Hair Scrubs: How to use? (and 3 DIY hair scrubs)
There is face scrub, lip scrub, and foot scrub, too, but have you heard about hair scrubs? Just like other scrubs, the purpose of this scrub is also to remove dead cells, but from the scalp. If you have been facing problems like scalp acne, or are suffering from excessive build-up, then you should use a hair scrub. Here is a lowdown on them.
What are hair scrubs?
Hair scrubs are specially designed for your scalp to give you healthy, shiny, and smooth hair. Scalp scrubs provide deep cleansing and exfoliation for your scalp by removing the sweat, dirt, dandruff, excess oil, or any other residue that gathers at the roots of your hair. According to a 2018 study, a healthy scalp is essential for healthy hair growth.
Know your scalp type before buying a hair scrub
It is extremely important to know your scalp type before you invest in a hair scrub. You can have a dry, oily, itchy, or sensitive scalp. An oily scalp requires a scrub that contains zinc and BHA chemical exfoliants while a dry scalp requires a scrub formulated with vitamin B-5 for nourishment. Scrubs containing charcoal and tea tree oil work best for itchy scalp.
How to apply a hair scrub?
It is recommended to use a hair scrub at least twice a week depending on how much build-up or excess oil you tend to get on your scalp. We recommend you use the scrub before washing your hair. Then follow it up with a nice clarifying shampoo and a conditioner. Avoid applying the scrub on soaking wet hair as this dilutes the scrub's action.
DIY scrubs: Coconut and Honey Scrub
Hair scrubs can be easily prepared at home with some simple ingredients. To prepare a Coconut and Honey Scrub, you need to mix 1/4 cup of coconut oil with one tablespoon of honey, 3/4 cup of sugar, and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply this mixture and gently scrub your scalp and then wash it off with a clarifying shampoo after 10 minutes.
Avocado and Himalayan Sea Salt Scrub
The nourishing benefits of avocado and Himalayan sea salt leave your hair looking shiny and healthy. Mix one tablespoon of Himalayan sea salt with one teaspoon of sugar, one teaspoon of coconut oil, and one tablespoon of avocado oil. Apply this mixture to your scalp and gently massage it in. Then wash off your hair with a mild shampoo after a few minutes.
Avocado, Tea Tree, and Brown Sugar Scrub
Mix 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar with one teaspoon avocado oil and two drops of tea tree oil and then scrub your scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it off with a shampoo for healthy, strong, and shiny hair.