Most of us are used to scrubbing our faces and bodies in the quest for smooth, beautiful skin, but we tend to forget about the very important area that’s buried beneath our hair. It can also benefit from regular exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and get rid of years of product build up. Ick. The truth is that ignoring these issues can really affect how shiny and healthy our locks are, too. Remember that shampoo is made to cleanse your hair, not your scalp, so it’s probably time we gave our heads a little more attention. Luckily, a great scrub like our Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub can get your scalp healthy and happy in no time. Here are a few different ways to use it.
Instead of shampoo
It’s best to scrub about once a week, and since many of us could do with washing our hair a little less, it’s great to use on days when you’re skipping the suds. Start with damp or towel-dried hair, apply it to your scalp, and massage in circular motions. Let it sit for a few mins, rinse with cool water to keep all the good oils in, and finish with conditioner.
Mixed with shampoo
If you just can’t bring yourself to skip the shampoo, scrub is just as effective mixed in. We suggest using the scalp scrub on your head first, massaging, then adding your shampoo to the mix for an invigorating wash.
Some experts like to apply scalp scrub when hair is still dry in order to keep the product from diluting. If you choose this route, apply scrub, massage, rinse, then follow with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine—or skip the shampoo and go straight to conditioner.
With a scalp massager
If you want to really amp up your scrub game, pair it with a tool like a scalp massage brush. This will increase the exfoliation and blood circulation happening—and it also feels so incredibly good!
With a hair mask
Take some time to treat your whole head (hair included) by using a scalp scrub and following it up with a luxurious hair mask the same day. This is a great way to exfoliate the scalp and hydrate your strands in tandem.