Why Scalp Massagers are Good for Teens
Teenagers can be some of the laziest people around. Getting them to do anything more than the bare minimum is no easy task, even if it means it could benefit them. Scalp massagers though, if you haven’t heard, are the easiest addition to your teen’s hair care routine for healthier hair no matter their hair type. These funny-looking silicone brushes with pointy bristles may stimulate hair growth by helping to increase blood flow, bringing more nutrients to the hair follicle. Plus, it just feels good on your teen’s scalp.
Benefits of Using a Scalp Massager for Teenagers
While the need for more research to determine whether scalp massagers for hair growth remains, the benefits of using a scalp massager for your kids, tweens and teens aren’t lost. Here’s what you can expect:
1. Remove dead skin cells and product that’s accumulated between washes – the long, prickly fingers of a scalp massager work well to remove dead skin cells and product buildup that can lead to dandruff and oily hair.
2. Increase hair thickness – scalp massagers may help increase thick hair by stretching hair follicle cells stimulating them to produce more thick hair follicles.
3. Increase circulation and blood flow to the scalp – scalp massage helps stimulate blood flow to and from the skin; this helps bring nutrients including oxygen to the skin, and helps drain the lymphatic system. This leads to healthier more supple skin and scalp. It’s also believed that increasing blood flow to the hair follicles and blood vessels beneath the skin will encourage hair growth.
4. Cleanse hair without damaging the hair – scalp massagers are gentle tools efficient at removing dirt and buildup without breaking the strands.
5. They feel great – a head massage feels great because there are many nerve endings in the scalp. Making a scalp massager part of your daily self care routine is like adding in a daily head massage, which will help relax tense muscles and relieve stress.
How to Use a Scalp Massager
Regardless of your teenager’s hair type, there’s no right or wrong way to use a scalp massager. Having your teen incorporate scalp massage 1-2 times per week for 5-10 minutes is ideal. Taking deep breaths during the massage will help increase blood and oxygen flow.
Here’s how it’s done: While washing your hair, using your scalp massager, gently massage shampoo into your hair for 5 minutes applying light to medium pressure to your scalp, moving in small circles to cover all areas. Then rinse as usual. It’s that easy! For use outside of the shower, gently apply your scalp massager to the scalp and move in small circular motions. Adjust pressure according to your comfort levels.