- Hair loss
- Itchy scalp
- Dry scalp
- Flaky scalp
- Dermatitis and much more
You can use most natural oils to massage your scalp but focus on unadulterated oils as oils with additives such as mineral oil and liquid paraffin clog the pores and accelerate scalp issues.
8 Steps to Effectively Massage Scalp with Natural Oils
- Pour your natural oils of choice into a small bowl. You can also add 5 – 10 drops of your preferred essential oils but I recommend peppermint, tea tree, rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils.
- Afterwards, heat the oil by lowering into a bigger bowl full of hot water. You can microwave it if you like but I wouldn’t recommend this. It might compromise the mixture’s effectiveness and probably burn your scalp.
- While the oil is heating up, section your hair into manageable portions – 3 to 4 parts. More if you prefer.
- Once the oil is hot, take 1 section of the already parted hair and start parting into smaller sections, then apply the oil directly to the scalp. You can get heavy handed if you have type 4 hair but just enough to cover the exposed scalp. If oil is dripping down your face or neck when you’re done, you’ve applied too much.
- Once the scalp area in that section is covered, pour some oil into your hands and rub together until warm then start massaging your scalp with the fingertips only (no nails).
- Rub in small vigorous circles until you feel a bit of heat. This should take about 5 – 10 minutes. This promotes blood circulation in the scalp.
- Work whatever oil residue you have on your palms through the length of your hair then braid up that section and repeat with the rest of the sections.
- Cover with a plastic cap or clingfilm and leave the oil in overnight.
- Wash out the next morning with a mild shampoo like Pure Castile Soap. If your hair still feels greasy, then try a stronger but still mild shampoo like Schwarzkopf BC Aloe Essence Sensitive Soothe Mild Shampoo.
- Condition and style as usual.
In addition to alleviating several hair issues, frequent scalp massaging with oil also keeps these problems at bay. Scalp massaging also promotes stronger hair growth and helps to regulate sebum production on the scalp the same way it regulates sebum production when applied to the face.
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