I always find most conversations about exfoliation nearly always centre around the face and body and yet I rarely ever hear about exfoliation of your scalp even though using a hair scrub is just as important! Just like the rest of the body, the skin of the scalp needs to get refreshed once in a while!
Your scalp not only accumulates dead skin cells, in the form of dandruff, but also the residues of styling products, dry shampoos, pollution and excess of sebum leaving it suffocated and greasy.
To get rid of all these impurities and to help unclog pores I do a scrub once a month. This really helps cleanse and purify your scalp so it will not only be able to breathe but also be more receptive to shampoo, hair mask… enabling them to penetrate better and be more effective. It will also activate the blood microcirculation which facilitates the growth of hair. This all basically just means that scrubbing the scalp will be extremely beneficial for the health of the hair.
So, if you are interested in trying a scalp scrub then I have made a really simple recipe that is super easy to make.
You will need:
2 teaspoons of sugar or salt
2 teaspoons of black seed oil
2 teaspoons of liquid honey
1 teaspoon of conditioner
Making this scrub is so simple, just mix everything in a bowl and you’re done!
✓ Black seed oil is available on Aroma-Zone.
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There are loads of exfoliants you could use but I prefer salt or sugar as they dissolve so easily when you rinse the scrub off your scalp. Black seed oil is known for its beneficial effects on the scalp and is excellent for toning the scalp and stimulating hair growth. Honey will help purify the scalp to regulate excess sebum and calm any itching. I make sure to add the conditioner in this recipe to help with the application of the scrub.
Apply the mixture line by line on the scalp. Once the mixture is spread all over the hair, gently massage with the tips of your fingers in circular motions for 5 minutes. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse and shampoo as usual.
I would personally advise doing this scrub no more than once a month so you don’t irritate your scalp.
This scrub gives a fresh breath to the roots of your hair whilst purifying your scalp. It will stop your hair getting greasy quite as fast and your hair will feel lighter, airier and more voluminous.
So there it is, a super simple and effective scalp scrub! Tell me what you guys think once you try it or if there are any additions to the recipe that you think might help improve it!