Scalp Exfoliation for a Clean Scalp: Benefits + How To

Last updated on August 17th, 2023 at 01:18 pm

Often times we focus so much on the health of our hair and retaining length that we neglect the most important part of the entire process. The scalp. So, in this post I’ll be sharing the importance of having a clean scalp, the benefits of scalp exfoliation and how to do it.

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Why You Need to Keep You Scalp Clean

Itchy scalp?


Stunted growth?

The culprit may be a dirty scalp. It may seem like common sense to keep your scalp clean and many do. However, sometimes just washing your hair isn’t enough. You need to take the next step of exfoliating your scalp to really get it clean.

That’s because product build can occur leading to clogged to hair follicles.

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Benefits of Scalp Exfoliation

Aside from removing product build up for your scalp, there are other benefits to scalp exfoliation. These include:

  • Growth stimulation – blood circulation in the scalp is promoted
  • Dead skin cells are removed, giving way to healthy cells
  • Helps foster the production of your scalp’s natural oils

DIY Scalp Exfoliation – 3 Recipes

Cleaning and exfoliating your scalp doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.

There are many DIY recipes that you can whip up in a cinch. Here are just a few:

  • 2 tablespoons of super fine brown sugar + 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil + 1 tablespoon of manuka honey + 1-2 tablespoons of super fine brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds (can use after brewing your coffee) OR finely ground oatmeal + 2 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil

Check out additional DIY Scalp Exfoliation recipes from Indique Virgin Hair Extensions here.

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Scalp Exfoliant Products

Not the DIY type? That’s OK. There’s an app for that. LOL kidding.

Seriously though; If you don’t feel like making your own scalp exfoliant, there are plenty of ready made products available for you to purchase.

Here are a few:

Tools Needed to Exfoliate

Once you decide which type of scalp exfoliant you want to use, you’ll need some tools to help you out.

First, you can always use your 10 digits. That’s right. Your fingers. Just use the pads of your fingers (no nails) to massage in your product.

However, if you want to kick it up a notch for more efficacy you can use one of these tools:

  • Automatic scalp massager brush
  • Manual scalp massager brush

There are many models available within a wide variety of prices. I personally prefer the automatic scalp massager brush because it helps generate a complete action, helping to really distribute your exfoliant. However, the manual ones work well too and are more affordable if cost is a concern.

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Rather you decide to DIY or purchase a scalp exfoliant, the most important thing is that you keep your scalp clean. Make scalp exfoliation a routine part of your hair care. Once a month is good but you can do so a little less often if you don’t use lots of products that would build up on your scalp.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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