The 10 Best Scalp Massagers Worth Adding to Your Wash Day Routine

Whether you’re looking for relaxation or hair growth, your follicles deserve a little R&R

Ask just about any hair expert, and they’ll likely agree that healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. The scalp, after all, is an extension of the skin on our face, and needs just as much TLC to flourish—which is where the best scalp massagers come in. These tools deliver many of the same benefits as a good gua sha to the face, and on top of feeling deeply relaxing, can also help with hair thinning and overall loss. Plus, most scalp massagers can be used on any hair texture, making them a must-have.

How to Get a Balanced Scalp for Optimal Hair Growth

How to Get a Balanced Scalp for Optimal Hair Growth
A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair, which means that if your scalp is irritated, extra dry, flaky, or too oily, then it can impact growth. “A great way to care for your scalp is to develop a consistent haircare routine that priorities cleansing your scalp properly,” says certified trichologist Gabrielle Henderson. She and other top hair pros share their best tips and product picks for managing common skin concerns and promoting a healthy head of hair:

A Guide to Scalp Treatments

Dry scalp

“Look for gentle shampoos made without sulfates, surfactants, and synthetic fragrances. These ingredients can strip the scalp’s natural oils, causing additional dryness and irritation,” says Helen Reavey, certified trichologist and founder of Act+Acre. Look for products that contain hydrating ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. “Similar to its role in skincare products, hyaluronic acid helps the scalp retain moisture,” she says.

Enjoy A Spa Day

Enjoy A Spa Day
You can fork over a pretty penny at the spa of your choice—after all, you deserve it–-or you can buy the essentials to make every day an opportunity to pamper yourself.

Best Scalp Treatments For Every Condition, Recommended by Dermatologists

These Are The Best Scalp Treatments For Every Condition, Recommended by Dermatologists

Studies have shown that a healthy scalp results in a healthy head of hair. A struggling scalp, on the other hand—whether it’s oily, irritated, dry, or severely flaky—can impede the health of the rest of your hair.

There are many types of scalp conditions, and their causes fall under many different umbrellas, including heredity, autoimmune disorders, skin barrier dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, infections, hygiene, and even changes in season, according to Geeta Yadav, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of FACET Dermatology. Many of the symptoms of different scalp conditions look similar, which is why it’s important to get a proper diagnosis from a dermatologist.

With so many different types of scalp conditions, there are a variety of products to use to treat each issue. Below, we’ve asked the experts for their best recommendations to treat a wide range of scalp issues.

6 of The Biggest Misconceptions Associated With Hair Growth Products

6 of The Biggest Misconceptions Associated With Hair Growth Products
6 of The Biggest Misconceptions Associated With Hair Growth Products


Whether it’s due to age, genetics, stress, or illness, hair loss isn’t easy to accept. We’re all looking for the hottest product or buzziest ingredient to help keep our strands long, luscious, and full of life. But if you’ve hit a dead end and nothing seems to work, it’s time to read our list of hair growth products misconceptions. We spoke to two experts who break down what you should avoid (or not rely on) when it comes to products and supplements—and what you should do instead.

“There are several active ingredients that have been shown to promote hair growth naturally, with minimal to no side effects,” says Vegamour ambassador, Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS. “In a clinical study, topical caffeine was shown to stimulate hair growth as well as 5% minoxidil. Products with extract of oryza-sativa, a specific type of rice, also can plump hair strands, absorb oil, and may stimulate hair growth. There is also some evidence that rosemary oil can stimulate hair growth, too.”

Snail Mucin Is Controversial Among Skin Experts, But Not For The Reason You Think

Snail Mucin Is Controversial Among Skin Experts, But Not For The Reason You Think

If your FYP is anything like mine, it’s full of people recommending products they bought on TikTok Shop. Whether it’s a pebble ice maker, the Sol de Janeiro fragrance mists, or that unavoidable shadow work journal, it seems like every day there is a new reason to spend a little bit of money while swiping through. But the one thing I’m seeing all over my TikTok shop recommendations are products with snail mucin, aka the slippery viscose liquid that snails ooze to keep them hydrated. The hashtag #snailmucin has over 750 million views on TikTok. People who use it are hailing it as a hero ingredient, claiming it’s “better than retinol”, a saviour for those on Roaccutane, and “worth every penny” due to the ingredient’s ability to boost hydration, smooth texture, and promote collagen production.

But ​​much like every other ingredient out there, snail mucin isn’t without its naysayers. Users report hives, breakouts, and fungal acne, as well as a possible correlation between dust mite allergies, shellfish allergies, and an adverse reaction to the mucin itself. My own allergies were triggered by using snail mucin with small bumps forming on my face seemingly out of nowhere. I found myself wondering exactly why that was happening, so I reached out to beauty experts to see if we really should be taking the concept of ‘slugging’ literally.

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

From October 10–11 Amazon’s having their official Prime Big Day Deals.

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Everything here is categorized, but feel free to search for something too. Categories include baby & kids, beauty, bed & bath, clothing, fitness, food & drinks, gadgets & electronics, garden, home, kitchen, lifestyle & wellness, and pets.

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The 12 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

The 12 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair of 2023, Tested and Reviewed

Thinning hair has to be one of the most frustrating haircare woes of all time. From the shedding to the breakage, watching your hair fall can lead you down a rabbit hole of potential hair loss causes. And, while it’s always best to seek advice from a medical professional when finding out the cause of hair loss, adding a nourishing shampoo formula to your haircare routine can support your efforts to healthier strands while also providing a squeaky good cleanse. 

“Your hair and scalp care regimen and the products that you use are the foundation of having healthy hair and, even more so, if you are experiencing hair thinning and hair loss,” says Craig Ziering, D.O., F.A.A.D., a board-certified dermatologist, hair transplant surgeon, and owner of Ziering Medical.

Ziering says that high-quality shampoo formulas with ingredients that strengthen, moisturize, and balance (such as biotin and caffeine) can help revitalize thinning hair by supporting scalp health. “The scalp is skin and deserves the same attention that your face and body skin needs — that’s why optimal scalp health is always part of the hair growth conversation.” 

Why Does Menopause Cause Hair Loss?

Why Does Menopause Cause Hair Loss?

No matter how we may try to soften the blow of hair loss — by, say, calling it a “widening part” or a “skimpier ponytail” — it smarts. And not just because our hair is often tied to our identity. 

Experiencing menopause hair loss, at a time when we already may be suffering from hot flashesmood swingsbrain fog, and dry, itchy skin, hardly seems fair. But perimenopause and menopause can, in fact, “potentially cause hair loss in some women,” says Sanjay Batra, PhD, a regenerative medicine, hair loss, and platelet-rich plasma expert and fellow of the American College of Cardiology. 

What’s Estrogen Got to Do with It?

The female sex hormone estrogen is at the root (ahem) of the hair loss issue. Estrogen is a hair-friendly hormone — as in, it plays a big role in promoting hair growth and maintaining hair thickness. Beginning in perimenopause, however, both estrogen and progesterone (another one of our primary sex hormones) start to diminish. Interestingly, it’s not just the dip in estrogen that messes with hair growth; it’s also the resulting “unfriendly” balance of hormones we’re left with, Batra says.

“Women also possess the male sex hormone testosterone, but those levels seem to stay the same before and after menopause,” he says. Suddenly, we may find our bodies responding more actively to the male sex hormones coursing through us, because there’s less of the female sex hormones to balance things out. This explains why menopausal women may start to sprout chin hairs and experience hair loss and menopause hair thinning.  

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Peptide Bomb Home Routine Kit  – Maskād

This kit works well with all of the home care you already have your clients using.

We’re obsessed with the Peptide Bomb from Maskād, we’ve used it for years and the science behind it is staggering! It’s part of The Maskād® Routine kit.  This kit contains everything your clients will need to achieve hydrated, beautiful, and youthful skin easily in as little as 20-30 minutes, 2-3 nights per week. This system perfectly complements your existing skin care regimen. Featuring 1 oz Hydrating Serum, 2 oz Anti-Aging Serum, Derma Roller, and 4 Hydrogel Infusion Face Masks.  

Together they work to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce imperfections, hydrate skin, and leave you with a bright and smooth finish.

These gentle formulas and products don’t strip or dry the skin making them great for people of all ages and skin types. Appropriate for people of all ages.