Dry shampoo. It’s every girl’s magic weapon. But really…it makes those snoozed-the-alarm-6-too-many-times mornings a lot more bearable.
Let me ask…are you currently experiencing an itchy dry scalp with a solid build-up of white residue, accompanied with an annoyance of dry white flakes that never seem to disappear from the roots of your hair no matter how many times you wash? Are you also noticing that your hair is on the ‘dryer side’ no matter how many conditioning treatments you comb through your strands every self-care Sunday?
It could well be that your scalp just needs an old-fashioned scrub. Just like how we exfoliate the top layer of our facial skin to rid those dead skin cells, we also need to treat our scalps in the same way. And, since dry shampoo is a go-to these days for us busy girls, we tend to rely on these products for a quick fix one too many times. But, the one thing we don’t think of, when we finally get around to shampooing our hair (a week later or more for some!), is that going through the motions of shampooing is actually just cleansing our hair strands and not necessarily treating the scalp.
So, this is where a scalp scrub comes into play! As I always say, your hair is your greatest asset, so we spoke to Los Angeles hairstylist Gigi Scotto on her go-to DIY recipe that not only removes dry shampoo scalp build up but also promotes hair growth (win-win!). With only two simple ingredients and 8 minutes of a solid head massage, your scalp will not only thank you for it, but you’ll notice your hair will be happier, healthier and shinier!
It’s time to detox and grow your hair—so here’s a simple DIY recipe:
1. Salt Crystals
A handful of coarse sea salts or sugar crystals. We prefer salt crystals.
Buy → Extra Course Sea Salt
2. Flora Pumpkin Oil
Did you know that pumpkin seed oil helps to grow your hair? According to a study that tested pumpkin seed oil for hair health, it actually blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, which is one of the main causes of balding.
Buy → Pumpkin Oil
How to use:
- Mix 2 ingredients together into a paste and then exfoliate your scalp once per week in the shower. And boom, you’re on your way to healthier hair!
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