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3 DIY Scalp Scrubs

Give your hair a detox with one of 3 all-natural DIY scalp scrubs that remove product buildup and dry flakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: At Home Hair Treatment
Keyword: beauty, essential oils, hair
Servings: 1
Author: Stephanie Gerber
Cost: $3

Equipment

  • Small bowl

Ingredients

Exfoliating Brown Sugar Scrub for Oily Scalp

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons hair conditioner

Salt and Olive Oil Scrub for Dry Scalp

Shampoo and Baking Soda Scrub for Flaky Scalp

Instructions

Exfoliating Brown Sugar Scrub for Oily Scalp

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Shampoo your hair first to remove any styling products, and then scoop a small amount in the palm of your hand. Apply and work the scrub into your scalp, using a circular motion. Rinse hair thoroughly.

Salt and Olive Oil Scrub for Dry Scalp

  • Mix salt, lemon juice, and oil together . Then wet your hair and massage the scrub into your scalp. Let it sit for several minutes. Then rinse well and follow with shampoo.

Shampoo and Baking Soda Scrub for Flaky Scalp

  • Combine all of the ingredients and apply the mixture throughout your hair, focusing on the scalp and roots. Give yourself a couple of minutes to work the scrub into your hair, and enjoy a nice scalp massage to remove the accumulated product and dead skin buildup. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Note: this scrub isn't recommended for color-treated hair as the baking soda can strip out hair color.

Notes

Finish your scalp treatment with a moisturizing coconut oil, honey, or avocado hair mask or an apple cider vinegar rinse to seal the outermost layer of your hair, the cuticle, leaving it super shiny.
If you suffer from fine or naturally greasy hair, it's best to wash the oil out with shampoo before hopping out of the shower.