Have you noticed how smooth and soft your skin feels after exfoliation? Removing the top layer of dead and dry skin cells reveals smooth and glowing skin underneath and allows better product absorption. Most women limit exfoliation only to their face and body, without realising that there’s one more area that requires exfoliating — your scalp.
Some oils, dust particles and product buildup cannot be washed off simply by shampooing. You require a scalp scrub to get rid of these things that often hamper the natural growth of your hair by blocking pores. To keep your strands and scalp healthy, here’s how you should exfoliate your scalp.
What to use for scalp exfoliation?
You can exfoliate your scalp with both DIY recipes and readily available products in the market. No matter which route you take, make sure you choose the right ingredients. Citrus, rosemary, tea tree oil have antimicrobial and antifungal properties that not only scrub away buildup but also help in cell turnover and reducing inflammation. To make a simple and effective scalp scrub at home, you can mix brown sugar, olive oil and a few drops of tea tree essential oil and apply it to your scalp for best results.
How to exfoliate your scalp?
- Start by applying your choice of scrub liberally onto the scalp.
- Gently massage it in small circular motions using your fingertips to lift off dead skin cells.
- At this point, you can use a scalp brush to reap more benefits. It will improve blood circulation, stimulate the scalp to encourage healthier hair growth.
- Gently rinse with water and continue with the rest of your hair care routine.
Benefits of exfoliating your scalp
- Removes buildup: Dandruff, product buildup and dead skin can block the hair follicles and prevent hair growth. Exfoliating helps remove product buildup to give you a clean and fresh scalp.
- Promotes hair growth: Adding a scalp scrub to your hair care routine will remove dead skin cells and create a healthy environment for your strands to grow. This also ensures a stronger and shinier mane.
- Prevents dandruff: Those who have a dry scalp or are suffering from dandruff can benefit from scalp exfoliation too. It will not only help control the dryness but will also distribute the natural oils of the scal