The main ingredient in baking soda is sodium bicarbonate. When mixed with shampoo, using baking soda on your scalp is a fantastic exfoliate. Your scalp will feel soft, clean and free of dirt and oils.
Just like you exfoliate the bottom of your feet, your scalp needs TLC too. But, massage your scalp gently with the mixture of baking soda and shampoo. Your scalp gets dirt and oil buildup just as it does on other parts of your skin. So, to keep your scalp and hair healthy, it’s necessary to exfoliate to unclog pores.
Most people don’t really think about scalp health until there’s a reason to. After all, your scalp is covered by hair anyway, so is it really that important?
Well, actually it really is important and a pretty big deal. Using baking soda on your scalp is a form of detox. Otherwise, when the scalp gets too oily, it can lead to irritation and other issues like dullness and hair thinning. Literally, healthy hair starts at the root. So taking care of the skin underneath your hair is crucial.
You’re probably thinking, ‘no, it’s not for me, I don’t have a dandruff problem so I don’t need to exfoliate my scalp’. Ugh, not so fast.
Scalp exfoliation is a great way to not only remove buildup, but also dead skin cells. And if you’re experiencing itchiness and dull hair, it’s quite possible exfoliating every so often can be a game-changer.
After you shampoo your hair with the baking soda mixture, make sure to thoroughly rinse your scalp and hair. For low water pressure showers, it’s easiest to flip your head over and rinse. This will help the water to be distributed more easily.
Better yet, now that you know about this fantastic exfoliation, get a hand-held show wand.
Yes, it is an added step mixing products with an already busy routine. But exfoliating your scalp every once in a while is good for reviving your curls and growing healthy hair. Now, who doesn’t want that?!
Pamper yourself and enjoy the experience.
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