There are several reasons for using a scalp scrub, removing excess product, dead skin from your hair, and deep cleaning the roots/folicles.
Product Build Up
The use of dry shampoos and hair products are on the rise again. Products are great for getting volume, soaking up excess oils, protecting the hair from heat and adding bounce to hair. The problem is many of these products do leave a residue on the hair, which isn’t hard to remove with normal shampooing of your hair.
Exfoliating the Scalp
I am a big believer in exfoliating your skin. But I never really thought of exfoliating the scalp. It makes sense though, the scalp is skin too.
The tricky part comes in when you just want to clean the scalp and not strip your hair of natural oils. You can’t really use an exfoliating or chemical peel on the scalp as that would damage the hair. You can use clay but that is for a different post. But a scrub is perfect for scalp and root cleaning only.
Hair follicles are essential on your scalp and you don’t want them to get clogged which can lead to a number of problems.
Itchy scalp, which just like skin on your body, scratching can cause skin irritation. It isn’t like you can just put a cream on your scalp without having your hair look oily.
Clogged Hair follicles interfere with hair growth and distribution of natural oils. See why, it may be very important in your healthy hair routine?
As we get older hair thins anyway, so combating that issue with a hair scrub makes sense as well. The cleaner and healthy the hair follicle, the more likely it is to grow hair at a normal rate.
Different Types of Scrubs
I have used a few different kinds of scrubs. I even wrote another blog post on one, https://www.crepeyandcaffeine.com/2019/02/nym-activated-bamboo-charcoal-purple-moonstone-scalp-scrub/
Dupe for High End Scalp Scrub
Christophe Robin Scrub is another type of scrub and it is quite different from the NYM one (above). It combines cleansing with a scrub, which I quite like the multi tasking approach.
Also I really enjoyed it when I tried Christophe Robin’s scrub (It was a gift from my wonderful girls). It left the hair and scalp (as far as I could tell) very clean.
Texture of the product
You can definitely tell there is sea salt in the product, that is what gives a lot of the texture in this product. It worked well on my scalp, but at Sephora it is $53.00 for 8.33 oz., I think that is pretty pricey for something you are rinsing down the drain.
So I went in search of something similar and I think I found it. The ingredients are not that same so it is not an exact dupe. But it works and feels a lot like the other scrub in many ways.
Nexxus Clean and Pure Scalp Scrub
The price point is much different at Target it is $14.99 for 11.25 oz. Now that is a much better option in my opinion and it has been working great for me.
Texture of the product
It has a grainy texture sea salt. When I used it, it lathered up much the same as the Christophe Robin product (not a lot of lather but some). I couldn’t tell a difference in them from the point of view of using the product.
I hope you enjoy this product as much as I have on my scalp (if you decide to give it a try).
I haven’t used too many Nexxus products, but I might in the future. Just because I love this one so much.