Cosmetics such as scrubs are most often associated with body and face care, but there are scrubs for hair. Many representative of the fair sex are still confident that in addition to shampoo, conditioner and sometimes hair masks do not need anything. But not everything is so simple.
Each hair has a certain structure, on each there is a sheath - cuticle. It accumulates particles of dirt, sebum, and other elements that cannot be handled with regular shampoo.
If the hair began to quickly lose freshness, become greasy, sticky and brittle, then it's time to use an effective scrub for the scalp and hair.
The main task of using such a composition is to cleanse the scalp of dead skin scales, excess sebum and residues of styling products that tend to accumulate on the surface of the hair and scalp.
When exfoliating the upper layer of the skin - the epidermis, its condition improves. For these reasons, peeling can be used as a medical procedure to resolve various problems, such as dandruff. And it does not matter what the cause of its formation: seborrhea or increased sebum production.
With deep cleansing of the scalp, its regeneration is accelerated, i.e. recovery. Exfoliation of dead cells helps to stimulate cell metabolism, stimulate skin tone and its healing. The nutrition of the hair follicles is improved, thereby oxygen and various nutrients are delivered faster to the roots of the hair, their growth is stimulated, and their appearance is improved.
After using the peeling, medicinal and cosmetic products penetrate the hair more actively, therefore, they act better. For these reasons, scrubbing of the scalp and the strands is often used as a preparatory stage before therapeutic procedures. Moreover, regular cleansing with a scrub helps regulate sebum production, and gives a feeling of freshness and frequency.
Peeling can be used not only in the conditions of a beauty salon, but also at home. For home use, less active scrubs are often used, which can be found in any cosmetic store. The ideal option is to buy the right product from your hairdresser to help you make the right choice.
Scrub for the scalp: types
All scrubs for the scalp can be divided into 2 categories. The first group of scrubs is designed to cleanse and nourish hair, i.e. This means directly to the scalp. 2nd group for hair - for intensive restoration and improvement of the structure (which include collagen).
Scrub for the scalp is easy to use. The only rule is high-quality preparation of the mass and moderate use of the product. The most acceptable frequency of use of scrub for the scalp every 1 - 2 weeks. There are also options when some manufacturers advise using their compositions no more than once a month.
If you use the scrub more often, then there is a risk of damage to the delicate scalp and the hair itself.
One of the most common uses of scrub at home is a sugar recipe. To prepare the mass, you will need shampoo, sugar, tea tree and almond essential oil, olive oil.
At 2 tbsp. l shampoo need to add 2 full Art. l sugar and 1 tbsp. l olive oil. In the resulting mass, with constant stirring, it is necessary to pour a couple of drops of essential oils. After thorough mixing, the obtained scrub must be applied to the hair roots and massage the scalp for 1 min. After it is necessary to keep the scrub as a hair mask and rinse the head thoroughly 3 - 5 minutes after applying with warm water. The presence of sugar in the composition of the scrub promotes excellent cleansing, and essential and olive oils nourish the skin.
Salt Scrub for Scalp: How to use?
After using sea salt scrub, the skin and hair becomes softer. It would seem that salt dries the strands, but in fact the effect of using such a scrub is exactly the opposite. After several procedures using salt peeling, the hair becomes smooth and has a natural healthy shine.
Experts advise the use of a salt scrub for the scalp no more than 1 time per week. Such peeling can be used as a means to fight dandruff.
Despite all the obvious advantages, the use of salt scrub has its own contraindications. Ideally, this peeling can be used for normal and oily scalp. And for dry and sensitive skin - only its variations, with the addition of moisturizing and nourishing components.
To prepare the scrub, you must use a couple of handfuls of salt, you can cook, but the best preference is to give the sea. It is necessary to moisten with water, in the composition, you can add a couple of drops of essential oil, or 1 tbsp. l clay for better effect.
After it is necessary to divide the hair into partings and rub in the scrub. Do not be zealous, everything should be a measure! Otherwise, there is a chance to damage the scalp.
For sensitive skin, the use of solyanogoskraba with yogurt. It effectively cleans the head, but at the same time differs in soft influence. To prepare the scrub, you can use natural yogurt or kefir, in which you need to add 2 tbsp. l sea salt. The resulting mixture should be applied to the scalp, and gently rub in a few minutes. After the scrub can be left on the head for up to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Salt scrub can also be used to stimulate hair growth. This tool is best used at the weekend, when there will be an opportunity to stay at home at least a day. To prepare the composition, it is necessary to use one medium-sized bulb, which must first be rubbed on grated. The resulting mass must be mixed with 1/2 Art. sea salt and a small amount of water at room temperature, so that you get a semi-liquid mixture that must be applied to the scalp.
Scrub mask must be washed from the scalp in 20-30 minutes. In order to kill the unpleasant smell in the water for rinsing the head, you must add citric acid or lemon juice.
To eliminate the greasy shine on the hair and give it a radiant and healthy look, you can use a salt scrub with blue clay. To prepare you need 50 grams. Blue clay diluted to a liquid state with warm water. In the mixture, add ½ tbsp. sea salt and mix. The resulting scrub must be carefully applied to the hair, rubbed with massage movements for 10 minutes. After that, you need to rinse your hair with running warm water.
Salon methods for caring for themselves are becoming more and more part of our lives and, most importantly, are becoming more accessible. But many effective means can be prepared and used independently, without resorting to professionals. One of these compositions is a scrub for the scalp. It effectively cleans hair, promotes their rapid growth, returns health and shine.