Scalp Massage Technique: Hair Growth Challenge


Like our skin, our scalp needs to be moisturized daily and scalp massages have been proven to be an effective way to boost hair growth.  Good circulation is essential in the natural hair growth journey, scalp massages are also a good way to pamper yourself and boost your hair’s ability to grow.

The Challenge – Starting Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Massage your scalp once a day for 30 days, then twice a day for the next 30 days. 5-10 minutes in the morning and or in the evening.


Your fingers are all you need. However I like to use a Scalp Massaging Shampoo Brush, it’s great for shampooing and just as good for daily scalp massages.

Track your progress

  • Take before pictures that shows the length of your hair at the beginning of your challenge [front, back and sides] and post your pictures to and (hashtag) #ACTGrowthChallenge no later than Monday, August 31, 2015.
  • On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the end of the first 30 days; measure the length of your hair (front, back & sides) and post a picture of your results and talk about your progress.
  • Post your FINAL pictures of your results on Saturday October 31, 2015.
  • Throughout the challenge journal your experience and when posting your progress talk about growth, thickness, oils using, etc.

**This challenge is not intended to be another item on your ToDo list. Its important to enjoy your journey, also this is not just about growing longer hair. I want to challenge you to take better care of yourself, massage your scalp will not only stimulate hair growth it’s relaxing. Remember anything you do for 30-days will become a habit and growing healthy hair is a great habit to create.

How to do Scalp Massages

You can massage your scalp, using your fingers tips with any oil of choice or none.

  • Pour some oil into a bowl and warm the oil by placing the bowl in some hot water. The oil should be warm but comfortable to the touch.  Or you can just use your favorite oil straight from the bottle.
  • Using the pads of your fingers, apply the oil little by little to different parts of your scalp, parting your hair as needed.  Then, using the pads of your fingers, work the oil into your scalp, using circular motions. Slow, deliberate movements are relaxing while steady but vigorous movement helps enhance energy and circulation

{Pay attention to your scalp stop if you get any irritation from the oil }.

The Benefits of Scalp Massages

A properly done scalp massage can increase blood circulation to the hair follicles, increase relaxation, decrease stress, condition the scalp, and boost the strength of the hair roots. The kneading pressure applied by massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation. Increased circulation means that the cells of the hair follicle will receive more of the nutrients necessary to optimal hair growth function. The rubbing motion promotes relaxation and feels good, thus increasing the production of “feel good” chemicals that work to lower levels of stress hormone in the body. Lower stress levels allow your organs to function more efficiently, thus boosting your hair follicle’s ability to grow hair.

  • Conditions the scalp, helping to prevent flakes and dry scalp without the use of harsh chemical shampoos.
  • Helps enhance blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded.
  • Helps relax the scalp and increase pliability.
  • Helps strengthen the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair.
  • Helps soften and condition the hair, making it more manageable.
  • Spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair luster and vibrancy
  • Helps protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun and harsh weather by improving resiliency over time.
  • Replenish and rejuvenates for dry, damaged hair, and helps prevent excessive brittleness and split-ends.

Tips for making Time for a Scalp Massage

  1. When you’re too tired to do your scalp massage, have your Significant Other or children massage your scalp for you. 😀 
  2. While watching your favorite show on television, reading or surfing the internet, take a few minutes to do your scalp massage.  You will get it done in no time.
  3. Massage your scalp 1st thing in the morning before you style your hair or in the evening before your tie your hair up.

Suggested List of oils for scalp massages

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Emu Oil
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Neem Oil

** Essential Oils **

  • **Burdock Oil
  • **Basil Oil
  • **Tea Tree Oil
  • **Lavender Oil
  • **Peppermint Oil
  • **Rosemary Oil
    • **When Using Essential Be sure to add to a carrier oil such as Jojoba, Castor or Olive Oil.
Information for Scalp Massage Challenge

Essential oils are very strong when using be sure to dilute with a carrier oil. Consult your healthcare provider to avoid irritation and allergic reactions.

There are a variety essential oil available for most hair and scalp issues. Remember that essential oils are VERY concentrated and should not be used directly on the hair or skin….always combine essential with carrier oils (almond, olive, castor and jojoba). Be sure to do your own research and choose the most appropriate essential oil that will work well with a carrier oil. Your scalp is part of your skin and to achieve healthy hair (not just long hair) you must take care of your scalp. Regular scalp massages improves hair growth and prevents hair loss.


  • Do you have any scalp issues (dryness, buildup etc) what did you do to overcome them?
  • Are you going to do this challenge with me?
  • What are your healthy hair goals (growth/length)?
  • Do you have any additional tips you want to share?
  • What YouTube videos do you want to see?


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~Naturally ACT (Aleka)



Disclaimer: All suggestions, techniques and advice given are for informational purposes only and should be used at your discretion and best judgment. I highly recommend conducting strand tests when trying or using new products, hair appliances and any product. I am not responsible or liable for adverse or undesirable affects including hair loss, hair breakage or other hair/scalp/skin/body damage as a direct or indirect result of the suggestions, tips, techniques and/or advice given.

I am not representing, being paid by, or endorsing any of the product brands in this email, blog, video, document and so on. I purchased everything with my own money – UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. There are links to products that might be helpful based on the content of this email, blog, video, document and so on. | Aleka C. Thrash is not responsible for hair damage and or loss as a result of reading this email, blog, video, document and so on. Please use all suggested techniques and or products at your own risk.


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