While we’re almost certain that your hair gets most of your attention by spoiling it with all sorts of different hair care products, the same can’t be said about your scalp. In fact, saying that the scalp can be one of the most overlooked parts of our bodies is an understatement to say the least (it is hiding underneath a big chunk of hair after all, who can blame you); however it still needs to be properly taken care of.
If you're soaking your hair everyday with dry shampoo, hairspray and mousse, you also need a product able to cut through layers of sweat, oil, product and hard water buildup, since all that grease can leave your hair follicles clogged and can also settle onto your scalp, which results in hair loss, thinning, weakening of the hair strands, and breakage. You know what they say, long, shiny and happy hair is truly impossible without a happy, healthy and well-cared for scalp. Keeping your hair follicles clear of dead skin cells and built-up hair products is key here. But how do we make our scalp feel included?
We exfoliate our face, lips, and knees — why not our scalp? Well, you’ve heard about face and body scrubs, but have you ever tried a scalp scrub? In the same way that bodies need regular exercise, scalps need to be kept clean and healthy with regular massaging and exfoliation workouts. Dead skin cells and oils can be softly exfoliated thanks to the ingredients a scalp scrub contains, such as charcoal, salt, sugar and microbeads that work to leave the skin on your head cleaner and shinier.
Besides, exfoliating your scalp gives you an incredible feeling, and can have an invigorating effect. For example, the massaging alone can stimulate your blood flow to maintain a stream of nutrients to your hair follicles to rejuvenate the scalp. Those with dandruff, dry skin, or oily hair are extremely in luck since scalp exfoliation helps reduce those symptoms by controlling dandruff, defying greying, thinning and hair loss, removing buildup (caused by dry shampoo, gels, defrizzing serums which can clog hair follicles and compromise hair growth), and adapting to the seasons.
How to Use Scalp Scrubs
It is extremely easy to use scalp scrubs. Here’s what you should do: before you shampoo and condition your hair, simply wet your hair, split it into several parts, and then apply a small portion of the chosen scrub directly into your hairline using your fingers. Repeat five or six times while massaging all around your scalp area, and then rinse your hair exhaustively. Don’t overdo it though! Scrubbing way too hard or many times during the week can often have an adverse effect and irritate your scalp. A weekly scrub is a good rule of thumb, and afterwards you hair will be left feeling healthier than ever, and smelling delicious too!
Choosing the Perfect Scrub for your Hair
Almost all scrubs include natural oils, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will encourage growth and leave your hair follicles feeling happy and content. But with so many scalp scrubs on the market, you may be left confused when the time comes to choose which hair care product could be most suitable for you. That’s why, if you're itching your head out to make your own scalp scrub purchase (no pun intended), take a quick peek at our handy Cozmada buying guide below:
This scrub helps beautify, purify and detoxify your scalp, and treats both your hair and scalp as gently as you would treat your skin. This unique exfoliating scrub is designed to scrub away impurities from the scalp and hair follicle to provide the foundation for optimal scalp health and hair growth. It is safe for all hair types, and can be double-used as a body scrub!
The Scalp Spa Wash is a specially formulated shampoo designed with micellar water & celery seed extracts to soothe and cleanse the scalp. It leaves the hair feeling clean and moisturized, while the rose water helps to reduce scalp irritation thanks to its skin conditioning benefits, which in turn helps to support a clean, balanced and healthy scalp. Ingredients include coconut oil which provides superior moisturisation to combat and prevent future dryness of the hair and scalp. This scalp product is also safe for all hair types, including colored hair as it will not strip away any colour.
This product acts as a rebalancing shampoo for greasy scalp. It cleanses delicately and removes excess of sebum by re-establishing it to physiological levels whileleaving your hair feeling light and glossy.
The Lenitive Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp cleanses hair gently and relieves the sensation of itchiness and scalp irritation thanks to its ingredients including sunflowers and chamomile extracts. This product also re-establishes the hydro-lipid balance leaving hair feeling hydrated light and full of body.