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4 DIY Scalp Exfoliators To Scrub Away Your Summer Hair Woes

4 DIY Scalp Exfoliators To Scrub Away Your Summer Hair Woes

Has your scalp been feeling itchy lately? The summer sure takes its tolls on all hair types and it really is the scalp that suffers the most. Sweat and grime invite dandruff infections and most of us are struggling to get rid of every last flake.

While anti-dandruff shampoos are great, dandruff does take some time to leave. But, you can accelerate the process. Scalp scrubs are made for exfoliating your scalp just like how a face scrub works on the skin. And these DIY versions are so refreshing, you’re in for a therapeutic experience should you try them out. With minty ingredients and natural exfoliants that nourish while cleansing, these DIY scalp scrubs mean business when it comes to relieving your scalp from sweat, dirt, and dandruff. Bonus, they can also encourage hair growth. Check them out now!

DIY Scalp Scrubs To Relive Yourself From Summer Hair Woes


Spill The Tea 

This is a gentle scalp scrub that nourishes and hydrates your locks while cleansing. It uses oatmeal as an exfoliating and nourishing agent while tea tree oil takes care of killing bacteria and soothing the scalp.

What You Need

  • 2 tbsp oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar

How To Use It

  1. Combine the oatmeal and curd in a bowl.
  2. Add the essential oils and stir it in.
  3. Stir in one tablespoon of sugar.
  4. Massage into wet scalp after shampoo and rinse it out with water.
  5. Follow up with conditioner.

Golden Glory

This golden scalp scrub is made of jojoba oil and brown sugar along with some bergamot essential for a fresh and hydrated scalp. It not only banishes dandruff but also promotes hair growth thanks to its nourishing and invigorating properties. This one is especially great for those with oily scalps.

What You Need

  • 3 tbsp jojoba oil
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

How To Use It

  1. Combine jojoba oil and brown sugar in a bowl.
  2. Stir the lemon juice and salt into the mixture.
  3. Add bergamot essential oil and stir again.
  4. Apply this mixture to your wet scalp and massage in circular motions.
  5. Rinse it out with water and follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

Olive Garden

diy olive scalp scrub

A great option for a leave-in conditioning scalp scrub, this one gently exfoliates and leaves you feeling refreshed. It contains peppermint oil for that minty effect that also removes dandruff and olive oil for nourishment that also adds shine to the locks.

What You Need

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2  tbsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp salt

How To Use It

  1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Stir them well to form a thick paste but do not let the salt or sugar dissolve.
  3. Apply this mix to your scalp before a hair wash.
  4. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water using circular motions.
  5. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

Lemon Love

To remove dead skin cells and flakes from your scalp while preventing oiliness, opt for this DIY scalp scrub. It contains just lemon juice, olive oil, and rock salt, with a few drops of cedarwood essential oil for preventing hair fall and stimulating hair growth. 


  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp rock salt
  • 3 drops cedarwood essential oil

How To Use It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Wet your scalp and apply the mixture.
  3. Massage it in for 2 minutes and then rinse it out with water,
  4. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner.

If you don’t have the bandwidth to make a DIY scalp scrub, don’t miss out. Try our favourite OTC picks for banishing summer hair woes. We recommend:

Give these DIY scalp scrubs a go and thank us later.

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06 Jun 2022

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