Exfoliation is the key to softer and smoother skin. It also applies to the scalp! When we exfoliate, we are actually unclogging pores and buffing away dead skin cells and product build-up if any. Similarly, exfoliating scalp helps unclog hair follicles and facilitates unrestricted hair growth and also buffs away dead skin flakes and dandruff including product build-up. Moreover, scalp and hair scrubs boost circulation and hair growth and keep hair and scalp healthy. Looking out for some natural hair scrub recipes? Below are our top 6 favorites-
ALOE VERA SCRUB
Aloe vera helps to moisturize the scalp while sugar gently exfoliates the dead skin for healthy hair growth. The aloe sugar scrub is great to add volume to thin hair and also treat dry, itchy scalp In a bowl, add aloe vera and enough fine sugar to make a scrub. Mix it well and use this to scrub damp scalp. Massage gently on scalp and rinse off with plain water.
CINNAMON SCALP SCRUB – Use a cinnamon scalp scrub to detox scalp – scalp detox is important to get rid of any dirt or impurities to unclog hair follicles for faster and thicker hair growth. Tale1 tbsp olive oil or any oil of your choice, 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp baking soda or sugar. Gently massage this scrub on wet scalp for 60 secs and rinse off. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeats it once a month.
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SUGAR SCALP SCRUB
A sugar scrub with olive oil helps to treat dandruff while exfoliating the scalp to remove product buildup. In a bowl, add castor sugar and enough coconut oil to make a thin paste. Mix it well and use this to scrub the damp scalp. Massage gently on the scalp and rinse off. Use a shampoo afterwards.
SEA SALT SCRUB – The pink salt buff away dead skin cells and dandruff and unclogs hair follicles that facilitate unrestricted natural hair growth. Boosts penetration of other ingredients used in this recipe. Clarifies scalp and boots circulation. In a bowl, add sea salt and enough warm coconut oil or apple cider vinegar until you get a spreadable paste. To use, gently scrub on damp scalp for a minute and follow up with your favorite shampoo. Use this scrub once every 2 weeks.
COFFEE SCALP SCRUB
In a bowl, add 1 tbsp used coffee grounds and 2 tbsp any oil of your choice to make a hair scrub. Let the coffee grounds soak in the oil for 1-2hour before you use. Mix it well and use this to scrub very gently on damp scalp for 60 secs. Massage a tsp of the scrub gently on the scalp and rinse off. Use a mild shampoo afterward.
COCONUT SCALP SCRUB –
Mix 1 tablespoon coconut with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Use this solution to massage the scalp for about 60 secs in very gently circular motion. Shampoo as usual. This works as a clarifying scrub. Use this once a month ** Caution – do not try baking soda if you have sensitive skin. READ MORE – 6 Best Weight loss Breakfast Recipes with Oats