How Healthy is Your Hair + Scalp?

Why should hair and scalp massage be a regular part of your routine? Obviously, it’s a simple yet effective way to improve the health of your, wait for it… hair and scalp— but also provides numerous benefits for overall sense of well-being: 

  1. Increases Blood Flow Massaging the scalp increases blood flow to the hair follicles, which delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to the roots. This can lead to healthier, stronger, and shinier hair.

  2. Stimulates Hair Growth Massaging the scalp helps to stimulate the hair follicles, which can result in increased hair growth. This is due to the increased blood flow, which delivers the necessary nutrients for hair growth.

  3. Relieves Stress Scalp massages have a relaxing effect on the entire body, which can relieve stress and tension. This is important because stress can cause hair loss and other hair problems.

  4. Exfoliates the Scalp Regular scalp massage can help to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that can clog the hair follicles. This keeps the scalp healthy and prevents hair loss.

  5. Improves Scalp Health Massaging the scalp can help to balance the scalp’s natural oils, which can reduce dandruff and other scalp conditions. This leaves the scalp feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Culturally, we have a complex and nuanced relationship with hair. Frankly, like it or not, it’s oftentimes social currency. So it’s health and look does a lot for our self-confidence and public expression. Scalp issues, too. We’re seeing an increase in clients and customers interested in addressing their scalp issues, and in a less aggressive way.

The scalp is a thin layer of skin, and is best addressed more like how we care for our face, than the bottom of our feet. An essential part of many of our signature skincare services is LED light therapy, (AKA: Celluma). This non-invasive treatment uses low-level light therapy to improve the appearance of hair and scalp conditions via specific wavelengths of light that penetrate the skin to stimulate cellular activity and increase blood flow. And as we learned above, increased blood flow provides essential nutrients to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss.

Conditions such as hair thinning, hair loss, dry scalp, and dandruff are all benefitted from LED Light Therapy. It also helps to reduce inflammation, which can cause itching and discomfort, and promotes the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for healthy skin and hair. 

While professional scalp treatments are beneficial, it’s also important to incorporate regular scalp massage at home. Simply use your fingers to apply gentle pressure to the scalp or employ tools designed specifically for this task, like The Wax Apple’s Ebony Scalp Massager or Manta’s Healthy Hair Brush. Adding an oil formulated for the crown of your head— like Boketto LAB Hair + Scalp Oil— delivers vital nutrients, as well as more pleasure to the ritual.

But we think the best protocol to greatly improve the health of your hair and scalp is regular home upkeep, combined with professional treatments. We suggest starting your hair health journey with a Scalp + Hair Treatment, where our practitioner will work with you to address your immediate concerns and long-term goals, and offer a protocol that works for you and your lifestyle.  

Hair and Scalp Brushing
Hot Towel
Repairing Hair Masque
Herbal Infused Steam
Exfoliating or Soothing Scalp Treatment
30 mins LED Light Therapy w/Body Treatment

We all know how good it feels to have your hair brushed. This is that… x10. A facial for your hair and scalp + an ultra-relaxing treatment that supports hair growth, helps with excessive scalp buildup, and aids in reducing hair loss. Yes, please!

Whether you choose to incorporate hair and scalp care into your home routine or visit a professional, the benefits of paying attention to this part of your body is undeniable. Let us know how we can help, it’s our pleasure, and why we created this new treatment.