Have you heard of a shampoo brush scalp massager? I had never come across one before but I thought it sounded interesting so I decided to do some research to find out more, after all anything to do with massage has to be enjoyable!
Head massage has been known for centuries as an effective way to release stress, reduce headaches and eye strain. Indian women would maintain their long lustrous hair by applying a recipe of warm oils: coconut, sesame or olives and spices that was massaged slowly into the scalp. Adding essential oils like lavender, rosemary, thyme or cedar wood to the base plant oils is known to activate blood circulation to the scalp and be effective in stimulating hair growth and combating alopecia.
Shampoo brush scalp massager benefits: stimulates hair growth & helps eliminate dandruff
The key advantages of using a shampoo brush are as follows:
- Scalp massage boosts capillaries which increase blood circulation and moves oxygen and nutrients through to each strand of hair
- It stimulates hormone and oil producing glands so the oil coats the hair too, moisturising it naturally
- It keeps the pores of the hair and scalp open so they breathe freely, it also helps with crusty and flakey scalp caused by seborrheic dermatitis
I particularly like a head massage like the massages you get at the hairdresser when you have your hair wash, the ones that make you feel very relaxed, almost sleepy! Having a shampoo brush massager is the same, but the big plus point is you can massage your head whenever you want and these brushes are designed especially to get the best out of shampoo and conditioner as well as other hair products, like scalp and hair masks.
As you relax, lower stress levels allow your organs to function more efficiently, thus boosting hair’s follicle ability to grow hair. I believe everyone should have a scalp massage regularly, and since there isn’t always time to book a hair wash and a massage at a salon, or you may not want to ask a loved one to pamper you with a massage at home, I thought it’s worth taking a look at the best shampoo brush scalp massagers on the market.
Best Shampoo Brush Scalp Massagers
This gently vibrating water resistant scalp massager has flexible rubber teeth and is designed to perfectly fit the palm of the hand. It can be used with any regular shampoo under the shower, but it should not be emerged under water in a bath, as it’s operated by batteries.
For maximum results I recommend using it once a week with a clarifying shampoo, as it helps cleanse and gently exfoliate the scalp. It has an on/off button that can be used to start the vibrating function. Users claim it’s very effective for psoriasis or scalp dermatitis, leaves the scalp very clean after use and doesn’t make too much noise.
On the downside, you do have to buy batteries and have a screwdriver at hand in order to get it to work.
With a high satisfaction score from customer reviews, Marnur stands out with its 3 different attachment heads: a shampoo brush scalp massager, an exfoliating washcloth lufa sponge and a full body mini electric massager to rejuvenate skin.
It has an ergonomic design, meant the comfortably fit the palm and it includes 2 AA bateries. When the vibrating function is turned on, several thousand vibrations are produced per minute, helping scalp circulation while you get to enjoy a relaxing, home spa moment. For maximum results, you can use it with black castor oil. Rich in vitamine E, fatty acids and minerals it is known to hydrate dry skin and promote hair growth.
This is a manual brush, so it does nor require batterie.Users testify that not only it gently massages scalp for a relaxed feeling, but it also leaves it clean and reduces flakiness. It is a great way to distribute the shampoo, conditioner or treatment around the scalp.
Don’t be concerned about scratching either, the rubber is soft enough to glide through the scalp so it is very comfortable to use and is probably gentler than a plastic bristled applicator.
Someone even testified that his pet is in love with it 🙂 As an added bonus, because the bristles aren’t too close together it’s very easy to keep clean.
Have you ever tried a shampoo brush? Which would you recommend? Let me know in the comments.