Updated: Jul 14, 2022
You may have recently seen Meg's instagram post on scalp health and her favorite tool: the jade comb by Mount Lai. Jade rollers have been a self-care staple for years- a tool used in Chinese medicine, and now this beautiful stone is being used to target scalp health. Jade is considered to promote health, longevity, and beauty.
Related to the idea of qua sha, Jade combs “rid” the body of inflammation to promote circulation and healing.
A clean scalp will also promote good cell turnover and promote a healthy environment for optimal hair growth. Just like anti-aging skin care, exfoliation of the scalp is important to remove dead skin cells from around the follicle and promote a healthy follicle.
Aging of the scalp manifests itself not in wrinkles as with facial skin, but in its inability to maintain healthy follicles. The scalp's cell regeneration diminishes to the point that, as with the skin covering the rest of our bodies, it becomes thinner and loses its ability to retain moisture, and its ability to distribute nutrients to and detoxify the follicle.
Using the jade comb can help stimulate the scalp and hair health.