Sometimes we need a little reminder of just how important something is and that it can be done in many different ways. I came across this article about exfoliating our scalps and I swear a light bulb appeared over my head. Of course! Why WOULDN’T we be doing this Naturals?
See also: 3 Clays to Detox & Replenish Your Hair & Scalp
Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells that cling to
the skin’s outermost surface, or epidermis. Exfoliation is an important
part of both facials and body treatments
When done correctly, exfoliation leaves the skin feeling smoother and
fresher looking. Now, many of us know this already but have you thought about doing it to your scalp? No, me either but the premise is the same. Removing those dead skin cells.
“Why you should do it: Exfoliating provides all the same
benefits for your hair and scalp as it does for your face. It can help
remove any product buildup at your roots from hair spray, gels, and
pomades that can weigh hair down. The extra stimulation can help
increase circulation, which can increase hair growth. And if you have
dandruff, a quick scalp scrub can help eliminate flakes.
How you can do it: You can mix up a simple scalp scrub using
brown sugar and olive oil. In order to make sure the product gets to
your roots, part the scalp into four or more sections then apply at the
parted areas. Massage gently in circular motions. Then shampoo and
condition normally. You can also get a chemical exfoliation with a
product such as Ouidad’s Exfoliating Hair & Scalp Treatment ($36). Either way, a happier scalp is just a shampoo away.” PopSugar
Now…I’ve never done it but I am on board completely for doing this. I’ll do the brown sugar and olive oil in a minute since I’ve got both here at home. May even warm the oil a bit as well. I’ll be doing it to keep the blood circulating but I won’t be doing it for dandruff as I have been dandruff free since I added tea tree oil to my shampoo routine. Did you miss it?
Here’s a link: Benefits of Tea Tree oil for your hair.
Who’s game for the new trick Natural? Talk to you soon,