We’re always looking for ways to grow and maintain healthy hair. So when we hear that something like a scalp massager can theoretically help grow hair faster, we can’t help but be intrigued. But does it actually work? We ask dermatologists Francesca Fusco and Morgan Rabach to break it down for us.
What Is a Scalp Massager?
Aptly named, a scalp massager is a device that massages your scalp. It comes in many shapes and sizes (some are even electric), but most are portable and handheld. According to Fusco, it can exfoliate, loosen debris and dandruff, and increase follicle circulation. She also says scalp massagers allows serums and hair products to work better. Rabach agrees and says using a scalp massager increases blood circulation and can also help stress and tension.
How Does It Work?
Generally, you can comb or brush through hair gently with a scalp massager as it slides against the scalp. Some scalp massagers can be used in the shower on wet hair, while others, like the electric ones, should only be used on dry hair. Rabach says the best way to get the most out of the device is to use it in circular motions; this will help loosen those dead skin cells.