Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential to overall health for everyone. You can work on every other aspect of your hair, dying, trimming, and other hair care. But if you do not take care of your scalp, you are not dealing with the root of your hair health. You can help with improving your hair by starting at the root, not the ends of your hair. You can spend more money on a professional salon or hair stylist, but that just creates a never-ending habit that you have to keep up with in order to maintain your hair. The better alternative is to make your own product for your scalp. If you like being crafty and have the time to invest, you can totally make your own “Do It Yourself” scalp product. Being ready for the best new hair scalp health can set you on a new path for total hair health. Here are the 6 best DIY scalp scrubs to improve your hair.
Sugar, honey and olive oil scrub
This scrub works great as an exfoliant agent and can strengthen your hair follicles. If your hair is getting bogged down with dirt, debris and dandruff, this scrub will clean your scalp right out. Just combine a few tablespoons of olive oil with sugar and honey, and you have a great scrub ready to use. You can leave this in and wash off with a mild shampoo.
Jojoba oil and brown sugar scrub
These two ingredients are great as a pair and both work very well for your scalp. This scrub will protect your hair from stress and provide rehydration. You combine brown sugar with a few tablespoons of jojoba oil, and add in a little salt and lemon juice. This scrub is great to use a handful of times a month.
Salt, honey and coconut oil scrub
The anti-fungal properties of this scrub make it a great go to for general hair health, and to rid the scalp of excess oil buildup. To make this scrub you will need a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. You’ll also need a cup of salt. Mix the ingredients all together and apply to your scalp, leaving the mixture to work on your scalp for 10 minutes. Wash out after with a mild shampoo.
Salt and olive oil scrub
This scrub is great to use if you need a truly deep, rejuvenating cleanser of the scalp. It is both detoxifying but also hydrating. So this scrub can remove dandruff but ensure not too much abrasion that could leave your scalp feeling dry. Olive oil is great for this because it contains a lot of moisture in fatty acids, which act as a buffer to protect from damage. This scrub entails combining a few tablespoons of salt, olive oil, and a splash of lemon juice.
Brown sugar and oatmeal scrub
This is a great scrub to gently exfoliate your scalp if some of the more stringent exfiliators are too harsh on your scalp. The brown sugar and oatmeal work to gently strip away dirt and grime, while also increasing circulation of hari follicles. This sugar requires mixing brown sugar and oatmeal with hair conditioner. You apply a large helping of this mixture and apply directly to the scalp.
If you are looking to boost the strength of your hair and follicles, then look no further than cinnamon. A spice that proves great for so many reasons, cinnamon is also healthy for direct use on hair, and is great for an additional boost of vibrancy and growth. This scrub calls for 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, and 2 drops of lavender oil, rose water, peppermint oil, and vetiver oil. After combining these ingredients, massage into the hair and scalp and let it sit for 10 minutes. Comb your hair thoroughly and then give your scalp a good wash.