You’re going to think that you are supposed to eat this but I don’t think you should. Though the idea of a scalp massage may seem foreign to you, don’t worry, it makes your scalp feel so good. I suggest using a finely ground brown sugar and to rub the scalp very softly.
-4 tbsps of brown sugar
-2 tbsps of your favorite conditioner. you can also substitute yogurt, shea butter, mango butter or coconut milk
-1 tbsp honey
Mix together and apply to scalp. Massage to remove buildup and impurities. Rinse thoroughly.
This works sooo well for hair that has buildup – you know, when you scratch your scalp and you have gunk that comes off in your fingernails? It helps to clean the scalp without stripping it and making it feel tight and dry.
LOVE scalp scrubs! I haven’t done one in years, but I remember the brown sugar scrub being a very effective yet gentle cleanser. It removes buildup without stripping your curls, and feels amazing on your scalp (and face and skin for that matter). In my opinion, it’s much better than baking soda for clarifying… give it a try and report back!
could you substitute the honey with syrup???
I tried this recipe last night – I used the plain yogurt instead of conditioner – and i must say that the dry itchy scalp that I had in the days leading up to this is gone. I didn't have a lot of buildup prior to using but I figured a clean scalp is a clean scalp. It was nice n sticky and rinsed well with the Hello Hydration (talk about slip)! I probably wont put this into my regimen but it is a great alternate to clarifying shampoo
I did this last weekend, and its amazing. I just rinsed it out with rosemary infused water, it all came out (a thorough rinse is necessary) and my hair felt unbelievably soft. Seriously, not as difficult or messy as it sounds.
Planning an outdoor picnic for the hubby and I. I just got a horrible mental picture of giving this a shot before the picnic, playfully frolicing in the leaves and being attacked by red ants…eeeeeew :-/. I'm SO tempted though!
I'm not sure how I would ever get all of that sugar out of my hair. I just envision it getting stuck in my curls and I'll be finger picking it out for the next 6 months. Any suggestions on how to avoid that?
Brown sugar and honey makes my lips lovely and smooth, soft and moisturised so this could work! I guess I just worry about washing it out *…she says as she slaps henna paste onto her hair*
I feel like the sugar granuales would cause microtears on ths scalp and/or hair. With that said, I'll stick to using the pads of my fingers for scalp massages.
I should have a curly spa day at my house and have this as one of the treatments. I don't think I could resist eating this on some warm apples (without the conditioner of course)!
How effective is this scalp scrub on locks? It sounds cool and I'd love to try it but I'm afraid it might be more of a hassle to wash out of my dreads.