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When I first came across scalp scrubs, I was skeptical and I thought it was another fad product. But on second thoughts, I thought we exfoliate our face, our body then why not our scalp. Especially because we use tons of products on our hair and I am sure just shampooing wasn’t enough. Also thought exfoliating will be a great way to remove dandruff and other build ups and by the way most of the DIY’s we already use to get rid of dandruff already includes exfoliation. So probably we are already doing it. Plus I also thought exfoliating your scalp will be a great way to promote hair growth.

So I decided to do a little bit of a research and here’s what I found out.

Our scalp has  more hair follicles and grease glands than our facial skin. Hence it can become flaky and itchy due to the build up of dead skin cells and sebum. Plus all the styling products and even conditioner can worsen up the situation. So obviously, a good scrub can physically remove all the dead skin cells and build ups. And just as the case with our facial skin the products work better on exfoliated skin and the ingredients in the hair care products we use penetrate much better.

The scalp scrubs can also promote  growth of new hairs so adding a scalp scrub to your routine can be beneficial if you are suffering from thinning hair. So the bottom line is adding a scalp scrub to your hair care routine will be beneficial for your hair.

There are so many scalp scrubs available in the market if you are thinking to get one, try to find the ones with Alpha hydroxy acids or beta hydroxy acids. Below are some of the homemade scalp scrubs that you can easily make and use at home.

Five homemade scalp scrub recipes

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You really don’t have to buy expensive and chemical loaded products. Check out these homemade scalp scrub recipes which you can easily  make at home and with the very basic ingredients we have at home.

1.Salt scrub


  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

Method of preparation:

Mix salt, olive oil and lemon juice together. Massage this salt scrub into your wet hair for a few minutes and then rinse well using shampoo and cold water.

2.Brown sugar scrub

This is the most effective method to get rid of dandruff.


  • 2 tbsp conditioner
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar

Method of preparation:

Mix brown sugar with your normal conditioner. Massage this into your scalp for some few minutes and the rinse it off.

3.Cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub


  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (Find here )
  • 2 tsp rose water (Find here)
  • A few drops Essential oils of your choice. I use jojoba oil (Find here)and peppermint oil (Find here.)

Method of preparation:

Mix the cinnamon powder, ACV, rose water and EO’s together. Apply and massage this into your wet hair. Rinse off after a few minutes.

4.Oats scalp scrub


  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp hair conditioner

Method of preparation:

Combine the oatmeal, brown sugar hair conditioner and essential oil together. Massage this into wet hair . rinse off with cold water.

5.Aspirin scalp scrub


  • 6 Aspirin tablets
  • 4 tbsp warm water

Method of preparation:

In a bowl take aspirin tablets and pour warm water to dissolve it. Using a tooth brush stir the mixture and apply it into your scalp.Rinse off cold water.

How to use scalp scrubs

Wet your hair.Take the scalp scrub onto your fingers and start by massaging your scalp in circular motion. Continue massaging your scalp for a few minutes until you have covered the entire scalp area. You can keep the scalp scrub on your scalp for a few minutes if you prefer. Then rinse using shampoo and conditioner.

Things to remember

  • If you have used any styling products then begin by washing your hair with a shampoo otherwise just wet your hair.
  • Use cold water to rinse, never use hot water.
  • Use the scalp scrubs on wet hair only and use a mild shampoo to wash off.
  • Just like any DIY’s, if any irritation occurs, please don’t use. A slight tingling is normal especially when you use the cinnamon-ACV scalp scrub. This just means these scalp scrubs encourage blood flow to your scalp.
  • Use scalp scrubs once a week if you have dry scalp. If you have oily scalp, then you can use 1-2 times a week, but not more than that.

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