“Keeping a clean, hydrated, and nourished scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth” – Anonymous
Long and beautiful hair always adds to a woman’s beauty! Undoubtedly, clean and healthy scalp will help boost the growth and bounce in your hair. Just as how important it is to know about how to exfoliate your skin, and do it once every month to remove the dead cells, the same way, in order to keep the scalp clean, you need to exfoliate it once in a while.
In the scalp, the hair are rooted. If you avoid cleaning and exfoliating your scalp regularly, it will impact the health of your hair in the long run. The skin of our scalp also needs oxygen to breathe, it needs moisture and vitamins and other nutrients to remain healthy.
Pros of Scalp Exfoliation
- It scraps off dead cells from the scalp, which allows its skin to breathe in the oxygen.
- It removes the harmful deposits of hair gels, hair sprays and other such products, which clog pores of the scalp.
- Exfoliation results in stimulating the scalp, which increases the blood circulation for healthy growth of the hair.
- It can help in removing the dandruff and other hair problems as well, preventing hair loss.
- It treats acne and blemishes that occur on the scalp.
Now you know the importance of scalp exfoliation benefits.
Do not worry, you do not need to spend big money on scalp exfoliation products. It can be easily done at home, with the ingredients readily available in your kitchen. Fashion Lady brings you some quick DIY method of exfoliating scalp treatment.
1. Sugar Exfoliator Scrub
Mix 3 tablespoons of sugar with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Add a few drops of tea tree oil or jasmine oil or lavender oil into the mixture. Mix the ingredients well and gently massage this onto your scalp in circular motions. Let it remain for at least 15 minutes. Now, wash off your hair with a mild shampoo and a conditioner.
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2. Cornmeal Scalp Scrub
Take ¼ cup of clarifying shampoo and ¼ cup of cornmeal in a bowl to mix it well. Add a few drops of peppermint oil and a few drops of tea tree oil to it. The cornmeal is a mild exfoliator, peppermint oil helps stimulating the blood flow, and the tea tree oil removes dandruff. Use this mixture on your scalp, massage and allow it to stay for 10 minutes and rinse the hair well with shampoo and then condition as usual.
3. Olive Oil & Brown Sugar Scrub
To make this, mix ¼ cup of olive oil and ¼ cup of brown sugar in a bowl. Massage the mixture well on to your hair. Leave it for a few minutes. The scrub will exfoliate your scalp to take away dirt and other harmful toxins. Now, wash your hair with shampoo and condition them as you always do.
Caution: Just like how there are exfoliators for every skin type, you must use the exfoliating scrub according to your scalp type as well, such as dry, oily, and normal. As soon as you discover that a particular scrub is causing irritation to your scalp, stop using it immediately.
How often to exfoliate your scalp?
- If you often use hair sprays or hair gels to your hair, then you must exfoliate your scalp at least twice or thrice a month.
- If you shampoo regularly and do not do much hair styling with chemicals, you can exfoliate your scalp once a month.
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Essential Tip –
Stay Natural. Always use homemade products. Style in your hair, not too frequently. Try not to use chemicals on your hair. If you follow this, your lovely and bouncy strands will speak the tales of love and care always.