Benefits of Scalp Massage
Just like regular hair, maintaining a great looking bald or shaved head requires a little bit of work. A bald head requires specific care in order to keep the scalp healthy.
Whether you have recently shaved or maintaining a bald head for years, a good massage can do wonders for you. A massage is like a facial for your scalp.
The kneading and rubbing scalp movements encourage blood flow and conditions of the skin. It moisturizes dry skin and prevents the development of flakes and dandruff. Stimulating the scalp promotes good nutrient and blood flow.
Scalp massage also can reduce stress and boost your mood. It relieves pain by improving blood circulation, promoting the release of serotonin, and removing muscle tension.
To get the best result, prepare a quiet area where you can sit and relax for about 15 minutes.
How to Massage Bald Head
To start with, you will need a good quality massage oil. There is a wide range of hair oils available in the market. You need to choose the one that suits your scalp condition.
The best oils you can use are tea tree, lavender, castor, jojoba, and olive oil. Warm the oil in hand and apply it evenly to all the areas of your scalp and nape. If you ask another person to massage you, ask him/her to massage your shoulders and nape first, to get the circulation moving to your head.
If you do it by yourself, massage each side with your opposite hand and fingers. It means massage your right shoulder and nape with your left hand, and continue on the left side with your right hand.
After that, apply gentle pressure on your head with all of your ten fingertips. Start by gently massaging around your hairline or temples. Knead and rub your fingers in a circular action to the back of your scalp.
Move your fingers around your bald head, working from your temple region and forehead to the front and then to your neck. Initially, use less pressure, and then gradually increase in on your scalp. Leave the massaged oil for at least an hour and then wash your head with shampoo.
The bare skin on your head requires specific care and attention. This is because your hairless scalp is exposed to the harsh rays of sun, pollutants and extremes of temperature.
A good massage cannot just improve your scalp condition but can also promote an overall feeling of relaxation. The kneading action of scalp massage stimulates the release of happy hormones or endorphins, the hormones responsible for reducing stress levels and promoting well-being.