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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. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience, read the full disclosure policy.

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So, be honest often do you exfoliate your scalp? Scalp exfoliation is just as important as other areas of body. Using a scalp detox treatment removes scalp build up, reduces the occurrence of dandruff and stimulates hair growth.

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 key 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

Remove build up of hair products, oil, and dead skin cells. And clear clogged hair follicles with a DIY scalp scrub and detox for healthy, shiny hair.

This is a two-step scalp detox that starts with a clarifying scalp massage to exfoliate and remove build up allowing your scalp to breath. Followed by a mask to detoxify your hair roots, oil glands, and follicles.

Dealing with scalp build up? Get rid of it now with an easy DIY scalp scrub and detox!

Are your 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 it unclogs follicles and boost scalp circulation to stimulate hair growth.

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

An incredible natural resource of nutrients, enzymes, and vitamins, honey 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.

How to Make Clarifying DIY Scalp Scrub:

In a small dish combine two tablespoons 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.

Clarifying DIY Scalp Scrub and Detox
This DIY scalp scrub recipe is packed full of antioxidants to keep your scalp healthy and prevent build up. Regular application will help to ensure healthy, dandruff free, non-greasy hair.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons natural sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 drops drops rosemary essential oil
Instructions
  1. In a small dish combine two tablespoons natural sugar, one tablespoon coconut oil, and two teaspoons apple cider vinegar. Mash with a fork until a scrub forms.
  2. 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 a generous amount of scalp scrub to wet hair. Using your fingertips, avoiding your fingernails gently massage the scrub into to your scalp in circular motion.

Massaging the scalp not only increases circulation but exfoliates dead skin cells, dirt, and oil that may be clogging your pores.

Allow the scrub to detox your scalp for several minutes. You can shave your legs or just soak in a hot bath. Or wrap a shower cap around your hair while the mask works its magic.

After allowing the mask to set, rinse and cleanse with shampoo. And apply a conditioner as normal.

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.

This DIY scalp scrub recipe is packed full of antioxidants to keep your scalp healthy and prevent build up. Regular application will help to ensure healthy, dandruff free, non-greasy hair.
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5 Tips to Prevent Scalp Build Up

  1. 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.
  2. Use an apple cider vinegar rinse to help kill bacteria, combat dandruff, and relieve an itchy scalp.
  3. 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 hair brush can massage your scalp and remove dead skin cells.
  4. On days you are skipping a shampoo, apply a natural dry shampoo to absorb oils and prevent excess build up.
  5. Switch to natural products or make your own by choosing to only use ingredients beneficial to your hair.

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Remove Scalp Build Up with a Clarifying DIY Scalp Scrub and Detox

So, be honest 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 build up. Regular application will help to ensure healthy, dandruff free, non-greasy hair.

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