Scalp scrubs are undoubtedly our latest hair careobsession. The hard reality is; Without a healthy scalp, your hair will never be as long, luscious and most importantly as healthy as you want it to be. So by maintaining a healthy scalp with a little help from a detoxifying, pore-stimulating scalp scrub, you are on your way to healthier hair in no time. To save you 40 dollars on the latest girl in the scalp, we have collected three simple DIY scrubs that are cheap AF – and you probably have all the ingredients already!
We have to say, we are quite impressed (if not a little lean) with our all-natural simple DIY scalp scrubs. They provide good results: reduce dandruff, increase growth, and prevent hair from falling by removing the head and refilling the scalp. Before we share our amazing recipes, why do you need a scalp scrub in your life …
Why scalp scrub is BOMB.com
If you want threesomes like Rapunzel, you have to get your weekly scalp scrubbing game on! Exfoliating the scalp helps balance the pH levels while detoxifying and cleaning, making it less likely to be irritated, dry and spotty. It also helps remove any product build-up, oil and dead skin that blocks your pores, resulting in dirty, greasy hair. In addition, by massaging the scrub into the scalp, you stimulate blood circulation and deliver oxygen to the scalp, which will encourage hair growth and increase shine. Most scalp scrubs also contain natural oils that contain antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that will encourage growth, and strengthen and protect the hair follicle.
1. Detoxification Salt Scrub
This scalp scrub decreases the head hard, as it contains our amazing miracle ingredient – apple cider vinegar. What makes apple cider vinegar so magical is that it contains antifungal properties that will cleanse your scalp in dandruff by killing any fungus around the hair follicles, while restoring the scalp's natural pH levels. Combined with hydration, nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil and honey are quite unstoppable.
¼ cup of Himalayan pink salt (if you can't find any, use coarse sea salt)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (preferably organic)
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1 teaspoon of honey
5 drops of peppermint or tea tree oil (you can skip this if you have nothing)
You can also replace apple cider vinegar for baking soda if you prefer.
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Apply a tablespoon to moist hair, gently announce it to your scalp. Leave the scrub on the hair for 5-10 minutes before rinsing with warm water, followed by shampoo and conditioner.
2. Deep Cleansing Lemon Scrub
This scrub is so simple yet so effective. The combination of sea salt and lemon juice provides a super powerful exfoliator that citric acid in the lemon juice is a natural chemical exfoliator, so it helps to throw a dead skin and loosen the oil that blocks the hair follicles. The olive oil will hydrate your scalp and is full of beauty vitamins, such as vitamins A and E, which will fight free radicals that trigger hair loss and hair loss.
2 tablespoons sea salt
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Combine the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to moist hair, massage the scrub into the scalp to increase circulation. Rinse well with warm water, then follow with shampoo and conditioner.
3. Nutrition Sugar Scrub
This sugar scrub is quite like a mix between a hair mask and a scrub – it's a win-win. It is crazy when it contains both coconut and olive oil, which are full of fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help strengthen the hair follicle. Muscovado sugar is also super soft, so it should gently exfoliate your scalp without being too hard on your skin – if you have sensitive skin, this scrub is perfect for you. Finally, it helps to hydrate your locks because it contains honey – a natural moisturizer that will soak in moisture.
3 tbsp of a deep conditioning
1 tbsp Muscovado Sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and apply to wet hair. Massage the mixture into the scalp and then cover the hair from root to tip. Cover your hair with a plastic cap (you can always use a food bag) and leave the treatment on your hair for 30 minutes. If you have curly hair, rinse and allow your hair to air dry. If you have straight or fine hair, you may want to accompany your regular shampoo and conditioner to avoid oily roots.
If you make your own scalp scrub at home, you can always splurge on these amazing scalp scrubs that we love. If you constantly struggle with dandruff, check out three things we do to get rid of dandruff here. Let us know if you have tried to do any of your own DIY scalp scrubs in the comments below.