturally ease aches and pains and can elevate mood. This takes your head massage to the next level.

The next step of your journey

If you want to learn more about scalp massage and hair pulling techniques, try searching TikTok or the internet for some visual demonstrations that will help you learn how to perform a scalp massage and how it helps your hair grow.

There are several different ways you can benefit from a scalp massage that incorporates gentle hair pulling. While you’re here to learn about growing your hair in the healthiest way, there are also other benefits.

By adding a 3-4 minute scalp massage to your daily routine, you will boost your follicle strength, relieve stress in your scalp, reduce hair breakage, improve your mood and kick hair growth genes into action.

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