5 Reasons Why You Should Exfoliate Your Scalp Today

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Shoulders, chest, pants, shoes…

Who knew Lil Boosie was such a beauty guru? I mean he isn’t but nonetheless keeping your shoulders, chest, pants and shoes fresh is pretty solid advice. He did forget a couple of tips but there is only so much you can get from a song. 

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Our skin goes through so much and it is exposed to a lot so must take care of it. Exfoliation is something that is encouraged to combat the “elements” but many tend to neglect their scalp. That is a no-no.  Here are five reasons why you should change that, today.

  1. It can help prevent hair loss.

  2. Promotes hair growth by stimulating the scalp

  3. Removes dead skin cells.

  4. Unclogs pores by removing build up.

  5. Can relieve irritated and itchy scalps caused by different scalp conditions.

Great benefits right? Now you are most likely wondering how often should you do this. It is totally up to you. Do you use a lot of gels and creams on your hair during the week? If so then you may have more product build up to remove. 2-4 a month is usually suffice. Now that I have mentioned all the benefits you are also wondering how do you exfoliate your scalp? I do it in 5 easy steps.

  1. Part my hair in 4 sections and secure ends with a clip of ponytail holder.

  2. Apply my scalp scrub recipe at the base of each ponytail including my hairline and nape of my neck.

  3. Gently rub.

  4. Rinse.

  5. Be Awesome.

 

Mint Scalp Scrub Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ Cup of Coconut Oil
  2. ¼ Cup of Brown Sugar
  3. 5-10 drops of Peppermint Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and massage into your scalp with your fingertips for about three minutes prior to cleansing your hair. Rinse, cleanse, and condition as usual.
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If you have curly hair this is important because you may skip shampooing frequently to prevent dryness caused by the harsh chemicals but it eventually leads to product build up.  In my recipe I use coconut oil for moisture also when it is cooled it is solid and easier to work with. I also added peppermint oil because peppermint solves all problems. Every last one.

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