Sunday, 11 January 2015

Should we scrub our scalp?

We all love long beautiful healthy hair. We do follow various different hair care regime that are essential to keep our hair long and shiny. The basic and utmost important thing that helps your hair to grow faster is "Clean and dirt free scalp"
Why you should scrub your scalp?

In this polluted world, it is obvious and very easy to have dirt built up on scalp. Like on skin, scalp to, develop the dead cells because of built up dirt.
To treat it, we shampoo every now and then. However during the winter days, it becomes difficult to shampoo it frequently due to cold season. Another big reason to avoid shampooing very frequently is because it dries out the scalp and hair.
One of the ways to avoid frequent hair wash is to clean your scalp thoroughly on the day you wash your hair. Scrubbing your scalp helps in achieving the same. Various hair specialists have also suggested that scrubbing of hair is essential to keep the hair clean and to prevent hair loss. On the other hand, scrubbing your scalp helps in removing the stubborn dirt and thereby preventing you from frequent hair wash.
What is not scrubbing?
It is my sincere effort to put it here that scratching and removing the white flakes from the scalp is not scrubbing. People who suffer from issues of dandruff find themselves scratching their scalp hard. Please note this kind of scratching or rubbing your scalp is not at all healthy. In fact it makes your scalp skin irritate which can results in skin infection. If you are suffering from itchy skin, treat it with homemade remedies. One of the old age remedy is to apply lemon juice mixed with baking soda on scalp for 15 minutes and then wash it with shampoo as usual. But never try to scratch the scalp to get the relief.

Benefits of Scrubbing your Scalp
Let us know have a look at various benefits of scrubbing the scalp
It helps in removing excess oil
IT helps in getting rid of impurities
Improves blood circulation
Removes product build up
Helps in fighting dandruff
Clarifies the scalp
Helps in removing dead skin cells

Types of Scrub for scalp
Exfoliating your scalp helps to bring back the lost lustre. You can opt for readymade scrubs or homemade ones for your scalp
Readymade Scrubs
Natural Tech Detoxifying Scrub Shampoo
Salon Science Hydrofoliant Scalp Scrub
LEIMO Scalp & Body Scrub

Homemade Scrub
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oatmeal powder
2 tbsp hair conditioner
15 drops of amla oil / almond oil
Mix all the ingredients to make the smooth paste.

How to apply scrub on scalp?
1) Sprinkle some water on your scalp.
2) Take some homemade / readymade scrub on your finger tips
3) Apply on your scalp thoroughly in the circular motion
4) Leave it for 15 - 20 minutes.
5) Move your fingers on your scalp in circular motion making in order to remove the scrub and dirt. You can also make use of scrubbing brushes to scrub your scalp. But keep in mind to use the soft bristle brush and the movement should be slow and gentle.
6) Once removed, shampoo and condition as usual.


How frequently we can use the scalp scrub?
Usage of scalp scrub depends on various parameters like your hair type, weather, pollution etc in your hair. However the safest is to use scalp scrub once in a week. If you have too much dry hair try using it once in 15 days to prevent all the more drying out of the scalp skin.
Is Scalp Scrub Healthy?
Yes scalp scrub is good for the scalp health. It helps in blood circulation and keeps the dirt built up thereby giving you the healthy hair.

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