Does oil massage help hair growth?

There is no shortage of hair products you can try to stimulate hair growth, although nearly all the commercial brands fail to live up to the big promises they make. Sometimes the traditional methods can still produce better results and even if they do not solve the issue, unlike chemical-based products, natural applications are often much kinder to your hair.

With that in mind we look at how massage oil may be able to stimulate hair growth and some of the benefits it can offer.

How oil massage can help hair growth

Massaing your hair with oil can help hair growth by:

Keeping itchiness and dandruff away

It is often the case that chemical-based products are responsible for stripping our scalp of much needed moisture and nutrients, which can lead to dehydration. When the scalp is dehydrated, it can start to flake, itch and form broken skin, which reduces your protection against environmental elements.

Massaging your hair with oil can help you to maintain good levels of hydration and keep dandruff at bay. It can also stimulate the oil glands, so your scalp naturally produces more natural oil to improve its overall health over time.  

Strengthening hair and roots

Many people suffer with extremely dry hair, flat and limp hair, oily scalps, split ends and breakage, which can leave your roots feeling undernourished and weak.

Regularly massaging oil into your scalp can help to strengthen the roots and improve blood circulation, which some researchers believe can help to boost hair growth. Carrier oils such as olive oil or coconut oil are also good at unclogging hair follicles to make it easier to absorb nutrients in your scalp.

Reducing frizz and split ends

Your hair constantly faces a lot of external issues, be it pollution, UV rays and other environmental agitators that can cause frizz, dryness, split ends and breakage.

When you massage oil into your hair it can form a protective layer on the scalp, creating an additional barrier to shield the roots against harmful rays and pollution. It’s a form of deep conditioning that with regular application can strengthen your hair so it has more resistance against damage and hair fall.

How to massage oils into your hair

Follow the steps below to apply massage oils to your hair:

  1. Carefully add some oil on your scalp and using your fingertips, gently massage using a circular motion.
  2. If you have oil left on your palms you can also apply this to your hair.
  3. Cover your hair with a shower cap or towel and leave it on overnight.
  4. In the morning, dry shampoo your hair and rinse thoroughly.
  5. Condition your hair as normal (coconut oil can also be used as a conditioner).

If you do not feel comfortable leaving the oil in your hair overnight, let it settle into your roots for about an hour before washing it out.

Get in touch

At Kartee Salon, we are truly lucky to have amazing customers who love what we do, with some even calling us the best hair salon in Tooting (some have even called us the best hair salon in London!).

We offer a free hair massage with every cut, so if you haven’t tried it before and want to find out if it could work for you, let us know when you come in for your appointment and we’ll do the rest.

You can also find regular updates on our social channels that offer free, helpful tips and insight into common hair issues: Facebook or Instagram.

You can find us on Colliers Wood Road, SW19 and we are open Monday to Friday, 10-7.30pm (9pm on Thursdays), Saturday 9-6pm and Sunday 10-5pm. Give us a call on 020 8540 4664 or email and we’d be more than happy to arrange a free hair consultation.

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Why We Use Davines

Davines products don’t contain sulphates or parabens, or other nasty chemicals which can irritate your scalp or hair. They harness the power of the highest quality natural ingredients, making them ideal for even the most sensitive skin and hair types. Davines are an ethical brand. They are a fair trade brand and all their products are made using natural ingredients from environmentally sustainable sources. They are also suitable for vegetarians and they do not tested on animals.

We Recycle The Unrecyclable

Kartee M Salon is proud to partner with Britian’s Green Salon Collective to help us achieve zero waste in the salon, reduce our carbon footprint and implement sustainable work practices.£1 from your service will help facilitate resource recovery initiatives that recycle hair, the salon’s metals, hair dyes and tools.

“We use your hair for either gardening, composting or for oil spills or waterway cleaning operations”

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Bring Your Towel

Here at Kartee M Salon, we believe that style and sustainability go hand in hand and that you can have beautiful hair and still look after our beautiful planet.

We are always looking at new ways to make our salon greener so you can come to us safe in the knowledge that we care about your hair and about the environment so you can enjoy your style which is why we have introduced a bring your own towel scheme where we encourage our clients to bring in their own towels so we can cut down on our water usage.

We have all got used to bringing our own cups to coffee shops and bringing our own bags to do the grocery shop so bringing your own towels is the next step for a greener, healthier lifestyle so you look great and feel great at the same time.