Nailing down the right steps for your personalized hair routine is a vital part of maintaining a healthy scalp. Sure, shampooing and conditioning are two of the main steps, but that doesn’t mean that it ends there. Deep conditioners, hair masks, and leave-in products are just as important, but you should consider adding a scrub into the mix. The best things about hair scrubs is that they’re easy enough to make at home with ingredients you likely already in your pantry. To help improve the health of your scalp, a great scrub to make at home consists of olive oil, lemon juice and baking soda—that’s it.
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Scrub It Down
For the scrub to be its most effective, you’ll want to use fresh-squeezed lemon juice rather than a pre-packaged version. Use half of a freshly cut lemon to add into your mix. The acidic properties of the lemon juice will help lift any dandruff or flakes found on the scalp. It’s also a great source of vitamins and minerals which an ultimately strengthen the hair follicles.
Olive oil is one of the most hydrating ingredients you can use on your scalp and hair. As the lemon juice lifts residue and dandruff, use two to three tablespoons of olive oil moisturize your new dandruff-free scalp. The olive oil also promotes shine and softness naturally.
As one of the most versatile natural remedies, it’s no surprise that baking soda can also work wonders for your scalp and hair. Just one teaspoon of baking soda mixed into your lemon juice and olive oil can take the scrub to a new level. It’ll provide extra exfoliation and a deeper clean once rinsed out with a mild shampoo.