By Sylvia of LoveNaturalSunshine via For the Fabulous and Frugal

The Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub is ideal for naturals who have oily, pore-clogged scalps or for naturals who want a new DIY treat to add to their list of all-natural scalp cleansers. Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub unearths unwanted oils laying on your scalps surface, blocking oxygen and repelling water. Moreover, because of the “hands-on” method used to apply the scrub, it helps promote scalp blood circulation and allow cleansing the scalp to be a breeze! Plus, it is really, really simple to make! I have been testing the Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub for two months now and I felt it was ready to share with naturalsunshine. I originally discovered the recipe on Naturallycurly but I added the “Tips & Caution Steps” based on my personal experiences. So here we go!

Recipe: Brown Sugar Scalp Scrub

2 tablespoons of Olive oil
2-3 Tablespoons of Organic Light Brown Sugar
3 drops of your favorite essential oil (helps open the pores)

Directions: In a small bowl mix ingredients. Add enough sugar to make a thin paste. Do not heat the oil as this will melt the sugar. On dry or damp hair, part and section the hair into 6 or more sections. Clip or twist the hair to keep it in individual sections. Take a scoop of the scrub and apply to scalp, separating hair to reach entire scalp. In a circular motion, slowly scrub the scalp with the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Refrain from scrubbing roughly, as this may lead to irritation. Rise well, then shampoo and condition hair as normal.


Removes excess oil and impurities
Removes dead skin cells
Improves cell circulation

Tips & Caution Steps:

Use an organic brand (USDA approved works great!) of brown sugar for the recipe. The granules of organic sugar will be larger than regular processed sugar, allowing maximum exfoliation of the scalp. An alternative to using an organic brand is to use a brown sugar that has granules similar to the texture and the size of sand.

If you have sensitive skin, use with caution as sugar granules can cause mild skin irritation. To avoid this, make sure mixture has the thickness of a paste and that you apply the scrub only to the hair avoiding facial area.