The main ways to take care of your crowning glory are regular oil massage, and the right hairstyles besides according the scalp and its hair with the right caring strategies including depending on the seasons (Please check our article Hair Care: Seasonal Therapies). Massage itself is a rejuvenating strategy.
This is an ideal therapy to boost blood flow into the hair follicles and also beneath the scalp besides removing the dead scalp cells. A good oil scalp massage relaxes the mind and body. The best part of oil massaging is that you can yourself do it or choose to have it done by an experienced professional or hair expert. Properly done oil massage produces natural oil from the scalp. It is thus an ideal way to check dry hair and augment blood circulation throughout the body. This is possible even if you do not complement the scalp oil massage with a body massage (with or without oil. Of course, a combination of both will doubly benefit you, psychologically and physiologically!
The moot point is not to use excessive hair oil as the scalp always secretes natural oil and there is already enough oil on the scalp. Your externally applied oil should only complement the process of natural production and spread of the natural oil and not to retard it.
HAIR OIL TO USE: Lukewarm oil helps it to easily penetrate the pores of the hair follicles. Always go for natural hair oils medicated with brahmi, neem, neela, vibhitaki, bringaraja, amalaki, haritaki and similar herbs. You can add one Vitamin E capsule to the oil before massaging the mixture into the scalp.
MASSAGING METHOD: You should use a cotton pad to apply the concoction on the hair. Massage the oil into the scalp using your fingertips.
WHAT NOT TO DO: Avoid vigorous massage as it causes the brittle and weak hair to fall. Don’t go for a massage before putting the oil as massaging is a cleaning process and too much of scalp cleaning interferes with oil input.
HAIRSTYLE: To get relief from the heat, ensure that your hair is not over your neckline. Tie long hair with a nape off the neckline. But don’t tie the hair too hard as the hair needs space to get dried. So, after taking bath or shampooing give your hair the much needed time to dry naturally and by itself. It will tackle the moisture and dry out the excessive heat.