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by: Better Not Younger
November 24, 2020
Who doesn’t love those 10 or 15 minutes of lying, head back, in the salon sink, and receiving a tranquil scalp massage from their stylist? That is usually the best part of the appointment because it feels incredible and yields a number of health benefits, from the exfoliating of product build-up to generating stronger strands.
It can be especially beneficial for those of us with aging hair and scalps. Regular scalp massages can wake up skin oil production, improving the quality and texture of our tresses. Read on to further explore whether it’s a good idea to get regular scalp massages.
A scalp massage is done by manually stimulating your head using your fingertips or a specially designed device — and the best part is you don’t have to wait for your next salon visit. You can experience the benefits yourself during your morning shampoo or your evening serum application.
Here are a few ways to get scalp massages.
Today many spas offer services that exclusively focus on the scalp. They are featured à la carte or as an add-on to hairstyling treatments. These massages are generally more lavish than your standard shampoo and can optionally include olive, jojoba, or almond oils. Spas may incorporate other body parts like your shoulders and neck.
As we mentioned above, salon visits are known for relaxing shampoos that include a relaxing scalp massage. High-end salons feature scalp massage treatments that are intended to exfoliate and boost blood circulation. They may also add aromatherapy, diet advice, and other therapeutic services.
Professional scalp massage treatments can be beneficial, but the cost can add up fast. Thankfully, a beneficial scalp massage is literally at your fingertips. Massage your scalp once or twice a day for a few minutes or use a device like Better Not Younger’s Superpower Liquid Comb Scalp Massaging Serum Applicator.
Though designed to be used with Better Not Younger’s Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum, you can also use it alone. It is portable and easy to tote around and use anywhere you want to stimulate your scalp and de-stress.
You can use it in the shower or at night to apply your Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum. Simply load a small dropper of serum into the filling port and enjoy a rejuvenating massage. At the same time, nourishing ingredients like niacinamide, oleanolic acid, and kelp extract are worked into your skin.
Vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are delivered straight to your hair roots.
Let’s look closer at the benefits of regular scalp massages, including how they can boost hair health and even stabilize hair loss.
Androgenetic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. It is triggered by genetic factors and brought on by the presence of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in your body. DHT causes hair strands and eventually follicles to miniaturize, leading to diminished blood flow to the hair bulb.
During this process, the hair bulb and blood vessel connection is compromised, primarily due to inflammation. Nutrients and oxygen have difficulty reaching your hair while waste, including DHT and carbon dioxide, cannot be carried away. Decreased blood flow does not directly engender hair loss; however, it is a significant contributor.
Fortunately, a scalp massage with the Superpower Liquid Comb can revive scalp blood flow, giving your follicles a real shot at returning to their former health.
Growing new hair is a primary concern for most aging women, and regular scalp massages can positively impact these efforts. Researchers in Japan have concluded that using mechanical force to stimulate the dermal papilla cells (cells that are pivotal for hair growth and formation) enables cell stretching, allowing for hair follicles to grow thicker.
In 2019, American researchers analyzed survey results from a scalp massage study and found 70% of the participants reported either their hair regrew or it had stopped falling out.
Scientists believe tension and stress can cause three kinds of hair loss:
Additionally, increased stress can restrict our ability to take in oxygen. Many women get older and forget the importance of physical activity or taking deep breaths. Reduced oxygen levels can impact your scalp.
Try deep breathing while getting regular scalp massages or while using Better Not Younger’s Superpower Liquid Comb Scalp Massaging Serum Applicator. Scalp massages are an effective way to lessen physical tension and mental stress.
Stress management can help you decrease hair loss and may even help you grow it back.
The sebaceous glands, located at the base of your follicles, produce a skin oil called sebum responsible for preventing skin moisture loss. Sebum production slows as we reach menopause.
Additionally, using harsh sulfate shampoos or other hair products, plus environmental pollutants, can negatively affect sebum amounts. Lower levels lead to flaking and dryness. This increases inflammation and hair loss due to rubbing and itching.
Regular scalp massages are essential for sebum production regulating the underlying biology of your hair. Using Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum during your massages can boost your scalp’s hydration levels. This lightweight, non-greasy liquid contains bamboo, a hair-strengthening ingredient that supports moisture retention.
Life gets better as we get older, and so should our hair. Take care of yourself and your scalp by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and enjoying the rewards of regular scalp massages.
Use Better Not Younger’s Superpower Liquid Comb Scalp Massaging Serum Applicator by itself or coupled with our Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum for a calming scalp massage anytime and anywhere you like.
Buy both products on our Shop page for one low price as part of our Superpower Hair & Scalp Duo.