Once it is thoroughly mixed, you can begin to prep your hair. Scalp exfoliation works best on sectioned off damp hair, so it would be in your best interest to section your hair off into four. Take a spray bottle filled with water and spray your hair. You can spray your whole head, or you can just spray at your scalp and roots since the mix will be directly applied there.
After your hair is nice and damp/wet, take a scoop of the paste, apply it to your hair, and gently rub your scalp and roots in circular motions for 5-10 minutes, or until you feel like you’ve removed all dirt and buildup.
Rinse your hair with warm water, then condition your hair as usual. Voila! You’ve just made (and used) your own Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Manuka Honey scalp scrub!
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt– Pink Himalayan Sea Salt helps to level out the pH balance of your scalp, helps hair absorb nutrients, promotes hair growth, and contains silica–which helps strengthen and maintain overall hair health. Aside from that, the tiny crystals are perfect for thorough exfoliation and erasing of build up.
Manuka Honey– Manuka honey is a humectant which means it helps to seal moisture in, fights frizz and gives your hair a natural shine and luster, removes build up, and helps grow hair. For this recipe, it is used as a soothing property and humectant to level out the harshness of coarse salt.
Tea Tree Oil– For this particular recipe, tea tree oil was used because of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Those characteristics come in hand when you’re exfoliating your scalp because it aids in properly cleansing. Tea tree oil is also great for soothing dry and flaky scalp, which makes this recipe great for those of you suffering from dryness or dandruff.
Coconut Oil– By now, everyone should know the many benefits of coconut oil. It’s great for detangling, can seal in moisture like nobody’s business, and many others things; but it was added into this scrub solely because of it’s fatty acids.
Fatty acids help your hair grow in healthy and strong as well as reverses hair loss, prevents itchy, flaky scalp, and gives your hair a natural shine and healthy luster.
Glass Jar– In my opinion, the glass jar is the most important part of this whole recipe. Putting the scrub into a glass jar will prevent/slow the oxidation process. You want to avoid oxidation–when a substance and oxygen are chemically combined– so that your scrub remains effective. Oxidation can change the consistency, smell, and effectiveness of your scrub, so make sure you put your mix into a tightly sealed glass container, or mason jar.