Scalp Massager
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Maintaining a healthy scalp is crucial for the overall well-being of our hair, potentially influencing both its growth and appearance.

One way you may able to help promote scalp and hair health is to add a scalp massage to your daily routine.

What are the benefits of using a scalp massager?

Scalp massagers can potentially play a role in promoting healthier hair by eliminating dead skin cells and dandruff. Regular use of scalp massagers helps reduce product buildup, exfoliate skin, and provide necessary care for your hair.

Some people who used scalp massagers have also reported increased hair growth and thickness, especially when combined with a hair serum.

Apart from enhancing hair health, scalp massagers offer additional benefits, including stress reduction, improved product absorption, increased blood circulation, and prevention of product buildup.

How do you use a scalp massager?

While the scalp massager's benefits are numerous, you won't be able to experience them if you don't know how to use the tool.

The reccomended approach is to use the massager on damp hair before shampooing. Make sure to move the tool in circular motions to thoroughly exfoliate the hair and give yourself a soothing massage. People who have tried this find it to be very relaxing, as it can offer a calming sensation, relieving you of tension.

It's recommended to use a scalp massager for about five minutes twice or thrice a week to promote scalp health and hair strength.

Before starting the massage, apply your hair oil or treatment first. The massager's bristles can spread the product evenly and help it penetrate better, allowing you to experience the full benefits of the oil or treatment. This is also beneficial for those with thick hair who are using a hair mask, ensuring product distribution.

How do you choose a scalp massager?

Now that you know how to use scalp massagers effectively, it's essential to learn about the different types of massagers that cater to specific needs.

One popular type of scalp massager features a round design with beads, which help to massage the head and hair. The beads also help increase product movement on the hair, whether it's an oil or treatment.

The second type of scalp massager has a spiky brush design, ideal for those who want intense exfoliation to eliminate dead skin cells and remove irritating dandruff.