People Are Using Gua Sha Massagers on the Scalp to Promote Hair Growth

Hair Growth


I was bored so I spent a little time checking out study papers about healthy hair growth.  Little did I know that I would stumble on a document that details a 5 Step Scalp Detox Program and its effect on hair growth.

Spoiler alert-- the 5 Step ScalpDetox program was shown to improve the scalp and increase hair growth.  Knowing that this a proven method made me pay closer attention as I reviewed each of the individual steps.

Another thing that piqued my interest was realizing that this 5-Step Scalp Routine was developed in Korea.  If you recall, the 10-step Korean Skin Routine changed all of our lives.  Perhaps a multi-step scalp ritual might become the next big thing.

Ok so the steps of the Korean Scalp ritual are as follows:

  • Shampoo
  • Scalp Massage with Aroma Oils
  • Vertical Meridian Scraping Massage.
  • Apply a Scalp Hair Pack Made With Natural Herbs
  • Scalp Massage with a High-Frequency Device. 

After reading this, my first thought was "what the heck is a vertical meridian scraping massage?"  A short google search led me to the answer. 

Basically, a meridian scaping massage is a really fancy term for a massage using a gua sha tool.   Gua Shas have gained a ton of popularity in recent years.  Most of us probably have one lying around somewhere.   They're great for toning and lifting our jawlines and cheekbones but who would've thought to use our gua sha as a growth-promoting scalp massage tool?

I've never once considered using a gua sha on my scalp.  That's because they don't look like your typical scalp massager. They don't have tiny little teeth, they don't vibrate--none of the attributes of other scalp massagers on the market. It wasn't until I went to Youtube to see the process for myself that I began to believe.  

After a few seconds of my gua sha scalp massage experience, I was sold.  The moment the gua sha moved across my temples, I knew...

The amount of pressure one can apply with gua sha can't compare to other scalp massage tools. And, since it has no teeth, there's no risk of unwanted tangling.  The gua sha essentially provides a frictionless scalp massage.  Compared to other scalp massage devices, I think a gua sha scraper does a better job of alleviating stress-related tension that could ultimately restrict blood flow to the scalp.  It also feels a bit more intense as you increase the pressure

But, don't take my word for it, check out this video and try it for yourself.

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