Scratching my head!

I think I would like to give myself a scalp massage. I’ve heard this is a very relaxing experience even though you do it yourself.

First decide if you would like to use oil.  If so, select an oil like almond oil or olive oil for the base.  Next, pick which essential oils) you would like.  Lavender is used for dandruff, rosemary and peppermint are used for hair loss and rose is used for dryness.  Add two drops of your selected essential oil to every tablespoon of your base oil.

aid103308-728px-Give-Yourself-a-Scalp-Massage-Step-5Brush your hair well before beginning.  This will help remove tangles from your hair and allows the shine to come through.  It will also loosen flakes that are adhered to your scalp.  Be sure to use the proper type of brush for your hair length.  Flip your head over and brush your hair with your head upside down.  This allows the blood in your scalp to circulate and will also give the hair more body.

Next, put a small amount of the oil on your fingers. With your head still turned upside down, touch your scalp near your temples with the ends of your fingers.  Begin massaging in a circular motion from the edge of your hairline and work your way over the entire scalp. Keep adding oil to your fingers when needed.

Once all the oil is gone, put a towel in the microwave for a few seconds and put it over your head, then just let it sit for about 10 minutes.  Just relax during this time and don’t feel like you have to be productive.  Close your eyes and if it’s relaxing to you, put on some music.  The will allow the oils to be absorbed into your scalp and give it more moisture.

When the time is up, hop in the shower and wash and condition your hair.  You will need to wash out the oil so it may take several times of applying and massaging the shampoo into your hair and scalp.    Brush your hair to remove any tangles created during the massage. If your hair feels too dry from the multiple shampoos, you can leave the oil in overnight the next time you treat yourself to a self-administered scalp massage.

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