Want longer and stronger hair? Take care of your scalp. It’s that easy. Fortunately, there are a number of scalp treatments and products on the market to help.
When it comes to growing out your hair or just a trying to grow a little more length, it all begins with having a clear and clean scalp. When we use products on our hair, they slide and glide all over the place before finally settling on our scalp. Product residue builds up and causes our scalps to get oily and clogged up, which slowly prevents our hair from growing.
So, just like when our body and/or skin feels bloated after consuming too much of something (i.e food, alcohol), we do a detox to help purge all the gook and junk from our system so we can continue to prosper. Well, our scalp and hair could also benefit from a detox. By using scalp treatments and products, we can get our hair growing and prospering all over the place, too!
SCALP TREATMENTS and PRODUCTS
Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Clarifying Scalp Treatment – Shea Moisture Clear and Balance Hair and Scalp System – CAVIAR CLINICAL Exfoliating Scalp Facial – Keranique Micro-Exfoliating Follicle Revitalizing Mask – Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment
If you are more into a natural technique, my favorite D.I.Y mixture that only uses a little olive oil (to moisturize), baking soda (to exfoliate), and cinnamon (to increase circulation). It’s a real no-fuss, no-mess recipe that I do a couple times a months to give my scalp a breath of fresh air. I must admit that I have noticed some extra length and strength in my hair since I started using it a couple of months ago. The recipe and instructions are below.
SCALP DETOX RECIPE:
- 1/4 teaspoon on cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar (optional)
- Apply generous amount of the mixture to your scalp
- Use your fingertips (or scalp massage) to massage your scalp in a circular motion
- Gently pile hair on top of your head and place shower cap on your head for 10-15 minutes
- Wash and condition hair as usual
- Rinse scalp and hair with apple cider vinegar to remove itchy/dry scalp causing bacteria.
*If you have a sensitive scalp, I recommend you consult with your dermatologist before trying any of these products of treatments.