Do we need scalp scrubs for curly hair? Scalp scrubs are all the rage at the moment and it seems every hair care range now comes complete with a scrub.
Are these scrubs really necessary?
What are the benefits?
What do scalp scrubs do?
Scalp scrubs are primarily designed to help in the process of scalp exfoliation, in particular by cleaning away the excess oil (sebum) that can build up. While this oil is natural and healthy, too much of it can reduce hair growth.
What are the benefits of scalp scrubs for curly hair?
The buildup of oil and flaking skin cells (dandruff) can be a nightmare for your scalp. Your hair follicles (the pores that surround the root of a hair) are going to get blocked by this buildup, which can cause your hair to grow less healthily.
Hair products can also build up on your scalp if they aren’t cleaned away properly. A good scalp scrub will wash away hair spray, gel, and other hair product remnants that can linger there. This is especially vital for curly hair, where it is easy to overuse moisturising products, like co-washes, that can build up over time.
By removing the buildup of dead skin cells, oils, and products, you can help make the way for healthier hair growth. Your hair is also going to grow stronger and shinier, too.
Choosing the right scrub
There are many different types of scalp scrub, but here are a few guidelines to think about.
Ingredients like zinc are good for scalps with excess oil. Charcoal and tea tree oil are great for itchy scalps. B5 can nourish dry or flaky scalps. Meanwhile, salicylic acid can be good for sensitive scalps.
Good scalp scrubs for curly hair will play an effective role in keeping your hair and scalp clean and promoting healthy hair growth.
Here are some great scalp scrub options
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Umberto Giannini Grow Scrub. Active ingredients: coffee, dead sea salt. I have this at home and I love it. You use it in place of your shampoo and follow with conditioner as usual. Smells amazing and leaves hair feeling really clean.
Briogeo Scalp Revival. Micro-exfolitaing shampoo containing charcoal to soothe an itchy, flaky scalp.
Nexxus Clean & Pure Scalp Scrub. Deep-cleaning shampoo scrub to remove dead skin cells and impurities