You exfoliate your body and your face, but do you exfoliate your scalp? You may need to! Between dry shampoo, hair spray and other products, your hair can be full of gunk that doesn’t regularly come out with shampoo and conditioner alone. This is especially true if you boast only washing your hair every few weeks. When you exfoliate and get rid of this gunk, you can actually help your hair become stronger and healthier looking and feeling.
If you don’t shampoo frequently, use a lot of products including dry shampoo or have oily hair, you should exfoliate every other week. If you have dry hair or don’t use a lot of product, try exfoliating once a month. You can try getting a scalp exfoliating treatment at a salon, buying one or making your own. You can make your own by mixing a clarifying shampoo with ground almonds or cornmeal and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Peppermint essential oil stimulates blood flow which can help hair grow, lavender and vitamin E soothe your scalp and tea tree oil can fight dandruff because it is an antiseptic.
Dry shampoo may seem like a lifesaver, but if you use it too much and wash your hair too little, it can cause havoc on your head. It can cause itching and dandruff, too much oil, clogged pores and even fungus, bacteria and a nasty smell. Yuck! If you have coarse and curly hair, it is okay to wash one to two times a week. If you have fine or oily hair, you need to wash more often.
Keranique offers a great product for exfoliating your scalp called the Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask. It is a pre-shampoo treatment that helps dry and damaged hair. It gently exfoliates, removes buildup and unclogs hair follicles. It also has protein boost technology which can help thin hair become stronger, grow faster and maintain the hair you already have. It also helps your hair look soft, smooth and shiny and protects against environmental damage. This means it keeps working long after you use it.
Do you get buildup frequently? Do you think you overuse dry shampoo? Have you ever tried exfoliating your scalp? If so, what is your favorite treatment or product to use? Share with us your thoughts!