July 24, 2023 by Jack

How to Exfoliate Your Scalp

By now, you probably understand the importance of regularly exfoliating your face. This crucial skincare step helps keep blackheads at bay while sloughing away dead skin cells that make your complexion appear dull and lifeless. Although fresh new skin regenerates independently, exfoliation can help, especially when it starts to slow down with age. The same rule applies to your scalp!

Sure, the body naturally replaces dead skin cells with new skin cells — but it can use a little help in the form of exfoliation. This is true for the scalp, though attention to the top of your head may have fallen to the wayside. We’re here to change that by helping you understand how a healthy scalp equates to healthy hair, thanks to regular exfoliation. So, if you’re wondering how to remove dead skin from the scalp, read on. 

What is Scalp Exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the process of removing dirt, excess oils, and dead skin cells with either a chemical (think glycolic acid) or mechanical (such as a demerara sugar) formulation. Is it safe to exfoliate your scalp? Absolutely! In fact, it’s vital for achieving and maintaining the health of your hair follicles from which your hair grow. The process removes product and dead skin cell buildup, which makes it easier for natural oils to nutrify, hydrate, and protect your scalp and hair. 

Scalp Exfoliation Benefits

Before diving into the benefits, it’s important to note that neglecting to exfoliate your scalp can lead to dead skin, dirt, and oil buildup. You also run the risk of getting dandruff. Here’s why you should incorporate this easy yet effective ritual into your grooming routine. 

Prevents Dandruff and a Dry Scalp

The leading cause of dandruff is dry, irritated, oily skin. Of course, those white flakes can simply indicate straight-up dryness, too. Exfoliating your scalp helps its natural oils to nourish and hydrate your scalp and hair. 

Encourages Hair Growth

If you’ve questioned why your hair isn’t growing at the same rate as it used to, perhaps it’s time you reach for an exfoliating scalp scrub. By removing dead skin cells, you’re encouraging turnover, making it easier for new surface cells to deliver a healthy habitat for new hair growth. Additionally, you’re lessening the number of enzymes that play a part in the natural shed rate. 

Promotes Shiny Hair

This benefit stems from the previous one because healthy hair is shinier hair! Scalp exfoliation also helps remove any product buildup or hard water deposit that can lead to dull hair.

How to Exfoliate Your Scalp

How can I exfoliate my scalp without damaging my hair? Jack Black just released an Exfoliating Scalp Scrub + Shampoo! This multitasking 2-in-1 scalp exfoliating shampoo removes excess oils and product buildup while gently scrubbing away dead skin cells and flakes for stronger-, healthier-looking hair. The formula is cleansing, non-drying, and gentle enough for daily use and helps soothe an itchy, dry, or oily scalp. Hair is left healthy-looking while imparting a natural shine and fullness. 

Demerara Sugar, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oils, Aloe, and Apricot Kernal Oil work synergistically to exfoliate, soothe, calm, and soften the skin while reducing excess dryness of the scalp to promote strong and healthy hair. Simply apply it directly to wet hair and scalp, lather, and rinse!

How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Scalp?

Technically, you should exfoliate your scalp approximately once every seven to ten shampoos. However, since Jack Black Exfoliating Scalp Scrub + Shampoo is a two-in-one product, it’s gentle enough to use daily! 

Thanks to Jack Black Exfoliating Scalp Scrub + Shampoo, you don’t have to worry about adding another product into your routine to see the results of solo scalp exfoliation. It’s never been easier to manage the health of your scalp and hair! 


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