A few years ago, I was beginning to have trouble getting my scalp clean. I would wash my hair every week and still find dandruff and product buildup on my scalp.
I couldn't figure out the solution and I'm sure if I experienced this issue once upon a time, so have many of you all.
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Here are 3 ways to achieve a clean scalp:
- Pay attention to your shampoo. Outside of using an abundance of products, shampoo is probably your No.2 contributor to buildup. Make sure you are using a cleansing or clarifying shampoo and not a moisturizing shampoo. The reason I've been using Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo 16.3oz is because it cleans extremely well. One of it's great ingredients is Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 32 Ounce - 1 Pack (ACV).
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- Say hello to ACV. Speaking of ACV , if you can't find a product with ACV in it, that's OK. Simply add some to your shampoo bottle, but better yet, apply it directly to your scalp before washing. Fill a color/hair dye application bottle (with a nozzle tip) with half water and half ACV and apply the mix directly to your scalp. Letting it sit for about 15 minutes before shampooing will break up the buildup.
- Use a shampoo brush . I know, I know, this goes against all the "rules" of natural hair. The "rules" say to massage your scalp with your fingertips when washing, but to be honest, my scalp doesn't get clean that way (sorry, but not sorry lol). I use a shampoo brush to achieve a clean scalp and not to mention, it feels so good! Using that shampoo brush is actually one aspect of wash day that I look forward to lol.
Try these three things and I'm sure you'll come out with a cleaner scalp.