Don’t limit the peeling to just your facial skin. Regular exfoliation should also be part of hair care routine as it is important to clog pores, improve blood circulation, clear up product build-up, stimulate hair growth, keep scalp healthy, and keep dandruff out. When used weekly, scalp scrubs will help grow healthy, shiny hair and reduce the appearance of dandruff. So let’s go ahead and give our scalp the much needed attention with these simple homemade scalp scrubs. Pick the ones you like and let yourself be pampered.
1. Mix 2 tablespoons each of brown sugar, finely ground oatmeal, and your hair conditioner in a small bowl. Add 15 drops of the essential oil of your choice to this exfoliating mixture. Scoop a few tablespoons of the scalp exfoliating mixture onto your fingers and scrub your scalp in a circular motion. Be gentle and don’t rub too hard.
2. Combine 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of conditioner, and 3 drops of essential oil. Peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and vitamin E are good choices for the scalp. Apply the mixture to your wet hair. Scrub it into your scalp for a minute or two. Pay special attention to particularly dry or itchy parts of the scalp. Rinse the mixture off your hair. Shampoo your hair and scalp with a clarifying shampoo, then condition them as you normally would.
3. Mix equal parts of clarifying shampoo and cornmeal, then add a few drops of peppermint oil. Scrub it onto your scalp for a few minutes, then rinse and condition your hair as you normally would.
4. Take 4 tablespoons of finely ground brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of your favorite silicone-free conditioner, and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl. Mix them together thoroughly. Use this mixture on your scalp, then wait 5 minutes before rinsing it off. This scrub is very effective on dry, irritated scalps.
5. Mix 2 tablespoons of jojoba with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in a small bowl. Add 3 drops each of cypress essential oil and peppermint essential oil. Mix the ingredients until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your scalp and rub in gentle, circular motions for five minutes. Rinse the mixture off your hair and shampoo and condition it as you normally would.
6. Green tea dandruff cleansing and honey scalp scrub: Here are detailed instructions on how to make this scalp scrub at home.
7. Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Scrub: Combine 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of baking powder and massage this mixture thoroughly onto the scalp. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse off with normal shampoo.
8. Oat and Olive Oil Scrub: This is a soothing scrub / mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of oat powder with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and massage the entire scalp. After 5 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and then treat with a conditioner.
Some tips and tricks for exfoliating the scalp:
• Wash your hair to remove any styling products, if any. Don’t dry your hair. Keep it a little wet before using the scrub.
• Massage the scrub into your scalp with your fingers. Be gentle while massaging your scalp. Apply it directly to the roots to nourish your scalp. Take a long bath and leave your scalp scrub on for a while.
• Do not wash the peeling off with cold water, but with cold water. Hot water washes away the beneficial oils and makes the scalp dry.
• Do not use a scalp scrub more than once a week.
• Never use anything that irritates your scalp. If it does, stop using it and find something more gentle.
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