Are You Exfoliating Your Scalp?
We exfoliate our feet, knees, elbows, lips, and face. Why leave out your scalp?
It’s common knowledge, exfoliation removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover – regardless of where it occurs.
Why Use a DIY Scalp Scrub?
The scalp is no different than the skin on your lips, legs, or anywhere else.
Your scalp can benefit from a little extra TLC too!
Clean hair follicles are crucial to maintaining healthy hair and promoting hair growth. Daily use of a variety of hair products causes build-up. In addition to typical dead skin cells accumulating on the scalp.
All of which adds up to clogged hair follicles, dull, greasy hair, and slower hair growth.
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Detox Your Scalp for Beautiful, Healthy Hair
This is a two-step scalp detox that starts with a clarifying scalp massage to exfoliate and remove the buildup of hair products, oil, and dead skin cells to allow your scalp to breathe. Followed by a mask to detoxify your hair roots, oil glands, and follicles.
By following each step, you will clear clogged hair follicles with a DIY scalp scrub and detox for healthy, shiny hair!
Are you ready to detox your scalp?
Here’s what you’ll need:
Coconut Oil: 1 tablespoon
Moisturize and hydrate hair with coconut oil. It’s packed with antioxidants and vitamins for healthy hair. Did you know it helps to prevent frizzy hair? (Find coconut oil in my DIY natural hair conditioner)
Sugar: 2 tablespoons
It’s a gentle natural exfoliant. I love to use pure cane sugar to create body scrubs and lip scrubs. In this DIY scalp scrub, sugar buffs away buildup, dandruff, and dead skin cells. By exfoliating the scalp, sugar unclogs follicles and
Apple Cider Vinegar: 1 teaspoon
Haven’t you heard? Nothing makes hair clean and shiny like apple cider vinegar! Use it in this scalp scrub for dandruff and oily locks. Apple cider vinegar lifts the impurities that cause scalp build-up. And as a hair rinse, it smoothes frizzy hair.
Honey: 1 teaspoon
Honey is an incredible natural resource of nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins that helps to restore the scalp during the mask treatment.
Rosemary Essential Oil: 3 drops
Encourage blood flow to the scalp and stimulate hair follicles with rosemary essential oil, in addition to balancing oil from the sebum glands and clearing clogged pores.
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How to Make Clarifying DIY Scalp Scrub:
In a small dish, combine two tablespoons of natural sugar, one tablespoon coconut oil, and one teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Mash with a fork until scrub forms.
Add one teaspoon honey and three drops of rosemary essential oil. Blend into the scrub with a fork.
How to Use a DIY Scalp Scrub to Remove Scalp Buildup:
Apply one to two quarter-size amounts of scalp scrub to dry or damp hair. Using your
Massaging the scalp not only increases circulation but exfoliates dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that
Allow the scrub to detox your scalp for several minutes. You can shave your legs or just soak in a
After allowing the mask to set, rinse and cleanse with shampoo. And apply a conditioner as usual.
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How Often Should You Apply a Scalp Scrub?
Once a month is ideal for a normal to dry scalp. For oily hair or hair prone to becoming greasy, apply twice a month.
5 Tips to Prevent Scalp Build Up
- Add six to eight drops of rosemary essential oil to your shampoo. It’s one of the most common ingredients for anti-dandruff and scalp build-up.
- Use an apple cider vinegar rinse to help kill bacteria, combat dandruff, and relieve an itchy scalp.
- Brush your hair. Seriously, brushing your hair with fine bristle brush like a natural boar hair brush helps to distribute natural oils throughout hair. And a great hairbrush can massage your scalp and remove dead skin cells.
- On days you are skipping a shampoo, apply a natural dry shampoo to absorb oils and prevent excess build-up.
- Switch to natural products or make your own by choosing to only use ingredients beneficial to your hair.
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So, be honest how often do you exfoliate your scalp?
Scalp exfoliation is just as important as other areas of the body. Using a scalp detox treatment removes scalp build-up, reduces the occurrence of dandruff, and stimulates hair growth.
This DIY scalp scrub recipe is packed full of antioxidants to keep your scalp healthy and prevent buildup. Regular application will help to ensure healthy, dandruff-free, non-greasy hair.