The following technique maximizes circulation in the scalp, which may help prevent hair loss. Press gently so as not to pull or damage hair. Massage oil is optional, but for a gentle, hair-nourishing formula, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to 1 teaspoon jojoba, almond, or sesame oil.

Steps

  1. Sit in a comfortable chair with elbows resting on a table or a desk for increased leverage.

  2. Starting at the hairline, make small circles with your fingers around the front, sides, and back of the scalp, until your fingers touch.

  3. Repeat the process, starting 1 inch farther above the hairline each time, until you reach the top of your head.

—R.M.