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Scalp Exercises to Reduce Hair Loss

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Crystal Welch has a 30-year writing history. Her more than 2,000 published works have been included in the health and fitness-related Wellness Directory, Earthdance Press and Higher Source. She is an award-winning writer who teaches whole foods cooking and has written a cookbook series. She operates an HON-code-certified health-related blog with more than 95,000 readers. Welch has a B.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.
Scalp Exercises to Reduce Hair Loss
A balding man gives himself a scalp massage. Photo Credit deeepblue/iStock/Getty Images


Scalp exercises to reduce hair loss provide natural, holistic ways to improve your hair health while encouraging hair growth. Exercises do not require expensive equipment or doctor visits. Exercises range from stimulating the entire scalp with one movement to concentrating on individual sections at one time. Performing the exercises daily can help you obtain the healthy-looking head of hair you desire.

Scalp Relaxation

Scalp laxity exercises can help reduce hair loss by relaxing your scalp. Scalp laxity exercises are so successful at relaxing the scalp, they are recommended for hair transplant surgery preparation. Do the laxity exercise any time you are concerned about hair loss. Sit upright in a firm chair. Lift your arms while opening your hands. Place your hands onto the back of your scalp. Clasp your fingers together, according to Hassong and Wong, hair transplant experts. Do not touch your thumbs together. Slowly start moving your scalp up and down. Do not move your fingers. Keep moving your scalp 20 times. Remove your hands. Relax 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

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Side Scalp Maneuver

Relax your scalp by doing a side scalp laxity exercise, according to Hassong and Wong.
Sit upright in a firm chair. Place your hands onto the sides of your head. Each palm will be above the same side ear. Straighten your fingers, but do not clasp them together. Slowly start moving your scalp up and down. Do not move your fingers. Move your scalp for two minutes. Remove your hands. Relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

Head Knock Massage

Massaging your scalp will increase blood circulation to your hair follicles. This can help prevent hair loss while improving your overall hair health, according to Holistic Online. Do a head knock massage, an Indonesian technique. Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Maintain relaxed breathing throughout this exercise. Slowly lower your upper body by bending at the waist. Allow your spine to bend, or curve. Bend until your head is slightly below waist level. Keep your legs straight. Bend your fingers to the second knuckle. Place the knuckle of your index finger onto your scalp. Start to gently tap your scalp with your knuckle. Use other knuckles for variety, if desired. Cover your entire scalp, including the front, back, sides and lobe area. Tap the hair area. Perform the knuckle massage for 30 seconds. Stop and return your body to the standing position. Relax for 10 seconds. Repeat this scalp massage exercise while standing up.

Circular Massage

Reduce hair loss by performing a circular massage exercise. Stand upright with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place two drops of vitamin E or rosemary oil onto your scalp, if desired. Use your fingertips to gently begin massaging your scalp. Start on your scalp's right side. Work small portions of your scalp at one time. Use circular motions. Use clockwise motions for the first three minutes. Reverse the direction by using counterclockwise circular motions for the next two minutes. Be certain to massage your entire scalp area up to the hair line. Do not use your fingernails since this will damage your scalp. Massage your scalp for five minutes daily.

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