Do you ever feel as though your scalp is a bit clogged? If so, you're probably right! Like all skin, scalps need to be regularly exfoliated. A good scalp scrub will break up dandruff, remove buildup, and encourage blood flow. Increased blood flow means better circulation, making it easier for healthy curls to grow. Here's the DIY scalp scrub for healthy curls. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
The DIY Scalp Scrub For Healthy Curls
1 1/2 cup filtered or distilled water
1 cup brewed and cooled green tea
2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel or juice, freshly squeezed
What to do:
This scrub couldn't be easier! In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. You can also add a tablespoon of baking soda if you feel like you've got excess build up. The included ingredients will moisturize will removing build up. Blend the ingredients until completely mixed. You can store this scrub in a sealed container, such as a glass lidded mason jar.
How to use:
Fortunately, your scalp will probably only need a detox every couple of weeks. Take the scrub into the shower with you, and allow curls to become completely saturated with warm water. This can take upwards of ten minutes if you have very thick curls. Once curls are wet, place the scrub on your finger tips. Focus on scrubbing the scalp in slow circles. Don't scrub with your nails, but rather with the pads of your fingers. Allow the product to sit for several minutes and work through the remainder of your curls. If you feel inclined, feel free to rinse your curls with apple cider vinegar to close down the cuticle, rebalance the pH levels of your scalp, and soothe your scalp.
After you've scrubbed your scalp, you can follow up with a shampoo treatment and deep conditioner.