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Scalp Massage for Hair Growth: Does It Really Work for Redheads?

This is kinda shocking!

If you’ve ever had your head massaged at the hair salon, you know it’s super relaxing. But, did you know it’s actually beneficial for your red hair? That’s right, massaging and stimulating the scalp doesn’t just feel good, it’s good for you!

Yes, it helps with hair growth! 

Stimulation of the scalp can help promote blood flow and hair growth. While it won’t make your hair grow like crazy, it’s a great step to add in if you’re trying to grow your hair out. Simply use a scalp massager while you’re shampooing. Not only will it massage the scalp but it will help you get a deeper clean to remove build-up. 

READ: How Redheads Can Achieve Their Hair Goals

Yes, it helps with the thickness of the hair

According to studies, stimulation of the scalp may also lead to thicker hair. When the scalp is massaged, it stretches the cells of the hair follicles, in turn stimulating the follicles to produce thicker hair. 

It can also help reduce headaches from tension and stress 

If you suffer from migraines, tension headaches, or stress-related headaches, scalp massages and scalp stimulation can be very beneficial. These types of headaches usually come hand in hand with muscle tension in the head, neck, and shoulders. Massaging the scalp allows some of that tension to be released and reduces headaches. 

It can also help lower blood pressure

Because scalp stimulation eases tension and stress, it is great for helping to lower blood pressure. This is because when circulation is increased there is a positive effect on the relaxation of blood vessels.

Scoop of different types of hair massagers to incorporate into your hair routine:

HEETA In-Shower Hair Brush and Massager, $8 


USAGA 20 Fingers Head Scratcher/Massager, $12 


Portable Scalp Massager – Perfect for office, $10


Rock it like a Redhead!