Who among you regularly give your scalp a good massage during washing? I’m sure many of you can relate that with our busy schedules, our hair routine usually involves just quickly shampooing our hair without really taking the time to massage our scalp. I wonder when’s the last time my scalp got massaged…Oh I remember! At a salon when I had my hair trimmed.
Why is it important to massage our scalp? Because a healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp. No matter how expensive your shampoo is, if you have an unhealthy scalp…in the end, you’ll still have an unhealthy mane. Good news is that you don’t have to go out of your way too much to have a healthy scalp. Just massage for a few minutes using aromatherapy oils and that’s it! Here are a few aromatherapy oils that you could use for optimal results. There are a number which have been clinically proven already so I’m sure that if you take the time, it’ll not be a waste of effort.
This miracle oil from Morocco is more popularly known for its anti-aging benefits. However, did you know that this liquid gold is also great for the hair too? Yep. You read that right. Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E which is a nutrient great for hair growth. Since Vitamin E promotes better circulation, nutrients are well distributed all throughout our body including our hair. When nutrients are distributed evenly, then our damaged hair are repaired and renewed as well. Vitamin E also aids in our scalp’s oil production. Oil lubricates hair and prevents it from drying out.
This miracle oil is also packed with essential fatty acids that help promote stronger hair by strengthening our mane’s protein bonding structures. EFA’s also help heal split ends and solve dandruff. Whew! That was a long list!
Lavender is also known to promote hair growth. In a study conducted in 1998, 44 percent of patients treated with Lavender showed significant improvement in hair growth. The study involved massaging the patients’ scalp daily with Lavender mixed with grapeseed and jojoba oils.
Rosemary also promotes hair growth. While it can be used alone, some experts recommend combining rosemary with apple cider vinegar. Massage onto scalp each night before bed.
Like all three oils, thyme is also great for people suffering from slow hair growth and even hair loss. Thyme is a strong antiseptic and antimicrobial agent that invigorates the scalp by promoting blood circulation. Mix thyme with aloe vera and massage once into scalp daily.
This oil is often used to treat dandruff as it helps cleanse scalp and roots. Experts suggest mixing it with vodka or pure grain for optimal results.