Scalp Scrubbing, it's a thing - a very good thing.

You know how important scalp health is to hair health. When your scalp is happy and clean, your hair is able to grow long and strong. But if you don’t start taking care of your hair at the root—making sure your scalp gets all the attention it needs—you’ll wind up with build-up that can make your follicles weaker over time. And that’s where scalp scrub comes in.


Face scrubs, body scrubs, lip scrubs, hand scrubs, foot scrubs….these are the scrubs that you generally see and hear about but ever thought about a scalp scrub? Nope, it’s not just another product that’s created to attract customers but instead it is a very crucial step in your shower. You may be thinking why a scalp scrub now out of everything? I shampoo, I condition, use hair masks, treatments, oils, use styling products, gels, mousse, balms,sprays and all the fancy shamncy stuff to keep my hair looking nice and fresh! …..

Take a moment and think, all those products on your scalp. All that residue on your scalp. Sure you may shampoo and rinse well but a shampoo will not exfoliate the surface of your scalp to remove the excess build up of dead cells, dirt, grime etc. Just as your face and body your scalp needs exfoliation too. A scalp scrub will help remove the unnecessary buildup in your scalp that will result in dandruff, dead skin cells,infection, dryness in the scalp, irritated and itchy feeling.

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When you exfoliate your scalp, you’ll help rebalance the pH levels, while detoxifying and cleansing, meaning it’s less likely to become irritated, dry, and flakey. It will also help remove any product build-up, oil, and dead skin that’s blocking your pores, resulting in dirty, greasy hair.

Plus, by massaging the scrub into your scalp you’ll stimulate blood circulation, delivering oxygen to your scalp, which will encourage hair growth and boost shine.

What causes an unhealthy scalp? Overuse of products can cause buildup that can clog the follicle, washing hair too often and stripping the natural oils, not often enough creates build up of debris on the scalp.
Signs of an Unhealthy Scalp
There are several general signs to indicate if your scalp is in poor health, including the following;
  • Dryness
  • Itchiness
  • Oiliness
  • Flaking
  • Hair breakage
  • Slow hair regrowth or hair lossscalp exfoliating

CAIM & ABLE Body Scrubs are an ideal choice - rich in nourishing oils, antioxidants and gentle exfoliating ingredients.

C&A body scrubs are absolutely perfect as they also include natural oils, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will encourage growth and strengthen and protect the hair follicle.  So to save you splurging $40 on the latest it-girl scalp scrub, reach for the RESTORE, PROTECT, NURTURE or NOURISH Scrub from the C&A range.

Whilst writing this blog, I actually did just that - mixing a generous handfull of the herbalicious PROTECT scrub with conditioner, and gently massaging it into my scalp before rinsing. The coconut oils in the NOURISH Scrub are divine too. 

Benefits:

Salt  is a natural detoxifier rich in anti-bacterial, anti-inflammation, antiseptic and antifungal properties. Salt helps reduce dandruff and scalp acne, yes it is a thing! It works as a natural exfoliater to get rid of dead skin and follicles, reduces excess oil buildup and balances the pH of the scalp promoting blood circulation and healthy hair growth.

Coffee is a gift to hair. Infact, for healthy hair and a coffee scrub is at the top of the list! It strengthens the hair and improves the texture and hair quality. Coffee also has caffeine - a naturally occurring stimulant is excellent for penetrating the hair follicles and stimulating them. Caffeine can also add a lustrous sheen to hair, many use it to help in slowing down hair loss while speeding up hair growth with the hair follicle stimulation. This is why a coffee scrub is so amazing for hair growth

Additional Options:

Honey helps lock and seal in moisture. Being a natural emollient, it locks moisture in the hair making it look much smoother, healthier and conditioned. Honey is rich in antioxidants which will prevent scalp damage and infections. Honey is packed and loaded with extremely rich nutrients that are vital for healthy hair growth.

Try using essential oils like tea tree which has natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties that will help maintain a healthy scalp. It also balances the pH level and eliminates scalp dryness and dandruff. Rosemary is known for its hair growth properties. It stimulates the hair follicles to help regrowth of hair. Rosemary oil works really well  to prevent thinning and balding of the hair. 

So there we have it, scalp scrubbing is definitely a good thing to incorporte into your shower routine - once or twice a week is more than enough. And you definitely do not need to buy a special (expensive) product though, ensure the ingredient profile is clean and natural.

I would love to hear your scalp scrubbing experiences!

Michelle xoxo