For scalp issues, or a just a refreshing rejoinder to the regular shampoo and condition session, a scalp scrub can be energizing and reviving for both hair and scalp.
Things You’ll Need:
- 4 Tablespoons sugar – brown or granulated (your preference, though the latter holds up better)
- Your favorite conditioner- enough to make a paste with sugar
If desired one of the following may be added:
- Jojoba oil: for dry scalp. Helps to re-balance sebum
- Tea Tree oil: For oily or dry scalp, dandruff psoriasis or dermatitis. Tea tree oil is an Antiseptic, Anti-bacterial, and Anti fungal.
- Chamomile: Chamomile has been clinically proven to have anti-inflammatory and repairing properties.
- Lavender oil: Balances the production of sebum from the oil glands making it beneficial for dry or oily skins for psoriasis, acne, eczema, seborrhea and spots
OR you can also add your favorite scented oil- vanilla, jasmine etc. for a bit of an aromatherapy effect.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Be sure to mix well.
You can wet hair, though it’s not necessary. You may want to shampoo first if hair is gunky with styling products
Apply mixture to scalp with fingers. Massage scalp in a circular motion for a few minutes.
Rinse mixture from hair, then shampoo and condition as usual.
Don’t worry about using such an unconventional mixture in hair as the sugar rinses out and whatever may be left melts during shampooing.
This is by no means a solution for serious scalp issues as that may require doctor’s care. It is however a nice spa experience before regular hair washing.