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Just like for the skin of the body or the face, our scalp, also covered with skin, sometimes needs to be cleaned in depth. And this can be achieved through a hair scrub.
But then, what are the real benefits of a hair scrub, and how to do it well? Thanks to our advice, you will have all the keys in hand to exfoliate your scalp and thus give strength and vitality to your hair.
The benefits of a hair scrub
Deep cleansing of the scalp
Every day, because of pollution, cosmetic products, dust, dead skin or even dandruff, impurities then cling to our skin, our clothes, and also to our hair and scalp. And these impurities therefore suffocate the pores of the skin of the skull. A hair scrub then frees our skin of these impurities and lets it breathe again.
Aeration of the hair roots
Carrying out a hair scrub, therefore, helps to remove impurities, which allows the roots of our hair to breathe, and thus the hair fiber is cleansed and the hair regains strength, shine and vitality.
Activation of micro-circulation thanks to capillary exfoliation
A hair scrub should be done in the form of a scalp massage. The circular movements made with the fingertips stimulate the blood circulation of the vessels of the scalp, which then allows the roots to be toned, thus accelerating hair growth.
Regulation of sebum production
By clearing the pores, the hair roots are rebalanced and the scalp thus produces less sebum. Excess sebum makes the hair greasy, thanks to a hair scrub, your hair will be healthier, and you can also space out the washes (caution: too frequent washes promote the secretion of sebum). If your hair tends to be oily, use a suitable shampoo, and perform hair scrubs regularly.
How often to perform a hair scrub
The frequency of a hair scrub will depend in particular on your hair type.
For normal hair, one hair scrub per month will suffice and will eliminate impurities and restore strength and vitality to your hair.
When the hair is dry, very often the scalp is too, which therefore promotes the appearance of dead skin. In this case, it is recommended to do a hair scrub every 5 or 6 weeks. Your scalp will be healthier, and your hair will be softer and silkier.
In order to regulate the secretion of sebum, for oily hair, it is advisable to exfoliate the hair twice a month. If your hair is very oily, a hair scrub can be done every week.
A hair scrub can be done on colored hair. However, it is best to avoid salt scrubs, as salt can damage your color. Other scrubs based on bark or sugars are more suitable for hair dye.
Do not exfoliate hair on irritated skin and scalp. A hair scrub could further weaken your scalp. It is therefore imperative that the skin be repaired before doing any deep hair treatment.
How to apply a hair scrub
It should be done with care. Here are the different steps to follow:
- Dampen your hair.
- Separate the hair into several strands, so that you can apply the scrub well to the hairline.
- Apply the hair care by massaging the scalp with circular movements.
- Be careful not to press too hard so as not to irritate the skin. A light massage is enough for the scalp to be well exfoliated.
- Massage for about 2-3 minutes
- Then rinse thoroughly until the hair scrub is completely eliminated.
- You can proceed to your shampoo, with a champion adapted to your hair type.
How to choose the right hair scrub
It can be found in different textures and in different forms: cream, mask, or gel. Some brands also offer 2-in-1 formulas: hair scrub combined with shampoo.
The grains of the scrubs may vary depending on the treatment. So you will necessarily find the right scrub for your skin and your preferences.
Also, if you like the DIY (do it yourself) or homemade trend, there are many homemade hair scrub recipes. By using vegetable oils combined with salt or sugar, you can customize your scrub according to your preferences.
Take your hair type into account before buying or making your hair scrubs. As indicated above, each type of hair has its hair scrub.
Hair scrubs are therefore aimed at all those who wish to deeply cleanse their scalp and thus regain beautiful hair.
By respecting the rhythm of use and the type of exfoliation according to your hair type, you will be able to restore strength, shine and vitality to your hair, and rid your scalp of all the undesirables harmful to good hair health.
The hair scrub is therefore a great ally, to add to your hair routine.
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