Rooting For Good Scalp: Here’s Your Quick 5-Step Guide To Scalp Exfoliation
You have read and heard enough about why your skin needs exfoliation. But what about the delicate scalp that has been calling for attention? Our scalp, as much as our skin anywhere else in our body, tends to accumulate particulate matter, oils, dead cells, dirt, and debris over time. This can even clog the roots of your hair when the hair follicles get blocked by this pileup and lead to hair fall in time. The buildup needs to be removed by exfoliating the scalp, for a healthier, softer, and clear scalp that supports good hair growth.
Benefits of scalp exfoliation
Scalp exfoliation is a key procedure in hair care.
- You need it if you have a dry scalp
- You need it if you have an oily head
- You need it if you have frequent dandruff problems
- You need it to slough off the dirt and debris that does not get removed on its own
- You need it for stress relief
- You need it for scalp rejuvenation
How to exfoliate your scalp?
Here’s your step-by-step guide to scalp exfoliation:
You can shampoo your hair before exfoliation. There are natural exfoliating shampoos that you can find. Shampoos containing tea tree oil act as an effective astringent in exfoliating the scalp without causing inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory property.
2. Deep Cleanse
If you notice excessive buildup and white flaky skin, you can use a deep cleanse. For a deep cleanse, you can try using baking soda as an ingredient in your shampoo. You can make it right at home by mixing a tablespoon of baking soda with 4 ounces of lukewarm water. But do keep in mind that baking soda has a very high pH level when the rest of the skin is acidic. This type of deep cleanse can be done occasionally, and must not be done by people with dry scalp.
3. Physical Scrub
Next is scrubbing the scalp using physical scrubs that you can make at home. Home-made scrubs are natural, effective, and gentle on the scalp than chemical ones. These exfoliants use granular matter like sugar or sea salt blended with natural oils to dig out the dead cells and dirt for easier removal without hurting the scalp.
For example, you can make sugar and oatmeal scrub by adding 2 tablespoons each of ground oatmeal, sugar, and hair conditioner.
Once you have shampooed your hair, apply the mix to wet hair, scrub the scalp gently by massaging it in circular motions, before rinsing it off.
4. Rinse with pH balancing agent
If you use baking soda for scrubbing, do rinse off your hair with an ingredient like apple cider vinegar that will rebalance the pH of the scalp.
5. Deep Oil massage
Much like you would moisturize your skin after deep exfoliating treatment, so should you use natural scalp oil after an elaborate scalp exfoliation treatment.
Hair experts encourage you to go for a deep oil massage with Shankara’s Hair And Scalp Oil, made with power ingredients like sesame oil, avocado oil, Jojoba oil, Vitamin E Tocopherol, gooseberries extract, sandalwood essential oil, bringraj extract, lavender essence, clary sage, and rosemary.
The oil is specifically designed to moisturize dry and damaged hair for more luminous, healthier, and voluminous locks. The oil is safe to use on colored hair. It deeply penetrates the hair shaft and conditions hair from the roots. It can be used for colored hair too!
Who shouldn’t exfoliate the scalp?
If you have infections, cut, sores or lice, or have a very sensitive scalp, you should refrain from exfoliating the scalp.