This will get blood flowing to your scalp bringing nutrients and oxygen to promote hair growth. The scalp is very thin so massaging it does make a difference to the blood flow.
To avoid irritation use a good quality oil such as Neno Natural's Hair Growth Stimulator which has been enriched and fortified with the best essential oils for hair.
2. PREVENT MATTING
Un-matting hair is obviously prime time for hair breakage. More so if your hair is dry. Two strategies for dealing with matted hair:
- PREVENT matting by twisting your hair before bed. This will keep it stretched.
- If your hair does get matted, spritz it with water then wear a showercap over your head whilst you get ready. Within 15 to 20 minutes your hair will soften and be much easier to detangle and style.
Watch this video on dealing with matted natural black hair.
3. GIVE YOUR HAIR A REST!
Hair breakage generally occurs during the times that it's handled and styled using combs, brushes and blow dryers.
If you braid your hair, get a sewn-in weave or corn row your hair for wig wearing, you give your hair a break and allow it it get on with the business of growing uninterrupted. This leads to better length retention.
Read my 3 Biggest Challenges of Going Natural.