Are you tired of dry, itchy curls? Are you embarrassed by dandruff and flakes collecting on your shoulders? If so, you're not alone! Tons of curly girls struggle to keep their scalps moisturized and healthy. Therefore, we're going to show you how to make your own scalp scrub. Seriously, this can't get any easier!
How To Make Your Own Scalp Scrub
You might be wondering why you should be bothered with making or even using a scalp scrub. It does sound kind of weird when you stop to think about it, but scalp health is critically important to the overall well being if your curls. When your scalp is unhealthy, you might notice your head is itchy, or is prone to dandruff. Over time, oil, products, and dead skin cells can clog the pores on your head. When this happens, you might experience decreased curl growth. As a result, cleansing your scalp can help regenerate your curls and increase healthy blood flow. Let's get started.
What you'll need:
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
5-10 drops of essential oils. We like rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, or lavender for soothing, anti bacterial effects.
What to do:
In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients. You can add more sugar or olive oil as needed to accommodate the amount of hair you have, or its density. Once all the ingredients are completely combined, you can hop in the shower. Using warm water, allow your hair to become completely saturated. If you need, you can also apply conditioner throughout the bottom of your strands to help detangle and soften.
Once your curls are completely soaked, it's time to use your scrub! Apply it throughout your scalp, and using your finger tips rub it into your scalp. Use slow, circular motions to really work the sugar around on your scalp. Make sure you get all areas. It should take about 10-15 minutes to give your scalp a full massage. Don't pull the sugar mixture throughout your hair. Once you've completely massaged your head, you can use warm water to rinse the scrub away. If necessary, you can also use a gentle shampoo to help remove the olive oil from your strands.
If you feel inclined, you can follow up with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse to help smooth down your cuticles and balance your pH levels. If not, rinse your curls with cool water after applying your favorite conditioner. This is a treatment you can do every few weeks to help your curls and scalp stay healthy.