I have issues.
My scalp has been really dry and flaky for years due to mild psoriasis. Every once in a while it behaves itself, but most of the time I avoid any scalp exposing styles like cornrows and flat twists because I never know how my scalp is going to behave. Recently I decided to give scalp massages a real try. A good massage with an essential oil is great for getting rid of and preventing flaking.
Other benefits of scalp massages?
- Increased circulation to the head, which promotes healthy hair growth.
- Relief from headaches and relaxation.
- Encourages better sleep.
I always joke about needing a personal scalp masseuse (I LOVE having my head rubbed), but I sucked it up and starting doing the massages myself. I focus on the crown of my head and my edges since that is where I experience the most dryness. If you’ve been keeping up with my recent posts, you know that Eden BodyWorks is one of the new product lines that I’ve fallen in love with, so it was only right that I chose their Jojoba Monoi hair oil as my oil of choice.
A quick rundown of the Jojoba Monoi hair oil from my Eden BodyWorks review:
From Eden BodyWorks’ site:
JojOba Monoi All Natural Hair Oil is made with sweet almond, jojoba and coconut oils. This unique formula strengthens the hair to prevent breakage. Leaves hair silky and full of shine. A perfect choice for hot oil treatments.
Natural pH balancing elements decrease dandruff and itchy scalp without oily buildup. Perfect for use on braids, locks, twists, coils and other natural, relaxed and color treated hairstyles.
- Prevents damage and breakage
- Decreases dandruff and itchy scalp
- Adds strength and shine
- Promotes new hair growth
- Leaves hair silky
$9.99 for 4 oz
Key Ingredients: JOJOBA, MONOI DE TAHITI, TEA TREE
I have been using the Jojoba Monoi oil on my scalp every other day or so (I skip some days to avoid clogging my pores or having greasy hair from build-up) for three weeks. All I do is apply some oil to my fingertips and massage it into my scalp slowly and firmly, paying extra attention to problem areas (don’t scratch your scalp with your nails!). I haven’t experienced as much flaking, if any. I blow-dried my hair over a week ago which usually results in MONSTER DANDRUFF, but applying the oil really kept the dryness away. My scalp has just been looking overall healthier and I’m really excited about that.
So one: Get into scalp massages. They’re great. Once a week will probably do if you’re not treating a scalp condition as I was.
Two: Get your hands on some Eden BodyWorks hair oil if you’re looking for a good one to try. It has sweet almond oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil, and lavender and rosemary extract listed in the ingredients—yes!!! All of the good stuff!!!
Have you tried scalp massages? What were your results? If you haven’t tried them, would you give scalp massages a spin? Let me know in the comments!
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