Home Recipes for Exfoliating the Scalp & Hair at Home
Do you aspire to have healthy hair? Well, for healthy hair, you will need to have a healthy scalp. Yes, it is the roots that give birth to new hair and supply them with the right nutrition. You must take good care of your scalp and ensure that your hair grows long, healthy, and strong. If you have not paid any attention to your scalp and hair lately, it is the right time to start afresh. The best dermatologists recommend using nutritional and chemical-free hair cleansing and exfoliating products for your scalp and hair. Because not many such products are available that qualify the requirements, we have compiled a list of items that are easy to make at home and are effective for your hair exfoliation. However, before we give you some amazing DIY hair exfoliating tips and recipes, it is important for you to learn why you must exfoliate the scalp in the first place.
Why exfoliating your scalp is important?
Exfoliating is a method to lift away the dead skin cell and debris that occurs in your scalp naturally or with the use of chemical or herbal hair products. With scalp exfoliation, you can make way for fresh skin and allow natural and healthy growth of hair follicles. If you have a healthy scalp, you can enjoy a healthy growth of your hair.
With regular scalp exfoliation, you can achieve many benefits. Scalp exfoliation removes buildup, boosts the production of essential oils that nourishes the scalp and the hairs, and also strengthens your hair at the mid-length and ends. If you do not pay attention to scalp exfoliation, it can lead to the production of Malassezia furfur yeast which results in dandruff.
Quick benefits of scalp exfoliation:
- Removal of scalp buildup
- Boosts hair growth
- Enhance natural shine in the hair
- Prevents dry scalp/ dandruff
Easy DIY recipes for the exfoliating scalp:
Let us get to the point. Here are some quick home recipes that make a perfect exfoliation agent for your scalp. With these recipes, you will not have to worry about any side-effects as they are made from natural ingredients.
- Brown sugar and Jojoba Oil
Let make an easy scrub first. You will need two ingredients, Brown Sugar and Jojoba Oil. Both these ingredients are known for preventing hair damage and providing the right nutrition to your hair. Mix a few spoons of Jojoba oil, brown sugar, salt, lemon juice and you will have a very effective scrub prepared for use. Use the scrub to wash and exfoliate your scalp a few times in a month and you will see amazing results.
- Salt, Honey, Apple Cider, and coconut oil
If you are dealing with fungal infections and dryness in your scalp, you must use a scrub that cleanses the scalp and at the same time nourishes it. You will have to add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one teaspoon honey, and a half cup of salt. Mix all the ingredients and apply the mixture to the scalp. Let it dry and wash with a mild shampoo after 10 minutes.
- Clarifying shampoo and baking soda
If you want to work on your scalp buildup religiously, mix baking soda in your shampoo and massage it on your head. It can help you get rid of fungal elements as well as excess oil from the scalp. You can prevent the buildup of dandruff and bacteria with this mixture.
- Lemon scrub
Every once in a week you must deep clean your head and there is no better recipe for it than lemon scrub. Mix olive oil with sea salt and lemon juice. Apply the paste on your head, let it semi-dry and then scrub it off. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo and enjoy the results.
- Brown sugar +oatmeal+ air conditioner
Mix equal parts oatmeal, brown sugar, and air conditioner and apply the mixture to your head. Give a gentle massage for a few minutes and rinse it off with a hair appropriate shampoo.
How often should I exfoliate?
Many of us do not know the right frequency to exfoliate our scalp. First, you must exfoliate as and when you feel any buildup on your scalp. Second, if you do it once a month, you won’t feel the buildup that frequently. If you have an excessively oily scalp, scrub it twice a month. To enhance the effects, use scalp-friendly and mild products.