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Is your scalp getting itchy and irritated due to tons of product build up? Or do you suffer from a dandruff problem? Whether you answered yes or no to these questions, the point is that just like your skin, your scalp too needs to be exfoliated regularly. Now there are plenty of expensive, cosmetic scalp scrubs available in the market. But those can burn a hole in your pocket and also damage your hair if you are sensitive to the synthetic ingredients. Instead you can prepare your own, very safe scalp scrubs right at home using brown sugar. The sugar is not processed and hence does not have any chemical elements. It also naturally and gently exfoliates the scalp removing any product build up or flaky skin that causes dandruff. Exfoliating the scalp also unclogs the hair follicle and the scrubbing action stimulates blood flow thus encouraging hair growth.
So read on if you want to find out how to prepare your very own DIY brown sugar scalp scrubs.
Oatmeal and brown sugar combined make for an excellent exfoliating treatment. The rough texture of this scrub cleans out the scalp thoroughly and is very good in case of excessive product build up. Rubbing this scrub on your scalp boosts blood circulation in the scalp and help with the problem of hair loss as well. To make this scrub, mix 2 teaspoons of brown sugar with a quarter cup of oatmeal. Now add a dollop of your regular hair conditioner to the mix and top it off with two to three spoonfuls of olive oil. Mix the ingredients together and set it aside. When you step into the shower, wet your hair and massage the scrub all over the scalp. Once it has completely coated the scalp, leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. After this, shampoo and condition as usual to find your hair feeling smoother and your scalp squeaky clean.
Jojoba oil has antibacterial properties that help treat the problem of dandruff. While the jojoba oil acts on the scalp, the rough texture of brown sugar helps to eliminate the flaky skin that develops leading to dandruff. The oil also moisturizes the scalp and prevents it from drying out and becoming flaky again. Using this scrub regularly can also protect your hair and scalp from damage due to over exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. Prepare this hair scrub by mixing 2 spoons of brown sugar with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Now add a few spoonfuls of jojoba oil and sprinkle in some sea salt. The sea salt also cleanses the scalp and helps to give your hair some texture.
Baking powder is an excellent way to remove particles that have settled on the scalp and clogged the hair follicles. It also cleanses the scalp and gets rid of any unwanted product that shampoo cannot remove. Along with this cleansing action, the brown sugar exfoliates the scalp and massages the roots helping to boost hair growth. You can even add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to this, as it has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can treat scalp infections if any. Mix one spoonful of brown sugar with a dollop of your regular shampoo and add a spoonful of baking soda. Pour in a couple of drops of tea tree oil and wash your hair with this. Do not shampoo again after using this scrub. Just rinse your hair out thoroughly and use a conditioner. You can then wash your hair the next day using your regular shampoo and conditioning routine.
These are brilliant scalp scrubs to use for yourself or even to give to someone as a thoughtful gift. So get yourself a packet of brown sugar today and make your hair and scalp happier and cleaner than they have ever been.
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