If you are on a hair growth journey then scalp exfoliation needs to be a critical part of your regimen. Most of us take the time to exfoliate our face and entire body but we never really think about exfoliating the scalp in the same way.
Just like the rest of our body, you can remove dirt, dead skin, and renew your hair follicles just by incorporating the use of a physical or chemical exfoliator.
Physical exfoliants contain microbeads or grainy ingredients that help scrub away buildup and can be very helpful if you have a flaky scalp. Chemical exfoliants can come in the form of a peel or as some sort of shampoo containing ingredients that strip the scalp.
Physical exfoliation is my preferred method of exfoliating because you can control what the scrub does and it feels very therapeutic. In addition to that, the scrub removes product buildup, combats dryness and dry scalp, and nourishes the hair follicles for healthy hair growth.
I would warn you to be very gentle when you scrub because you do not want to damage the hair follicle when you should be nourishing them. (Additionally, if you have serious scalp conditions like psoriasis, please see a dermatologist before incorporating anything new)
How To do it
In the below video Kaice Alea describes her experience with physical scalp exfoliation and recommends two great products that you can use if you want to try exfoliating yourself. She also does a demonstration at the end watch: