Epsom salt is famous for its many benefits for the body, but what about the scalp? The scalp is an area that too often goes ignored, with most not realizing how its state greatly influences our hair. Epsom salt on scalp is a simple way to boost those good hair days.
How Does Epsom Salt On Scalp Work?
Scalp care with epsom salt can be done in the shower, in the bath, or even in a sink or bucket. All you need is warm water, epsom salt, and a nice towel to dry off with.
During a shower, run your perfect haircare temperature. For those with oily hair, this could be a hotter temperature, while for those with anti-frizz goals or who have colored hair, this could be on the cooler side.
Once you’re in the shower, you can apply epsom salt on your scalp care in two ways – either with shampoo or separately from your shampoo session.
With shampoo, take a palm full of epsom salt and mix it right in with your product. Rub it gently onto the scalp after using your fingers, making small circular motions all around the area.
Without shampoo, you may choose to do your epsom salt session before washing your hair or instead of using shampoo. For hair with a particularly large amount of product buildup, you may shampoo first and then treat your clean scalp to a little epsom salt pampering.
The choice is up to you, and you can always try different methods to determine which you like the best.
In the bath, shampoo is optional because as long as your hair is wet, you can effectively exfoliate and revitalize the scalp with a soothing epsom salt session. This is a great way to pass the time while having a relaxing soak, as you give yourself more of a “full body” experience.
Once you’ve gently rubbed the epsom salt or epsom salt and shampoo combo, it’s time to rinse. It’s important to rinse with clean water at your preferred temperature. Gently feel the scalp and hair to ensure all of the salt has been thoroughly rinsed out.
Along with the salt, you’ll be rinsing away, dirt, oil, buildup, and dead skin cells that have been making those great hair days hard to achieve.
Epsom Salt Scalp Scrubs
While epsom salt scalp scrubs are a great at-home pampering tool, they also have their place in professional salons. As an additional service to be included with shampoo or a separate service completely, a scalp scrub with epsom salt can give clients that soothing, clean, and fresh-from-the-salon feeling.
Professionals may even make their own hair-nourishing oil and epsom salt products to sell on the shelves, so clients can replicate their salon experience at home.
Epsom salt in smaller bulk bags makes it easy and cost-effective for professional salons to offer refreshing salt scrub services and products.
What Does A Scalp Scrub Do?
The main job of a scalp scrub with epsom salt is to exfoliate. When the skin naturally turns over and regenerates new skin cells, the old dead skin cells are left on the surface.
As these skin cells build up, they leave the skin looking dull and perhaps feeling uncomfortable. This dullness doesn’t stop at the scalp, and some may notice their hair losing its body or luster when their scalp needs exfoliation.
Epsom salt for the scalp also helps eliminate product buildup that sits on the surface of the scalp even through regular shampoos. Those with hard water or those who regularly use different hair products may not realize that these materials can build up, further causing lifelessness or dullness to the hair.
An epsom salt and shampoo treatment not only cleanses the strands of the hair but also helps eliminate all of that product buildup that may be causing frustrating hair days.
What Epsom Salt Should You Use For Scalp Scrubs?
When choosing an epsom salt blend to use as a scalp scrub, focus on the aromas and ingredients to achieve the experience you’re looking for. Some Better Bath Better Body blends that work well for scalp exfoliation are:
Deep Relaxation Bath Soak – Our Deep Relaxation Bath Soak is a simple blend with only the pure essential oil of lavender to provide aroma. Lavender is a famously versatile aroma that goes along with all sorts of different scents, so it works particularly well when mixed into shampoos.
Along with lavender, this blend contains fractionated MCT coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and vitamin C crystals.
Dry Skin Bath Soak – Our naturally soothing Dry Skin Bath Soak is infused with essential oils of lavender, lemon, ylang-ylang, and geranium. It provides a delicate and stunning aroma to shampoos or when used alone.
- Epsom Salt USP Grade – Sometimes, you just can’t beat the original. Especially for salons creating their own products and services, plain epsom salt does the job while leaving room for you to get creative.
Remember, a bath isn’t the only way to enjoy the many benefits of epsom salt. Epsom salt on scalp can be the pampering treatment anyone is looking for to unveil the true beauty of their hair.
It’s easy to use, can be done in personal or professional settings, and allows you to refresh an area of the body that is all too often ignored. Treat yourself today and order plain epsom salt online.