Scalp massage with fingers to stop hair loss & regrow hair

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Scalp massage with fingers to stop hair loss & regrow hair
A scalp massage can help prevent hair loss. (Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A scalp massage with fingers helps stop hair loss and regrows hair. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center website, massage stimulates the scalp by increasing circulation. This also helps to keep hair follicles open and prevent further blockage. Blocked hair follicles will prevent new hair from regrowing and may lead to loss of hair you already have. Home scalp massage works best when you are just starting to lose your hair or when you want to prevent hair loss in the future.

Your Beautician Does It

When you go to the salon, you may have noticed that the beautician massages your scalp when washing your hair. This isn't just to get your hair really clean, as that much effort isn't needed to clean the hair. The beautician is massaging your scalp with her fingers to stimulate circulation to your scalp to help your hair to grow and to prevent hair loss.

Scalp massage with fingers to stop hair loss & regrow hair
A beautician performs a scalp massage. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Use With Home Treatments

At home scalp massages with your fingers help stop hair loss and regrow hair even when using hair treatments. According to, warmed oils, such as rosemary oil, used with scalp massage help hair to grow thicker and stronger. Be careful that treatments are not too hot but just very warm to the touch. Too much heat can not only damage hair, but it can increase oil production in the scalp. You want some oil on the scalp, but too much can block pores and lead to more hair loss or prevent regrowth of new hair.

Scalp massage with fingers to stop hair loss & regrow hair
Warmed oils used with massage can help hair grow. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)


To perform a home scalp massage with fingers and without treatments, start with dry hair. Wet hair is fragile and more likely to break. Use conditioner or oils on wet hair to protect it. Use firm pressure from your fingertips, but never use your nails. Use small circular motions to get the most circulation going to your scalp. You can also use the flat tips of your fingers on an open hand to firmly and quickly tap your scalp. This also stimulates the scalp and increases circulation. Do this for three to five minutes every day. It helps to do this at the same time every day so you get into the habit of scalp massage to stop hair loss and regrow hair.

Tips and Suggestions

Just modifying everyday tasks will benefit your hair. Avoid hot water on your hair; in addition to causing too much oil production on the scalp it makes the cuticle of your hair expand, weakening the hair shaft. Use only warm or cool water when washing your hair. Do not brush your hair while it is wet. You can use a wide-toothed comb to gently loosen any tangles. Also, take time every day to get more circulation to your head by lying down with your feet propped above head level. You can do this while watching television or reading a book.

Scalp massage with fingers to stop hair loss & regrow hair
Comb wet hair with a wide-toothed comb to prevent hair loss. (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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