Exfoliating scrubs are great for removing undesirable oils and other byproduct on the surface of your scalp, remove dead skins cells, and encourages cell circulation. According to CurlyNikki.com, pore-clogged scalps repels water and block oxygen. This is a major deterrent to growing long and healthy hair. Consider massaging your scalp while applying the scrub to stimulate blood flow, which also fosters growth. I found this recipe on Curly Nikki’s site:
Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub (can be used on dry or damp hair)
2 tablespoons of Olive oil
2-3 Tablespoons of Organic Light Brown Sugar
3 drops of essential oil (i.e. peppermint oil)
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and be sure to add enough sugar to make a thin paste. Do not heat the oil. Part the hair into 6 or more sections. Apply the scrub to the entire scalp, separating hair as you go along. In a circular motion, slowly scrub the scalp with the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Do not scrub roughly—that would lead to irritation. Rinse, shampoo, and condition your hair as normal.
Why use Organic Brown Sugar? Because the granules are larger, which gives a better scrubbing experience. The regular brown sugar sold in stores will work, but may not be as effective. Check out Whole Foods for Organic products.