Why You Should Be Using a Scalp Scrub

Hint: Healthy hair starts at the root.  
When it comes to hair, it can be easy to shine all the attention on the strands themselves, but here’s a simple truth: Healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp
 
Like the skin on the rest of your body, your scalp needs gentle care, stimulation, and exfoliation—all the good stuff our founder Frédéric Fekkai feels strongly about. Not only do you want it to be free of build-up, but, he says, “It needs to have the right balance of nutrients so that hair grows stronger.” 
 
This is where a good pre-shampoo scalp scrub like our 
Apple Cider Detox Scrub comes in. 
 
Why Scalp Care Matters
The skin on your scalp is delicate and often neglected, but what’s more, it also carries a higher number of sebaceous and sweat glands, which can become clogged without regular cleansing.
In fact, research has shown that the condition of your scalp is related to the growth and retention of hair. When hair follicles are blocked or obstructed, the hair can’t grow optimally.

What Does a Healthy Scalp Look Like?

“As a hairstylist, when I’m looking at scalp health, I look for the same things you look for in the skin on your face. You want your scalp to look moisturized—never dry—and have great elasticity,” says Fekkai. 
 
Other items your scalp should be free of: flakes, redness, and irritation. If you’re struggling with any of the above, it might be time to give it a little extra TLC or adjust your hair care routine.
 
What Can a Scalp Scrub Do For You?
First and foremost, a scrub will exfoliate away dead skin cells and product and pollution build-up before you shampoo. Many brands call on salt to provide the grit behind their sloughing action, but FEKKAI’S uses Rice Exfoliant, so it’s extra gentle and great for sensitive types. 
 
Our formula provides more benefits, too, going above and beyond with stimulating Ginger and clarifying Apple Cider Vinegar to deliver vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. 
How to Nourish Post-Scrub 
Since a scrub leaves your scalp primed to maximize all the products you use after, a high-quality shampoo and conditioner featuring effective ingredients and soothing moisturizers are key. 

For an even deeper, nourished clean, we recommend following it with our Apple Cider Detox Shampoo and Conditioner (available together in our Deepest Clean Trio). Consider it a purifying triple threat that happens to be free of silicones, sulfates, phthalates, and parabens.

Need More Help?

An unhappy scalp may benefit from a shake-up of your hair care routine in general. For example, if your scalp feels dry, you may be shampooing too frequently, which can strip skin and hair of their natural oils. If you’re noticing your hair feels weighed down, on the other hand, you may need to cleanse more frequently.

Not sure which way to go? If you’re in search of personalized recommendations for a clear scalp and hair, consult with a stylist. He, she, or they can guide you toward the right product and techniques.