DIY Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Manuka Honey Scalp Scrub

black woman with curlsOnce 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!

Benefits:

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.

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About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

About Patrice Lechelle


Hi! My name is Patrice Lechelle, I'm a college student born and raised in Northern California, and I just recently started embracing my love for talking about all things fashion and beauty, especially hair. Throughout the years, I've tried my best to have a hand in both performance and visual arts, but creative and journalistic writing have always held the key to my heart. My hair became the unlikely teller of my story once I realized that every up and down in my life could be seen through my locs. From hard times leading to short cuts to purple hair ushering in my rebellious streak, my hair said it ALL. My goal is to use my knowledge and experiences to give my fellow Black women the best help, tips, and encouragement I can offer.

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Comments

  1. Kathleen mark

    Nice article. Well I didn’t know about using Himalayan salt for skin, though I have been using edible Himalayan salt in cooking for quite a long time now. This salt is really amazing and I am definitely going to try this scrub for my skin as well and will tell you the results. Recently I have also bought Himalayan salt lamps from ittefaqco. These lamps are also very good just like the edible salt.

  2. betty potter

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I love tea tree oil for my hair growth. I have tried Himalayan salt scrub from saltean for my broken skin that is proved to be productive for my skin. I’m annoyed with my flaky scalps. I would surely try your recipe to treat it.

  3. Marie Thomas

    I love to try handmade scrubs. This one looks really good. Thank you for sharing it. I use Himalayan salt for cooking so I am definitely going to try this scrub. I have heard so much good about Himalayan salt, even I have purchased Himalayan salt lamp as well. You can visit the given website to know more about different types of salt products.

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