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Indian head massage for glorious hair
Getting long and glossy locks isn't just about the products you use or the way you style them, as there are ways that you can encourage growth and health in your hair that don't involve cosmetics. Indian head massage is a great way to encourage your hair to grow faster and healthier, which could mean that you end up with long and gorgeous tresses in no time.
Indian head massage is a type of therapy that was created thousands of years ago. It is derived from the Ayurvedic tradition of massage that focuses on the neck, shoulders and head. As well as helping to reduce stress and increase your feeling of wellbeing, Indian head massage can help to stimulate your hair follicles.
Massaging your scalp can help to improve the blood circulation throughout your head, which can lead to healthier hair. This is because the improved blood flow to the follicles can improve their function, meaning that hair grows faster, but also healthier. Indian head massage also helps to improve lymphatic drainage, which enables toxins that could impact hair growth and health to be removed from the body.
While it is best to receive an Indian head massage from someone else, as this helps you to fully relax and means that you can receive a full massage, reaching areas that would otherwise be out of reach to yourself, you can get some of the benefits from using similar techniques on a regular basis.
When performing a head massage on yourself, ensure that you are somewhere quiet and away from distractions. The massage will still help you to relax, even if you are doing it yourself, so it is best to make the most of this. You can also put on some quiet music, light candles or fragrance the room with incense if you want the full experience.
If you want to make use of oils, you can; however, they aren't always necessary. Using a small amount of jojoba, argan or marula oil can help to make the massage easier, provide more nourishment to your scalp and help to improve the condition of your hair. If you haven't got time for this, you can also perform a dry massage.
Sit back in a chair or space that provides support for your back but that doesn't restrict your movements. Simply close your eyes and take a few deep breathes in order to fully relax.
Start the massage by pushing both hands through your hair as you rub your fingers over the scalp. Do this slowly for the best effect, using a pressure that is comfortable for you. Repeat this step three or four times, either keeping the pressure the same or varying it.
Next, gather up handfuls of your hair from close to your scalp. Very gently, slowly tug your hair as you move your hands down the length of it. Repeat across the head until you have done this to every section of hair. This will help to remove tension from your scalp.
Use the heels of your hands to rub your temples in circular movements to further release tensions before moving your hands backwards to also massage your neck. Once your hands reach the back of your neck, use your thumb to massage the base of your skull in small circular movements, once again applying the right amount of pressure for you.
You should also massage each shoulder in turn, by gently squeezing the muscles from your neck down to your hands. Complete the massage by simply pushing your hands over your face and through your hair to the back of your skull. You'll find that the process leaves you feeling relaxed and that doing this one of twice a week could lead to healthier and longer hair.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks