By Toia Barry
If you feel like your hair has been looking dull, limp, or dry lately, you’re probably experiencing some product build-up on your scalp. Luckily, we’re here to cover exactly how to get rid of scalp build up so you can get your luscious curls back!
Scalp build-up is what happens when substances start to accumulate on the scalp over time. This usually results in flaking, brittle, or dry hair. Build-up can happen to anyone, and is fairly common, and is one of the main differences between dandruff and dry scalp. Luckily, it’s easy to treat, manage, and prevent.
Before targeting scalp build-up, or figuring out how to hydrate your scalp, we first need to understand what causes this build-up. You’re probably wondering what types of substances can contribute to scalp build up. Here are a few reasons you may be experiencing some flaking and or build up:
Being a naturalista comes along with trying and using different products in between our wash days. This can cause products to pile up on each other and cause our hair to feel lifeless. This includes products like shampoos, conditioners, gels, creams, mousses, oils, anything you use to style or treat your hair.
If you are not washing your hair often enough, your scalp is accumulating every product and natural substance over that period. This can cause the scalp to start to flake and become irritated. Cleanse your hair thoroughly every 2 to 3 weeks, using a rosemary mint shampoo for curly hair. This shampoo will remove impurities while nourishing your hair.
Our scalp produces natural oils. However, some people tend to produce more than others. This can result in an overproduction of oil that builds up on your scalp.
Your scalp produces oil just like the rest of your body that can add to build-up on the scalp and create greasy hair. If you know your body easily sweats, then your scalp is probably experiencing the same thing and causing build-up.
The skin cells on your scalp are always regenerating. However, some people’s dead skin cells don’t work as fast. This can cause the skin cells to build up over time and cause flaking.
There are many different things you can try to remove scalp build-up. You might need to switch up your routine, or just try some good ole’ at-home remedies. To help with build-up, itchy scalp, and flaking, here are some tips and trick to help address it:
Your hair will naturally have build-up due to products and natural substances, but you don’t want to get to the point where it is impacting the health of your curls. Do this by:
Scalp build-up is natural and common but can lead to dry and damaged hair if it is not treated. Anyone can treat build-up by using the right cleanser and conditioner, maintaining a healthy haircare routine, and avoiding excess product use. After you have gotten rid of scalp build-up using our natural hair products, your curls will feel refreshed, hydrated, and bouncy again!
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