How To Beauty: Scalp Facial
by Ning Chao
Published Apr 18, 2011
For beautiful, healthy hair, you need to get the root of hair problems: the scalp. A simple, easy scalp facial can help treat problems such as dandruff, scalp acne, hair thinning, and itchiness, while adding volume and shine to your hairstyle. And bonus: increasing circulation to the scalp with massage can help stimulate hair growth!
Here are Beautylish's Top 3 scalp treatment picks:
This fresh and tingly scalp serum contains naturally antibacterial tea tree oil, to help treat scalp acne, itchy scalp, and dandruff. Best for thinning hair.
This stimulating citrus-scented scalp oil helps balance oily or dry scalps, so hair grows out shiny and healthy. Best for damaged hair.
For a DIY scalp treatment, extra virgin coconut oil has been used in India for centuries. Extremely moisturizing, this rich hair mask can be applied from root to tip. Best for dry hair.
How to Use: When hair is dry, apply a few drops of hair oil or a few tablespoons of coconut oil to the scalp and gently massage it in with your fingertips. If you're feeling stressed or tired, massage the temples and area above your ears for an extra minute or two to help you relax. Leave the oil on for 30 minutes (this is a good time to use a moisturizing mask to hair ends), then apply shampoo directly to the roots (on dry hair) and step into the shower to rinse everything off.