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Chilli from TLC looks to Indian beauty ritual Scalp Massages for hair growth

I was just looking on Twitter and saw Chilli of TLC tweet about she was trying to get back to waist length by going to an Indian salon and getting a 30 minute scalp massage.

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What exactly does scalp stimulation do for hair growth?

According to www.hairlossexpert.co.uk “A properly done scalp massage can increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, increase relaxation, decrease stress, condition the scalp, and boost the strength of the hair roots. The kneading pressure applied by massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation. Increased circulation means that the cells of the hair follicle will receive more of the nutrients necessary to optimal hair growth function. The rubbing motion promotes relaxation and feels good, thus increasing the production of “feel good” chemicals that work to lower levels of stress hormone in the body. Lower stress levels allow your organs to function more efficiently, thus boosting your hair follicle’s ability to grow hair.

If you use nourishing oil during scalp massage the oils will condition the scalp, reducing the occurrence of dandruff and dry skin that can interfere with the hair growth process. Oils also condition the hair shaft and root lessening the chances of brittleness, hair strand breakage, and split ends.”

Indian Rituals

According to SpaMagazine.com “Nourishing the scalp is an essential beauty ritual for the women of India, who as often as once a week pour warm oil onto their heads and then massage it into their hair and scalp.

The massage encourages circulation and allows the oil to penetrate deeper, leaving the hair well moisturized.

Some Indians also incorporate a technique known as marma-point massage that focuses on areas where energy may be blocked. Applying pressure to specific marma points (there are 37 on the head and neck alone) helps break up stagnant energy, which sends health and beauty throughout the body.”

I absolutely LOVE getting my scalp massaged..even when I go get a full body massage–the scalp massage is my favorite part. I have never had an extensive scalp massage like Chilli is speaking of. Maybe I need to try a 30 minute scalp massage…or may even try going to an indian salon and getting it done.

Happy Growing!