season, many of us are likely to find ourselves saddled with scalp build-up. Identified by a grimy layer of dirt, product residue and dead cells, scalp build-up can make your head feel itchy while weighing down the rest of your hair too. Just as you would exfoliate your face, your scalp needs exfoliation too. To do that, trust these 5 hair care tips to get rid of scalp build-up for you.
1. Opt For ACV
We've all heard about the wonder of apple cider vinegar for the skin, so you'll be pleased to know it can work its magic on the scalp too. Thanks to its acidic content, apple cider does a great job of breaking down residue that settles on the scalp. To use it, combine half a cup of cold water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar. Once you've shampooed, as a final step in the shower, massage the apple cider vinegar mix into your scalp, leave it for 2 - 3 minutes and rinse with cold water.
The St. Botanica Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, raw and undiluted and includes the mother.
2. Choose To Clarify
The simplest way to remove any signs of scalp buildup is with the help of a clarifying shampoo. Created specially for oily hair, this shampoo purifies the scalp and removes any greasiness while reducing oiliness from the root so that hair feels clean. Add it to your hair care routine once or twice weekly and your scalp will thank you.
The Hask Charcoal Clarifying Shampoo is free of sulphates and parabens. It uses charcoal derived from coconut shells in the Philippines to pull out residue, dirt and build-up and restore its natural bounce.
3. Keep Tangles At Bay
One way to keep buildup away is by preventing knots and tangles from forming in your hair. If you're wondering how they're connected, it's because tangles give dirt, grime and product a hook of sorts to hold on to the hair, which further leads it to settle on the scalp. Prevent this from happening by brushing your hair well and keeping the strands as smooth as possible.
The Tangle Teezer Ultimate Hairbrush precisely glides through the hair without snags, smooths cuticles and doesn't tug at hair.
4. Bake It Away
Who would've thought that baking soda could make an excellent clarifier to get rid of scalp build-up at home. To make it, stir 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 cup of water until it dissolves completely. In the shower, once you've shampooed, pour the mixture over your head and massage it into your scalp. After 5 minutes, wash it away and proceed to condition your hair.
The NutroActive Baking Soda is high in quality, food safe and comes with multiple uses.
5. Scrub your scalp
Like a face scrub, a scalp scrub too exfoliates away residue and dirt that's weighing down the hair. To make one, combine half a cup of chunky sea salt with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Massage the mixture gently into the scalp, let it sit for 30 minutes, then wash off with shampoo and warm water. The coarseness of sea salt with lemon's acidic content dislodges any buildup while olive oil ensures it doesn't dry out excessively.
The Thanjai Indian Sea Salt is traditionally made non-iodised sea salt that can assist in a multitude of lifestyle ways
These remedies are all you need for your scalp to feel refreshed once again.