The skin on your scalp is, well, skin! So it is only natural to think that you should also treat it like you would treat your complexion, meaning cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing. This is all to know about scalp facials!
Our scalp undergoes a lot – they are treated with chemicals, like shampoos, gels, conditioners and lots of products that can end up building up and clogging its follicles. If your scalp is particularly sensitive, you might even experience some inflammation or irritation. This is when scalp facials come in handy.
All to know about scalp facials
Scalp facials are basically facials for the skin on your scalp, the idea is to get a deep cleansing and exfoliation and scalp masks to unclog follicles and balance sebum production. This not only improves the look and feel of your mane, but it also promotes hair growth. Stress builds up in your scalp and getting a scalp massage is great to release some tension as you get an endorphin response from your body.
How to give yourself a scalp facial at home
Prep your scalp
If you have an oily scalp, it is a good idea to apply some salicylic or glycolic acid, if,on the other hand, you tend to have dry scalp or dandruff, it is a good idea to give you a message with coconut oil or scrub to exfoliate your skin.
Give yourself a massage
After prepping your skin, and rinsing the product, you should follow up by applying some other oil, and massage thoroughly your scalp. This will not only get rid of product buildup and debris, but it will also increase your blood flow and releases the tension.
Wash and condition
Now that you've exfoliated your scalp, you should go don't to shampoo with a paraben-free shampoo and apply a conditioner for 2 or 3 minutes, rinse and air dry, or use a cotton towel to get rid of excess water.
Use a hydrating serum
This is mainly for cosmetic purposes, but it is a good idea to use a lightweight serum to control frizz and add shine to your hair,