Benefits of doing scalp massages
Regular scalp massages are known to help stimulate scalp growth, reduce stress, and, in a pinch, help to reduce painful headaches. Scalp massages can be done directly to the scalp, or using a carrier oil, such as jojoba or olive oil, to increase blood circulation.
What are scalp massagers?
Scalp massagers usually come in two forms: manual or electric. Manual scalp massagers, like the one below, cost anywhere from $5 - $10/£3 - £7.
Electric scalp massagers are usually powered by a battery, and vibrate to give your scalp a deep clean, like the one below.
Most electric scalp massagers are water-resistant, so you can use them in the shower. Ladies who have dense natural hair - or if you struggle to achieve a clean scalp during wash day - may benefit from using this kind of scalp massager. Electric scalp massagers can cost you anywhere from $15 - 30 (please convert to £ as needed).
What's better - using your fingers or using scalp massagers?
You can easily do scalp massages on your own with your fingers. However, manual and electric massagers present a number of benefits that may help you to maintain a clean, healthy scalp:
A deeper clean: Electric and manual massagers can get deeper into your roots to remove dirt and buildup.
Easy to use: Most massagers can be used in the shower while you shampoo, and they are easy to clean.
Protects your nails: Scrubbing your scalp with your fingers can be tough on your nails and cause them to break. By using a scalp massager, you are giving your nails a rest.
So, are scalp massagers worth the money?
We say yes. Both kinds of massagers thoroughly clean your scalp, stimulate blood flow, give your nails a break, and are easy to clean. Whatever massager you choose, you can be sure that you're making a worthwhile investment in the health of your hair!