Scalp massages. Scalp massages bring more oxygenated blood to the scalp, stimulating sluggish hair follicles. A four minute daily scalp massage has been proven to increase gene activity in hair growth genes and decrease activity in hair loss genes. Much like a plant grows out of the earth, the roots of human hair sit just beneath the outer layer. Those roots need oxygen and stimulation to grow. Massage stimulates arteries at the scalp level, leading to more hair growth.