When it comes to washing your hair, how often do you really think about what you’re doing? It’s practically second nature; hop in the shower, shampoo, rinse, apply conditioner, rinse, and you’re ready to go. But it turns out there might be one step you’re missing in your hair care routine that could be pretty useful—and that’s using a scalp scrub. Yep, your scalp could benefit from a little exfoliation! If your locks are looking flat and weighed-down, or you’re experiencing a dry scalp, scalp exfoliation could be just what you’re missing in your hair care routine. Keep reading for our best scalp scrub, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to exfoliate your scalp.
OUR BEST EXFOLIATING SCALP SCRUB
Ready to try an exfoliating scalp scrub for yourself? We love the L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. The sulfate-free scalp scrub is formulated with apricot seeds to help gently remove impurities, flakes, and buildup from dirt and excess oils that can cause hair to become weighed down.
HOW TO EXFOLIATE YOUR SCALP
Don’t worry—adding this scrub into your hair care routine is pretty simple! Wet your hair and apply the scrub, gently massaging it onto your scalp and the rest of your hair. After rinsing thoroughly, follow up with the L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and L'Oréal Paris EverFresh Balancing Conditioner. These products feature Indian lilac botanicals and will replenish your hair with essential moisture and restore balance for a healthy hair environment. And not only that, but they can also help stop the itching, irritation, and flaking associated with dandruff, tackling multiple hair care concerns at once.
4 TIPS TO HELP PREVENT YOUR HAIR FROM GETTING WEIGHED DOWN
Like we said before, the buildup of dirt and excessive oils on your scalp can weigh your hair down. And flat, greasy-looking hair is something no one wants to deal with (and can make anyone want to hide under a giant hat all day). But it doesn’t have to be that way. Just follow these tips, and you’ll have luscious, voluminous locks in no time!
1. ADD AN EXFOLIATING SCALP SCRUB TO YOUR HAIR CARE ROUTINE
Like we said before, you’ll want to apply the scrub before using your shampoo and conditioner. Gently massage the exfoliating scrub onto your scalp, rinse it out completely, and follow up with the rest of your hair care routine!
2. ONLY APPLY CONDITIONER TO YOUR ENDS
Speaking of conditioner, don’t go overboard! This is one of a few conditioner mistakes you could be making. The trick is to only use it on your ends since they tend to be drier than the rest of your mane. Using conditioner on your roots will weigh your hair down and keep it from looking full and voluminous.
3. GO EASY ON STYLING PRODUCTS
Since you now know that dirt and excessive oils can build up on your scalp, keep that in mind when you’re using hairstyling products in your daily hair routine. Remember: A little goes a long way. The more products you use on your hair, the more you’ll end up weighing it down.
4. WASH YOUR HAIR
There’s no denying that dry shampoos, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, are total lifesavers. However, that doesn’t mean you should forgo washing your hair. Waiting too long to wash your hair can lead to a buildup of dirt and oils, which can weigh down your strands. So, keep up with your shampooing and conditioning routine to prevent this from happening and keep your locks clean and oil-free.
THE BOTTOM LINE ON SCALP EXFOLIATION
If you’ve noticed that your strands have been falling flat lately, you may want to consider adding an exfoliating scalp scrub to your hair care routine. It can help remove impurities, flakes, and buildup from dirt and excessive oils from your scalp that are likely weighing your hair down. Take it from us—you’ll have volume and bounce back in your strands in no time!