There’s been some time since homemade recipes like sugar scrub have taken over the beauty routine of many women who like to take care of themselves, whether it be their skin, nail or hair.
Especially when it comes to our hair, several ingredients like sugar, Aloe vera juice, coconut etc have been making their way to the heads of many women who prefer to care for their locks in a more natural manner.
A few of them you’ve already seen here on the blog, like the Aloe Vera, rice water, the coconut milk and the cornstarch. In today’s article, you will learn more about hair moisturizing with sugar scrub.
That’s right! While it might need to be cut from your diet, the sweet crystals can be great allies for your hair’s health, restoring its softness and shine while reducing porosity and frizz. Take the hair porosity test and take better care of your hair.
Besides, sugar can also help “sealing” the hair cuticle and putting an end to the dreaded split ends. Would you like to know more about the benefits of sugar scrub for hair and how to do it at home? Then keep reading the next paragraphs of the article and I’ll tell you all about it!
Benefits of Sugar Scrub for Hair
Sugar scrub is beneficial for your hair as a moisturizer. If you out there dream of having shiny, silky and healthy-looking hair, moisturizing with sugar scrub will give you exactly that and more.
That is because this sweet and powerful ingredient is rich in B complex vitamins (like B1 and B2), vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and phosphorus, nutrients that are essential to our hair’s health and can strongly fight dryness, improve frizz and even act as a capillary scrub, getting rid of residues and giving your locks more shine, smoothness and a tidy look.
Besides, sugar also has an acid called PCA (pyrrolidone carboxylic acid) which is highly emollient. That means that as well as moisturizing hair and improving both frizz and split ends, the ingredient is also able to control the hair’s pH, sealing (closing) the hair cuticles, making them look neater.
However, it is important to mention that the sugar type you should use to hydrate your locks must be the least refined possible, such as crystal or brown sugar. These sugar types don’t go through many chemical processes during industrialization, therefore they keep their properties that are good for the health, and of course, to our hair.
Who Should Use This DIY Hair Mask?
In general, sugar scalp scrub helps women with dull lifeless hair that is dry, damaged, dull, frizzy and with split ends to make their hair shiny and lively again at home in a natural way.
There are no indications against hair types, which means the homemade sugar scrub recipe can be applied on straight, wavy or curly hair with no problems. On the other hand, it’s highly recommended to switch sugar with honey instead of very fine and thin hair.
Does Homemade Sugar Scalp Scrub Make Your Hair Thin?
Many people avoid using the sugar scrub on hair because they think the ingredient can thin the strands. However, it is a myth! No natural product will make your hair thin.
Only very aggressive chemical products can damage the internal hair fibers due to the concentration of substances that are toxic to the hair, like in the case of Brazilian progressive straightening treatments with formaldehyde, and bleaching.
Maybe the impression of hair “thinning” is because using sugar scrub helps regulate the hair’s pH, seal the cuticles and hydrate the strands. What does that have to do with it? It’s simple! Sealed and moisturized hair will automatically lose volume and look tidy, causing it to look like the locks are thinner or less voluminous.
How to Make The Sugar Scrub?
Making sugar scrub to be applied on hair is quite easy and quick but has amazing advantages! Contrary to what you must be thinking, it’s not just putting pure sugar on your hair and you’re done. Actually, you’ll also need the help of your favorite moisturizing mask to prepare and apply the recipe to your hair. Read the following step by step to make no mistakes!
Step 1: The first step is to prepare the mix of your favorite moisturizing mask and sugar. For that, use 3 tablespoons of the cream with 2 tablespoons of crystal sugar or 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Mix it in a bowl and reserve.
Step 2: Next, wash your hair, preferably with an anti-residue shampoo. The idea is to remove any traces of products from the hair and scalp, which will prepare your locks for the hydration.
Step 3: Rinse your hair and remove the excess water with a towel. Now, separate the locks of hair and apply the mixture in each of them, covering and massaging them from top to bottom. The tip here is to apply the moisturizer and tie each part so your hair doesn’t stick to your neck.
Step 4: Once that’s done, leave the mixture on your hair for 20 minutes, and then rinse well with warm or cold water, using no shampoo or conditioner after that.
Step 5: Style it as usual. And don’t forget to apply a heat protector if you’re going to use a blow dryer, straightening or curling iron.
Do Vegetable Oils Enhance The Effectivity of Sugar Scrub Hair Mask?
If your hair needs that extra strength from a deep treatment, you can enhance the sugar moisturizing adding vegetable oils to the mix. When you prepare the mix with the mask and sugar, add a teaspoon of your favorite vegetable oil, such as coconut or olive. You will notice your hair will be even shinier, smoother, with no frizz or split ends!
What about you there on the other side? Have you tested the sugar scrub on your hair and saw any benefits? If so, leave a comment below to tell us what you think.
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