Why You Should be Using A Scalp Scrub


If you’re overlooking your scalp as part of your skincare routine, you’re missing out on some incredible scalp health benefits and healthy hair growth. Our scalps are an extension of our skin. That’s why it’s essential to start treating your scalp care like the rest of your skin care routine: by incorporating gentle exfoliating scrubs that slough away impurities and prime your scalp for optimal health.

Scalp scrubs don’t just feel good, they’re phenomenal for our long-term scalp health and hair health—because Scalp Care = Healthy Hair™! Kickstart your scalp care routine by choosing a scalp scrub that’s supercharged by clean, naturally powerful ingredients that benefit your hair type, texture and needs for long-term hair health and strength.


What Are Scalp Scrubs?

Simply put, scalp scrubs work to exfoliate your scalp. Just like our favorite skincare scrubs that lift up and remove dead skin, excess oils, and dirt to reveal soft, glowing skin, scalp scrubs remove impurities, detoxify, and decongest the pores on our scalp to promote the optimal environment for hair health.


Why Is It Important to Exfoliate Our Scalp? 

Scalp care is an extension of your skincare routine. Scalp exfoliation is the first step in creating the optimal environment for healthy hair growth— and a clean-ingredient scalp care routine is a must-have for keeping your scalp and hair follicles healthy and nourished. We exfoliate our face to remove excess oil, dry skin and debris, which allows our skin to better reap the benefits of other products—the same thing goes for our scalp! 

A dry, irritated and/or inflamed scalp can cause excess oil production, clogged hair follicles, and insufficient nutrient absorption, which can eventually lead to hair loss and thinning. By exfoliating our scalp regularly, we allow our hair follicles to breathe, balance oil production, absorb all those scalp-loving ingredients, and promote long-term healthy hair growth.



Why Do I Need a Scalp Scrub?

Our award-winning and naturally-powerful Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is packed with nourishing ingredients to help your scalp and hair look their best at every stage of your healthy hair journey, while delivering a soothing cooling sensation. Here’s some of the best reasons to incorporate a scalp scrub into your wash day routine:

Soothes A Dry, Itchy, Flaky, Scalp: Dry, itchy, flaky—these are not words you want to use when it comes to your scalp. Not only is a dry, itchy, flaky scalp uncomfortable and frustrating, it’s also harmful to your hair health. Scalp scrubs can gently dislodge dead skin cells (without being too harsh) to provide hydration and the ideal conditions for our hair to thrive. 

Removes Build Up and Excess Oil: Buildup can occur from natural oils on your scalp, dead skin cells, dirt, and all the styling products you may use. When you prolong the time between wash days, this buildup can take a toll on your scalp and hair health. Exfoliating helps to eliminate buildup, detoxify, and cleanse your scalp.

Promotes Healthy Hair Growth: Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. When your scalp is congested and clogged with excessive oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and impurities, you’re not creating the optimal environment for healthy hair growth. Regularly exfoliating your scalp creates an optimal environment for hair to thrive by removing any debris that will interfere with growing your hair. 

Prevents Dry Scalp and Dandruff: Exfoliation is one of the best ways to keep your scalp flake-free. A flaky, itchy scalp isn’t always indicative of dandruff—you may just have a very dry scalp that needs extra hydration and the optimal environment to help your natural oils stay balanced and nourish your scalp. By exfoliating weekly, you also get the added benefit of preventing an overgrowth of yeast that can lead to dandruff. 

Balances the Scalp Microbiome: You may not give much thought to it on the regular, but your scalp is a very delicate ecosystem encompassing a mini-world of microorganisms. These beneficial and tricky bacteria (also referred to as microbiome) coexist peacefully—until threatening imbalances occur that rattles their peace, causing dandruff, itch, flakes, and inflammation. Common causes of scalp imbalances are:

Excessive build up
Using products with harsh chemical sulfates and silicones
Protect your microbiome by exfoliating with a silicone- and sulfate-free scalp shampoo once a week to promote a balanced, happy scalp.


How to Choose the Best Ingredients For Your Scalp Concerns and Hair Type 

Every hair type and texture is different with its own unique needs. Whether your hair is craving hydration and softness, or your dry, itchy scalp needs relief, our cult-fave Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is formulated for all hair types and textures. If your scalp is: 

Dry or flaky: Look for healing tea tree oil in the ingredient list to combat an overgrowth of yeast.

Itchy or irritated: Simultaneously soothe an itchy, irritated scalp with the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant  benefits of coconut oil and the oil-absorbing benefits of Binchotan charcoal

Oily: Balance your scalp with witch hazel to normalize oil production.



If your hair type is: 

Balanced to “normal”: If your hair isn’t experiencing any challenges or specific concerns, you can experiment with different types of scalp scrubs. We recommend adding a few drops of tea tree oil to our Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo to really boost your scalp routine’s therapeutic benefits.

Fine and susceptible to buildup: Yes, even fine hair can and should use a scalp scrub! Exfoliating shampoos with a focus on high-performing exfoliators that slough away stubborn buildup while remaining gentle on your scalp are a great solution for fine hair that’s prone to buildup. We’ve formulated our Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo with plant-based micro-exfoliators that use acids and enzymes that are tough on build up and gentle on your scalp. 

Thick, textured, or coarse: Curly, coarse hair tends to be oily at the roots with very little moisture dispersed throughout the mid-lengths and tips. Remedy this hair concern with our creamy, hydrating Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo infused with coconut oil and vitamin B5 to replenish your hair of much-needed moisture and nutrients. 

Color-treated: Preserve your hair color with a gentle exfoliating scrub that doesn’t use color stripping sulfates. All Briogeo products are 6-Free™ (no unnecessary ingredients here!) making our Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo a great clean beauty pick for your strands. 


How Often Should You Use A Scalp Scrub?

Scalp scrubs are a valuable addition to any hair and scalp care regimen—however, it is possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to scalp exfoliation. Exfoliating too often can dry out your scalp and encourage a surge in oil production, so we recommend exfoliating your scalp no more than once or twice a week for optimal results. 

As with any skincare routine, it’s important to restore vital scalp hydration post-exfoliation. Using a scalp mask like our Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask sends targeted nourishment (with an instantly soothing and cooling sensation) directly where you need it the most to boost scalp and hair health. We’ve formulated our scalp mask with the same scalp-healthy ingredients in our Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo to fortify your scalp care with all the essentials you need for a complete scalp care routine. Add additional hydration with our  conditioners, hair masks and oils  to balance moisture levels for long-term scalp health. 

The circular, scrubbing motions of exfoliating can feel like a spa-like experience. If your scalp is craving scalp stimulation, we recommend implementing our Scalp Revival™ Stimulating Therapy Massager into your scalp care routine. This scalp-healthy massager helps to boost circulation, loosen debris, and provide relief from muscle tension on your scalp. 

There are so many reasons to implement a scalp exfoliator in your routine. Ready to add a scalp scrub to your next wash day? Shop this post today!

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