Many people are concerned about their hair, but what about the condition of their scalp? I think everyone is relatively indifferent to the condition of their scalp.
In order for hair to grow healthily, the hair matrix cells under the scalp must be actively repeating cell division, and we cannot talk about hair health without talking about the condition of the scalp.
In this issue, let’s check the condition of your scalp by yourself and see what kind of condition it is in.
Try pressing your fingers back and forth across the entire scalp.
Now, first place the fingers of both hands on your head and press back and forth across the scalp with the bellies of your fingers. If it moves lightly, there is no problem, but if it is hard and does not move, there is a high risk of hair loss.
Let’s press the acupuncture point called Hyakue!
There is a pressure point on the top of the head called “Hyakue” (see diagram). (See figure) Press hard on that area with the belly of your middle finger. How does it feel?
The following items (1-4) classify the condition of the scalp according to the sensation, so please check the applicable items based on your own sensations.
- feels good
If the scalp feels elastic and thick, the scalp is in good health.
- feels painful
This is a danger signal. There is a possibility that sludgy blood is accumulating in the scalp.
If the scalp feels hard like a stone when pressed with the fingers, this is a common condition in people with thinning hair. In order for healthy hair to grow, it is important that the entire scalp is healthy, not just the papilla and the hair matrix. For capillaries and peripheral nerves as well as all subcutaneous tissues to function properly, a compressed and hardened scalp is considered the worst condition.
- lacks elasticity and is bloated.
If you feel your fingers gooey, be careful. Lymphatic and blood flow is considered to be very poor, which is not good for hair growth.
How was it?
In this issue, we have introduced an easy-to-understand method for checking the condition of your scalp. If you are concerned about the condition of your scalp or would like to know more about it, please feel free to contact us at Reve21.