Healthy hair follicles means healthy hair growth and reduced hair loss. Hair follicles need nutrients and oxygen to be healthy. A good blood circulation to hair follicles fulfils theses needs. Blood circulation to hair follicle increases when scalp is massaged well. Scalp massage is beneficial for healthy hair. Few precautions have to be taken while massaging hair.
• People with oily scalp should massage scalp twice in a week with thin oils like coconut oil. Use little oil to massage. Over use of oil may lead to hair loss, dandruff and itching. • People with dry hair and dry scalp should massage their scalp and hair with sesame oil or coconut oil. Massaging scalp and hair daily help to reduce dryness of scalp and hair. It also prevents splitting of hair. • Normal hair and normal scalp need massage in alternate days. This can be done with sesame or coconut oil. • Never overdo massage. This may lead to hair loss. • A 10 minutes massage is sufficient. • Massage should be done with finger tips.