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Detoxing your scalp is a great way to care for your natural hair. If you have an itchy scalp or are dealing with dandruff, a scalp detox may be the way to go! Continue reading to learn more, and if you’d like more information, contact Swoope Hair, a Birmingham natural hair salon.

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What Is A Scalp Detox?

A scalp detox is a way of massaging and exfoliating your scalp to buff away dead skin cells and unclog pores. A scalp detox is deeper than shampoo, and you can think of it like a facial for your scalp. While we don’t think of it very often, your scalp is skin and needs to be cared for!

Signs You Need A Scalp Detox

A scalp detox is great for getting rid of buildup, either from hair products or lifestyle issues. For example, your diet can cause buildup, particularly if you eat a lot of dairy products. If your scalp is itchy and you have dandruff, a scalp detox may also help. The goal of a scalp detox is to nourish your scalp, which is a very sensitive area. Consider a scalp detox if you have excessive dryness, itching, or other scalp discomfort. 

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How To Detox Your Scalp

There are special products you can use to detox your scalp, but one of the most effective ways to remove debris is by brushing your hair regularly. Brush your hair before bed, before showering, or before a workout. Brushing your hair helps with exfoliation as well as removing some forms of buildup.

If you want to go further, try a scalp scrub. Scalp scrubs contain exfoliating materials and the goal is to get the product as close to your scalp as possible. Massage the product into your scalp and take your time. 

You can also detox your scalp using a clay mask. Leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes, then shampoo as you normally would. Apply the mask to your scalp in small portions, parting your hair as you go and getting the mask as close to your scalp as you can.

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Natural Hair Scalp Detox

Our salon specializes in natural hairstyles, and when it comes to scalp detox and natural hair, your texture may make it more difficult to reach your scalp. If this is the case, there are some scalp treatments that come with a nozzle and allow you more precision in application. If you choose to do a scalp detox, make sure your hair is detangled and work in small sections so that you avoid tangling your hair. 

Visit Our Birmingham Natural Hair Salon

Swoope Hair is here to help you care for your natural hair! We provide advice for caring for your particular style, as well as product recommendations and information like how to do a scalp detox here on our blog. Whether you choose to relax your hair, let your curls bounce, rock braids, or more, we can help you discover the style you’ve been dreaming of! Check our hairstyles page and book with Brittany Swoope and Swoope Hair today!