The key to healthy, luscious hair is a healthy scalp. But oftentimes, we neglect it the most. Styling your lengths and taking care of them sure feels nice, but we’re here to tell you that the scalp deserves your undivided attention, too. Who knows, what your hair wanted all along was some scalp exfoliation and TLC?!
If you think about it, your scalp is also skin, just a bit thicker. Many people pay more attention to their hair rather than their scalp, but the truth is that a healthy scalp will produce healthy hair, which is why scalp care is crucial. The best thing you can do for it is to exfoliate it properly.
What is scalp exfoliation? Is it beneficial?
Scalp exfoliation involves using physical or chemical exfoliants to remove dead skin cells, oil, and dandruff. This makes way for fresh skin and hair follicles to grow healthier, shinier hair from the roots to the tips.
Exfoliating the scalp is essential and it comes with a great number of benefits. It;
1. Removes buildup
2. Encourages hair growth
3. Promotes shiny hair
4. Prevents dry scalp and dandruff
How to exfoliate your scalp and when?
This really varies from person to person. If you have oily scalp and you use a a lot of dry shampoos to prevent greasy hair, consider exfoliating your scalp every two weeks. If you have dry scalp and are prone to dandruff, then you should exfoliate it every three to four weeks. Follow up with a nourishing hair mask.
You can either use scalp scrubs or chemical exfoliants. Soft, scalp brushes are also a great option to gently lift the dead skin cells off the scalp.