Does Massaging a Scalp Help Hair to Grow?

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IDiva reports that it is not possible to stimulate hair growth through scalp massage because the hair follicles are too far beneath the surface of the skin to be affected by topical stimulation. The website reports that the idea is a common hair growth myth.

The idea that scalp massage causes hair growth is a controversial one, and hair care product manufacturer Schwarzkopf insists that scalp massage is more than just another hair growth myth. The company's website explains that scalp massage is a great way to stimulate the blood vessels near the scalp's surface, giving each hair follicle the best possible starting condition.