Everyone likes feeling like they look good. And while you have complete control over the clothes you choose to wear and other ways you can accessorize your look, one thing that many people have less control over is their hair. From cowlicks and frizz to too much body or balding, there’s only so much we can do to fight against our hair’s’ natural tendencies.
One thing you may not realize that has a huge impact on your hair is your scalp. While it’s obvious that your hair grows out of your scalp, the health of the skin on your scalp actually can make or break the health and beauty of your hair. So to help you feel like you have a little more control over your mane, here are three things you can do that will make your scalp healthier.
Your hair holds onto more oil and debris than you may realize. For this reason, a healthy scalp needs to be exfoliated just like the rest of the skin on your body. Exfoliating allows any buildup of skin cells, oil or other debris to be removed from the scalp and washed away.
While you can purchase designated scalp exfoliators, PopSugar tells Allure.com that there is actually a much less expensive way to get the same results. Rather than getting an overpriced product from the shelves of a drug store, try simply adding a few spoonfuls of sugar to your normal shampoo. The granules you rub around on your scalp will be great at exfoliating the skin and making everything cleaner and healthier.