How to be less tense and make my hair grow?

How to be less tense and make my hair grow?

It’s the end of the day, you are exhausted, anxiety is on the rise, and you are so tense that you resemble a statue - Jesus take the wheel! We’ve finished work, you know, we made it! We should be decompressing and floating home, and leaving the day that was behind. So, why are we so damn tense and how can we eradicate this feeling pronto?


Your Harmonise Scalp Gua Sha, that’s how.


Scalp tension often goes hand in hand with overall muscle tightness, particularly in the neck and shoulders. By gently massaging the scalp, this tension can be released, ushering in a wave of relaxation that washes over the entire body. As muscles unwind, the body's response to stress eases, leading to a serene state of mind and body.


Did you also know that relieving scalp tension can indirectly promote hair growth by creating a healthier environment for your hair follicles? Scalp tension can impede blood flow to the hair follicles, leading to inadequate nourishment and potential hair loss. But through the magic of massage or tension relief techniques, blood circulation to the scalp improves, delivering a rich supply of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, fostering a healthier environment for hair to flourish.


Scalp tension often arises from the pressures of stress, triggering the release of cortisol, our stress hormone, and disrupting the hair growth cycle. By employing gentle Gua Sha techniques inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, you can target various acupressure points on the scalp, promoting rejuvenation and alleviating tension. Stimulating these pressure points can also prompt the release of endorphins - the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators, which  can induce feelings of relaxation and well-being, counteracting the physiological effects of stress. Essentially leaving us feeling as cool as cucumbers


Additionally, scalp tension can cause hair follicles to lay dormant or shrink, resulting in thinning hair. Through regular scalp massages, these dormant follicles can be awakened, encouraging them to enter a vigorous growth phase and produce luxuriant, thicker, robust strands of hair.


Scalp massage isn't just about physical touch; it's a mindful practice that demands focus and concentration. By immersing yourself in the tactile sensations and rhythmic motions of massage, you can momentarily detach and bid farewell to those pesky stressors, finding solace in the sweet embrace of tranquility.


Where those clouds at? We’re ready to hop on and float away.


Never tried a gua sha scalp massage before? Watch our how-to video for a visual guide to performing our custom gua sha scalp and hair routine here