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Hair Cracking | TikTok Trend, What’s Scalp Popping?

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Hair Cracking | TikTok Trend, What’s Scalp Popping?: The popular video sharing platform TikTok encourages users to crack their knuckles, necks, backs, and supposedly even their scalps. Recent buzz on social media about “hair cracking” or “scalp popping” has many users perplexed, curious, and even worried about their hair and scalp.

More than 6.4 million people have seen content with the hashtag #ScalpPopping. This has seen by over 4.9 million people and has over 820,000 likes. Yana and her companion (who is not identify in the clip) experiment with the scalp popping technique by grabbing little sections of each other’s hair, twisting them around their fingers, and tugging upwards.

When the deed produces a popping sound, the females both pretend to be surprised. Yara and her pal aren’t the only ones on the app who have experienced scalp popping or hair cracking; many others have, too.

Hair Cracking | TikTok Trend, What’s Scalp Popping?

Hair Cracking

What Exactly Is Popping One’s Scalp And Is It Safe To Do So?

There isn’t a ton of data available on hair breaking or popping on the Internet. Five months ago, a woman posted on Reddit about her own hair-cracking incident at an Asian spa.

As she stated, “I have never encountered a stranger experience in my life and am wondering,” she acknowledged the topic’s lack of information.

Musgrave, though, claims to Health that he is familiar with the procedure. For the first time, he heard about it from a Mexican woman who stated it helped her with a headache caused by the heat.

In his own words, “I wouldn’t give myself or anyone else a massage using that method because it’s not a typical Western massage technique.”

Reddit users have speculated that scalp popping has cultural roots in Asia or Turkey, but Musgrave is concerned that the practice can cause permanent damage if you aren’t an experienced popper.

The risk of ripping the skin or the underlying connective tissues is the first thing he brings up. When the head is tugged along, it might cause tension in the neck.

He likens it to cracking one’s own neck, saying, “it’s something that many people do but is not especially safe. As well as, should  left to someone who has the skills and experience to do it safely.”

Should You Try This To Avoid Disappointment?

Musgrave says, “the skin on the head clinging to the skull is a really common issue,” so if you feel like you have tension there, try one of these basic procedures that won’t pull out your hair, cause skin or neck damage.

In order to transfer the skin over the skull, Musgrave recommends putting all four fingers of both hands on either side of the head. And also making little circles in one direction and then the other. You can “move your hands to different areas” to “move the skin on the front, rear, sides, and top of the skull,” he says.

Alternatively, persons with longer hair could try grabbing chunks of hair and pulling them slowly and firmly in opposite directions to gently draw the skin away from the skull. He claims, “This has a similar impact, without the safety issues.”

When asked what generates the “popping” sound that has TikTok so intrigued, Musgrave was unable to provide a definitive answer. Perhaps the fascia [a thin coating of connective tissue that holds bones, muscles, organs, blood vessels, and nerve endings in place] is tearing as the skin pulls away from the skull, but I’d think it’s more likely to be merely suction.

Like removing a suction cup from the shower wall, “popping” occurs when the skin is rapidly retract away from the underlying bones, creating a vacuum that is filled in with fluid.

To avoid disappointment, you might want to just put this away under “strange things we’ve seen on TikTok” instead of actually giving it a shot. Instead, if you experience headaches or migraines that won’t go away because of tension in your scalp.  Also, you should consider getting a massage from a trained professional.

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