Beautiful, lustrous, thick, and bouncy have these terms eluded your hair? If this is precisely the tragedy you endure, make way for a strategy that will add all those adjectives back to your hair description. There are times when we hear people say that their hair is no more what it used to be. It has lost its to-die-for luster, enviable thickness and the oh-so-gorgeous sheen. It is at this juncture that we start to look out for treatments that could get that lost glory back. We would want that our hair stays committed to the scalp and avoids romancing the hair brush or the shower stall drains. Exfoliating scalp treatments could serve to be the saving grace to restore your hair.
Why Is Exfoliating the Scalp Necessary?
I am sure you are familiar with the term exfoliation. For all those who believe in low-maintenance regimens, may have at least come across this beauty nomenclature in magazines devoted to skin and scalp care. Well, exfoliation serves to be the cornerstone of a beauty or skin care regimen. The act of exfoliating the skin is to pluck out the dead skin cells that block the growth of rejuvenated skin cells making the skin look dull and lifeless. Skin that does not follow exfoliation tactics, is sure to suffer from blackheads, whiteheads, acne or pustules. The scalp also needs exfoliation. It has sebaceous glands that secrete sebum which gives luster and moisture to the hair. However, as age progresses, the cells gradually lose the secretion of sebum, which results in dry and rough hair follicles. When the hair follicles become weak, the result is thinning of hair. Exfoliating requires you to concentrate on concocting hair potions that are predominantly nature-based which do not affect the nutrition levels of the hair. Products that contain dihydrotestosterone; also known as DHT, are capable of creating debris, thereby suffocating the hair follicles. When the hair follicles are interrupted from conducting their function of providing moisture to the hair, it is the hair quality that endures a beating. DHT obstructs the nutrient and oxygen supply which leads to the hair follicle closing and dying. What the act of exfoliation does is to evict the buildup thereby maintaining optimum scalp health.
All you need to do in this method is to dilute two tablespoons of brown sugar with jojoba oil coupled with a few drops of tea tree oil. This is a scrub that can be massaged onto the scalp gently. Make sure that your massage strokes are circular in motion, concentrating on the temples and the nape area. Keep it on for a few minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water. When you are done with rinsing of the hair, expose your hair upside down to a cold water rinse. This will close the hair follicles and will keep the scalp off dead cells and buildup.
Beat an egg and add olive oil. Make sure you add olive oil with the help of a dropper. Add a teaspoon of white vinegar and greenback seeds (powdered) and blend it well. When you are done, apply this mixture on the scalp with circular movements with your fingers and leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse it with cool water by using a mild shampoo.
Vinegar works wonders. After you are done washing your hair as always do, thoroughly well, pour a cup of apple cider vinegar. Massage onto the scalp with wet fingertips. Always remember, only use your fingertips and not your nails to scrub off the dead cells. Nails can damage the surface of the scalp by aggravating it more than required, thus inviting viscidity. This will in turn activate the sebaceous glands, making it all the more sticky.
In a container, mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, some essential oils in equal quantity, that being a drop or two of each; lavender, Clary sage, jasmine and tea tree oils. Brown sugar is an important ingredient as it has the ability to gently invigorate the scalp and uproot the impurities. However, you must not heat the brown sugar, as it would melt thereby losing its exfoliating ability. Apply a dollop of your concocted hair scrub after you have wet your hair. Apply it on your entire scalp and massage it with firm, yet gentle circular movements for 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse your hair with a natural shampoo and conditioner. You will notice your hair shine with health.
Oatmeal can do wonders for the hair, when it is finely ground. Approximately 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 drops of tea tree oil and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal should be mixed well in a bowl. Apply the mixture, covering your scalp completely. Keep in mind that your focus should be on your scalp and not your hair shafts. Massage it with circular motions for 5 to 7 minutes. Rinse with a shampoo containing natural ingredients and conditioner.
Other exfoliating treatments could be to massage the scalp with pure coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil. After the massage, one may soak a towel in hot water, hold it from its two ends and siphon off extra water from the towel. Place the hot towel on your scalp without burning your skin. Repeat the process 4 to 5 times. Wash off your hair normally with a nature based or mild shampoo.
Hopefully, these exfoliating scalp treatments may help you in getting back your lost glory, making them shine with health and bounce with life.