Scalp Massage “The Ayurvedic Way”

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Ayurveda is a holistic approach to healing and the oldest natural system of medicine in India.  According to Ayurveda, a healthy beautiful head of hair requires an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment.  So, why wait until you experience hair issues?

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The Ayurvedic Secret to Gorgeous Hair starts with nourishing the hair with Oils and Scalp Massages.  Not only do Oils and Scalp massages feel Amazing, but they are also great for getting rid of flakes and promoting fast, healthy hair growth. Another benefit is that they relax the mind and calm the nervous system.

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Of all the at home DIY treatments you can do, a scalp treatment is one of the easiest – and honestly one of the best. We’ll scrub, rub, and moisturize every inch of our body, but our scalp tends to be neglected.  Massaging the scalp with warm oil, preferably infused with hair-friendly herbs, is the Best way to nourish your scalp and hair topically.

Now, here’s why a scalp massage should be a part of your regular beauty routine:

  • Responsible for strengthening the hair from the roots and providing a noticeable luster.
  • Removes product build up, even from shampoos and conditioners.
  • Relieves dry, flaky, tight scalp and treats dandruff.
  • Stimulates the scalp to speed up hair growth.

Keep in Mind:  Many scalp and hair related issues including hair loss and slow hair growth are caused by a hardened build-up of sebum that clogs the hair follicles.  If not removed, this build up may eventually cause some types of scaling and obstruction to the hair follicle’s ability to function properly.

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Types of Ayurvedic Hair Oils for Scalp Massages:

Herbal and natural hair oils make up a major part of Ayurveda.  A variety of oils are used in the Scalp Massage process. Coconut oil is considered to be the most nutritional oil in the field of Ayurveda. But, many in the “Natural Hair Community” prefer Jamaican Black Castor oil.  However, I personally like to use a combination of these oils to include Jamaican Black Castor oil.

Listed below are of some of the more popular Ayurvedic Oils:

  • Alma or Indian gooseberries oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Mustard oil
  • Neem oil
  • Castor oil
  • Brahmi oil
  • Bhringraj oil
  • Almond oil
  • And many more

This is how you do it:

  1. First, part the hair down the center and apply the warm oil mixture to the scalp with your fingers or use a tint bottle with a long nozzle.  Work in small sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.
  2. Next, give your scalp a good massage.  Rub with the pads of your fingers in a circular motion all over the scalp for 5 to 10 minutes.  This should feel good!  Apply some pressure, but don’t press so hard that it hurts.
  3. Finally, co-wash, condition, rinse, and seal the ends of the hair with any left oil mixture.  If you like, you can leave the oil mixture on overnight. Just make sure to place a plastic cap over your head and a thick towel on your pillow.

BTW:  You can do a little research and find all sorts of recipes and concoctions for scalp treatments.  These are just some of my favorites.

Recipe #1

  • 2-4 tablespoons softened coconut oil
  • 2 drops of neem oil (optional)
  • 3 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

Recipe #2

  • 2-4 tablespoons jamaican black castor oil
  • 5-10 drops lavender essential oil

Recipe #3

  • 2 tablespoon of brahmi oil
  • 2 tablespoon of bhringraj oil
  • 5-10 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil

Recipe #4

  • 2-4 tablespoons of jamaican black castor oil
  • 2-4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 fresh sprigs of rosemary

So, try some of these recipes and give me some feedback!

Go Ahead … Experiment and Be Creative!

After all, it’s your Hair!!!

 

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