A lot of us spend self-care time meticulously caring for our hair and body. But we often forget that our scalp is made of skin too. Did you know that buildup on your scalp can have negative effects on its delicate balance? If you want healthier hair, a scalp detox might be right for you.
What is a Scalp Detox?
You might already know about exfoliating the skin on your face and body, but your scalp needs exfoliation too! Regular massage and exfoliation help to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, as well as clean up product buildup from your hair and scalp. This can allow your hair follicles to breathe and grow new, stronger strands.
How Do I Do A Scalp Detox?
Exfoliating masks and scrubs are a good choice to detox and refresh the delicate skin on the scalp. If you want to DIY it at home, some of the most common ingredients in at-home scalp detoxes include baking soda, olive oil, and cinnamon powder. Other refreshing scrubs use other household ingredients such as sea salt, avocado oil, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil. Detoxing your scalp with masks or scrubs like these can be done periodically, around once a month, or even up to once a week, to ensure your hair has a good environment to grow.
With the proper scalp care routine, you can look forward to a reduction of dryness, itchiness, and dandruff, and an increased potential for new hair growth. Scalp detoxing can be especially beneficial during hot weather due to the increased production of oil on the scalp and the strand-damaging effects of swimming.
Everyone wants a beautiful head of healthy hair. Consider adding a scalp detox to your hair care routine and reap the benefits yourself. You could also try clarifying shampoos that will help to keep dirt, oil, and product buildup at bay between exfoliation sessions. Keep your scalp happy and your hair healthy.